The Astor Theatre is a cinema in the grand, old manner. The last single screen cinema of its kind in continuous operation in Melbourne, still standing since its grand opening in 1936, and one of only a few single-screen movie theatres from the 1930s in the world screening repertory movie programming.
The Astor Theatre is a classic, single-screen cinema with stalls and a dress circle with the magnificent auditorium having the same, soft ambience that you will have enjoyed in the foyers. Beautiful golden curtains cover the screen, which part majestically to begin the evening’s (or matinee’s) entertainment.
There is nothing “old-fashioned” about The Astor’s facilities, however. The fully-air-conditioned cinema boasts a state-of-the-art sound system and a giant screen.