The Astor enjoyed its heyday in the 1930’s and 1940’s, however the advent of the drive-in theatre in the 1950’s spelled the end for the popular indoor theatre and it closed in the late 1960’s.
The disused theatre was purchased with the Mildura Grand Hotel by Don Carrazza and his family in 1989. Previously it had been used to store kegs of beer and later as a laundry, car park and workshop with some of its street-front shops being leased to local businesses.
By December 2004 the Mildura Brewery was officially opened by Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson. It features a state-of-the-art brewery that is on full display to patrons and which produces six permanent naturally brewed beers, along with unique seasonal brews. The beers are inspired by and named after local produce, landmarks and themes.
This is the best location to try our beers, straight from the keg or the stubbie, individually or on a tasting tray. The refurbished space pays tribute to its art deco past with an impressive bar, original decorative panels from the Astor days plus the smell and taste of popcorn to set the scene. Guests can loll in the lounge tub chairs or look forward to Stefano’s simple, flavoursome fare in the dining room. This is a great meeting place for drinks, light food or an easy meal any day of the week.
THE THEATRE CLUB
This is Mildura’s premier location for private functions which can accommodate up to 160 people. Located on the mezzanine level of the Mildura Brewery Pub, it offers an excellent view of the brewery in a stylish, architecturally designed space with bar and lounge facilities.
THE PROJECTOR ROOM
What was once a small space to project film onto the screen has been redesigned into a comfortable private meeting room for small groups up to 20 people wanting a boardroom set-up to conduct their business.