Wednesday, May 25, 2011

L.A. Conservancy's Last Remaining Seats Starts Tonight

One of our favorite events of the entire year, the Los Angeles Conservancy's Last Remaining Seats, kicks off on Wednesday night at the Orpheum Theatre.

Last Remaining Seats opens the doors to some of downtown's most glorious old movie palaces -- and for one night, they're once again used to screen classic films as they were intended. And this year, the event (whch started in 1987) is celebrating its 25th year.

Tonight's screening,the 1954 Hitchcock classic "Rear Window," is already sold out. More details:

The season opens with a sold-out screening of the Alfred Hitchcock thriller Rear Window (1954), starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly. Renowned film critic and historian Leonard Maltin will host the evening and introduce the film. Robert York will perform before the screening on the Orpheum’s 1928 Mighty Wurlitzer organ, the last remaining theatre organ on Broadway. Nearly two thousand people will fill the beautifully restored 1926 Orpheum Theatre to kick off this special anniversary season, which runs through June 29 in the Broadway Historic Theatre District.
Read our post from last year's Last Remaining Seats (in which we caught the screening of "The Graduate" at the beautiful Los Angeles Theatre) here.

There are still tickets remaining for many of the screenings. Here's a list:

May 25
Rear Window (1954) - SOLD OUT!
Orpheum Theatre
June 1

The Music Man (1962)
Los Angeles Theatre

June 8
Captain Blood (1935)
Million Dollar Theatre

June 15
King Kong (1933)
Los Angeles Theatre

June 22
Zoot Suit (1981)
Co-presented with the
Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles
Million Dollar Theatre

June 26
Sunset Boulevard (1950) - SOLD OUT!
Palace Theatre

June 29
Safety Last! (1923)
Orpheum Theatre

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