Classic Films in Vintage Theaters

Last Remaining Seats opens with "Paper Moon."

By Alysia Gray Painter
|  Wednesday, May 30, 2012  |  Updated 12:18 PM PDT
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Last Remaining Seats 2012 opens with "Paper Moon" on Wednesday, May 30. It will screen at the Los Angeles Theatre.

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There are two things film lovers generally know about Last Remaining Seats, the LA Conservancy's summer film series.

One? The movies shown are classics and they're shown in vintage theaters downtown.

And two? Tickets sell out early.

But it turns out neither of those things are exactly true. Yep, the first one is mostly true -- movies like "The Big Sleep" and "Paper Moon" will be screening in gorgeous old theaters, but "The Wizard of Oz" will screen at the Saban in Beverly Hills. Meaning this isn't a series that is solely based in downtown.

And two? There are tickets left for all the films except "The Big Sleep." So do you want to kick things off with "Paper Moon" on the opening night of the series, which is Wednesday, May 30? You can.

Things we are most looking forward to: Geena Davis will chat about "Tootsie" on Wednesday, June 6 (you'll remember as the undie-clad actress who shared a dressing room with Dustin Hoffman's Dorothy Michaels). And the Wurlitzer organ will play for "Robin Hood" on June 27. Both "Tootsie" and "Robin Hood" will be at the Orpheum.

So, there's time to get those tickets, save for "The Big Sleep." And, nope, they're not all downtown. Movies sometimes have a twist, so why shouldn't a movie series?

Tickets are $20 each.

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