El Cid was built around 1900 by D.W Griffith. It was used to screen his controversial and famous movie, 'Birth Of A Nation' which opened in 1915. It was the first 12 reel picture motion picture to set an all time box office record. For 11 years it was viewed by more than 100 million Americans at the hight ticket price of $2!
Late in 1950, the building was converted into a mini theater. Credits include, 'The Black Pipe', 'Jail House', and The Drunkard. It became famous as a hang-out for ma...[more]