Edinburgh’s Christmas – 24 Days of Advent – 22 December
We’re delighted to announce that The Corstorphine Astoria Centre will be open to the public between 12 noon and 4.00 pm. You will get a chance to see (and with a little bit of luck) hear the world’s last remaining 2/4 Ingram Theatre Pipe Organ. The organ used to live in the Astoria Cinema, Corstorphine, before its demolition in the mid-1970s. Not only is it the last one in existence but it’s also the UK’s smallest theatre pipe organ. Oh to be so unique!
Corstorphine Astoria Centre, 18 Kirk Loan
At the end of 2017, The Corstorphine Trust took a long term lease of the Kirk Loan Hall from The Old Parish Church.
It has been renamed The Corstorphine Astoria Centre and, in the coming months, will be the new home of the 2/4 Ingram organ that was used in the Astoria Cinema (now the site of Iceland). The Trust have undertaken to restore the Ingram to its former glory.
In the meantime, the hall has been fully refurbished, is available for hire and our shiny new website has been published (www.corstorphineastoriacentre.co.uk).
To find out more about availability of the hall, a potted history of the cinema and the organ, take a look at our website.
We look forward to welcoming you to The Centre soon.
The Corstorphine Story by Alison MacKintosh
Copies of The Corstorphine Story are still available. You can order a copy by clicking on this link or by sending a cheque or postal order, made payable to ‘The Corstorphine Trust’, for the amount of £14.95 per copy (book price £10.00 plus £4.95 postage and packing) to The Corstorphine Trust, St Margaret’s Park, Edinburgh EH12 7SX.
Looking for something new?
Are you looking for a new hobby or want to find out what’s happening in the local community? Then take a look at the diary on our Activities/Room Hire page. Click on each of the rooms listed and you’ll see how many different groups currently use the House.
If you’d like more information about any of the groups then please get in touch.