Information for this tour was contributed by Bob Meza.
The Granada Theatre in Bakersfield is being restored from the inside out. The theatre, built in 1927, is the oldest remaining theatre in Kern County. At this writing, 23 tons of Wurlitzer pipe organ (4 manual 24 ranks) is being installed and is partially playing. Projection and sound equipment has been reinstalled as has a new screen and Grand Drape. The snack bar was added to the Granada in the 1950s and has been restored. The owners, Jim and Lucy Spohn, intend to open the theatre and do novelty shows with silent movies with pipe organ accompaniment.
May 2004 photos from the Jim Spohn collection.
2001 photos from the Bob Meza collection.
Photos from the Jim Spohn collection.
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