Eros Cinema, one of the most beautiful cinema halls in the city of Mumbai, has got a new lease of life. Just in May, the ‘news’ of the demolition of Eros cinema, one of the most prominent of the Art Deco style buildings, went viral on social media with people like director Vivek Agnihotri and stand-up comedian Vir Das expressing their grief over it. There was an appeal to save it. Eros cinema has been like a ‘pilgrimage’ for the common people of Mumbai but also for the cinema lovers and now it is reported that IMAX cinema is going to open at this place.
Eros Cinema, located at the confluence of Maharishi Karve Road and Jamsetji Tata Road, opposite Churchgate Railway Station, just off Marine Drive, was closed in 2017 due to poor ticket sales. After being closed for almost six years, recently some of its pictures went viral on social media, in which these theatres are seen covered with a huge cloth from all sides. Actually this picture is of the reconstruction of this cinema hall. The good news is that the proposal to revive this theater has got approval from the Mumbai Heritage Conservation Committee.
Eros Cinema in its new form will now convert it into a 300-seat cinema, including the hall and ticket area. And, not only this, it is also going to become the first IMAX theatre in the most posh area of Mumbai. It is also discussed that along with the main IMAX theatre, some small screens will also be made here. Eros cinema comes under the heritage buildings of Mumbai.
Eros Cinema is not only Mumbai’s first single screen cinema, but this cinema has preserved the history of Hindi cinema for years. The Eros Cinema with a seating capacity of 1200 people was started in 1938. At that time it took about three years to build this theatre. Metro Reality promised that none of the art decor and archaeological elements of the cinema hall would be tampered with as people’s sentiments are attached to it.