Astor, Burwood, c. 1930s, by Sam Hood

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    • 30/Dec/2009 08:19:41

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Picture Theatres of Australia, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    Hey There Boo Boo!

    • 31/Jul/2010 13:31:19

    wow certainly doesn't look like that anymore

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    • 15/Feb/2012 12:23:51

    [] Where is this exactly? I have looked but seem to not pin is a better photo, same scene taken at a different angle....From State Library

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    • 16/Feb/2012 22:09:02 Hi there, I think the Burwood Astor was on the site which is now occupied by the big Westfield complex. Opposite Burwood Park.

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    • 17/Feb/2012 07:12:42

    Well suppose it could be, however this was found, a photo which can be pin pointed correctly. It is at the corner of Burwood Road and Wilga Streets, the same location the photo in question should be. any ideas? From The National Library of Australia

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    • 19/Feb/2012 23:08:15

    Your photograph is pre- 1920. The Astor is one of the many Art Deco cinemas built in the suburbs in the 1930's

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    • 20/Feb/2012 11:39:43

    Thanks for that, I am intreagued how the land used for the cinema had a history before it as "The Burwood Ice Works" (you really need to zoom in to see it) the builing on the corner, with distinctive Victorian era styling still stands though the changes in time. I also put my investigative cap on, and looked for aerial shots taken in the 40's, through the department of lands NSW, and as in your previous reply, a structure with great proportions appeared in the place of what we know today as the Westfield shopping centre Burwood. Thank you State Library.