The Astor Theatre To Close In 2015
One of Melbourne's most iconic arts establishments will close their doors next year.
The news comes with the announcement of their most recent calendar, which includes the statement: "The Astor Theatre regretfully announces that this is our second last calendar."
Expanding on Facebook the owners continued, "It's heart-breaking news for us to deliver. We don't know what our current landlord has planned but we do know that it doesn't include us. We hope you will come & help us celebrate the joy we've been committed to bringing you for so many years, in the coming months."
The Astor is one of the last independent film houses left in Victoria, the last of Melbourne's grand old art deco film palaces, and has been in operation since 1936.
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