View of the lobby inside Regal Cinema, Mumbai

Rahul Patel2019/2019

Art Deco Mumbai

Art Deco Mumbai
Mumbai, India

It was designed and built by Charles Stevens, son of Frederick William Stevens. This heritage property opened to public viewing in 1933. It is amongst Mumbai's first Art Deco buildings and one of the few single screen cinemas that survive in the city today. It is also a planned, mixed-use structure with shops on the ground floor. Regal pioneered cinema construction in the city - it was the first air-conditioned theatre, and even offered its patrons the use of an underground parking lot.

This view of the lobby leads you to the balcony and dress circle seats in the main auditorium. The clean lines, marble flooring and liberal use of teak wood, all characteristic of Deco interiors of the period, can still be seen.


  • Title: View of the lobby inside Regal Cinema, Mumbai
  • Creator: Rahul Patel
  • Date Created: 2019/2019
  • Location: Mumbai, India
  • Subject Keywords: Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mumbai, Bombay, 19th century, 20th century, Art Deco, Regal Cinema, Wellington Circle, S P Mukherjee Chowk, Charles Stevens, Art Deco interiors, teak wood, cladding, OSCAR, banding detail, marble flooring
  • Rights: Art Deco Mumbai Trust
  • Neighbourhood: Colaba

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