For Release: February 23, 2012
Contact: Shannon Ryan
The Los Angeles Conservancy Announces Lineup For 2012 Last Remaining Seats
Classic Films and Live Entertainment in the Historic Theatres of Los Angeles
Screenings in Downtown Los Angeles and Beverly Hills
May 30 - June 30, 2012
Tickets on sale March 28 (members) and April 11 (public)
LOS ANGELES (February 28, 2012) – The Los Angeles Conservancy has announced the lineup for the twenty-sixth season of Last Remaining Seats, its signature series of classic films and live entertainment in historic movie palaces. What began in 1987 as a way to draw attention to Los Angeles’ historic theatres is now a summer tradition, drawing thousands of people from the region and the nation. Last Remaining Seats presents classic films as they were meant to be seen: on the big screen, in a beautiful theatre, surrounded by fellow fans.
The 2012 season takes place Wednesday evenings from May 30 through June 27, plus a matinee and evening screening on Saturday, June 30. Evening screenings start at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7); the special matinee screening on June 30 starts at 2 p.m. (doors open at 1).
This season offers some exciting twists: recent classics, two Saturday screenings of The Wizard of Oz (the Fan Favorite chosen by Conservancy members), and the first-ever visit to the 1930 Saban Theatre (formerly Wilshire Theatre) in Beverly Hills.
2012 Last Remaining Seats Schedule
Subject to change; details and updates will appear on our website at laconservancy.org (direct link: http://www.laconservancy.org/remaining/2012.php)
Wednesday, May 30 - Paper Moon (1973)
Los Angeles Theatre (1931)
615 S. Broadway, Downtown L.A.
Directed by Peter Bogdanovich, this recent classic stars father and daughter Ryan and Tatum O'Neal as a Depression-era con man and the street-smart girl who may or may not be his daughter. At the spectacular Los Angeles Theatre, the last and largest of the great movie palaces built on Broadway.
Wednesday, June 6 - Tootsie (1982)
Orpheum Theatre (1926)
842 S. Broadway, Downtown L.A.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of this endlessly quotable, beloved tale of a New York actor who goes to great lengths to nab a big role. Sydney Pollack directed and joins the all-star cast led by Dustin Hoffman and Jessica Lange. At the magnificent, beautifully renovated Orpheum Theatre.
Wednesday, June 13 - The Big Sleep (1946)
Los Angeles Theatre
It doesn't get better than Bogey and Bacall, directed here by the great Howard Hawks with a screenplay co-written by William Faulkner. As private detective Philip Marlowe, Humphrey Bogart encounters a heap of trouble and a stunningly beautiful Lauren Bacall.
Wednesday, June 20 - Los tres mosqueteros (Mexico, 1942)
Million Dollar Theatre (1918)
307 S. Broadway, Downtown L.A.
co-presented with the Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles
Mexican icon Cantinflas stars in this parody of Alexander Dumas' "The Three Musketeers." In Spanish with English subtitles. At the beautiful Million Dollar Theatre, built as Sid Grauman's first Los Angeles venue.
Wednesday, June 27 - Robin Hood (1922)
This silent version of the timeless classic stars Douglas Fairbanks at his acrobatic best. With live accompaniment on the Orpheum's original 1928 Mighty Wurlitzer organ.
Saturday, June 30 - The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Saban Theatre (1930), 8440 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills
Matinee and evening screenings
L.A. Conservancy members voted this gem as their Fan Favorite film. Judy Garland leads an impeccable cast through an unforgettable journey down the Yellow Brick Road. With these two weekend screenings, Last Remaining Seats makes its first-ever visit to the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, which opened as the Fox Wilshire in 1930 and has been beautifully renovated.
For more information about the 2012 Last Remaining Seats theatres, visit our website at http://laconservancy.org/remaining/remaining_theatres.php
As always, Conservancy members enjoy discounts and advance purchase of Last Remaining Seats tickets. Tickets go on sale to Conservancy members at 10 a.m. PST on March 28 and to the general public on April 11. Advance tickets cost $20 ($16 for Conservancy members). A limited number of series tickets will be available. For details, visit laconservancy.org or call the Conservancy’s event hotline at (213) 430-4219.
2012 Last Remaining Seats sponsors (as of February 23)
Series Star Sponsor: Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Series Supporting Sponsor: Steve Bing. Series Sponsors: Cole's / 213 Ventures; NBC Universal. Evening Sponsors: Cathy and Steve Needleman; Clifton’s/The Edison; Linda and Jerry Bruckheimer; Paramount Pictures; Warner Bros. Media Sponsor: Los Angeles Downtown News.
The Los Angeles Conservancy is a nonprofit membership organization that works through education and advocacy to recognize, preserve, and revitalize the historic architectural and cultural resources of Los Angeles County. What began as a volunteer group in 1978 now has nearly 7,000 members, making the Conservancy the largest local organization of its kind in the U.S.