Monday, May 23, 2011

Last Remaining Seats Opens with "Rear Window"

The 25th Annual Last Remaining Seats opens tomorrow at the Historic Orpehum Theatre with Leonard Maltin hosting the SOLD-OUT screening of Hitchcock's classic, Rear Window, but don't fret! There are still a few seats to other screenings of classic films and live entertainment in historic LA theatres, during this special anniversary season. (I'd hurry though... before they sell out as well!)

So come celebrate a quarter century of presenting classic films and live entertainment in the spectacular movie palaces of Los Angeles. When it first started, a handful of LA Conservancy volunteers created Last Remaining Seats in 1987 to raise awareness of Los Angeles’ historic theatres, many of which are underused. The series is now a summer tradition that draws more than 10,000 people a year into these architectural treasures, reviving the glamour and excitement of classic Hollywood.

Upcoming shows:
"The Music Man" at the Los Angeles Theatre - June 1st
"Captain Blood" ad the Million Dollar Theatre - June 8th
"King Kong" at the Los Angeles Theatre - June 15th
"Zoot Suit" at the Million Dollar Theatre - June 22nd
"Sunset Boulevard" at the Palace Theatre (3 Showings all SOLD OUT!) - June 26th
"Safety Last!" at the Orpheum Theatre - June 29th

And for those of you lucky enough heading downtown Wednesday night, here's a little more information - The 25th season opens with a sold-out screening of the Alfred Hitchcock thriller Rear Window (1954), starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly. Renowned film critic and historian Leonard Maltin will host the evening and introduce the film. Robert York will perform before the screening on the Orpheum’s 1928 Mighty Wurlitzer organ, the last remaining theatre organ on Broadway. Nearly two thousand people will fill the beautifully restored 1926 Orpheum Theatre to kick off this special anniversary season, which runs through June 29 in the Broadway Historic Theatre District.

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- ExperienceLA Staff

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