5 Jawaharial Nehru Road,
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Previously operated by: Loew's Inc.
Architects: Thomas White Lamb
Styles: Art Deco
The Metro Cinema was a project of MGM to promote their movies in Kolkata (Calcutta). It was the first of two cinemas to be designed in India by the noted New York based (Scottish born) architect Thomas Lamb, the other being the Metro Cinema in Mumbai (Bombay) in 1938, again for MGM.
Lamb drew up plans for this Metro Cinema in 1934 and it opened in 1935. It was built on the site of an earlier cinema and utilised some of the original walls.
MGM continued to operate the Metro until 1972 when they sold out to a local exhibitor. The auditorium was demolished around 2012 and the façade was saved to be used as an entrance to a new multiplex cinema on the site.
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