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'To Catch a Thief' kicks off Last Remaining Seats film series

April 13, 2013|By Susan King
  • Grace Kelly and Cary Grant star in Alfred Hitchcock's "To Catch a Thief," which opens the Los Angeles Conservancy's Last Remaining Seats festival.
Grace Kelly and Cary Grant star in Alfred Hitchcock's "To Catch… (Paramount Pictures )

The Los Angeles Conservancy's Last Remaining Seats film series, which shines the spotlight on historic movie palaces in downtown Los Angeles, is kicking off June 1 at the Orpheum Theatre with Alfred Hitchcock's 1955 romantic thriller, "To Catch a Thief."

Tickets for the series are on sale now. June 5 will bring a screening of 1987's "La Bamba" at the Palace Theatre.

The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center, which was the home of the Academy Awards for several years, will host a screening of the beloved 1964 Oscar-winning film, "My Fair Lady," with Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn. The screening is presented as part of the Getty's "Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A." The film was released the same year the Chandler opened its doors.

The 1950 Oscar winner, "All About Eve," with Bette Davis, screens June 19 at the Los Angeles Theatre. Leonard Maltin will host the evening.

Filmmaker, photographer and Hollywood historian Mark A. Vieria is the emcee for the June 26 screening of the 1925 silent epic "Ben Hur: A Tale of Christ" at the Orpheum.

And the festival travels to Beverly Hills on June 29 for matinee and evening screenings at the Saban Theatre for 1942's beloved "Casablanca," which won the Academy Award for best film. John Rabe, creator and host of KPCC's "Off-Ramp," is the matinee host, with film historian Alan K. Rode presiding over the evening screening.

Tickets are $20, or $16 for L.A. Conservancy members. See more about the film series, now in its 27th year, in the video below.  

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