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Special Guests Announced for Los Angeles Conservancy’s 28th Last Remaining Seats
Classic Films and Live Entertainment in Historic Theatres
June 11 – 28, 2014
Screenings in Downtown Los Angeles

Details and tickets at laconservancy.org [direct link: https://www.laconservancy.org/events-tours/last-remaining-seats/last-remaining-seats-schedule]

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Conservancy has assembled an esteemed slate of special guests for its twenty-eighth season of Last Remaining Seats. This annual series presents classic films as they were meant to be seen: on the big screen, in a beautiful historic theatre, surrounded by fellow fans. Each event in the series is full of extras, including live entertainment, special guests, cartoons, and more. While subject to change, the special guests and live entertainment are outlined below.

 

The season kicks off June 11 with a screening of The Lady Eve at the Los Angeles Theatre.  Evening host for opening night is Greg Laemmle, president of Laemmle Theatres. Laemmle will interview Preston Sturges, Jr. and Tom Sturges, sons of Preston Sturges, who wrote and directed the acclaimed 1941 comedy.

 

On June 14, West Side Story at The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion will feature one of the film’s stars, George Chakiris, in conversation with dance critic Debra Levine. Chakiris won an Academy Award® for his performance as Bernardo, leader of the Sharks, in this classic 1961 musical.

 

Guests at 1933’s Footlight Parade at the Orpheum Theatre on June 18 will enjoy two live performances. Robert Salisbury will perform on the theatre’s 1928 Mighty Wurlitzer organ, followed by Maxwell DeMille Presents “The Lullaby of Broadway:” A Tribute to the 1930s Movie Music of Harry Warren and Al Dubin, with Dean Mora and his Orchestra.

 

Renowned film critic and historian Leonard Maltin will host the sold-old evening screening of Back to the Future at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on June 21. Maltin will interview cast members Lea Thompson, Claudia Wells, and Don Fullilove. A DeLorean Time Machine will make a special appearance at both the matinee and evening screenings.

 

Co-presented with the Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles, the screening of Luis Buñuel’s El gran calavera (The Great Madcap) on June 25 will be hosted by Oscar Arce, director of the Luis Buñuel Film Institute. Arce will appear on stage before the film with special guest Pablo Ferro, award-winning film title designer.

 

The season ends June 28 with two screenings of Citizen Kane at the Orpheum Theatre. Both screenings will be preceded by a live performance by Tony Wilson on the Mighty Wurlitzer organ. The matinee will be hosted by author and film historian Alan K. Rode, with the evening screening hosted by Ben Mankiewicz, weekend daytime host of Turner Classic Movies and the grandson of the film’s co-writer with Orson Welles, Herman J. Mankiewicz.

Details and tickets are available at laconservancy.org [direct link: https://www.laconservancy.org/events-tours/last-remaining-seats/last-remaining-seats-schedule]

Tickets cost $16 for L.A. Conservancy members and $20 for the general public.

2014 Last Remaining Seats Sponsors

Series Star Sponsor: Hollywood Foreign Press Association

Series Supporting Sponsor: Shangri-La Construction/Webcor

Series Sponsors: Cole’s, NBC Universal, Trina Turk, Warner Bros.

Evening Sponsors: Linda and Jerry Bruckheimer, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Clifton’s Brookdale, Hugh Hefner, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, The Music Center, Cathy and Steve Needleman, Paramount Pictures. (Media sponsor for June 25 screening: Brooklyn & Boyle. Additional support for June 25 screening: Consulado de México en Los Ángeles; Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores de México; Agencia Mexicana de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo; Filmoteca de la UNAM; Luis Buñuel Film Institute; Maria Elena de las Carreras, PhD.)

Series Media Sponsors: Laemmle Theatres, Los Angeles Downtown News

About 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 more than 6,000 members, making the Conservancy the largest local organization of its kind in the U.S.
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