Eros Cinema

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The Eros Cinema

The Eros Cinema is an Art Deco style cinema located in Mumbai, India. It has a seating capacity of 1,204 people per show.[1]

Architects Shorabji Bhedwar designed the Streamline Moderne building, it marked the beginning of Back Bay reclamation in early 1938.[2]

The foundation of Eros Cinema was laid in 1935.[2] The cinema opened in 1938 and construction of this building on the then newly reclaimed Backbay plot housing shops and other businesses, apart from the cinema, took about two and a half years to complete. Partially faced with red Agra sandstone, this building is painted cream. The two wings of this Art Deco building meet up in a central block. The foyer is in white and black marble with touches of gold. Marble staircases with chromium handrails lead up to the upper floor. The murals are in muted colours depicting Indian architectures.

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  1. ^ "Security tops India Inc.'s concerns after attacks". The Hindu. 3 December 2008. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Rahul Mehrotra, Sharada Dwivedi (1995). Bombay: the cities within. India Book House. p. 335. ISBN 81-85028-80-X. Page 233