Edwards Bakersfield 14 Cinemas

9000 Ming Avenue,
Suite G,
Bakersfield, CA 93311

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 17, 2010 at 11:15 am

Thanks Cwalczak,so much.Why do they always have to change the name!

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 17, 2010 at 4:59 am

Several legal journals of later 1910s make reference to a case involving a dispute over rent owed by a Bakersfield Theater Company to the Bakersfield Improvement Company during 1914. The L.A. library’s California Index contains quite a few cards mentioning early theaters in Bakersfield, though the name Bakersfield Theatre is not mentioned.

Bakersfield had a population of over 12,000 in 1910, and over 18,000 by 1920, so it supported several theaters during the 1910s. This web page mentions several theaters, though it doesn’t specify which were movie houses and which offered live entertainment: “In 1909 Chester Avenue was noted as ‘theater row’ where Morley’s, Parra’s, Scribner’s, Grogg’s, The Empire and The Lyceum offered flickering movies, vaudeville, concerts, slide shows and any other entertainment they could book.” Later it mentions a Union Theatre as well.

The California Index mentions theaters called the Rex, the Lyric, the the Hippodrome, the Kern, the California, the Pastime, and the Elite, as well as the Nile.

CSWalczak on December 16, 2010 at 11:08 am

I am guessing that you are referring to the Nile Theatre, listed here on CT at /theaters/2834/

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 16, 2010 at 10:07 am

Any info on the BAKERSFIELD THEATRE running silent pictures in 1919?

AndyT on August 2, 2006 at 10:05 am

Just as Bakersfield is a perfect example of an awesome city. Life is great!