A sure sign of December is the Los Angeles Conservancy's annual holiday matinee, held at one of downtown's movie palaces. Last year we enjoyed "The Nightmare Before Christmas" and the year before that, "A Christmas Story," both at the historic 1926 Orpheum Theatre.
This year, the 8th annual holiday matinee is back at the Orpheum with "Home Alone" (1990). Details:
A great event for families, architecture lovers, and film fans, the Conservancy’s eighth annual holiday 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.
Doors will open at 1:15 p.m., and guests will be ushered in to the tunes of holiday classics performed by Tony Wilson on the Orpheum’s famous Mighty Wurlitzer organ, the last remaining theatre organ on Broadway.
Guests can show their movie tickets at nearby restaurants for special discounts*: Umami Broadway (852 S. Broadway) will offer a 10% discount per table, and Two Boots Pizza (826 S. Broadway) will offer a 30% discount per order. Two Boots will offer a special pizza just for the day, “The Marv,” inspired by the film.
Make a day of it -- go ice skating in Pershing Square. Go get a drink at Perch. Buy some holiday gifts at The Last Bookstore. It's a great way to get into the holiday spirit. Tickets are available at laconservancy.org/holiday.