Astor Cinema

Kurfurstendamm 217,
Berlin 10719

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Architects: Rudolph Moehring

Functions: Retail

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Astor Cinema

Opened in 1934, the Astor Cinema was one of the last surviving first-run cinemas in central Berlin from the 1930’s, until it closed at the end of 2002 and was afterward converted to retail use.

It was designed by Rudolph Moehring and originally operated by the Flebbe chain.

Contributed by Robert Burger, Rudolf Reulbach

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RR on April 12, 2003 at 8:22 am

The Cinema-Architect was Rudolph Moehring.
The Chain was “Flebbe”.
The ASTOR closed on Dec., 15th in 2002.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on October 17, 2004 at 5:12 pm

The Astor is now used for retail use as a clothing shop. Very little of the internal decorative features remain.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on April 21, 2005 at 8:49 am

Originally a former restaurant, it first opened as a small arts theatre known as the Kleinkunst-Theater. Cinema use as the Astor Filmtheater was from 1934 when it had a seating capacity of 494, located on orchestra and balcony (which had side slips). The reduced seating capacity came in 1993 with the installation of new seats. on June 30, 2007 at 10:58 am

More infos and photographs on this theater (and many others) can be found on the German language only Berlin Movie Theater Guide – Astor

kencmcintyre on November 19, 2008 at 6:58 pm

Here is a 1946 photo from a new collection of Life Magazine images on Google:

woody on April 28, 2009 at 5:40 pm

photos taken april 2009, with the cinema as a Tommy Hilfiger store
auditorium, most of which remains intact

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