FANTASIA IN 35MM & MUCH MORE AT THE ASTOR
Melbourne's beloved Astor Theatre has a brilliant season of favorites coming up through until September (too many to mention!). Here's a look at a few of our picks;
Sunday 16th July 2pm
WALT DISNEY'S FANTASIA (Super rare 35mm print)
+ FANTASIA 2000 (DCP)
The Astor is proud to present Walt Disney's FANTASIA showcasing a rare archival 35mm print, presented in a double feature with follow up FANTASIA 2000. These magical pieces of entertainment are a pure big screen experience for the whole family and something that should be seen on 35mm film on the BIG screen! Session will include a Live Cinema Organ Pre-Show.
Saturday 22nd July from 12.30pm
MAD MAX MAXATHON (DCPs + 35mm Presentation / $35)
Ride through the gates of Valhalla shiny and chrome with every Mad Max outing, from 1979’s pre-apocalyptic road movie to 2015’s non-stop pursuit through the badlands. We need a hero. We need Max. All four films screened across Saturday 22nd of July from 12.30pm - with BEYOND THUNDERDOME screening from a rare 35mm print. OH WHAT A LOVELY DAY!
Friday 4th August, 7.30pm
THE FIFTH ELEMENT (1997 / New 4K Restoration)
A 4K restoration 20th anniversary edition of The Fifth Element is coming to the Astor!
Don’t miss your chance to revisit Luc Besson’s cult classic on the big screen. Despite opening in May 1997 to mixed reviews, The Fifth Element has become a cult favorite over the past two decades. The film stars Willis as military man-turned-cab driver Korben Dallas, who is by chance thrust into a world-saving, galaxy-spanning adventure after picking up Milla Jovovich’s Leeloo, the titular Fifth Element and humanity’s last hope.
Saturday Sept 23rd 11am through Sunday Sept 24th
POTTERFEST - THE HATTY POTTER MARATHON
Book your seats on the Hogwarts Express! To commemorate 20 Years since the publication of the first novel, The Astor presents POTTERFEST. A movie marathon containing all the HARRY POTTER films + a 70mm presentation of FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM. The marathon will feature giveaways, live entertainment, cosplay and over 20 hours of Wizarding World Magic. Wizards and Muggles Welcome!
Other highlights to keep an eye out for;
Sun July 23rd 2pm
BATMAN 1966 (4K / Adam West Tribute)
Mon July 24th 7:30pm
SOUTH PARK: BIGGER LONGER UNCUT (18th Birthday screening / 35mm Print)
Friday July 28th 7:30pm
DIRTY DANCING (1987 / 30th Anniversary)
Wed 9th August 7:30pm
RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD + RAMBO FIRST BLOOD PART 2
Mon Aug 24th 7:30pm
REANIMATOR + BRIDE OF REANIMATOR
Mon Sept 18th 7:30pm
SOYLENT GREEN (35mm) + WESTWORLD (35mm)
Program notes by The Astor Theatre.