With the coming of "talkie" movies in the early 1930s, the popularity of cinema increased and the opera house was modified to accommodate movie screenings and fashion shows. The entertainment extravaganza at the opera house was started by American magician Raymond followed by several premiers of famous Bollywood movies. It also showcased ragtime and other styles of western music through the 1910s and 1920s. Lata Mangeshkar, a renowned play back singer gave her first performance at this opera house. In January 1991, the opera house hosted its last film show.