The L.A. Conservancy has posted its lineup for the Last Remaining Seats – which is one of my favorite downtown L.A. events – and I have to say I’m underwhelmed.
June 1: “To Catch a Thief” at the Orpheum.
June 5: “La Bamba” at the Palace
June 12: “My Fair Lady” at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
June 19: “All About Eve” at the Los Angeles Theatre.
June 26: “Ben-Hur” (the 1926 silent version) at the Orpheum.
June 29: “Casablanca” at the Saban Theatre.
I mean “Casablanca?” Yes it’s a great movie, but everybody and their brother has seen it many times. And “My Fair Lady” at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion? I suppose it could be worse, like seeing a movie in Shrine Auditorium, but I can’t say the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion is an alluring venue for film.
I pains me to say this, because I do like to support the Conservancy, but I think I’ll take a pass this year.