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Bakersfield Fox Theater
"The Fox Theater's type I construction of poured concrete over steel would prove itself in the 1952 earthquake that ravaged lesser structures. 1953 saw the original Mediterranean Village interior replaced with a contemporary Art Deco motif inspired by Fox West Coast Theaters' Charles P. Skouras. A lavish concession area was added, along with a remodel of the marquee, box office and main entrance -- embellished with glitzy 50's bright metals, terrazzo and neon. The original screen was replaced with a super wide Cinemascope 20' x 45' format. The projectors were upgraded with 6000-watt carbon arc lamps and anamorphic lenses."