It was a full house this Saturday at The Astor and if attendance is anything to go by, it was a huge success. It was great to see so many people turn out to support FOTA and help keep this grand, old theatre available to the public. Both the upstairs and downstairs seating areas were packed to capacity and it was standing room only by the time we arrived. The popcorn was long gone too.
No matter. I still got the chance to see one of my all time favourite movies on the big screen and sing along to the songs with the rest of the Bowie fans. When I went to a screening of Singing in the Rain, the audience applauded after every dance routine. It was wonderful! The Astor's that sort of place.
|An Art Deco lounge.|
|The terrazzo tiled floor of the foyer.|
|The Ladies Powder room.|
|Detail of movie poster display window.|
|The Candy Bar|
|The Astor neon sign, |
still working after all these years.
If you haven't had a chance to sign the petition the save The Astor yet,
I hope these pics have inspired you get to it!