Capitol Cinema
Capitol Cinema
Capitol Cinema is located in Mumbai
Capitol Cinema
Capitol Cinema
Location within Mumbai
AddressOpposite Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Coordinates18°56′22″N 72°50′04″E / 18.939343°N 72.834313°E / 18.939343; 72.834313

Capitol Cinema is one of the Mumbai's oldest theatres. Located just opposite Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, it was built by Kunvarji Paghtivala.[1] It is a Heritage grade II Victorian structure constructed in 1879. Originally a theatre for performing arts known as Tivoli it got its present name in 1928 when it was converted to a Movie theatre.[2] Prior to its renaming to Capitol, it was known as Gaiety Theatre.[3]


  1. ^ Sangeet natak, Volume 36, Issue 1. Sangeet Natak Akademi.Page 13
  2. ^ "Mumbai's oldest theatre may get a mall makeover". Indian Express. 7 May 2005. Archived from the original on 16 May 2005. Retrieved 12 April 2011.
  3. ^ "Story of Mumbai's 140-Year-Old Capitol Cinema, A Marks of Architectural Heritage of the City". 7 November 2017.