L.A. Conservancy’s “Last Remaining Seats” series: Classic movies, classy theaters, class act

Photo courtesy of Tom Zimmerman Photography
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   


213.623.3909 fax   

213.430.4219  Event Hotline   


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