The Astor Theatre

Plan for a classic Melbourne date night.
Kelly Pigram
Published on April 24, 2017


Melbourne has some great movie theatres, but in our opinion, there's nowhere better than The Astor Theatre. At the very end of Chapel St, The Astor is the last single-screen cinema in continuous operation in Melbourne — still standing since its grand opening right back in 1936.

Two levels of seating are complete with those sorts of art deco chairs you often find in old-school cinemas or vintage stores. Despite that, there's nothing particularly old-fashioned about this cinema. It's fully air-conditioned and complete with a great sound system and a giant screen. It's famous for its double features, and regular screenings of cult classics and selected new releases. Before you arrive, visit Lucky Coq down the road for a five-dollar pizza. If it's warm enough, take it up to the rooftop — a classic Melbourne date night.

Images: Charlie Kinross Photography


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