Bakersfield's Fox Theater is a restored art deco movie theater that originally opened on December 25, 1930. The theater was one of very few buildings in the city that withstood Bakersfield's earthquake of 1952. The theater closed in 1977 and fell into disrepair despite several attempts to re-open the historic venue. Threatened with demolition, local activists raised funds to preserve the building which is now used to screen local and foreign films and a home for community activities and the performing arts.


  • The theater in its first decade
    The theater in its first decade