Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Green Lady Killers Invade El Cid in Los Angeles on 4.21.12

The Green Lady Killers will be rockin' El Cid in Los Angeles on 4.21.12

More about El Cid:

El Cid was built around 1900 by D.W. Griffith. It was used to screen his famous and controversial film “Birth of A Nation”, which opened in 1915 and was the first twelve reel motion picture to set an all time box office record. For 11 years it was viewed by more than 100 million Americans at the high ticket price of $2.00!

Late in 1950 the building was converted into a playhouse theater and cabaret called “The Cabaret Concert Theater” which credits include “The Black Pipe”, “Jail House” and “The Drunkard”. It became notable not only as a theater but also as a hang-out for many well known actors and actresses of the day, including a young Marlon Brando who both performed and hung out there.

In 1961 El Cid Restaurant was born and the building was converted into an authentic replica of a 16th century Spanish tavern. From the exterior courtyard with its beautiful trees and greenery, fountains, original murals and bi-level patio to the interior theater with its Spanish d├ęcor, high wood beam ceilings, velvet drapery, fireplace and colorful vintage bricks and tile, El Cid is a rare gem.

It provides an extraordinary backdrop to the exciting flamenco dinner shows which feature the finest flamenco dancers, singers and guitarists in an intimate setting.

Nighttime events include the best national and local live bands and artists, djs, comedians, magicians and vaudevillian oddities. We also host film screenings and wrap parties utilizing the big screen hidden behind the drapery on the stage.

El Cid offers a romantic blend of dining, history and entertainment that is unique, enchanting and beautiful – hidden in the heart of the artistic community of Silver Lake, just minutes away from Hollywood. It is a truly magical place and is known today as a landmark of the Hollywood area.

El Cid - Show theater in the heart of the Silver Lake neighborhood in Los Angeles