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Last Remaining Seats FAQs

What is Last Remaining Seats?

Last Remaining Seats (LRS) is the Los Angeles Conservancy's annual series of classic films and live entertainment in historic theatres. It takes place over several weeks each summer, typically in June. What started in 1987 as a way to draw attention to L.A.'s historic theatres is now a summer tradition!

When do tickets go on sale?

The 2018 season is now over. We'll be back in 2019!

If you'd like to receive email updates on ticket sales, you can join our Last Remaining Seats email list (check the "Last Remaining Seats" box).

How much do tickets cost?

Advance tickets are $18 each for Conservancy members and $22 each for the general public. Any remaining tickets sold at the door are $22.

Is there a discount for group tickets?


Can I buy tickets for the whole series?

We don't offer series tickets, but you can purchase tickets to each seperate screening on your own. 

How many tickets can I buy at the member price?

You can buy up to four tickets per screening at the member price and unlimited tickets at the non-member price. If you're a Cornerstone member, you can buy up to eight tickets per screening at the member price, but you can buy only four of them online (for more, contact the office at or 213-623-2489).

When will I get my tickets?

We typically start mailing tickets in early May. Tickets purchased in late May are typically held at Will Call.

If I purchase tickets but can’t attend, can I get a refund?

We do not provide ticket refunds or exchanges. If you attend a screening and have an extra ticket, we would gladly welcome you returning it to the Conservancy for resale. If you buy a ticket but don't attend the screening, we will gratefully accept your purchase as a donation.

How do I get to the theatres, and where can I park?

We send detailed directions with your tickets; directions and parking information is also available on the Dining & Directions page we publish each year.

For downtown screenings, parking is available at various rates in surface lots on or near Broadway ($5-15); there's also a limited amount of metered street parking.

We encourage you to use public transportation. The Broadway theatres are conveniently located near the Pershing Square Metro station at Fifth and Hill Streets and the 7th Steet Metro station. For details on how to take the Metro Rail to Last Remaining Seats, visit or call 323.GO.METRO (323.466.3876).

Are the screenings general seating?

Yes, all performances are general seating, except for a limited number of seats reserved for Last Remaining Seats sponsors and for Los Angeles Conservancy Cornerstone members (Granite levels and above). For more information, please contact our Development Office at (213) 430-4204.

Can I bring my small child or toddler? 

We welcome families to Last Remaining Seats! If your child is less than two years old, you can opt not to purchase a ticket for him/her if s/he sits on your lap for the duration of the film.

If your child is two years old or older, you will need to purchase a separate ticket, and s/he will need to sit in his/her own seat. 

Please note: this policy may vary from theatre to theatre as per their policies. If you want to confirm before purchasing a ticket for your child, email

When do the doors open?

Doors open one hour before the show starts. Typically, the doors open at 1 p.m. for 2 p.m. matinees and at 7 p.m. for 8 p.m. screenings. The program usually lasts between two and three hours.

Due largely to theatre policy, we cannot allow any ticket holders inside the theatres (the lobby or the auditorium) before the doors open. If you arrive early, you will have to stand in line outside the theatre. There is a Conservancy member line, and a general public line. The Conservancy member line will enter the theatre before the general public line.

Can I bring food and drink into the theatres?

No outside food or beverages (with the exception of water) are allowed inside any of the theatres. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase on-site.

Can I take photos inside of the theatres?

Yes, photography of the theatres is permitted before and after screenings. Please, no photos during the screenings.

Are the theatres accessible?
  • 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.
  • The Los Angeles Theatre has limited wheelchair accessibility and a single disabled access restroom. No assisted listening devices are available.
  • The Million Dollar Theatre has limited wheelchair accessibility, and the restroom facilities are not wheelchair accessible. No assisted listening devices are available.
  • The Palace Theatre has wheelchair-accessible seating and a single disabled access restroom. No assisted listening devices are available.
  • The San Gabriel Mission Playhouse is wheelchair accessible for both restrooms and seating, and can provide assisted listening devices upon request; no advance arrangement needed.
  • The State Theatre is not wheelchair accessible, and there are no restroom facilities on the first floor. No assisted listening devices are available.
  • The Theatre at Ace Hotel is wheelchair accessible for both restrooms and seating, and can provide assisted listening devices upon request; no advance arrangement needed.
Are the theatres air conditioned?

The Million Dollar, Palace, and Los Angeles theatres are not air conditioned. The Orpheum Theatre, San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, State Theatre, and The Theatre at Ace Hotel are air conditioned.

How are the films selected?

The films are chosen through a thorough voting process by our volunteer Last Remaining Seats Committee.

For more information on how you can get involved, visit the Last Remaining Seats Planning Committee page.

If you still have questions regarding Last Remaining Seats, please contact the Conservancy office at or (213) 623-2489.