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Oh Sweet Cinema, the Last Remaining Seats Line-up Is Here

For the first time ever, an "Epic Sunday" event is popping up during the LA Conservancy series.

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    The 2019 Last Remaining Seats schedule was announced on March 20. The new season includes an "Epic Sunday" screening of Spartacus, as well as several other classics.

    What to Know

    • June 1-29, select dates

    • $22

    • April 10 on-sale date, general admission

    EXT: VINTAGE MOVIE HOUSE, the kind with a light-up marquee.

    You and a good pal, the kind of friend you love to dig deep into plots with, both emerge, along with a chatty crowd. 

    YOU

    Why don't we see older films more often?

    Your friend nods in agreement, and you both find a coffee shop to discuss into the wee small hours.

    The end? Nope, just the beginning, for there are so many fine flicks from decades ago, movies that both of you need to catch up on, together, for maximum, discuss-everything enjoyment.

    LA Conservancy gets you, and all of the yous out there in cinema-loving Southern California.

    Proof? The preservation-minded organization has helmed a late-spring cinema festival each year since 1987, a pop-up series that fills some of our town's most magnificent, and sometimes defunct, movie palaces with, yes, actual movies.

    Movies of a bygone era, quite typically.

    And a fresh slate of vintage gems is ready to shine again, starting on June 1. For the 2019 Last Remaining Seats schedule was just revealed, and it includes a bouquet of classics, and one new feature to the long-running event.

    That's being called "Epic Sunday," and if you just remembered that Last Remaining Seats screenings traditionally have happened on Wednesday nights and Saturday afternoons and evenings, you know your cinematic stuff.

    But on Sunday, June 16, "Spartacus" will screen at The Theatre at Ace Hotel, in DTLA, a matinee for the ages.

    Other films on the rundown? "It Happened One Night," "Los tallos amigos" (Argentina), and "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" are all rolling on select Saturdays this June.

    While tickets go on sale to LA Conservancy members on March 27 — those are $18 each, per film — general public tickets will be available for purchase on April 10.

    Pick that flick you want to see and buy your ticket, for $22.

    One interesting note? It isn't a first for the series, like the introduction of Epic Sunday, but Last Remaining Seats is returning to The Wiltern after a 16-year absence.

    Which just goes to show: Time can pass, but we still love our old theaters, and we still dig seeing decades-old films, with a good friend, and leaving under the brightly lit marquee together, discussing every last aspect of what we just enjoyed.

    LA Conservancy makes that so much easier for us to do, while we, in turn, help out a great, history-saving organization with our ticket purchase.

    COMCAST NBCUniversal is a series producer of Last Remaining Seats.

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