Almost every town on the West Coast of California had a Fox Theatre at some time. The theatre in the image opened on Christmas Day in 1930 with the feature film, Just Imagine. The building is an example of an early work of architect S. Charles Lee from Los Angeles. The exterior of the building is in the Spanish Colonial Revival style as was the original interior. The building survived the 1952 earthquake, but, eventually closed in 1977 with brief openings in 1983 and 1984. After that, the theatre fell into decay until 1994 when, threatened by demolition, a small group of city businessmen and women joined together to save the theatre, forming the Fox Theatre Foundation. Today, it gets a lot of use.
Bakersfield, California 2011