Thursday, June 10, 2010

Where were you in '62?

Wednesday night I saw American Graffiti (1973) at the Orpheum Theater in Downtown Los Angeles as part of the Los Angeles Conservancy's Last Remaining Seats film series held in historic theaters! The movie and the venue was amazing! I wish I lived during the 60s - love the music and the clothes! And what made it more amazing was the venue - the Orpheum Theater (826 S. Broadway) - the French themed theater opened in 1926 and was designed by G. Albert Lansburgh. Fortunately the theater underwent a rehabilitation in 2001 - thank you to the owner Steve Needleman for saving this theater!

Circa 1926, Courtesy of LAPL

Current, Courtesy of

First, we kicked off the night with Happy Hour at Yxta, a hidden downtown gem. The margaritas and the tacos de pollo got a huge thumbs up! The margaritas were very fresh and not too sweet. The tacos de pollo had a yummy chicken filling nicely marinated with onions and homemade corn tortillas. I would definitely go back again!

The sponsor of the night Hugh Hefner who was even in the audience with his entourage! Providing additional entertainment. Before the movie started two of the main actresses from the film, Cindy Williams (aka Laverne) and Candy Clark, introduced the film.

There are still tickets available for the two last movies: Wild Flower and Peter Pan. AND if you're already not a member of the Los Angeles Conservancy yet than join here!

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