Eastmont Theatre

7402 MacArthur Boulevard,
Oakland, CA 94605

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Bobbt37 on August 24, 2013 at 4:07 am

In the middle 1940’s I lived on 73rd Ave. just below E14th St. The only other Theater close by was the Granada. Occasionally, my parents would take me up to the Elmhurst District and we would go to the Eastmont. I also remember the Chevy Plant at what is now the Eastmont Mall. Things can certainly change in ones lifetime.

celaniasdawn on March 21, 2011 at 10:16 pm

My aunt took me there as a kid once. All I remember was that it had a big lobby and the palm trees on the walls inside. It was changed into a Vic Tanny studio, and before it did, the marquee letters said “closing to get fit”. The draperies that closed over the screen were pretty, it was a beautiful purple velvet with gold circles on the bottom trim. We were told to stay away from the theater as kids because of the “riff raff” that went there.

bago1 on April 25, 2009 at 7:13 pm

belive it or not the entrence of this old theater now called the elmhurst pharmacy was where 2 oakland police officers where shot and killed on saturday 3/21/09 the 2 other officers where shot and killed and the suspect at an apartment down the street from here .preatty tragic event but the old eastmont theater was where the tragic events of that crazy day started ..

heres a youtube link .
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jakeessl on May 29, 2006 at 8:06 pm

A recent picture of the site:

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gsmurph on July 28, 2005 at 1:51 am

The Eastmont is at present in use as a pharmacy.

gsmurph on November 8, 2003 at 11:02 am

The Eastmont Theatre was opened in 1927 and closed in 1953.