The Astor Theatre 2021: A Vision, Or, Melbourne’s Worst Nightmare?

For everyone who has ever walked through the front doors here at The Astor Theatre, and in doing so, felt something special, the building of anticipation as you ascend up the stairs, and if you have ever had the pleasure of experiencing a film inside the Astor’s auditorium then you will know what there is here to love and to defend. PROTECT THE ASTOR NOW.

You might have seen our online petition at, please sign and circulate, and read the releases below as the events unfold…

16.05.12 St Michael’s Grammar School’s response FOTA’s online petition request: Media_Release_16May12_-_Astor_Building

17.05.12 FOTA’s media release: Media release_Protect The Astor_17May2012_corrected launch date


From St Michael’s Grammar School – “A Preliminary Vision”: Preliminary vision

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The home of restored classics, Double Features, cult favourites, Melbourne's most beloved film icon is one of the last independent film houses left in Victoria, and the last of the city's grand old art deco film palaces still in operation since 1936. We are one of two venues in Australia able to show 70mm print film and are committed to the preservation of the cinema going experience, providing a unique experience, value for money and the best darn choc-ices ever! Keep an eye out for our resident cat Marzipan! Visit us at

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