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22nd Annual Last Remaining Seats

Synopsis:

May 28 – July 2, 2008

22nd Annual Last Remaining Seats

Wednesday, May 28th at 8:00pm

GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES - SOLD OUT!
(20th Century Fox, 1953, 91 minutes, Technicolor)
Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell leave a trail of broken hearts from New York to Paris as a pair of showgirls looking for love (and money) on a transatlantic luxury liner. Based on a popular Broadway musical and directed by Howard Hawks, this Technicolor classic features a pink-satin-clad Monroe in the memorable showstopper "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend." Print and film still courtesy of Fox Entertainment Group.

Special Program: The evening will be hosted by film critic/historian Leonard Maltin, schedule permitting.



Wednesday, June 4th at 8:00pm

MILDRED PIERCE
(Warner Bros., 1945, 113 minutes, black/white)
Joan Crawford won her only Oscar® for portraying Mildred Pierce, a housewife turned restaurant entrepreneur willing to sacrifice anything and everything for her spoiled daughter. Directed by Michael Curtiz and filmed around the city, this Los Angeles film-noir classic co-stars Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden, and Ann Blyth as Veda, the offspring you love to loathe. Print and film still courtesy Warner Bros. Entertainment.

Special Program: The evening will be hosted by Alan K. Rode, film historian, writer, and director of the Film Noir Foundation.



Wednesday, June 11th at 8:00pm

GOLDFINGER -SOLD OUT!
(United Artists, 1964, 112 minutes, color)
James Bond (Sean Connery) faces off against a gold smuggler, a henchman with a deadly derby, and a provocatively named aviatrix in order to save Fort Knox from infiltration and the world from economic ruin. This third installment in the 007 film franchise was the first Bond movie to feature a pop theme song (sung by Shirley Bassey). Co-starring Gert Frobe, Harold Sakata, and Honor Blackman.

Special Program: The evening will be hosted by Star Trek’s George Takei with a pre-show concert by legendary organist Bob Mitchell on the Orpheum's Mighty Wurlitzer.



Wednesday, June 18th at 8:00pm

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN -SOLD OUT!
(20th Century Fox, 1974, 105 minutes, black/white)
Director Mel Brooks pays unique tribute to classic monster movies in this all-star comedy. Gene Wilder plays a serious-minded medical lecturer who is transformed into a mad scientist after inheriting the Transylvanian castle that once belonged to his infamous grandfather. Co-starring Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr, Gene Hackman, and Madeline Kahn. The 1974 classic inspired the hit Broadway musical of the same name.

Special Program: The evening will be hosted by Harry Medved, author of Hollywood Escapes.



Wednesday, June 25th at 8:00pm

EL REY DEL BARRIO (The King of the Neighborhood)
(Mexico, 1950, 100 minutes, black/white, in Spanish with English subtitles)
Placed by many in the “Best Top 10” of Mexican comedies, it stars the great comedian, Tin Tan (Germán Valdéz), who is considered one of the best comedians of the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema. Here he plays the role of a humble railroad worker who pretends to be a Chicago-style gangster. The film is filled with comedic sketches, musical numbers, and countless plot twists – all showcasing Tin Tan’s great talent and versatility. Also appearing is Tongolele, the “seminal” Rumbera! Directed by Gilberto Martínez Solares. Print and film still courtesy of Felipe Mier Miranda and Filmoteca de la UNAM

Special Program: The evening will be hosted by KTTV Fox 11 Reporter Tony Valdez, and will include a live musical performance by the John Villalobos Quartet, playing Boleros and Son Cubano with influences of jazz, flamenco, and blues.



Wednesday, July 2nd at 8:00pm

SILENT COMEDY CLASSICS: The Navigator with Pay Day and Get Out and Get Under - SOLD OUT!
Keaton! Chaplin! Lloyd! Prepare yourself for a sidesplitting evening with three of Hollywood's legendary funnymen. Charlie Chaplin's Pay Day (1922, 28 mins.) and Harold Lloyd's Get Out and Get Under (1920, 25 mins.) Kick off the program, followed by the 1924 Buster Keaton feature The Navigator (1924, 60 mins.). In one of the comedian's best works, Keaton co-directs and stars as a jilted blue-blood who gets stranded on a ship with his ex-sweetheart (Kathryn McGuire). Print of Pay Day courtesy of Robert Israel; print of Get Out and Get Under courtesy of Sony Pictures Repertory and the Harold Lloyd Trust; print of The Navigator courtesy of The Rohauer Collection/Douris UK Ltd.

Special Program: Acclaimed organist Robert Israel will accompany the films on the Orpheum's Mighty Wurlitzer organ. Maxwell DeMille will host the evening.



All performances are general seating. Doors open at 7 p.m. – Program starts at 8 p.m. – Program ends between 10 and 11 p.m.


Check out the Official Website for tickets and further information.


Prices:
$15 for Conservancy members (limit 4) - Join Now!
$18 for the general public (no limit)
Series passes for all six films: $75 for Conservancy members; $90 for the public - SOLD OUT!
Groups of ten or more can buy tickets at the member rate


 

Genre:

Classic Hollywood