Theatre Astoria
Cinerama film formats shown 70mm
3-strip dates  
70mm dates From 12/17/68
Screen curvature and size  
Address 157 Charing Cross Road at Oxford Street
Comments Converted from Todd-AO screen to Cinerama with new CM projectors. Only Cinerama presentation Krakatoa East of Java - 07/31/69 to 01/13/70. Also showed the 70mm version of How The West Was Won in 1971. In 1972 they had Philips DP70s. Closed 1976
Current status Demolished




Converted to 70mm Cinerama and opened Tuesday December 17 1968.


                               CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG.                          Todd-AO.

Tue Dec 17 1968 to 1 July 1969.

                               KRAKATOA, EAST OF JAVA. (Premiere)               70mm.

July 31 1969 to January 1 1970. 24 weeks.



PAINT YOUR WAGON.             Panavision 70.

       Jan 14 1970 .....





Reverted to live theatre May 1976. Subsequently Rock concerts and Disco. Recently demolished to make way for new underground station.

Below David Hemmings and wife Gayle Hunnicut at the premiere of Krakatoa East of Java




Ticket flyer front


Ticket flyer back



Below movie poster