Researching this theatre (also known as the El Dorado) on the internet proved a bit difficult. It was the same basic facts repeated. Built Largely of millstone, construction on the theatre started in 1892 with an opening date of 1896.
The building served as a hospital during the Battle of the Marne in 1914. One website notes that early shows were given by troops passing through.
While tourism refers to the theatre as a “place where you can attend concerts, plays, and association meetings.”
One expects a little more from a theatre with a century of history.
The posters in the above are for early film shows:
Postcard is part of the Theatre Talks collection, please ask permission to copy and/or use.
At least give credit to source. We know that some people will not honor this but it would be nice if they did.