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29th September   Opening Night - Gala Evening OPenoing night Advert
     
December   Taken over by Paramount and renamed “The Paramount Astoria”  
1931      
    The Finsbury Park Astorian "Newspaper" from 6th April 1931
To promote Paramounts 1931 film "Follow Thru" a golf driving range was set up in the foyer, with professionals on hand to help!
1932      
w/c 6th February   Films - I Take This Woman & Finn & Hattie Press advert
Live -Percivial Mackey, Norman Long, Pep Graham, Johnny Nit, Miss Topsy
w/c 13th February   Films - Man of the World & The Conquering Horde Press advert
Live - Miss Terry's Massed Troupes of Juvenile Artistes
w/c 20th February   Films - Honour among Lovers & The Common Law Press advert
Live - Giovanni, McRae & LePort, Al Manda, Nellie, Bogdanny's Comedians, Castella, Chiquitta, Andy, Mlle Gondin
w/c 27th February   Films - The Unholy Garden & City Streets Press advert
Live - Vivian Foster, The London Six, George Mozart, The Rego Twins, The Worth Brothers and Nina, Godowsky & his Boys
w/c 27th May   Films - Up for the Derby & 70,000 Witnesses
Live - The Ohayo Trio, Eddie Windsor, Ford & Seagrave, The Paramount Astoria Orchestra
1933      
w/c 13th March   Film - Sleepless Nights
       
w/c 20th March   Films - The Sporting Widow & One Way Passage
Live - Rich & Galvin, Sanger Brothers, Nora & Peg St John, Anton & His Band
       
     
w/c 27th March   Films - Say it with Music & Blonde Venus  
     
       
w/c 8th May  

Films - I am a Fugitive & Hot Saturday

Press advert
Live - Gilbert & French, Grace Hartington, The Three Aberdonians
w/c 13th May   Films - Night after Night & For the Love of Mike Press advert
Live - The Four Musketeers, Sametini, The Godowsky String Quartet
w/c 22nd May   Films - Just my Luck & Madison Square Garden Press advert
Live - Morris & Cowley, Van Dock, Diana Clare, The Godowsky String Octette
1937      
11th May   Evelyn Dall, The Ambrose Orchestra  
       
1939      
27th November   Taken over by Oscar Deutsch's Odeon chain of cinemas Odeon Astoria
The Odeon logo from 1930s
    The Auditorium Circ.1930 Odeon Astoria
    The Proscenium Circ.1930 The Astoria Magazine April 1939
      78rpm record - recorded at The Astoria, Finsbury Park
1949      
6th February   Sunday Symphony Concert with RCP conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham Sunday Symphony Concerts Programme
      Original sign from backstage door
1955      
    25th Anniversary week of classic films: 25th Anniversary Programme
    Main Feature film was All that Heaven Allows starring Jane Wyman & Rock Hudson, supported by:
26th September   All about Eve
27th September   The Blue Lamp
28th September   A Night at the Opera
29th September   The Cruel Sea
30th September   A Foreign Affair
1st October   The Road to Singapore
    All films featured Louis Mordish on the Compton Organ. On the actual anniversary day, 29th September, Sir William Manchester (formally Alderman Manchester) who opened the theatre, attended the Astoria to watch Jack Hawkins present long service awards to members of the staff, from the stage
1956      
7th December   Tommy Steele & The Cavemen  
    UK stage debut, with rave revues “Britain’s answer to Elvis”
Tommy Steele makes his Variety debut. "...it seemed little short of a miracle that this 19-year-old youth could receive such a rapturous oration for the little musical talent he displayed" [Melody Maker, 8th December 1956]

Tommy Steele programme
1959      
    Duke Ellington Band, Cyril Davis All Stars (with Alexis Korner & Nicky Hopkins)  
       
       
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