Dimond Theatre

3422 Fruitvale Avenue,
Oakland, CA 94602

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Dimond Theater Oakland California

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kencmcintyre on June 11, 2008 at 3:03 pm

There are photos of two Farmer Joe’s on the store site. One of them may be the old theater:

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 11, 2008 at 4:20 pm

How much of the original theater remains? This is a 2006 photo showing construction at this location.

kencmcintyre on June 11, 2008 at 4:29 pm

That means the theater is the largest of the two stores on the website. I thought maybe it was the smaller one.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 11, 2008 at 4:32 pm

Its “New Joe’s”. Although the address is slightly different at 3426 Fruitvale Avenue.

celaniasdawn on February 7, 2011 at 10:45 am

Only went to the Diamond twice. Each time we went, there was hardly anybody in there. It seemed to play pictures there that no one was interested in seeing, all the popular films showed at the Laurel, Fruitvale and Fairfax. We used to go to Junes Lone Star for hamburgers and shakes, then to a movie afterwards. Everytime we looked at the paper to decide where to go, we always skipped the Diamond because it was also just too expensive to get inside. No one seemed to miss it when it closed. I went to Cannucks on the corner to get a magnavox record player, and they were remodeling the diamond for the new Lucky supermarket. The side door was open so I walked inside to peek and looked up and all I remember seeing were steel girders, then this man came to me and asked me to leave. It didn’t look like anything was saved in there.

gsmurph on November 14, 2011 at 12:36 pm

The theatre’s name was actually “Dimond” (the missing “a” is NOT a typo); it was named for the Dimond neighborhood, which was itself named for Hugh Dimond, an early Oakland political and civic leader.

gsmurph on November 14, 2011 at 12:39 pm

The above photo is way WAY off; the Dimond is practically on the other end of Fruitvale Avenue (near MacArthur Boulevard), nowhere near Alameda or the drawbridge.

gsmurph on November 14, 2011 at 12:43 pm

Sorry to chime in once more, but the zip code should be 94602 (that may be why the photo’s way off as I mentioned above).

robertcampbell on December 21, 2013 at 11:33 am

http://oaklandwiki.org/Dimond_Theater (meant to post the link and not the photo)

hdtv267 on December 21, 2013 at 12:27 pm

You’ll be able to see a 1936 photo of the DImond here…


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