Press Release: Tickets On Sale Now For L.A. Conservancy's 33rd Annual Last Remaining Seats
LOS ANGELES, April 10, 2019—Tickets went on sale today to the public for the thirty-third season of Last Remaining Seats, the Los Angeles Conservancy’s 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, special guests, and more.
While most of the screenings will take place in the movie palaces of downtown L.A., the series will return to The Wiltern for the first time in sixteen years. New this year, Last Remaining Seats will be held on Saturdays with one Epic Sunday screening on June 16.
Tickets cost $22 for the general public, $18 for Conservancy members, and $16 for youth 17 and under. Proceeds support the Conservancy’s efforts to preserve historic places throughout L.A. County. Tickets are available at laconservancy.org/last-remaining-seats.
In addition to the screenings, the Conservancy will offer special events, including exclusive theatre tours, bar trivia after the screenings, and free theatre Q & As. Please see film listing for details.
All locations, dates, and films subject to change.
It Happened One Night (1934)
Saturday, June 1 at 8 p.m.
Los Angeles Theatre, downtown L.A.
This timeless romantic comedy featuring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert.
Screening Host: Leonard Maltin, film critic/historian
Los tallos amargos (1956, Argentina)
Saturday, June 8 at 2 p.m.
Million Dollar Theatre, downtown L.A.
Co-presented with the Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles
This Argentinian film noir, once considered lost, was recently restored!
Screening Host: Guido Segal, screenwriter and film critic
Special Guest: Alan K. Rode, Charter Director of the Film Noir Foundation, film historian and author
Sunday, June 16 at 3 p.m.
Theatre at Ace Hotel, downtown L.A.
Directed by Stanley Kubrick and written by Dalton Trumbo, the star-studded cast includes Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, John Gavin, and Tony Curtis.
A Day with Laurel & Hardy: The Battle of the Century (1927, silent); Sons of the Desert (1933)
Saturday, June 22 at 2 p.m.
Orpheum Theatre, downtown L.A.
See Laurel & Hardy in the recently rediscovered silent short The Battle of the Century* (1927) and the famed talkie feature Sons of the Desert (1933)!
*Featuring live accompaniment on the Orpheum’s Mighty Wurlitzer organ
2019 Last Remaining Seats Sponsors
Series Star Sponsors: Hollywood Foreign Press Association
Series Supporting Sponsor: Tom Dolby & Family; Walter J. and Holly O. Thomson Foundation
Series Producer Sponsors: Comcast NBCUniversal; Millenium Biltmore Los Angeles; Trina Turk / Mr Turk; Roy Allen White
Screening Sponsors: Linda & Jerry Bruckheimer, The Edison / Clifton’s Republic; Steve and Cathy Needleman
Media Sponsors: LAist + 89.3 KPCC; Los Angeles Downtown News; Laemmle Theatres; Los Angeles magazine
Community Partners: Downtown Center Business Improvement District; Historic Core Business Improvement District; LA Fashion District Business Improvement District
Major funding for the Conservancy’s programs is provided by the LaFetra Foundation and the Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation.
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 now has the membership of any local preservation organization in the U.S.
Lisett B. Chavarela, (213) 430-4214, firstname.lastname@example.org