L.A. history buffs and cinemaphiles rejoice! Tickets to L.A. Conservancy’s 22nd Annual Last Remaining Seats go on sale to the general public tomorrow at 10am. Choose from the selection of classic movies screening at some very classic theaters like the Los Angeles Theatre, Orpheum and the recently reopened Million Dollar Theatre from May 28 to July 2. Feel like what it must have been like to watch movies in these beautiful theaters, from enjoying the live organ music of the Mighty Wurlitzer to squeezing your 21st-century ass into your 1920s seat. It may not the Arclight but that’s what makes it charming.
The historic preservation organization will also present live music and special guests with each movie screening. And all performances are general seating so the early bird gets the best vantage point. Doors open at 7 with the show starting at 8 and ending around 10 or 11pm.
May 28 — Gentlemen Prefer Blondes at the Los Angeles Theatre
Special Program: The evening will be hosted by film critic/historian Leonard Maltin, schedule permitting.
June 4 — Mildred Pierce at the Million Dollar Theatre — SOLD OUT so ferget it
Special Program: The evening will be hosted by Alan K. Rode, film historian, writer, and director of the Film Noir Foundation.
June 11 — Goldfinger at the Orpheum Theatre
Special Program: Legendary organist Bob Mitchell performs on the Orpheum’s Mighty Wurlitzer organ before the show.
June 25 — El rey del barrio at the Million Dollar Theatre
Special Program: The evening will be hosted by KTTV Fox 11 Reporter Tony Valdez, and will include a live musical performance by the John Villalobos Quartet, playing Boleros and Son Cubano with influences of jazz, flamenco, and blues.
July 2 — Silent comedy classics: The Navigator, Pay Day, Get Out and Get Under at the Orpheum Theatre
Special Program: Acclaimed organist Robert Israel will accompany the films on the Orpheum’s Mighty Wurlitzer organ. Maxwell DeMille will host the evening.
TICKETS: $15 for Conservancy members (you can still sign up to be a member and purchase tickets before tomorrow); $18 for general public; $20 at the door if an event isn’t sold out.
TICKETS ON SALE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23 at 10am