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The Silver Screen

Wanting a place out of the modern sun - Come to the Astor to escape. This magnificent gem of the... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Marion W
A step back in time

Our first visit on a cold and blustery Sunday afternoon was very promising. We booked online but... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Adelaide, Australia
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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.
Corner Chapel Street and Dandenong Road, Melbourne, Victoria 2004, Australia
+61 3 9510 1414
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Wanting a place out of the modern sun - Come to the Astor to escape. This magnificent gem of the past will transport you back into the a time when life was simpler with a splash of old school glamour. Popcorn included.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Marion W
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Our first visit on a cold and blustery Sunday afternoon was very promising. We booked online but nobody checked that we had tickets. However we bought our popcorn and settled down in the opulence of the Art Deco theatre. A wonderful showing of Breakfast at...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank spenttoomuchonfood
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I have been to The Astor on a number occasions, often for preview screenings or special events. They have several screenings throughout the year, and sometimes run themed movie marathons. Their facebook page is really great in notifying about upcoming events. On entering the art...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Shihoko
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful theatre from the 1930s - specialising in cult favourites, classic and specially selected current releases. Well worth a visit to keep a unique venue around.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DaleT2
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Whenever I am Melbourne my fingers are crossed that there will be a movie on that I like during the time I’m there. Love this place, the atmosphere and the nostalgia it brings. While the place keeps getting older it still makes a great place...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank scm73
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Absolutely beautiful theatre in a classic 1960's design. The seats are comfortable, and the top floor has raised seating. It was very comfortable and warm for a 24-Hour movie marathon that took place in Middle-earth. Would definitely watch at again!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank heirofdurin
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

The Astor is a cinema classic and always has some eclectic film on show. Currently it is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 A Space Odyssey. The theatre was built in the 1930s and the architecture is typical of the Art Deco period....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank defa45
Reviewed 10 April 2018

I've been twice to the Astor, both times to see documentaries, and the sophistication and charm of this building is worth the trip! I can just imagine what it was like back in its' infancy. The Astor must have been truly glamorous! I hope they...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank VeganMuggle
Reviewed 8 April 2018

The Astor Cinema has a cafe off its foyer that seems to have a life of its own. On weekends it opens at noon, while weekdays has it operational from 5:30pm. It is open while the cinema is in operation. It has a wide range...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank platypus150
Reviewed 16 March 2018

Love the Astor, it's so iconic. One of the last standing movie theatres of it's kind. Great place for a date night or night of nostalgia. Catch an old classic movie, a new one or some of the more obscure titles of the last few...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Bec A
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Anne C
17 January 2015|
Response from Kate R | Reviewed this property |
Hi Anne The calendar for The Astor is not prepared quite that far ahead. Sadly it also appears the theatre will be closing some time this year, so check their website closer to the time.