Empire Theatre, Calutta, 1908

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এমপায়ার থিয়েটার, ১৯০৮
In 1908, Maurice Bandman built the Empire Theatre in Calcutta, which does not exist anymore. Possibly, this is the one, which was also known as the Fist Empire, as I gathered from my father long back. Accordingly, the theatre was situated in the same place where the Roxy Cinema hall stands now. In fact, the Roxy Cinema started as an Opera House. In early 1940s the house was converted into a cinema. The hall had high banisters but during this conversion stage height was removed. See Roxy Cinema History

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2 comments on “Empire Theatre, Calutta, 1908

  1. […] Nasiruddin Khan’s elder cousin Ziauddin Khan performed in the All Bengal on 30th December 1940 evening and 1st December 1941 in the morning session accompanied by Nasiruddin’s eldest son Moinuddin at the First Empire theatre. […]

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