EXCLUSIVE: Last Remaining Seats Schedule – Classic Films In Historic Downtown Theaters


The Los Angeles Conservancy started the Last Remaining Seats film series of classic movies in historic theaters almost thirty years ago in an effort to bring crowds back to the movie palaces lining Broadway. Back then, audiences treated downtown like an expedition to a dangerous jungle. Today, Broadway sports a Figaro, Umamicatessen, Two Boots Pizza and the historic core is fancier than it was fifty years ago.  This year, the Conservancy brings the work of Hitchcock and Bette Davis to Broadway, and My Fair Lady to that icon of Imperial California, the Dorothy Chandler Pavillon. The Latin American Cinemateca presents La Bamba, a film that was new when the series began, and finishes off with a trip down Wilshire Boulevard to watch Casablanca in the outrageously art deco Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills.



Los Angeles Conservancy Presents

27th Annual Last Remaining Seats series of classic films and live entertainment in historic theatres

June 1 -29, 2013


Tickets on sale to Conservancy members March 27 and to the general public April 10

Advance tickets: $16 Conservancy members; $20 general public


Schedule (subject to change)


Saturday, June 1, 8 pm

Orpheum Theatre (1926)

To Catch a Thief (1955)


Wednesday, June 5, 8 pm

Palace Theatre (1911)

La Bamba (1987)

Co-presented with the Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles


Wednesday, June 12, 8 pm

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (1964) — LRS screens here for the first time ever!

My Fair Lady (1964)

Presented as part of Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A.


Wednesday, June 19, 8 pm

Los Angeles Theatre (1931)

All About Eve (1950)


Wednesday, June 26, 8 pm

Orpheum Theatre (1926)

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)

Silent film with live accompaniment on the Orpheum’s Mighty Wurlitzer organ


Saturday, June 29, 2 and 8 pm

Saban Theatre (1930), Beverly Hills

Casablanca (1942)

Matinee and evening screenings