Hoyts Astra Theatre

233 Victoria Road,
Sydney, NSW 2047

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Hoyts Astra Theatre

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Located in the north-western Sydney suburb of Drummoyne. The Astra Theatre was opened on 8th April 1938, with 950 seats. The auditorium was set back from, and ran parallel to Victoria Road, and seating was provided on a stadium plan, with a raised section at the rear. The Astra Theatre was equipped with a locally built Arthur Lord organ which had an illuminated surround on the console.

The Astra Theatre was taken over by Hoyts Theatres in February 1950. Hoyts Astra Theatre was closed on 2nd February 1963. It was converted into a youth club, but this was a short lived venture. By early-1974, it had become a second-hand furniture store. By 1980, it had been converted into the Beachcomber Theatre Restaurant.

Later demolished, a MacDonalds Restaurant has been built on the site.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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