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Regal Cinema
Regal-Cinema-1935.jpg
Regal Cinema in 1935
Building information
Name Regal Cinema
Location Mumbai
Country India
Architect Charles Stevens
Completed 1933
Style Art deco

The Regal Cinema is located at Colaba Causeway, in Mumbai, India.

History

Regal was built during the cinema boom of the '30s during which Plaza Central, New Empire, Broadway, Eros and Metro Adlabs opened. Opened in 1933, Regal was designed by Charles Stevens, the son of the famous 19th century architect, F. W. Stevens. Its interiors with extensive mirror-work were designed by Czech artist, Karl Schara. The main auditorium had a motif of sunrays in pale orange and jade green. Its interiors were designed to create an impression of airiness, coolness and size in harmony with the modern simplicity of the exteriors. Regal was executed completely in reinforced cement concrete (RCC), fully air conditioned, and had an underground parking lot for patrons. The elevator up from the parking lot was a major innovation at the time.

Today, it is a multi-use building combining a theatre with shops at street level.

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