Astoria Cinema

Manse Road,
Edinburgh, EH12 7SN

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Astoria Cinema

Located in the Corstorphine district of Edinburgh. Opened at 2pm on Wednesday 1st January 1930 with an organ solo (2Manual/4Ranks Ingram organ) played by Mr Lyndon Laird, followed by the film “Movietone Follies of 1929”. Seating was in a stadium style for 1,368. It had a 15 feet deep stage and two dressing rooms.

The Astoria Cinema closed in 1974 and was demolished in 1976. The site is now (2012) occupied by a supermarket (Iceland).

Contributed by LenGazzard

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CSWalczak on December 7, 2012 at 9:44 am

Additional photos of The Astoria can be seen here.

madorganplayer on January 4, 2017 at 12:38 am

In fact the Astoria had a unique 2 manual 4 rank INGRAM organ and has recently been destroyed in an arson attack

astoriaorgan on January 10, 2017 at 11:56 am

madorganplayer is incorrect in his comment on the unique 2 manual 4 rank INGRAM organ from the now demolished Astoria cinema as it is currently owned by the Corstorphine Trust and is under restoration. The prior owner, Charles Davidson, suffered an arson attack at his storage facility where he lost 8 rescued church organs, 21 electronic organs and an electric pianola BUT NOT THE INGRAM.

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