My Melbourne: The Astor

19 07 2012


The Astor is a truly unique Melbourne landmark, one I never fully appreciated until recently. I have really never seen anything like it anywhere else in the world. It is a beautifully appointed art deco period theatre that plays an offbeat mix of arthouse and vintage movies; where else could you go to see “The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad” on the big screen, and such a beautiful big screen at that?

The theatre is also famous for its several-times-a-year Rocky Horror showings, and the calendar it distributes of its upcoming releases, hanging on the back of toilet doors in studenty households across the city.





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9 08 2014
Melbourne | ilbonito blog 2007

[…] cold Winter nights with my boyfriend (you know who you are). I didn’t get to see a movie at the Astor, or visit Day on Earth, or have brunch at Abbotsford Convent or visit the Camberwell Market. I […]

28 04 2015
Seoul gets bodied. Meanwhile, Bangkok rocks and Melbourne rejoices. | ilbonito blog 2007

[…] talking of Melbourne, a last-ditch attempt has succeeded in saving the city’s amazing old Astor Theatre, surely one of the world’s greatest art deco picture houses, which had been threatened with […]

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