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Cinema 19

2003 Photo from the Paul Linfesty collection.
1224 19th St
Bakersfield CA

Closed Adult Theatre
Record #22265  
 Opened: 1922
 Closed: Yes (date unknown)
 Current Use: Retail
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Virginia, Paris
 Previously operated by: Art Theatre Guild

Information for this tour was contributed by Paul Linfesty.

The Virginia opened in 1922. In 1963, its name changed to Paris Theatre, showing porn/"blue" movies. The name changed again in 1967, to Cinema 19 showing foreign and art product, but slipped into porn again ... first soft, then hard. Sometime in the 1980s it became an adult book store and mini-theatre, keeping the name.

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2003 photos from the Paul Linfesty collection.

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Last featured 1/23/2005. Last edited 2/4/2022.

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