Its part of fundraising efforts to keep Taft's theater open

Hollywood is coming to help save Taft's Fox theater.

Actor, writer, producer and director Corbin Bernsen will be screening his film 25 Hill at the Fox Theater on Sept. 14 to help raise money to keep Taft's landmark open.

Bernsen will be at the theater to introduce the movie and to sign DVDs of the movie.

The movie will be shown twice – at 4 p.m. and again at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $8 and can be purchased online at or at the box office. Tickets are on sale now and proceeds go to the Fox Theater digital conversion fundraising drive. The theater and its supporters are trying to raise $40,000 for a downpayment on digital projection equipment.

If the equipment cannot be purchased, the Fox will go out of business as all new releases will be released in digital format only.

Bernsen, the son of Jeanne Cooper, the late daytime drama star who grew up in Taft, filmed many scenes in 25 Hill in Taft in 2010.

He drew upon his memories of visiting Taft when he was growing up to craft the scenes shot locally in 25 Hill.