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Michael McCarthy

I am the Director of Entertainment for the legendary El Cid Dinner Theater in the Silverlake area of Los Angeles.

Beginning in January 2009 I started a monthly Short Film Night at El Cid.

I joined Short Film Central to connect with L.A. based short filmmakers.

I'm always looking for new content. There are no submission fees for this event. It is booked much like our live music shows.

Feel free to message me if any of you are interested in this event. Maybe we'll be viewing some of your work on our stage in the near future!

El Cid Legacy

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 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 mini-theater and cabaret called the “Cabaret Concert Theater”. It became famous as a hang out for many well known actors and actresses.

In 1961 El Cid Restaurant was born, and the building was converted into an authentic replica of a 16th century Spanish tavern which has featured the finest Flamenco dancers, singers and guitarists for the past 50 years.

Fast forward to 2010 and El Cid continues to be a vibrant cultural institution of Los Angeles. Within the last 2 years alone we've hosted secret shows from Jane's Addiction, Beck, Flight of the Concords, Wolfmother, Spoon & Tenacious D.

With a history of great entertainment and a new variety of late night and dinner shows to choose from, El Cid is known as a landmark of Hollywood.

Short film credits

Sound Re-recordist
Image from The Ballad of Sandeep

The Ballad of Sandeep

United States | Apr 2011 | 28:40
When his IT job is outsourced to Bangalore, Indian-born Sandeep Majumdar finds himself unemployed for the first time in eighteen years. In an attempt ...
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Information on this profile is provided by the person and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 13 Mar 2010