Metro Big Cinema

Mahatma Gandhi Road, Dhobitalao Junction,
Mumbai 400002

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DavidZornig on January 22, 2009 at 5:00 pm

Footage of the “Slumdog Millionaire” cast & director at the BIG Cinema in Mumbai, was featured on TV’s “Access Hollywood” this evening. The footage was used as background for today’s Academy Award nominations for the film.
It also appeared the nominations were watched live by the above at the theater.

kencmcintyre on October 13, 2007 at 10:00 am

The 1963 IMPA notes the MGM operation in India:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Ltd.
W.T. Wilson, Manager
P.O. Box 837
Metro House
Mahatma Gandhi Road

irishcine on October 4, 2006 at 8:52 am

According to a recent press release the Metro is now the `Metro Adlabs' following reconstruction by by Mumbai-based Atul Desai & Associates.

It is now a six-screen multiplex, with five standard-sized cinemas with an average capacity of 290 seats each. It also has a mini-theatre of 30 seats, called the `Ebony Lounge'. The latter has recliner seats, leather panelling and wooden flooring. The building has street-level shops, six floors of offices, restaurants and a parking lot next to the cinema.

irishcine on September 4, 2006 at 10:04 am

Phot of the Metro Cinema Mumbai taken earlier this year while building works were going on at

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irishcine on June 10, 2006 at 7:57 pm

Very extensive rebuilding is underway at the Metro and it is closed at present.

It would seem that the building is being completely renovated, back to the bare walls, with what looks like a new and changed roof, presumably to provide some more space for multiplex use but no information was available on the site hoardings as to the future design.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 20, 2005 at 5:55 am

Thanks lostmemory; I have sent in updates to the headers on this one, and yes, it is still open.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 20, 2005 at 5:04 am

Built and planned by MGM as a showcase for their films in Bombay, the Metro Cinema opened in March 1938 with a Premier presentation of “Braodway Melody 1938” starring Eleanor Powell and George Murphy.

The New York based, Scottish born architect Thomas White Lamb teamed up with another Scottish architect David William Ditchburn to create an American style movie palace in a stunning Art Deco style. Thomas Lamb of course was well known in America for designing hundreds of cinema theatres.

The Metro remained in the control of MGM until the late-1970’s when it was sold to a local operator.