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Astor Theatre, Kilmore

Venue Summary
Name Astor Theatre, Kilmore
Address Cnr Sydney Street and Mill Street, Kilmore, Victoria 3764
Operation Dates 1934-01-01 - 1962-01-01
Capacity 350
Suburban/Country Country
Purpose Cinema
Screens 1
Venue Comments

Public Building Files:
Application for the approval of the opening of the building dated 12/07/1932. Applicant name: Reginald Moore, 350 approx. seating capacity.

Application for building alterations submitted 20/02/1937 - bio cabin included in plans.

Originally the Manchester Unity Hall (M.U.O Hall).

From 1961 the venue was used by the local swimming club who held dances and showed pictures every Saturday night.

Letter dated 29th August, 1963 states "it is noted that the above picture theatre is now being used as a furniture store."

Film Weekly, Film Weekly: motion picture directory, Film Weekly. Sydney. 1946/7-58/9; 1961/2-1964/5

Kennedy, G 1995 'North Eastern cinemas and halls' CinemaRecord, Cinema and Theatre Historical Society, no. 8 p. 8

PROV, VPRS 7882/P1 Public Building Files, Unit 355, PB 1983.

Venue Events
Event Date Name of Venue Address Latitude /
Capacity Suburban Purpose Screens
1934-01-01 Astor Theatre, Kilmore Cnr Sydney Street and Mill Street
Victoria 3764
350 Country Cinema 1