ABOUT LAST REMAINING SEATS
Volunteer Rory Cunningham, a member of the very first LRS planning committee in 1987. Photo by Larry Underhill.
Los Angeles Conservancy volunteers created Last Remaining Seats in 1987 as a way to draw attention to the historic movie palaces of downtown Los Angeles, many of which were underused and in need of restoration.
Little did we know that Last Remaining Seats would become the Conservancy's signature event, drawing over 10,000 people a year from around the country and the world.
You can learn more about the series through the links below. We welcome your contributions!
If you have stories, photos, or video you'd like to share, please contact Jessica Hodgdon at firstname.lastname@example.org or (213) 430-4215.
What is Last Remaining Seats?
2011 Video by Don Solosan
Highlights from the 25th season of Last Remaining Seats
Celebration of the Palace Theatre's 100th birthday on
June 26, 2011
The "Jazz Singer" Curtain
Warner Bros corporate archivist Leith Adams presents a piece of movie history
The Markham Collection
Profile of Steve Markham, collector of vintage theatre curtains
Volunteer In The Spotlight: Rory Cunningham
Profile of Last Remaining Seats on Turner Classic Movies
NBC L.A. interview with Pauline Wagner, Fay Wray's stunt double in the 1933 classic King Kong
Montage from the 2009 screening of Cabaret at the Los Angeles Theatre, by Don Solosan
Tony Curtis speaks about Some Like It Hot during the 2004 season of Last Remaining Seats
Recap of all the films, theatres, and brochure covers from the past 25 years of LRS
2006 newsletter article on the history of LRS (PDF file)
Volunteer Historic Theatres Committee