Kickstarter account created to save Taft Fox Theater

$40,000 needed to upgrade to digital projectors

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - It has been a part of Kern County since 1925.

But according to the co-owner of the Taft Fox Theater, it may soon be closed for good -- unless the public comes to the rescue.

A Kickstarter account has been opened by Kent Coke to help pay for new digital projection equipment.

Coke says most major Hollywood studios will stop releasing movies in 35 millimeter film at the end of 2013. In order to keep showing first-run movies, the theater needs a down payment of $40,000 to upgrade to digital projection.

Coke says they convert -- or they close.

So far, backers have pledged $6,514 to the theater. The project will only be funded if at least $40,000 is pledged by Sunday, September 8th. If the goal is not reached, all pledges will be refunded to contributors.

To find the account and make pledges, click HERE.

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