Astor Cinema

189 Waterloo Street,
Georgetown

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The Astor Cinema opened in 1940 with William Holden and Barbara Stanwyck in “Golden Boy”. It is located on the corner of Church Street and Waterloo Street and is one of Georgetown’s major cinemas. The building is a wood construction.

Vaudeville shows were presented with some of the world’s top performers making their early appearances. They included the Mighty Sparrow, Madame O'Lindy, Lord Kitchener and Small Island Pride. The first Broadway star to come to Guyana, Lawrence Winters, performed at the Astor in the late-1940’s.

Any further information on the Astor Cinema would be appreciated.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 30, 2007 at 1:21 am

Thanks for your corrections. Please feel free to add further details about the Astor Cinema…seating capacity, architect, types of movies played, chain. style of decoration…. etc.

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