R.A.F. Halton Astra Cinema

Weston Road,
Halton, HP22

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Operated by: SSVC Cinemas

Previously operated by: Royal Air Force Cinema Corporation

Functions: Movies

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Astra Cinema

Located in the Royal Air Force camp of RAF Halton, near the village of Halton, near Wendover, Buckinghamshire. The Astra Cinema was opened in January 1926. Seating is provided in stalls and circle levels, with the circle used by officers and their friends.

The Astra Cinema is a military service personnel cinema, and is not open to the general public.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Buffer on December 13, 2014 at 11:43 am

The history of this cinema is described in Memories of Buckinghamshire’s picture places by Martin Tapsell (Mercia Cinema Society, 1983)

Buffer on December 14, 2014 at 6:38 am

Built in 1925, the Astra is a brick structure with a balcony. Seating around 589 the balcony was initially for officers only. It was run by Services Kinema Corporation and from 1982 by SSVC, whose website lists current programming.

Buffer on July 31, 2019 at 12:56 pm

From Facebook it appears SSVC removed the equipment from the Astra in Sept 2018 and the cinema has now been re-opened at time of writing (Aug, 2019)

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