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Fox Theater

2001 H St, Bakersfield, CA 93301-3919
+1 661-324-1369
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It's not good for concerts.

I hate the seating for a concert. It's like you walk into a movie theater in comparison and a live... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
jessicazuniga1027
Old world charm

Great old theater that is used for plays and events. Not a bad seat in the house. Street parking is... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
Michelle G
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Bakersfield, California
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2001 H St, Bakersfield, CA 93301-3919
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

I hate the seating for a concert. It's like you walk into a movie theater in comparison and a live concert is going on but you have to be quiet and seated! No fun! Older people might enjoy the kick back feel of the theater,...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Great old theater that is used for plays and events. Not a bad seat in the house. Street parking is all around but would encourage you to get there early to grab a prime spot (you can always walk a few blocks for a drink...More

Thank Michelle G
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Enjoyable Skip the first row orchestra - people in front were disappointed due to limited view Enjoyable atmosphere Nice refurbished theatre, security, sound and access Stated date of attraction an estimate per recollection

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

....as George Day used to say back in the day. Lovely venue and nicer acoustics than other concert venues in town unless the artist insists on loudness instead of quality during there sound checks. I especially enjoy that you can get quality seats without paying...More

Thank Alfred R
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Saw the Glenn Miller Orchestra at the Fox and couldn't have been more pleased. Besides a wonderful concert, the Fox is a beautiful retro theater that is superb for live events.

Thank Bruce P
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

Stopped here on a day when there were no performances but still a beautiful theater to stop by and take a look at. Located close to everything in the downtown Bakersfield area.

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Reviewed 24 May 2017

No longer a theater, the Fox presents various types of the arts for the community with different interests. I went to a Willie Nelson concert there one year. It was great.

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Reviewed 27 April 2017

Im sentimental about this place. Used to go see matinees on saturdays when i was a kid. it was the more expensive of the theaters in town. Has a balcony and the most amazing woodwork inside. Its worth just looking at. Giant wood scrolls on...More

Thank Sean E
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Alton Brown's Eat Your Science show was a lot of fun, made even better having it in the historic Fox Theater. There is not a bad seat in the place. Parking is difficult, expect to park a couple blocks away if you show up just...More

Thank Mark S
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

Many events, great shows. Comfortable seats, drinks available for most events, good support by staff

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slbbsmith
14 September 2016|
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Response from Leon1958 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know what sort of an event that you are talking about. A ticket will get you in the door and basically anywhere inside - but that would not include backstage (I think).
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LisaLisaMD
30 April 2016|
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Response from Ortho-Don | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking lot about a block south across the street and across from Padre Hotel. Parking is free but limited. Otherwise you are on the streets. Might suggest havinfmg dinner or drinks at the Padre or The Mark... More
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