The modern air-conditioned cinema was constructed to designs by architect Wilmot Douglas. It opened on April 29, 1948 with a screening of the two-year-old Technicolor feature "Wake Up And Dream" starring June Haver and John Payne. Arnold Gary was the first manager.
- 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