Having stood the test of time, from when it first opened its gates to movie patrons in 1938, the Eros Cinema has always been a preferred destination for movie goers in South Mumbai. The iconic Eros cinema is housed within the north wing of the Cambata Building. With a glorious past and a large base of loyal patrons, the Eros Cinema has a lot to be proud of.
Located in the heart of Mumbai, the building is situated at a major intersection of several arterial roads and at the end of an unbroken line of extravagant art deco buildings, facing the largest park in South Mumbai, known as The Oval Maidan. The building is strategically positioned, directly opposite the Churchgate Station, one of the city’s busiest, primary railroad junctions, serving over 182 million commuters annually.
The building & the cinema in particular, stand out due to their Art-Deco styling and old world charm. The opening of the luxurious Eros Theatre in1938 marked the peak of the Art Deco movement in Bombay (Mumbai). The building was designed & built as a multi-use structure of shops and offices that once included a Restaurant and ballroom that could accommodate 300 dancers. The cinema can be best described as one of the oldest & grandest Art Deco style structures in the city & possibly the country. The building was built on the then newly reclaimed backbay plot, and was designed by Sohrabji Bhedwar.
The interior of the Cinema is personified by its grand spacious foyer which is decorated in white and black marble with touches of gold. The Marble staircases that lead from the foyer to the upper lobby and balcony seating are equipped with brass handrails. There are several murals inside in muted colours, which depict Indian designs.
Portions of the building are surfaced with red Agra sandstone & the rest of the building is painted a pale cream.
The Eros cinema’s has been Mumbai city’s premier single screen cinema for over 75 years. The cinema also houses a smaller 50- seat venue, known as the Preview theatre for private screenings.
The Eros, has been the bastion of the Bollywood Box Office in Mumbai, showcasing blockbuster films such as –
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Cambata Building, (North Wing), 42 Maharishi Karve
Road, Opposite Churchgate Station, Churchgate,
Mumbai 400020, MH – India
Courtesy :: www.Eroscinema.co.in