Save the Astor Theatre – Sign the Petition
The heritage listed art deco Astor Theatre is a Melbourne icon, the last of our great single screen picture palaces. It has survived a World War, the advent of video, DVD, movies on demand and the multiplex.
The neighbouring St Michael’s Grammar School was portrayed as a white knight when it purchased the building that houses The Astor Theatre five years ago. But the school has not responded to the cinema’s efforts to secure a new lease.
We fear that when the current lease expires, St Michael’s intends to close the building for five years before re-opening as a private school performing arts centre and uniform shop. The Astor as generations of Australians know it will be gone.
Click on the LINK and sign the petition to save this Melbourne icon.
This entry was posted on May 18, 2012 by Geordie. It was filed under Uncategorized and was tagged with Art Deco, astor theatre, Film, grammar school, Heritage, History, Icons, Melbourne, melbourne icon, Petition, Redevelopment, Theatre.