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Pastime Theatre

1924 Photo from the Brewer-Pipkin Publications collection.
1517 19th St
Bakersfield CA

Record #22240  
 Opened: February 25, 1913
 Closed: 1927
 Current Use: Retail
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Information for this tour was contributed by Paul Linfesty.

The Pastime theatre opened on Tuesday, February 25, 1913 with "first-run" programs. The Pastime was soon purchased by Grogg's, a local vaudeville chain. Unlike the other theatres Groggs operated, the Pastime was equipped only for photoplays. By the late teens, the theatre joined West Coast Theatres (as all Grogg's theatres did). The Pastime exhibited many big silent films on a first-run basis and was billed as a "jewel box" for motion pictures.

The theatre never survived the end of the silent era, closing after the July 29, 1927 sexploitation film Is Your Daughter Safe? billed as "the sensational film for men only."

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2003 photos from the Paul Linfesty collection.

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Last featured 1/23/2005. Last edited 3/7/2010.

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