Astor Cinema

Georges Street,
Dungannon, BT70

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Astor Cinema

Located in Dungannon, County Tyrone. Opened as the Cinema, prior to 1934 when seating was provided for 500. In October 1939 it was re-named Astor Cinema and the seating capacity was increased to 600.

The Astor Cinema was still open in 1966. By 1980 it was listed with 375 seats. It was later closed and was demolished. The current building on the site houses a Chinese restaurant.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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popcorn_pete on June 22, 2016 at 4:51 am

There is an image of the Astor at this link:

popcorn_pete on September 10, 2016 at 7:36 pm

The Astor opened in October 1939 and according to newspaper reports was very palatial although it did not appear to be a purpose-built cinema. It was later run in tandem with the Castle by Supreme Cinemas and although damaged by a bomb in the 1970s was reopened by someone called Hopkins. I am still trying to ascertain the date of closure but it was later opened as a children’s play centre, by a former social worker, with what appears to be a modified frontage.

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