The Fox Theater, which opened on Christmas Day in 1930, looms over its low-rise neighbors in downtown Bakersfield. The building, dark for many years, was revived in 1994.
The Fox Theater, which opened on Christmas Day in 1930, looms over its low-rise neighbors in downtown Bakersfield. The building, dark for many years, was revived in 1994. Andrew Seng aseng@sacbee.com
The Fox Theater, which opened on Christmas Day in 1930, looms over its low-rise neighbors in downtown Bakersfield. The building, dark for many years, was revived in 1994. Andrew Seng aseng@sacbee.com
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Downtown Bakersfield: A city (un)stuck in time

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Sam McManis has covered travel and recreation at The Sacramento Bee since 2011, criss-crossing California to report on interesting, humorous, unexpected and sometimes truly strange stories. When he's not driving all over the state for work, McManis likes to run on the many mountain trails California boasts. Contact Sam McManis at smcmanis@sacbee.com or 916-321-1145. Twitter: @SamMcManis