How about a New Year’s resolution we can all work on together?
Depending on which direction you’re looking from, our tower lets downtown know we are the "Ox", the “Fo”, the “Fox” (while blinking), or nothing at all; and not to mention our clocks.
The Fox Theater would love to bring our tower back to its full glory and show Bakersfield that we are indeed the FOX this New Year! As you can imagine, running and maintaining an 89 year young community icon isn’t cheap or easy, but with your help we can get this done.
We have been working closely with the professionals at California Neon to determine what is needed to complete this task. First, because the repairs can only be accomplished from the outside of the tower (a short 90 feet up), we need to bring in a 120ft boom truck to reach the neon. Once up there, we will then need skilled electricians on site to make electrical repairs and replace blown transformers. Finally, a neon artist will be waiting to fix or recreate glass as needed.
The Fox Theater Foundation is a non-profit organization which relies on the public for donations to support the mission and vision of the historic Fox Theater building, the heart of the downtown Bakersfield cultural district. Its mission is to enhance the quality of life in Kern County through the effective operation of the Historic Fox Theater as the area’s premier cultural and community event center.