Protect the Astor Theatre!
Friends of the Astor Association Inc: Response to recent sad news on the announcement of The Astor Theatre closure
You may already have seen the public announcement made directly by the Astor in their Calendar Released 22nd August 2014 (Astor Theatre Calendar Sept-Dec 2014)
George Florence has been a key figure in the Astor Theatre for over the last 30 years. With George’s leaving, he will take with him his wealth of industry experience, technical knowledge on film projection, and the extensive distribution contacts that allowed the current Astor Theatre to provide such a unique programming source of diverse films in Melbourne.
It is to be hoped that any future operator of the theatre will be able to continue with such a diverse and exhaustive program of cinema to the public
Whilst we are disappointed by this development, FOTAA remain optimistic that we will be able to work with all parties to find a way of securing the future of the Astor in its current form.
We will continue to update you with any further developments as they occur.
Vanda Hamilton, President of FOTAA Inc.
Written on behalf of Friends of the Astor Association Inc.
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Friends Of The Astor Association (FOTAA) Incorporated, a non-profit organisation managed entirely by unpaid volunteers.
"What's that Ginger?"
"You didn't get an invite to the Members' Event Saturday 26th July! "
Saturday 26th July 2014 , 7:30pm
Friends of the Astor Association Members are invited to Free Entry to the
Astor Theatre Screening of the Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers Double Feature
Current/Renewed FOTAA Members have already been sent individual invitations
via email/post to RSVP, and print ticket vouchers etc.
For 2014-15 our FOTAA membership fees remain unchanged, so renewing your membership still costs only $20 full / $15 concession.
FOTAA Membership renewal for 2014-15 will be available on the day at the FOTAA Members Desk in the foyer.
Or Join/Renew Online Now using PayPal/Mastercard/Visa Card at: http://www.fota.net.au/fotaa-member/