Eros Theatre

42 Maharshi Karva Road,
Churchgate,
Mumbai 400020

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Eros Theatre

The Eros Cinema opened in February 1938. It was designed by architect Sorabji Keikhushru Bhedwar with internal decorations by Fritz von Dreiberg. Forming a corner apex, the building also contains a ballroom and restaurant, together with apartments and shops and it took over two and a half years to construct.

The splendid Art Deco style facade rises in tiers like a wedding cake and is topped by a semi-circular tower. The central section is partially faced in red sandstone from the Agra with the remainder of the building painted light cream.

Inside there is a large circular foyer which is finished in black and white marble. The pillars on the walls have decorative Art Deco style reliefs of semi-naked female figures. Seating in the auditorium is in stalls and balcony levels. The side walls at stalls level have a large frieze which contains figures in an Art Deco style representing various activities in film-making.

The Eros Theatre was one of Mumbai’s (Bombay) luxury cinemas and remained a popular cinema for many years. It had closed by October 2019.

Contributed by KenRoe

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Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on October 28, 2019 at 6:14 am

According to a travel article on “Mumbai’s Art Deco Gems” in the October 27th, 2019 issue of The New York Times, the Eros Cinema is now closed, “so if you want to catch a film, you’d have to go to the Regal, which nowadays means you’re more likely to see something from Bollywood than Hollywood.”

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