List of cinemas in Kolkata

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Entrance of a single screen Cinema in Kolkata, fully jammed with film posters showing the film enthusiasm of the city

Cinema has been one of the most popular forms of entertainment in the city of Kolkata, India and movie theatres since the 20th century. And movie theatres are major entertainment venues in the city.[1]

Notable cinemas[edit]

There are many single screen and multiplex halls in the city.

Single screen[edit]

Chaplin Cinema

Chaplin Cinema is one of the oldest cinema halls in Kolkata, established in 1907. The cinema is located in Hogg Street.


Globe Cinema is a single screen cinema hall and heritage building located in Lindsay Street (opposite New Market entrance)[2]


Jyoti Cinema is located in Lenin Sarani. In the 1970s this movie theatre created a sensation by screening 70mm films. In 2008 the theatre was closed.[2]


Lighthouse Cinema was a single screen cinema hall and heritage building located in Humayun Place in New Market, next to New Empire[2]

Metro Cinema in Dharmatala

Metro Cinemas is a uniplex cinema hall and a heritage building located in Jawahar Lal Nehru Road (Esplanade),[3]

New Empire

New Empire Cinema is a single screen cinema hall located in Humayun Place in New Market, (opposite Shreeram Arcade).[2]


Paradise Cinema is a single screen cinema hall located in Bentinck Street (Esplanade)[4]


Priya Cinema is a uniplex cinema hall situated in Rashbehari Avenue, near Deshapriya Park[5]


Roxy is located in Esplanade, Kolkata. Once an Opera House it was converted into a movie theatre in the early 1940s. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose came to this theatre to watch Ashok Kumar-starrer Kismat.[2]

Star Theatre

Star Theatre is a cinema and theatre hall initially located in Beadon Street, later moved to Bidhan Sarani. This theatre was built in 1883.


Mitra was a cinema hall, located in Bidhan Sarani. Mitra began its journey as Chitra in 1931 and its inauguration was graced by Subhas Chandra Bose.


Elite was a cinema hall, located in S.N. Banerjee Road.

In the last decade of the 20th century, a kilometre-long stretch of north Calcutta had as many as 9 single screen cinema halls; Uttara, Sree, Rupbani, Radha, Purnasree, Mitra, Minar, Darpana and Talkie Show House.[6] Rupbani was inaugurated and christened by Rabindranath Tagore himself.



Nandan is a Government sponsored cinema located in A.J.C. Bose Road, (near Rabindra Sadan. The theatre was inaugurated by Satyajit Ray in 1985. There are four screens Nandan–I, Nandan–II, Nandan–III and Nandan–IV here. In Nandan–I and Nandan–II films are regularly screened.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Cinema in Kolkata". Map of Kolkata. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Rise and fall of dream theatres". Telegraph Calcutta. 15 July 2020. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Metro first day, first show in mall avatar". Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  4. ^ "More single-screen cinema halls to shut down post Covid". millenniumpost. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Design hurdle for safety measures at cinema". Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  6. ^ "The dying pulse of single-screen cinemas". Retrieved 15 July 2020.