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1 Chapel Street, St Kilda.

The Astor Theatre is a cinema in the grand, old manner. The theatre’s proud boast is Fine Films and Atmosphere and it is now the last single screen cinema of its kind in continuous operation in Melbourne, still standing since its grand opening over 75 years ago.

 

 

A-Astor-1936-week-2-programme-April-11th-man-at-front-Frank-OCollins-638x505 When you walk into The Astor you are transported back to the days when going to the cinema was an EVENT. The cinema was built in the 1930s and still retains the art-deco charm of that period. You are greeted by soft lighting and gentle music – you can relax in the somewhat-overstuffed chairs and enjoy some of The Astor’s famous cake.  A-astor-aud-side-view-1936-638x488

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Astor Theatre is a classic, single-screen cinema with stalls and a dress circle – the overall seating capacity of 1,150 is reduced from the original 1,700 – and the magnificent auditorium has 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.

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There is nothing “old-fashioned” about The Astor’s facilities however. Long famous for its presentation of classics, cult favourites and select new releases, the fully-air-conditioned cinema boasts a state-of-the-art sound system and a giant screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parking

The Astor Theatre has no formal car park.  Please give yourself plenty of time to arrive and find a carpark as we would hate you to miss Lil’s grand entrance.  Parking is usually available along Chapel Street on the side of the road opposite the theatre.  There is also a car park with 260 spaces off Chapel Street just the other side of the intersection from The Astor.

Public Transport

The area is well-served by public transport. The Richmond/Brighton tram runs along Chapel Street and the city/Caulfield tram runs along Dandenong Road. The city/Sandringham train stops at Windsor station which is within easy walking-distance of the theatre.

Tram routes servicing the Astor Theatre are:
Routes 78 & 79 (along Chapel St), Stop 42
Routes 5 & 64 (along Dandenong Rd), Stop 32

Timetable information for these routes can be found at www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au