Eros Cinema, situated adjacent to the Churchgate Railway Station
, is one of the numerous buildings in Mumbai
noted for its architectural splendor. It is a prestigious theatre featuring the latest fare from Bollywood
. Built in the year 1938, this building marked the beginning of the reclamation of land from sea for the construction of the many commercial establishments dotting the city skyline.
The Eros Cinema building was designed by a renowned architect, Shorabji Bhedwar. It is one of the finest specimens of the Art-Deco style of building existing today. It boasts of some fine murals and elements of modern urban design. The facade features portions made from of red Agra sandstone, silhouetted against the cream color background. This building is made up of a central block forming the intersection of two side blocks. The foyer portion is finely made up of exquisite white and black marbles interspersed with gold colored embellishments. The staircase leading to the upper floor feature marble tiles and chromium handrails. The wall paintings, featuring typical Indian motifs, are done using soft colors.
Along with the main cinema hall, this building also houses shops and other business establishments.