Thursday, May 31, 2012
Opening Night at Last Remaining Seats
On Wednesday night the L.A. Conservancy opened up its annual Last Remaining Seats screening series -- one of our favorite events of the year -- with Peter Bogdanovich's 1973 classic "Paper Moon" at the even-more-classic 1932 Los Angeles Theatre on Broadway. Starring 8-year-old Tatum O'Neal in the role that won her an Oscar, the tale of 1930s scam artist and the even more cunning kid he finds in Kansas still holds up.
Before the screening, Bodganovich opened the evening by telling a few stories (about how "Paper Moon" was made, how the O'Neals were cast, and how the title even came about) and offering a few spot-on impersonations (of Hitchcock, Jimmy Stewart and others).
Of all the movie palaces on Broadway, the Los Angeles remains the most grand -- even though it's still in need of a complete overhaul. You've seen the Los Angeles lobby in countless features and TV shows. It's always a treat to see something in the Los Angeles. And what's great is that after years of mostly talk, the long-awaited Broadway revival is finally starting to take place, thanks to the opening of new spots like the Umamicatessan, the Los Angeles Brewing Company, the renovation of Clifton's, and more.
More pics from our evening:
Tickets remain for most of this year's other Last Remaining Seats screenings; go here for more info.