Downtown is ever more dapper these days and it’s due in large part to the dedication of the Los Angeles Conservancy, which has led the charge to preserve and protect historic buildings for over 30 years. Their annual Last Remaining Seats film series screens classic films in Downtown’s historic movie palaces and the fundraiser has become a must-attend event.
Go Go’ers, that means you’ll have to move FAST if you want to see How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Mad Men’s Robert Morse, who starred and also won a Tony for the Broadway version, is a promised, post-screening guest.) at the Los Angeles Theater, Strangers on a Train at the Million Dollar Theater, and the 1924 silent version of Peter Pan photographed by the great James Wong Howe and with accompaniment by acclaimed organist Robert Israel on the Orpheum Theater’s original Mighty Wurlitzer organ. (The series also includes American Graffiti, The Graduate, and the 1941 Dolores Del Rio starrer Flor Silvestre/Wild Flower.)
Tickets are going on sale to the general public tomorrow, April 14th at 10:00AM. Conservancy members have ALREADY snapped up all of the series tickets so only tickets to individual films will be available. Your best chance to snag some of the Last Remaining Seats is to Go Go on line (see 1st link below); phone orders won’t be accepted and a mail/fax order won’t guarantee your picks.
Numerous downtown dining and drinking establishments are offering Wednesday specials in connection with Last Remaining Seats; the 2nd link below also has several parking options. (Look under the map in the third section of the PDF.)
Dedicated aficionados often don vintage duds so this is the occasion to slip on your Sixties suit or bobby soxer best. Tinker Bell tights not for the timid….
Ready? U Know U Want 2 Go Go….
Last Remaining Seats
Every Wednesday night at 8:00PM, May 26 – June 30
(Doors open at 7:00PM; programs end 10:00PM – 11:00PM.)
General public $20; Conservancy members $16
To order tix or for film/theater info: http://www.laconservancy.org/remaining/index.php4
For downtown dining/drink specials (click on PDF for full list & parking info): http://www.laconservancy.org/remaining/remaining_dining.php4
Los Angeles Conservancy
523 West Sixth Street, Suite 826
Los Angeles 90014
213.430.4219 Event Hotline