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The Astor Theatre

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Address: Corner Chapel Street and Dandenong Road, Melbourne, Victoria 2004, Australia
Phone Number: +61 (0)3 9510 1414

The Astor is one of the last single screen movie palaces left in the world,...

The Astor is one of the last single screen movie palaces left in the world, showing movies continuously since being built in 1936, and transporting you to a time when going to the movies was an event.

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Retro Classic

Forget the bogan vibe of regular cinema venues. This place is incredible. Love the resident cat who flanks around the place. Film choices sit between quirky and classic. Seating... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 11, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Forget the bogan vibe of regular cinema venues. This place is incredible. Love the resident cat who flanks around the place. Film choices sit between quirky and classic. Seating options both upstairs and on ground level are welcome. Stunning retro decor. Bar service. Best value in the double feature presentations.

Thank Bexnarcher
Canberra, Australia
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99 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

What can I say that has not already been covered by other comments? This is an absolute treat to visit if you love cinemas and films of yesteryear. Have always enjoyed going there when I still lived in Melbourne, and even more so on the odd occasions when we get to visit! Now that it has re-opened under the management... More 

Thank Robert M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

If only I lived closer to the Astor Theatre, I swear I would be there every night instead of only the occasional visit like last night when I went to see legendary 80's cult movie Class of 84. The Astor is a step back in time when the world moved at a slower, more genteel pace. Not only is it... More 

Thank Paul G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

I went to the Astor as a surprise to watch Purple Rain. I haven't been in maybe 15 years to the Astor. Everything is still the same in original condition. Art Deco. It's a really cute experience old leather uncomfortable chairs, but still great. I recommend the banana ice creams soooo good. It nearly closed down a few years ago... More 

Thank Carlina1973
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

No better place to watch a movie. Yippee Ki-ay Mother******! (As Bruce Willis AKA John McClane might say in any of his Die Hard films!)

Thank Maxine C
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016

This place is straight out of the archives. Retro is everywhere and I think that is what it survives on. I found the sound quality to be a little average but they are not known for their high tech presentations. There tends to be a fair amount of older movies shown so maybe it was the quality of the movie... More 

Thank Melton2001
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2016

Am Amazing place, a step back in time, wonderful films at a great price for twin shows. We must support and keep The Astor alive. We've nearly lost it a few times. I've even enjoyed it as a lounge with drinks and a snack. Dress up - it's a great night or afternoon out! Take your drinks into the theatre!... More 

Thank robyn s
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

Went to see the hateful 8 and what a great experience! First time in a while seeing a film on reel and was incredible. Such a great interior and service. Must do/see if a movie fan!

Thank Anna S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2016

For many years The Astor Theatre at 1 Chapel Street, St Kilda has advertised itself as providing "Fine films and atmosphere". That's certainly the case. It's Melbourne's only remaining single screen theatre and shows an eclectic selection of films, recent releases and older films from the vast film library available to them. It's one of the few cinemas to be... More 

Thank DeathValleyDede
Twickenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2016

This is a wonderful cinema experience. My partner and I treated ourselves to a double bill on a Saturday night in December. I work in the cinema industry in the UK and we have nothing like this at home. The theatre was full of all kinds of people - families, teens, adults, older people and the atmosphere was electric, everyone... More 

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