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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
1932      
w/c 6th February   Percivial Mackey, Norman Long, Pep Graham, Johnny Nit, Miss Topsy Press advert
w/c 13th February   Miss Terry's Massed Troupes of Juvenile Artistes Press advert
w/c 20th February   Giovanni, McRae & LePort, Al Manda, Nellie, Bogdanny's Comedians, Castella, Chiquitta, Andy, Mlle Gondin Press advert
w/c 27th February   Vivian Foster, The London Six, George Mozart, The Rego Twins, The Worth Brothers and Nina, Godowsky & his Boys Press advert
w/c 27th May   The Ohayo Trio, Eddie Windsor, Ford & Seagrave, The Paramount Astoria Orchestra
1933      
w/c 8th May  

Gilbert & French, Grace Hartington, The Three Aberdonians

Press advert
w/c 13th May   The Four Musketeers, Sametini, The Godowsky String Quartet Press advert
w/c 22nd May   Morris & Cowley, Van Dock, Diana Clare, The Godowsky String Octette Press advert
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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