Metro Cinema

5 Jawaharial Nehru Road,

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Gooper on July 2, 2012 at 9:31 am

Unfortunately, the Metro seems headed for radical alteration. The facade, which I saw in rundown condition a few months ago, will apparently be retained. Story in Calcutta ‘Telegraph’:

Gooper on June 20, 2011 at 5:14 pm

I have walked by the Metro in Calcutta many times but have never been inside. The Deco facade is a landmark on busy Chowringhee.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on October 22, 2005 at 5:58 am

Here is a 1945 photograph of the Metro Cinema, Calcutta:
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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 20, 2005 at 12:01 pm

The Metro Cinema, Calcutta is almost identical to the Metro Theatre, Adelaide, South Australia (Architect;Thomas W. Lamb). To see a photo of the Metro, Adelaide go to; /theaters/1588/

I have just added the Metro Cinema, Cairo to Cinema Treasures

GaryParks on July 20, 2005 at 9:50 am

Thomas Lamb also designed the deco styled Metro in Cairo, Egypt. Apparently it’s not far from the Cairo Museum. I am going to try to find and photograph it when in Egypt this Fall. According to theatre organ specialist Tom DeLay, it even had an organ, which may still be in the theatre, as far as he knows.