Diamond Theater

576-578 Alter Street,
Hazleton, PA 18201

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In the fall of 1913, the Diamond Theater opened at 576-578 Alter Street. This one-floor theater did not have a stage and was limited to showing films its entire life. This small neighborhood theater had just over 400 seats and normally showed films in the evenings and weekend matinees.

The theater operated until the late 1960s. The auditorium was demolished but the lobby area was converted to retail space. Any additional information on this theater is welcome.

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RJS
RJS on March 23, 2007 at 9:39 pm

Attached is a 1941 image of the Diamond in Hazleton.

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Whit
Whit on June 5, 2008 at 8:39 am

Why was it called The Diamond when it was on Alter St. Diamond Ave was a few blocks away.

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