Thursday, November 15, 2012
"You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!" This Christmas at The Orpheum
(Poster via Warner Bros.)
Cable TV has helped turn "A Christmas Story" into a true holiday classic -- but I'll bet you've never seen it like this. The Los Angeles Conservancy will celebrate the holidays on Saturday, December 2, by screening the movie at downtown's historic 1926 Orpheum Theatre movie palace.
"While the cult hit runs often on TV during the holidays, there’s no better way to see it than on the big screen in a beautiful movie palace, surrounded by hundreds of fellow fans," the Conservancy notes. "A great event for architecture lovers, film fans, and families, the Conservancy’s seventh annual holiday film matinee begins at 2 p.m., allowing time before or after the film to explore the theatre, the Broadway Historic District, and downtown Los Angeles."
This screams FRANKLIN AVENUE, and I can't wait. Make a day of it -- go ice skating in Pershing Square. Go get coffee on Spring Street. Buy some holiday gifts at The Last Bookstore. It's a great way to get into the holiday spirit.
And here's some great news: It's a economical event. Tix are just $10 for Conservancy members ($15 for the public), and $5 for kids under 12. Go here to get your tix!
As a bonus, Bob Salisbury will play holiday music on the Orpheum’s Mighty Wurlitzer organ (the last remaining theatre organ on Broadway); the cartoon "Gift Wrapped" (Warner Bros. 1952) with Tweety Bird and Sylvester will play before the feature; and diners who show their Conservancy movie ticket at UMAMIcatessen (next door to the theatre) will get a treat.
(Pic by BergerConser Photography)
We'll see you on December 2!