Last Remaining Seats 2009

The Los Angeles Conservancy has announced the dates for its 23rd Annual Last Remaining Seats Series. Every summer, the Last Remaining Seats opens up the exquisite, historical movie palaces of Downtown LA’s Broadway Theatre district to movie lovers for a series of special screenings.  The Theatre District This year, we get another terrific slate of films including A Street Car Named Desire, The Sting and Pandora’s Box.  Downtown’s Theatre District is home to twelve movie palaces that were all constructed during a 20-year period in the early 20th century, at the frenzied heights of the city’s early domination of the entertainment industry.  The buildings are called movie palaces for a reason, as past impresarios such as Sid Grauman were dedicated to creating an environment that was every bit as exciting as the action on the screen and so we have places like The Million Dollar, The Palace, The Rialto and The Orpheum. These are extraordinary pieces of living history saved from the wrecking ball by the noble souls at The Los Angeles Conservancy—a true miracle considering the City of Los Angeles’ track record of erasing its own physical history.  And so every year we celebrate this feat with the Last Remaining Seats Series—an opportunity to bask in the glory of these beauties, watching films that matter, presented to the public by people who care.

The lineup for 2009 is as follows:

May 27 – The Sting @The Orpheum
June 3   – Buck Privates @The Million Dollar
June 10  – Cabaret @The Los Angeles Theatre
June 17  – Macunaima @The Million Dollar Theatre
June 24  – A Streetcar Named Desire @The Los Angeles Theatre
July 1  – Pandora’s Box @The Orpheum

Screenings are Wednesdays at 8PM sharp. For tickets visit their website.

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One thought on “Last Remaining Seats 2009

  1. Hi!
    Today’s a date to celebrate: today I make 20.000 days; there are few ages that I consider to be very important: 10 years, 10.000 days (at 27 years) and seconds (at almost 32); if you try to calculate other – in any time unit you can’t find others so round; at 1 you’re to young to understand at 100 to old to care; in weeks, months (you make 100 months at 8.3) you can’t find so wonderful times; I celebrated all of them.
    I was (and am) very busy but I’ll try to call you more frequently.
    Hear from you,

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