L.A. Conservancy's 21st Annual Last Remaining Seats

— by Caroline on Crack

The Curtain's Down

It’s that time of year again when L.A. Conservancy celebrates our city’s roots by screening film classics in classic movie theaters.

From May 23 to June 27, L.A.’s historic preservation organization will not only spotlight these legendary movie houses but feature special programs with special guests, live music and even a fashion show. Get your tickets while they’re still available as they can go pretty quickly. I can’t wait to see Roman Holiday and that Edith Head fashion show!

Movie Schedule:

  • May 23North by Northwest at the Orpheum Theatre
    Special program: Eva Marie Saint and Patricia Hitchcock interviewed by filmmaker Curtis Hanson (L.A. Confidential, 8 Mile).

    • May 30Roman Holiday at the Los Angeles Theatre
      Special program: Leonard Maltin hosts the evening which includes an on-stage fashion show of Roman Holiday‘s costume designer, Edith Head.

    • June 6Flesh and the Devil at the Orpheum Theatre
      Special program: The Robert Israel Orchestra accompanies the feature, preceded by a screening of the 1920s short Moonland.

    • June 13Yankee Doodle Dandy at the Los Angeles Theatre
      Special program: Screenings of short films from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ archives.

    • June 20La Balandra Isabel llego esta tarde at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre
      Special program: Actor Wilmer Valderrama hosts. Live music by PAWS Music Afro-Cuban Folklore Ensemble in Ford’s gardens before the movie. Food and drink allowed in the amphitheatre.

    • June 27Scarface at the Alex Theatre
      Special program: Swing band Mora’s Modern Rhythmists performs 1930s tunes.

All performances are general seating with doors opening at 7pm and the show running through 10 or 11pm. Unfortunately food and drinks aren’t allowed in the Los Angeles Theatre. The site doesn’t say anything about the Orpheum though.

TICKETS: $15 for Conservancy members; $18 for general public; $20 at the door if an event isn’t sold out. This year purchasing tickets are made a little easier with online ticketing. Woo! No more mailing in your order forms. But then again that may just make it easier to sell out.