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2010 LAST REMAINING SEATS Series

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Wednesdays at 8:00p.m., May 26th - June 30th

24th Annual Last Remaining Seats Series

May 26th
HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING (1967)-- SOLD OUT!
From window-washer, to mailroom clerk, to executive! This film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway hit features crafty, conniving–and charming–Robert Morse (currently on Mad Men) recreating his Tony-winning performance for the big screen. With a bouncy score by Frank Loesser and choreography adapted from Bob Fosse’s stage moves, climbing the corporate ladder has never been quite so colorful and ambition so tuneful. With Michele Lee as the lovely Rosemary, and Rudy Vallee as company president J. B. Biggley. Print and film still courtesy of MGM/UA.

Special Program: The evening will be hosted by Matthew Weiner, creator and executive producer of the award-winning television drama Mad Men. He will be joined by Michele Lee and Robert Morse (schedule permitting).


June 2nd
STRANGERS ON A TRAIN (1951)-- SOLD OUT!
Considered one of Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpieces, this spellbinder follows a common Hitchcock theme of an innocent man falsely accused. A chance meeting of a tennis pro (Farley Granger) and a psychotic charmer (Robert Walker) leads to a plot of “perfect” murder and blackmail. Hitchcock’s directorial genius combined with amazing cinematography by Robert Burks and a screenplay co-written by noir master Raymond Chandler adds up to a dark and intelligent thriller. Nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Cinematography. Print and film still courtesy of Warner Bros.

Special Program: The evening will be hosted by Leith Adams, Warner Bros. Corporate Archivist and co-author of James Dean: Behind the Scene and Graven Images.


June 9th
AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973)-- SOLD OUT!
“Where were you in ’62?” was the tagline of this classic coming-of-age film from director and writer George Lucas. Set to the sound of 1950s and ’60s Top 40 hits, this film follows four small-town teenagers (Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, and Charles Martin Smith) on the night before they head off for college and the world. Nominated for five Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actress (Candy Clark). Print and film still courtesy of NBC Universal.

Special Program: The evening will be hosted by author and pop culture enthusiast Charles Phoenix. He will be joined by actress Cindy Williams (schedule permitting).


June 16th
THE GRADUATE (1967)-- SOLD OUT!
Considered one of the best American films of all time, this story of aimless college grad Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) and his affairs with the seductive Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft) and her daughter Elaine (Katharine Ross) was nominated for seven Academy Awards®, including Best Picture and Best Director (Mike Nichols). A unique blend of realism and slapstick, hope and cynicism, this film embodies the contradictions of the late 1960s. The iconic soundtrack features Simon and Garfunkel songs including, of course, “Mrs. Robinson.” Print and film still courtesy of Studio Canal and Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Special Program: The evening will be hosted by Tony Valdez, Fox-11 Reporter. He will be joined by the film's producer, Lawrence Turman.


June 23rd
FLOR SILVESTRE (WILD FLOWER) (1943) -- co-presented by the Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles
Million Dollar Theatre
With the Mexican Revolution of 1910 as a backdrop, this legendary film was directed by Emilio "El Indio" Fernández. Starring Dolores Del Rio and Pedro Armendariz this is a drama of romance, idealism, and passion for the self and for a cause. With cinematograpy by Gabriel Figueroa.


June 30th
PETER PAN (1924)
Orpheum Theatre
Take a magical journey with the boy who refused to grow up in this beloved silent film version of James M. Barrie’s tale. The fairy Tinker Bell and Peter (played by Betty Bronson, who was Barrie’s personal choice for the role) escort the Darling children away from their London nursery to Never Never Land with its pirates, mermaids, lion, crocodile, and Anna May Wong as Tiger Lily. Beautifully photographed by the great cinematographer James Wong Howe, this Peter Pan is a classic for children of all ages. Print courtesy of the Walt Disney Company and film still courtesy of the Robert S. Birchard Collection.

Special Program: Leonard Maltin will host the evening and acclaimed organist Robert Israel will accompany the film on the Orpheum's original Mighty Wurlitzer organ.

This evening is dedicated to the memory of virtuoso theatre organist Bob Mitchell (1912 - 2009).


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