LOS ANGELES, March 7, 2016—The Los Angeles Conservancy is pleased to announce the schedule for the thirtieth season of Last Remaining Seats, its signature series of classic films in historic theatres. Last Remaining Seats presents films as they were meant to be seen: on the big screen, in a beautiful theatre, surrounded by fellow fans, and accompanied by vintage cartoons, newsreels, and more.
Tickets for the 2016 season of Last Remaining Seats go on sale March 30 to Conservancy members and April 13 to the general public. Pricing is $18 for Conservancy members and $22 for the general public. Proceeds support the Conservancy’s efforts to preserve historic places throughout L.A. County. Tickets will be available online at laconservancy.org/last-remaining-seats. The website has descriptions of each screening, and more details will appear as they become available.
To celebrate the thirtieth season, all screenings will take place in the Broadway Historic Theatre District, showcasing the work of the Conservancy (and many others) to revitalize Broadway and the Historic Core. Most of the films are favorites from past seasons, with the exception of Top Gun, which is celebrating its own thirtieth birthday.
The Conservancy will also offer special events in addition to the screenings, from exclusive backstage tours to walking tours of historic filming locations, and more. Details and tickets will appear on the website as they become available.
The 2016 schedule appears below. All locations, dates, and films are subject to change.
Saturday, June 4 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Tom Cruise leads a terrific cast as Lieutenant Peter “Maverick” Mitchell in the highest-grossing film of 1986.
Wednesday, June 8 at 8 p.m.
Gregory Peck stars as Atticus Finch in this adaptation of the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by the late Harper Lee.
Saturday, June 11 at 8 p.m.
Marilyn Monroe lights up the screen in this classic comedy starring Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon.
Wednesday, June 15 at 8 p.m.
Co-presented with the Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles
This Mexican romantic comedy stars legends Pedro Infante and Jorge Negrete in the only film in which they appear on screen together.
Saturday, June 18 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Silent film stars transition to “talkies” in this hilarious musical gem starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds.
Wednesday, June 22 at 8 p.m.
Directed by Billy Wilder, an alluring housewife plots to murder her husband in this icon of film noir written by Wilder and Raymond Chandler.
Saturday, June 25 at 8 p.m.
Harold Lloyd shines as a country boy who moves to the big city in this slapstick silent comedy. With live accompaniment on the Orpheum’s Mighty Wurlitzer organ.
Images and respective photo credits are available for download here.
Official sponsors for the 2016 Last Remaining Seats include:
Series Star Sponsor: Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Walter J. and Holly O. Thomson Foundation
Series Supporting Sponsor: Shangri-La Construction/Webcor
Series Sponsors: Delijani Family, Grand Central Market, NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, Roy Allen White, The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Trina Turk/Mr. Turk
Evening Sponsors: Cathy and Steve Needleman, Cole’s, Department of Cultural Affairs/City of Los Angeles, The Edison/Clifton’s, Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Hugh Hefner, Linda and Jerry Bruckheimer, Los Angeles County Arts Commission
Media Sponsors: KLCS, Laemmle Theatres, Los Angeles Downtown News
Community Partners: Downtown Center Business Improvement District, Historic Core Business Improvement District
About Last Remaining Seats
Last Remaining Seats began in 1987 as a way to draw attention to the spectacular yet overlooked and underused historic theatres of Los Angeles. The film series has since become a summer tradition, drawing thousands of people from the region, the nation, and outside the U.S.