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Arts and Entertainment

Last Remaining Seats: L.A. Conservancy Announces 2012 Movie Lineup

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One way to keep cool from the impending spring and summer heat is to duck inside a movie theatre and take in a show. Thanks to the L.A. Conservancy's popular "Last Remaining Seats" film series, you can slip into the dark and go back in time by checking out classic films in historic Los Angeles movie palaces.

This year the series ends with a "members' choice" set of screenings of "The Wizard of Oz," which marks the first time the Conservancy has shown the 1939 classic musical in the LRS series, and the first time they will screen at the Saban Theatre (formerly the Fox Wilshire). "The Wizard of Oz" was actually the second-place fan favorite, though, but first place pick "Singin' in the Rain" did not have a print available for use this summer.

The preservation organization announced the full 2012 lineup today. Tickets go on sale to the general public on April 11, but members can get a head start and savings starting March 28.

Here's the list of films, including at what historic venue (and when it was built):

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Wednesday, May 30 @8 p.m.
Los Angeles Theatre (1931) , Downtown L.A.
Paper Moon (1973)

Wednesday, June 6 @8 p.m.
Orpheum Theatre (1926) , Downtown L.A.
Tootsie (1982)

Wednesday, June 13 @8 p.m.
Los Angeles Theatre, Downtown L.A.
The Big Sleep (1946)

Wednesday, June 20 @8 p.m.
Million Dollar Theatre (1918) , Downtown L.A.
Los tres mosqueteros (1942)
co-presented withthe Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles

Wednesday, June 27 @8 p.m.
Orpheum Theatre, Downtown L.A.
Robin Hood (1922)

Saturday, June 30 Two shows: @2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Saban Theatre (1930), Beverly Hills
The Wizard of Oz (1939)