Coronation Cinema was in Girgaon area of south Mumbai. On 3 May 1913 Raja Harishchandra (राजा हरिश्चंद्र), a silent Indian film directed and produced by Dadasaheb Phalke, which was also the first full-length Indian feature film and also India's first fully indigenous film. The film was based on the legend of King Harishchandra, recounted in Ramayana and Mahabharata.
Crowds thronged roads outside the Coronation Cinema, as it marked the beginning of the Indian film industry. The film was so successful that Dada Saheb had to make more prints, and even show the film in rural areas. The film was a grand success and soon established Phalke as a producer and paved way for the Indian film industry.
This screening was heralded as the birth of the Indian film industry.