Last Remaining Seats 2018: L.A.’s Historic Theater Event Lineup Includes ‘Mr. Smith,’ ‘The Birds,’ ‘Roger Rabbit’

"The Joy Luck Club" and "Kiss of the Spider Woman" are also a part of the Los Angeles Conservancy's 32nd annual festival, which takes place June 2-23.
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The Los Angeles Conservancy is back with the 32nd season of its “Last Remaining Seats” festival, and the full lineup for the event (which begins June 2) has been revealed. The seven films included cover a wide range of classic, more recent and Oscar-winning films, all screened at Los Angeles’ historic theaters, particularly on Broadway, which is the first and largest historic theater district listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The event will also return to downtown’s historic State Theatre for the first time in 20 years, and will expand to San Gabriel, at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, for the first time ever. 

Last Remaining Seats

Here’s the full list, including dates and locations:

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Saturday, June 2, 8 p.m.
State Theatre (1921), downtown L.A.

Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
Saturday, June 9, 8 p.m.
Million Dollar Theatre (1918), downtown L.A.

In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Wednesday, June 13, 8 p.m.
The Theatre at Ace Hotel (1927), downtown L.A.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)
Saturday, June 16, 2 p.m.
Los Angeles Theatre (1931), downtown L.A.

The Birds (1963)
Saturday, June 16, 8 p.m.
Los Angeles Theatre (1931), downtown L.A.

Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
Wednesday, June 20, 8 p.m.
Orpheum Theatre (1926), downtown L.A.

The Joy Luck Club (1993)
Saturday, June 23, 6 p.m.
San Gabriel Mission Playhouse (1927), San Gabriel

The proceeds will be put towards maintaining and preserving historical landmarks throughout L.A. So not only is it an excuse to watch some incredible films in some iconic theaters, but it’s also a good cause.

Tickets will go on sale to the public on April 11 for $22, while members can get them early on March 28 for a discounted price of $18. You can visit the official website here.

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