The Astor Theatre’s second calendar, since the business was taken over by Palace Cinemas in June, was today revealed. Featuring a carefully curated selection of classic and new release films in digital and celluloid formats, the new program takes audiences from Sunday September 20 through to Saturday December 24, Boxing Day.
For the first time in many years the theatre will open on weekdays during the September school holidays with a program of films tailored to children. With tickets to all weekday, children’s film sessions $5 (for all ages) this stream of programming offers families the chance to experience the charm and atmosphere of the Astor Theatre while watching such iconic titles such as MARY POPPINS as well as new favourites such as WRECK IT RAPLH and KUNG FU PANDA.
As well as the family friendly weekday sessions, audiences can expect the return of fan favourites THE BLUES BROTHERS, the GREASE (SING-A-LONG) and many event sessions as well as double features from iconic film makers such Stanley Kubrick, Billy Wilder, Francis Ford Coppola and Pier Paolo Pasolini. Some other exciting titles include the international critical hit THE TRIBE, along with a killer double feature of BRING ME THE HEAD OF ALFRADO GARCIA and ROLLING THUNDER.
“I’m really proud of the New Astor Calendar which speaks volumes of the eclectic capacity that The Astor Theatre has; a single screen theatre that can screen films throughout history and from all around the world to the film loving audiences of Melbourne – we truly are a yearlong film festival” Zak Hepburn, The Astor Theatre’s General Manager says.
This calendar also sees the return of the all night movie marathon with the Great Astor Spook-Tacular to celebrate Halloween, on Friday 30th October. This all night festival of fright brings back some classic horror features as well as some rare titles not seen on the cinema screen for many years. The evening will feature trivia, prize draws and lots of other surprises.
The CORNETTO TRILOGY, Edgar Wright’s madcap love letter to genre cinema also screens as a triple feature on Cup Eve – a great way to spend a Monday evening.
For more information visit www.astortheatre.net.au. The calendar will also be mailed to over 21,000 Victorian film fans this week.