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Watch Classic Movies In Some Of Downtown's Beautiful Historic Theaters
An annual film series devoted to Hollywood's Golden Era and cult classics returns to Broadway this summer and tickets go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. this morning. The 30th anniversary of the Los Angeles Conservancy's beloved Last Remaining Seats series will take place this June at some of downtown's historic movie palaces, including the Million Dollar Theatre, the Palace Theatre and The Theatre at Ace Hotel. There will also be the added bonus of special backstage tours, panel discussions, and post-show film trivia at Clifton's Cafeteria.
This year's lineup features a couple classics set and filmed in downtown L.A., including noir pioneer Double Indemnity and gravity-defying Harold Lloyd silent film Safety Last. You might want to grab your umbrella for Singin' In The Rain, head to Miami with Some Like It Hot, or check out renouned Mexican classic Dos Tipos de Cuidado. For something more recent, you might want to call up the Goose to your Maverick and catch the screening of Top Gun.
Here's the schedule:
Saturday, June 4 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Top Gun (1986) at the Los Angeles Theatre (1931)
Wednesday, June 8 at 8 p.m.
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) at the Million Dollar Theatre (1918)
Saturday, June 11 at 8 p.m.
Some Like It Hot (1959) at Los Angeles Theatre (1931)
Wednesday, June 15 at 8 p.m.
Dos tipos de cuidado (1953) at the Palace Theatre (1911)
Co-presented with the Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles
Saturday, June 18 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Singin’ in the Rain(1952) at The Theatre at Ace Hotel (1927)
Wednesday, June 22 at 8 p.m.
Double Indemnity (1944) at The Theatre at Ace Hotel (1927)
Saturday, June 25 at 8 p.m.
Safety Last! (1923) at Orpheum Theatre (1926)
And to get you in the spirit, here's Harold Lloyd hanging out in downtown L.A. in Safety Last: