Journey To The Orpheum For A Night Of Classic Movies

posted by Mthomas on May 12, 2005 at 7:02 am

LOS ANGELES, CA — The Cultural Arts Division of the Manhattan Beach Parks & Recreation Department is planning two exciting cultural excursions to the Orpheum Theater in support of the L.A. Conservancy’s annual “Last Remaining Seats” summer film series on June 22 from 4-11 p.m.

A night of classics with the L.A. Conservancy costs $66 which includes transportation in a deluxe coach, admission to the theater, and dinner at Cuidad.

The evening will start with a self guided walking tour of the majestic downtown buildings that feature classic architecture. Afterwards the journey continues at Cuidad for live Latin jazz and a three course meal.

Then it’s off to the movies. In a time when most movies are viewed on television screens or in the unremarkable box-like spaces of the multiplex, an evening of film in one of Broadway’s opulent entertainment palaces has a magic that transports viewers to another time.

Playing in the shimmering Orpheum Theater, the dashing and debonair Rudolph Valentino stars in The Son of the Sheik (1926). This silent film is Valentino’s last before his tragic death at age 31. Son of the Sheik was a huge success and still stands tall as an enjoyable example of desert romance melodrama. Valentino is superb as both the wizened father and the energetic son. The film will be presented with live organ accompaniment. The deadline to register for this trip is June 10.

For registration information please call registration office at (310) 802-5408 or 5409.

For questions about trip please contact Maya Thomas at(310) 802-5444 or .

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