2014-15 FOTAA AGM Minutes of Meeting.

All FOTAA members will have been emailed/posted a copy of the 2014-15 FOTAA AGM Minutes of Meeting and FY1314 Financial Statement to FOTAA Members.

Please check your email spam folder if you do not appear to have received these documents.

A downloadable copy is available on our Activities Page in the FOTAA Policies and Documents Section . See Link

(April 11th 2015)


Transcript of the FOTAA Palace Cinemas Presentation

FOTAA have linked below a complete transcript of the FOTAA – Palace Cinemas Presentation by Renato Fonti, and the following Question & Answer forum.

This presentation occurred just prior to the formal 2015 FOTAA AGM, on Saturday 21-03-2015 at the Betty Day Centre St Kilda.

For a copy of the transcript click   Transcription of FOTAA Palace Q&A Rev_A

 (April 7th 2015)

Good news posted late Thursday 2nd April 2015 on the future of the Astor Theatre

From The Age Website , Karl Quinn National FIlm Editor,  Fairfax (02-04-2015)

“The Astor is dead! Long live the Astor!

The cinema will close briefly after this Easter weekend’s screenings, but will be resurrected on June 7 under Palace management.

As the historic art deco cinema on Chapel Street, St Kilda, enters its final weekend, the battle over its future has finally come to a close. After much negotiation, George Florence, who runs the cinema business and owns the tradename Astor Theatre as well as many of the fittings (including projectors, screen and about half the seats), has agreed to sell his interests to Palace Cinemas.”

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/movies/astor-theatre-to-close-and-to-reopen-as-george-florence-agrees-to-sell-to-palace-cinemas-20150402-1mdsrw.html#ixzz3W9OhTWGX


See the Palace Cinemas Press Release 02-04-15 as below


Palace Cinemas Astor Agreement News Release.02-04-15



Also, we will be in contact with our FOTAA Members over the next week or so, with the FOTAA AGM Minutes of Meeting, and the transcript of the Palace Presentation & Q&A .

As Volunteers we have all have been very busy, and we apologise for the delays in releasing those documents.



(April 3rd 2015 Updated with addition of Palace Cinemas Press Release.)

(Original post 02-04-15)


Short Update from FOTAA AGM Meeting 21st March 2015

Many thanks to all the FOTAA Members, the interested members of the Public, and the media who attended the FOTAA AGM on Saturday 21st March 2015.


A short update on the results of the AGM and our planned communications over the next few weeks.

  • We will be publishing the Minutes of the FOTAA Annual General Meeting by 31/03/15 to all FOTAA Members

  • We will issuing a meeting summary of the Palace Cinema Presentation together with the Q&As from the meeting concerning the Palace Cinema Plans for 2015 by 31/03/15

  • Link to The Age Newspaper article by National Film Editor Karl Quinn on the 2015 FOTAA AGM Meeting; and the continuing negotiations around the Palace Cinemas proposed lease of the theatre in 2015.


(March 22nd 2015)

Read Earlier news from 2015

For all media inquiries and to arrange interviews with Vanda Hamilton, President of the Friends of the Astor Association, please contact Vanda via email our website email:   info@fota.net.au

Friends Of The Astor Association (FOTAA) Incorporated, a non-profit organisation managed entirely by unpaid volunteers.

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