Globe Cinema (Kolkata)

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Globe Cinema
গ্লোব সিনেমা
Bijou Grand Opera House Calcutta 1.jpg
View from the stage in 1918
General information
Status Closed
Type Cinema hall, Heritage building
Location Lindsay Street, Esplanade
Address 7E, Lindsay Street
Town or city Kolkata
Country India

Globe Cinema was a single screen cinema hall and heritage building located in Lindsay Street (opposite New Market entrance),[1] Kolkata, West Bengal, India. The theatre was previously known as Old Opera House.[2] The wooden opera house was established in 1827 and sold to E M Cohen in 1906. Cohen converted it into a movie theatre and named it Globe Cinema. The theatre was owned by Sidhwa family and Jal Tata.[1] Dhansri Abasan Pvt Ltd partnered with Goldstar Enclave Pvt Ltd acquired the Globe Theatre Pvt Ltd from them.[3] The gigantic single-screen theatre has made way for a mini-mall with a twin-theatre multiplex, over 100 retail stores and a food court.


The original wooden Opera House was established in 1827. In 1906, the house then known as Bijou Grand Opera House was sold by E. H. Ducasse to EM Cohen. Cohen renamed it Grand Opera House. Later it was converted into a theatre hall and was named Globe Cinema.[1] This was one of the first few theatres in Kolkata which regularly screened English Movies.[4]

During World War II, this hall provided entertainment Allied troops stationed in Calcutta.[1]

In 2000, Arijit Dutta, film distributor of Priya Entertainment took the hall on lease. Priya Entertainment handed it back to owners in April 2006.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Rise and fall of dream theatres". Telegraph Calcutta. 2 July 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Swati Mitra (2011). Kolkata: City Guide. Goodearth Publications. pp. 48–. ISBN 978-93-80262-15-4. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "New-look Globe to be back this Puja". The Times of India. Retrieved 14 May 2016. 
  4. ^ India today. Thomson Living Media India Ltd. 2002. p. 12. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 

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