In a bit of a break from regular programming, today’s piece is a short eulogy for our beloved Astor Theatre in St Kilda, which announced a few weeks ago that it will be closing down early next year. 651 more words
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TRIGGER WARNING: First World Problems.
Okay. So I don’t really like being angsty, seeing as how I’m getting closer to old age in less than a week’s time. 1,040 more words
The news last weekend of The Astor’s impending closure in early 2015 was met with a massive outcry unseen for an cinema venue, with tens of thousands of messages of support (and questions on how to hunt down their greedy landlord that is forcing the closure) for the almost 80 year old art deco venue that is one of the only places left in Australia to screen prints, and the last in its home of Melbourne to show 70mm. 132 more words
The grand old Astor Theatre in Melb has some great cinema for you this coming weekend. As one of the only repertory (and probably the only one in the traditional sense) in Australia, it has a fiercely loyal following and screens some incredible varied roster of movies on a daily basis. 166 more words
Classics galore this week at The Astor, one of Australia’s only repertory film houses, and the most exquisite. Housed in the original building that opened in 1936, the art deco film palace still screens 35mm and 70mm whenever possible and have an incredible 4K projection system. 222 more words