Diamond Theater, 621 23rd Avenue, circa 1950

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Title

Diamond Theater, 621 23rd Avenue, circa 1950

Subject

Motion picture theaters

Description

The Diamond Theater opened in 1946 at 621 23rd Avenue in Tuscaloosa and closed in 1967. The building accommodated 500 and was fitted with the most modern cinema equipment, attractively decorated and completely fireproof. The theater and Diamond Drugs next door were part of a group of businesses known as the Blue Front that catered to African-Americans. The building was razed in 2007 to make room for the city's Intermodal facility.

Creator

James Baughman

Source

James Baughman

Date

Circa 1950

Contributor

Betty Slowe (Description)

Type

Photograph

Identifier

2437

Coverage

Tuscaloosa (AL)

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

3 inches by 5 inches