Tuesday, December 14, 2010

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Eros an iconic landmark of Mumbai. It is one of the very few theatres that still maintains a single screen.
The Eros Cinema opened in February 1938. It was designed by architect Sorabji Keikhushru Bhedwar with internal decorations by Fritz von Dreiberg. Forming a corner apex, the building also contains a ballroom and restaurant, together with apartments and shops and it took over two and a half years to construct.

The splendid Art Deco style facade rises in tiers like a wedding cake and is topped by a semi-circular tower. The central section is partially faced in red sandstone from the Agra with the remainder of the building painted light cream.

Inside there is a large circular foyer which is finished in black and white marble. The pillars on the walls have decorative Art Deco reliefs of semi-naked female figures. Seating in the auditorium is in stalls and balcony levels. The side walls at stalls level have a large frieze which contains figures in an Art Deco style representing various activities in film-making.
Info sourced from Cinema
Treasures

The Eros was one of Mumbai's (Bombay) luxury cinemas and remains a popular cinema today.
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33 comments:

  1. A grand movie palace like our beloved old Hawaii Theatre!



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  2. Oh, a grand theatre indeed! Thank you for the very interesting information, it made your photo even more terrific!

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  3. Beautiful building. Very nice place for entertainment.

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  4. Very nice photo! And an elegant theater. Reminds me of the theaters in the big cities when I was younger...plush, lush, balconies, loges...so nice.

    Eros sounds erotic. Does it play erotic type films, or all types?

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  5. a dying breed. and killed by the multiplex. thanks for sharing.

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  6. Thank you for posting this. It brings back memories of my visit to Mumbai.
    Margaret

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  7. A very interesting building, and a great photo.

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  8. A very old and historic building of Mumbai...it's been ages since I visited that part of the city.

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  9. Wonderful edifice, truly iconic!

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  10. A grand old place. I hope it does not fall into the hands of the multi-screen complex supporters.

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  11. l'architecture de ce cinema est grandiose, j'adore

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  12. Unfortunately Delhi is rapidly losing its single screens...latest is Chanakya...

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  13. AN old college haunt and still stands in all its glory. Now the next generation is haunting the place :D

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  14. it's good to see that this theater seems to be in good condition. here, we're slowly losing our art-deco buildings to decay.

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  15. Eros is my favorite and i love the ambience...

    I think we should have more post like this to bring awareness about our ' Our Common Heritage'

    Excellent post

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  16. What a grand beautiful building:)

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  17. I had a chance to visit this cinema hall during 60s!

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  18. I saw the movie Aisha there during August 2010

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  19. the building looks grand :D
    beautiful capture

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  20. Yes Eros.. The face of Mumbai for a very long time!!

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  21. Seen the building from outside since so long, but have never entered it! Can you take pics inside? have never seen the indoor pics either...

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  22. Very impressive building and beautiful architecture.

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  23. Impressive Building and a nice pic. Some things should never change!

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  24. It's a shame that most of the grand old movie theatres are gone. In San Francisco, we still have one, the Castro, where some even plays the organ for a few performances!!

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  25. Impressive Building and a nice pic. Some things should never change!

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  26. Oh, a grand theatre indeed! Thank you for the very interesting information, it made your photo even more terrific!

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