Film Screening

The Seven Year Itch at the Orpheum Theatre

Saturday, June 1, 2024

8 p.m.

When a married businessman stays at home while his wife and kid take a summer vacation, he gets the ‘seven year itch’ for a blonde bombshell who happens to live upstairs.
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The Seven Year Itch (1955)

Celebrate Marilyn Monroe’s birthday with one of her most iconic films! She’s never been more “Marilyn” than in this hilarious romp from writer/director Billy Wilder. 

Based on a popular Broadway play, THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH is the story of a seemingly happily married man who stays behind in Manhattan while is family is away for summer vacation. It’s a sweltering summer, and Richard Sherman (Tom Ewell, in the role he originated on Broadway) is alone in his apartment for the season. At the same time, a beautiful blonde bombshell (Marilyn Monroe, at the height of her popularity) has just moved into the upstairs apartment and unknowingly gives him a case of “the seven-year itch.”

THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH is perhaps most famous for its iconic scene of Marilyn Monroe letting her white halter dress billow over the Subway vent. Although censors tamed down this scene, and many of the other themes of the original stage play, the film was an enormous box office success. And while it enshrined Marilyn Monroe’s image into legend, THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH also showcases her talents as a smart and nuanced actor.


Saturday, June 1, 8 p.m.

Orpheum Theatre

NR (Not rated)
105 mins.

Leonard Maltin
Renowned film historian
Longtime friend of the L.A. Conservancy

Cathy and Steve Needleman

Stay in your seats after the screening for a FREE Q&A about the historic Orpheum Theatre.

The films in this series are presented as originally created during a different time period and may contain negative attitudes, language, and depictions of people and/or cultures. The Los Angeles Conservancy does not condone these representations. 

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Original trailer, "Seven Year Itch." Courtesy Trailer Chan.

The Seven Year Itch stars Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell, and features one of the most iconic pop-culture images of the 20th century. | ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.
We'll see you at the opulent Orpheum Theatre on June 1st! Opened in 1926, the Orpheum was the fourth and final home of the famed Orpheum vaudeville circuit in Los Angeles. | Photo by Mike Hume.
Leonard Maltin, renowned film historian, and longtime friend of the L.A. Conservancy join us as our film host. | Photo by Mike Hume.
Enjoy The Seven Year Itch the way on the big screen—the way it was meant to be seen! | Photo by Mike Hume.

Saturday, June 1 at 8 p.m.

The Seven Year Itch at the Orpheum Theatre

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Members & Youth (17 and under) $20
General Public $25

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Details & Getting There

Key Information

LOCATION: The Orpheum Theatre is located at 842 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014.

FREE Q&A SESSION: Following the screening, there will be a free Q&A session about the Orpheum Theatre. Stay in your seat to learn more.

ACCESSIBILITY: The Orpheum Theatre is wheelchair accessible for both restrooms and seating and can provide an assisted listening device upon advance request. Please contact the Conservancy at (213) 623-2489 at least twenty-four hours before your visit to arrange for this device.

Important Policies

TICKETS & THEATRE POLICIES: Tickets are general seating unless you are a sponsor or Cornerstone member at the Granite level or above. Please arrive early to get the best seat selection.

L.A. Conservancy members will receive priority entry into the theatresDoors open one hour before showtime for members and forty-five (45) minutes before showtime for the general public. Not a member yet? Join today for only $40 a year to ensure you get priority entry.

REFUNDS/EXCHANGES: No refunds or exchanges. If you cannot attend the screening, we will gratefully accept your purchase as a tax-deductible donation if you notify us at (213) 623-2489.

COVID-19: The L.A. Conservancy highly recommends but does not require wearing a face mask or vaccination against COVID-19.

Additional Details

For additional details, see below.

All participants in the Los Angeles Conservancy-sponsored Walking Tours knowingly and freely accept and assume all risks, both known and unknownincluding contracting and/or transmitting COVID-19 and any other communicable diseases, and AGREE TO RELEASE, DEFEND, INDEMNIFY, NOT SUE, AND HOLD HARMLESS the Los Angeles Conservancy, its principals, officers, employees, volunteers, sponsors, agents and other participants from any and all claims, damages (including medical expenses and attorneys’ fees), injuries and expenses arising out of, or resulting from your voluntary attendance/participation in Walking Tours, including contracting and/or transmitting COVID-19 and any other communicable diseases and any and all other injury, illness, disability, death, or loss or damage to person or property. All participants expressly waive the benefits of California Civil Code 1542, which provides that: “A general release does not extend to claims that the creditor or releasing party does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release and that, if known by him or her, would have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor or released party.

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