South Mumbai's theatres and discotheques ( Three flights Up, Not Just Jazz by the Bay, Copa Cabana etc.) are extremely popular with the hep crowd. Sterling, New Empire, New Excelsior, Regal, Eros, Liberty, Metro, Capital and various other theatres including art galleries like Jehangir Art Gallery at Kalaghoda, Gallery Chemould, Art Resource Trust at Tulsiani Chambers, Nariman Point form the entertainment hub of South Mumbai.

NCPA, the National Center for performing Arts regularly features world renowned artistes. Auditoriums such as Birla Matushri Sabagruha at New Marine Lines, the Birla Kreeda Kendra at Chowpatty, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan at Gamdevi or even the open air Rang Bhavan always have cultural programs.

Mumbai's night life has always fascinated India's denizens and typically it represents a south-north psychographic divide. Around the Colaba-Churchgate area, there is an amazing range of leisure and entertainment spots for people to choose from.

Fashion Bistro - a thematic discotheque - has caught the fancy of Mumbai's party people. Ghetto and Earthquake in the Pedder Road-Tardeo party zone attracts a slick, hip bunch of college going students.

Shalimar: One of the oldest cinema houses in South Mumbai. The air conditioned theatre located at Grant Road mainly screens Hindi movies and occasional English films too. The matinee show is quite popular with the college crowd.

New Excelsior: Dolby stereo system and big screen is what New Excelsior Is famous for. Situated at Sukhadwala Marg, Fort (Five minutes walk from the main Central Railway Station (C.S.T.) the theatre mainly has English movies on regular shows with a Hindi feature film during matinee show during certain weeks.

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Plaza
Tilak Bridge, Dadar B.B., Mumbai 400 014
Regular Hindi films
Aurora
Main Road, King's Circle, Matunga
Mumbai 400 019


Regular Hindi films & Tamil matinees Aurora: People of Bombay still remember, Tarzan, Guns of Navarone, Mackenna's gold, Hatari, Gold Rush - all super duper hits of the days gone by, screened exclusively at Aurora which had wooden chairs and fans in the theatre. Located at King's Circle just a stone throw from prestigeous educational institutions like V.J.T.I., U.D.C.T., Khalsa College, Don Bosco High School, no wonder the erstwhile theatre owners minted money with five shows in a day. Now-a-days- the theatre is air conditioned and is screening three regular shows and a matinee show. The matinee show has crowds thronging from nearby Dharavi to see their favorite idol of tamil movies. The other three regular shows have latest hindi films.

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The cable and satellite television has invaded each and every home in the suburbs giving little scope for development of entertainment centres or theatres. However, some good theatres and auditoriums are situated in the central suburbs.

Odeon
M.G.Road, Ghatkopar (East), Mumbai 400 077
Regular hindi movies
Mehul
Mulund (West), Mumbai 400 086
Regular hindi movies
Sahakar
Amar Mahal, Chembur, Mumbai 400 071
Regular hindi movies and matinee shows
Basant
Chembur, Mumbai 400 071
The first and only theatre in Mumbai city to have a mirror screen.
Shreyas, Ghatkopar: A predominantly Gujarati locality, the Shreyas air conditined theatre also does good business by screening Hindi movies.

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It would be difficult to say sayonara to Mumbai's nightlife without a dekko of India's hippest discotheque, J-49 at Juhu. Razzberry Rhonoceros at Juhu is another favourite haunt of the Mumbai party set.

Prithvi theatre at Juhu is the place to visit if you are looking out for a relaxing evening watching dramas, one-act plays etc.

Cinemas and mini theatres are aplenty in the suburbs. Cinemax at Goregon is the place to be visited if you are looking out for the ultimate theatrical experience. Inaugurated by the Tamil movie star Kamal Hassan the theatre is drawing huge crowds from day one.

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