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Kern Theatre

2024 Chester Ave
Bakersfield CA

Record #22266  
 Closed: 1952
 Current Use: Retail
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Parra's, Hippodrome, New Hip
 Previously operated by: Fox West Coast Theatres

Information for this tour was contributed by Paul Linfesty.

This theater opened prior to 1910 as Parra's. It became the Hippodrome in 1918 and then the Kern in 1938. The building was damaged in the 1952 earthquake and the cinema closed, although the building is still used for other purposes.

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Last featured 3/15/2003. Last edited 2/23/2020.

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