The Lovely Los Angeles Theatre
Recently, the Los Angeles Conservancy celebrated their annual film series, Last Remaining Seats. This is one of my very favorite events and this year they showed one of my very favorite films, The Lady Eve.
I made sure to volunteer that night and what a night it was! The Lady Eve was shown in the beautiful Los Angeles Theatre. If you’ve never seen it, get thee to downtown ASAP! It is truly the gem of the Broadway Historic Theatre District. Built in 1931 it’s a Baroque inspired masterpiece.
Before my shift started I had fun wandering around the empty theatre basking in all its glory.
Simply incredible. And this is just a sampling…there’s an amazing curtain, a circus themed playroom, an enormous, elaborate ladies room and so much more!
And it’s really a wonderful place to catch a film. In fact, it’s opening night featured the premier of one of Chaplin’s masterpieces – City Lights.
But I was there to see The Lady Eve, the delicious Preston Sturges comedy. As an added treat there was a pre-show interview with his two sons. I am an enormous Sturges fan and this was an amazing moment for me. They told the most wonderful stories about their father and old Hollywood. It was a once in a lifetime experience and I’m so glad I was there.
If you want to check out the Los Angeles Theatre it’s a stop on the LA Conservancy’s Broadway Historic Theatre and Commercial District Walking Tour. I’ve taken the tour myself and I highly recommend it.
Los Angeles Theatre
615 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014