Press Release: The Los Angeles Conservancy brings its beloved classic film series back to Broadway in 2023! | Los Angeles Conservancy

Press Release: The Los Angeles Conservancy brings its beloved classic film series back to Broadway in 2023!

LOS ANGELES, April 19, 2023—Tickets are now on sale for Last Remaining Seats, the Los Angeles Conservancy’s signature classic film series in historic theatres. Last Remaining Seats presents films the way they were meant to be seen: on the big screen, in a spectacular theatre, surrounded by fellow movie fans! The series runs June 3-17, with matinee and evening screenings. Tickets can be purchased $22 for the general public, $18 for Conservancy members, and $16 for youth at Proceeds support the Conservancy’s efforts to preserve Los Angeles County’s cultural and architectural heritage.

After last year’s triumphant return following a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Conservancy brings an exciting slate of classic films back to where Last Remaining Seats first began: the Broadway Historic Theatre District. The historic district showcases the efforts of the Conservancy and so many others to revitalize the Broadway and the Historic Core.

Films screened during Last Remaining Seats span a range of genres, from silent gems to mystery thrillers and beyond. This year, our lineup embraces all that we love most about the movies: the excitement, the imagination, the suspense, the escapism—it’s all here at Last Remaining Seats 2023. We’re also proud to honor the 100th anniversary of Warner Bros Studios by dedicating two of our six films to “Hollywood’s Greatest Backlot” itself.

We’ll have special guests on hand, interactive in-person experiences, plenty of photo ops, and more than a few surprises to make this Last Remaining Seats experience one you’ll never forget. See you at the movies!  

2023 Last Remaining Seats Lineup 
All locations, dates, and films are subject to change. 

The Orpheum Theatre 
Saturday, June 3, 2023 - 2PM 

Fritz Lang’s sci-fi classic is a silent-era cinema epic that has influenced everyone from Charlie Chaplin Lady Gaga. Don’t miss your chance to experience this epic sci-fi tale of man vs. machinery the way it was meant to be seen: on the big screen! Presented with live musical accompaniment by Clark Wilson. 

Screening Host: Clark Wilson, renowned silent film organist.

The Orpheum Theatre 
Saturday, June 3, 2023 - 8PM 

Our opening night film is a special 50th-anniversary screening of the film that made Bruce Lee a legend and icon. ENTER THE DRAGON is a martial arts action flick meets Western spy thrilled that has to be seen to be believed.  We are proud to present this classic in honor of the 100th anniversary of Warner Bros : Last Remaining Seats’ opening night sponsor.  

The Los Angeles Theatre 
Saturday, June 10, 2023 - 2PM 

It’s a madhouse … of ‘60s sci-fi fun. Charlton Heston stars in the iconic cult classic with one of the most famous endings in film history: PLANET OF THE APES. Released in 1968 to wide critical acclaim, Planet of the Apes quickly became a classic.  It’s part of the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry and has been copied, parodied, and paid homage in generations of films since. Presented in 35mm.  

The Los Angeles Theatre 
Saturday, June 10, 2023 - 8PM 

The wedding guests are waiting … and so are the groom(s). Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, and James Stewart dazzle in the ultimate high society romcom! Superbly directed by George Cukor, The Philadelphia Story is love triangle for the ages that bubbles with champagne, moonlit swims, and white-hot wordplay. Presented in 35mm. 

Screening Host: Kimberly Truhler, film and fashion historian.

The Million Dollar Theatre 
Saturday, June 17, 2023 - 2PM 

Break out the champagne, dahhlings: it’s everyone’s favorite high society Auntie! In her most famous performance, Rosalind Russell plays the flamboyant title character of an eccentric and free-spirited New York society gal who is willing to do whatever it takes to protect her young nephew. Presented in 35mm. 

Screening Host: Ross Melnick, Professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Special Guests: Emily Carman, Associate Professor, Chapman University, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, Kristen Hatch, Associate Professor, UC Irvine, Film & Media Studies, and Lucas Hilderbrand, Professor, UC Irvine, Film & Media Studies.

VERTIGO (1958) 
The Million Dollar Theatre 
Saturday, June 17, 2023 - 8PM 

Murder, deceit, and obsession all rage against the roar of the San Francisco Bay in Alfred Hitchcock’s daring, disturbing psychological thriller starring James Stewart and Kim Novak. Closeout 2023's Last Remaining Seats on the edge of your seat with one of the most unforgettable experiences in cinema history. Presented in 35mm. 

Screening Host: Leonard Maltin, film critic and historian.

2023 Last Remaining Seats Sponsors 

Series Star Sponsor 
Hollywood Foreign Press Association 

Series Supporting Sponsor 
Walter J. and Holly O. Thomson Foundation 

Producer Series Sponsors
Clifton's Republic 
Comcast NBCUniversal 
Tom Dolby & Family 
The Delijani Family
Grand Central Market 
Connie Humberger Bequest 
Paramount Pictures

Producer Screening Sponsor 
Cathy and Steve Needleman 

Opening Night Reception Sponsor
Warner Bros. Discovery

Media Partners 
Laemmle Theatres 
Los Angeles Magazine 

Community Partners
Downtown Business Improvement District
Historic Core 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.

About the Los Angeles Conservancy
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 has nearly 5,000 member households, the largest membership of any local preservation organization in the U.S. 

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Press Kit Link: 2023 LRS Press Kit

Media Contact:  Lisett B. Chavarela,