The original theater was constructed in 1947 across the street from the East Lake Theater. It was and converted into Cinema Blue in 1971. The building was purchased in December 2014 by Vince Amaro. He evicted the businesses and made plans to renovate the cinema as a community performing arts center.
- Davis, Bryan (December 8, 2014) "East Lake adult theater Cinema Blue purchased, will close in 2015." Birmingham Business Journal
- Cinema Blue Theatre at cinematreasures.org