Liza with a Z at “Last Remaining Seats” 1

Architecture & Design · Film

I love the Los Angeles Conservancy’s Last Remaining Seats summer film festival on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles.

Nothing in our city compares to it as a community event. (Lakers fans may disagree!)

To sit in the faded remains of downtown’s glamorous vintage theaters, chock-a-block with an excited, engaged, clapping, laughing, appreciative audience, watching classic films as they are meant to be projected is a fantastic experience.

liza-sallyThis week we enjoyed Bob Fosse’s great genre-busting musical, CABARET, projected on the huge screen of the Los Angeles Theater (Charles S. Lee, 1931) to a capacity crowd of nearly 2,000.

Michael York introduced the film, full of stories praising his director and his leading lady. We then witnessed, in total wonderment, Liza Minnelli’s astonishing talent as Sally Bowles. Truly her father’s daughter!

One comment on “Liza with a Z at “Last Remaining Seats”

  1. Jim Park May 30,2010 9:50 am

    Debra, Thanks so much for telling me about artsmeme. It is a wonderful survey of all the arts in Los Angeles and I am pleased to have access to it. I went to Hamilton College, a small liberal arts institution in upstate New York where I was first exposed in depth to art, music, film, and theater, and my love of all the arts has been with me ever since. Thanks again, Jim.

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