ASTOR THEATRE UPDATE PLUS NEW PROGRAMME
One of the world's best repertory theatres resides in Melbourne Australia. The Astor Theatre has been around since 1936 and is Melbourne's last single screen film house in continuous operation and an art deco jewel. Every few months The Astor releases it's new programme which sees Melbourne film buffs scrambling to update their calendars. And their latest is a true gem. On the lineup you can finally catch the entire classic Planet of The Apes series which has been out of theatrical circulation for decades. Also Suspiria returns with a new 4K Restoration as well as the Agfa and Vinegar Syndrome folks presenting five double features of rare horror and grindhouse greats. Cyborg returns with Director Albert Pyun in person, plus 35mm and 70mm classics.
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If you find yourself down at The Astor this weekend check out the newly opened OVERLOOK Cafe & Bar Next to The Astor.
Overlook takes its name from the iconic Overlook hotel featured in Stephen King’s 1977 novel, The Shining. Visually brought to life in the 1980 film adaption by master filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, the Overlook Hotel represents an eerie link to the past that is deeply reflected in the grandiose art deco styling of The Astor Theatre.
The menu offers a curated selection of fine wines, craft beers and carefully considered cocktails. Sitting alongside the dashing drinks menu is a selection of food courtesy of some of Melbourne finest food purveyors, including crafted menu offerings from D.O.C, Milk The Cow, Harrow and Eaton, Doughboys and Baking Bad. Open 7 Days a week - Early till Late
Also this weekend:
THE MIDDLE EARTH MARATHON (THE HOBBIT + THE LORD OF THE RINGS).
March 19th From 11am $30 Full Marathon/$12 Single Session DCP Presentation
The Hobbit Trilogy plus The Lord of the Rings Extended Edition Trilogy. 6 films, together at last on the Big Screen. Ready your fellowship and experience over 20 Hours of Middle Earth in the ultimate movie marathon journey.
11am: THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY
2:15pm: THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG
5:15pm: THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF FIVE ARMIES
8:15pm - DINNER BREAK - 30 minutes
9:00pm: THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING - Extended Edition including Intermission
2:00am - THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS - Extended Edition including intermission
6:00am - THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING - Extended Edition including intermission
Monday the 20th
11:00am - FINISH - We diminish into the west.
Anyone who survives the full 24 hours will get a special commemorative souvenir.
Programme notes by The Astor Theatre.