The Astor Theatre
Corner Chapel Street and Dandenong Road,
St Kilda 3182
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 theatre offers stalls and a dress circle – the overall seating capacity of 1150 is reduced from the original 1700 – 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.