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Kolkata’s heritage cinema Metro INOX is now open

Madhushree Chakrabarty February 22, 2021

Indian cinema chain, INOX Leisure Ltd. launched Metro INOX at Jawahar Lal Nehru Road, Chowringhee, Kolkata. The cinema was built in the year 1935 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and it has been revived and designed by Scottish architect Thomas Lamb. The hugely popular structure has been redeveloped by Metro Realty Group with Subir Kumar Basu, the renowned heritage architect. The multiplex will be housing 2 screens with 422 seats and has been equipped with the best sound and projection technologies. 

The multiplex will be the perfect mix of legacy and luxury, keeping up with the rich legacy and history of Metro with the people of Kolkata. The multiplex has also been equipped with a touch-screen enabled interactive food-ordering and paperless ticketing and check-ins. 

Speaking on the reopening of the iconic cinema, Alok Tandon, Chief Executive Officer – INOX Leisure Ltd said, “This is indeed a special occasion in the history of INOX as we prepare to welcome the cinema lovers of the City of Joy to their beloved cinema destination, Metro. It is a matter of pride & privilege that the iconic cinema is now rechristened as Metro INOX. Even in its fresh & new contours, we are sure that the cinema will evoke the similar magic it has been doing for more than 8 decades. We are honored to be a part of this restoration process and are committed to reviving the glorious memories that the city of Kolkata has witnessed at Metro.”

Vinay Khandelwal, Business Development Head, Metro Realty adds, “With the Central Flagship Store now operating successfully, we are extremely pleased to add Metro INOX to our property and truly believe that our loyal patrons will enjoy this extraordinary development in Chowringhee, in the heart of Kolkata. The revived Metro INOX is a fine confluence of heritage, nostalgia, and legacy with the contemporary vision of INOX. Metro INOX, in its new avatar, will generate the same amount of emotions and fondness among the passionate movie-lovers of Kolkata. We are proud of our combined relationship with INOX and are confident that their proficient team will carry the legend of Metro forward, in its truest style. We invite the city to come and witness the glory regained.” 


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