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L.A. Conservancy presents Hitchcock's TO CATCH A THIEF 1955 (35mm)

UPDATE: Many members RSVPed, but then did not PayPal me, call or e-mail me as requested below and in a follow up e-mail to confirm their attendance before the below mentioned deadline--so on 4/2 I bought tickets for those considerate members who did contact me. TICKETS TO THIS EVENT HAVE ENTIRELY SOLD OUT--SO THEY ARE NOT AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR (unless you find a scalper!)

The Orpheum Theatre, built as a legendary vaudeville house in 1926, was Jono's pride and joy for many years and where he staged his own Friends Of The Orpheum classic movie events from[masked] (prior to its moderate level restoration in 2001) including a memorable silent re-premiere of the silent "Phantom Of The Opera" (with the film's reclusive co-star Mary Philbin live in attendance), a "Jazz On Film" series (with live musicians & celebrities) & and the popular "Spook-a-thon" Film Festival (which often included live stage acts between movies). Though Jono no longer has any current involvement with the Orpheum, since he spent years there helping revitalize the theatre during the 1990's, this evening will be like a homecoming of sorts for him.

We will congregate for a pre-Orpheum dinner (to be announced closer to the event date) then post-screening cocktails at one of the area's popular nearby bars or restaurants.

FYI--the Conservancy's Last Remaining Seats series often almost sell out immediately and tickets go on sale to the general public on April 10, so we are making the R.S.V.P. deadline much earlier than usual so Jono can buy tickets prior to the public sale date. IF YOU WANT TO BE GUARANTEED A SEAT, please PAY PAL YOUR ADVANCE PAYMENT of $16 to Jono at [masked] BEFORE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013.

No promises, but Jono is also going to look into getting us a special section of reserved seats (usually seating is only General Admission unreserved) so I need to know in advance a definite head count way ahead of time.

Cary Grant and Grace Kelly star together in this romantic “whodunit” caper set upon the picturesque backdrop of the luxurious French Riviera.

One of Hitchcock’s lighter films, TO CATCH A THIEF is renowned for its stunning visuals, and received an Oscar® for Best Cinematography. This classic was fashion-icon Kelly’s third and final film for the director before marrying the Prince of Monaco and retiring from acting.

The stylish film, with wardrobe by the legendary Edith Head, also received Oscar nominations for Best Costume Design and Art Direction.

Parking: Unless you luck out and find a street metered parking space, you will likely need to park at a pay parking lot. Fees can vary from $5-8 (or more). You can also take the MTA Redline subway to the Pershing Square exit and walk 3 blocks to the theatre.

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  • Jono

    The whole evening was wonderful. A special thanks to Steve Needleman--the owner of the restored 1926 Orpheum Theatre--who reserved VIP seats for our group at this SOLD OUT event (and the theatre seats about 2,000 people!) The movie was introduced by an acclaimed costumer designer who went into great detail about the film's Edith Head-designed wardrobe. The 35mm print appeared new (though slightly dark in certain scenes), but the only slight disappointment was that the film's audio was mixed by the theatre's event staff in a way that made the entire movie sound extremely tinny (and in some parts it was also difficult to understand some of the spoken dialogue).

    June 3, 2013

  • Jeanne

    A Personal VIP Event

    June 2, 2013

  • Jono

    By the way, per the original event posting, this event was special as described so the CUT OFF DEADLINE TO RSVP AND PREPAY WAS MARCH 27. If any of you want to buy your own tickets then attend and sit with us here is the weblink...

    April 9, 2013

  • Jono

    Jasmine, I went ahead and bought the TO CATCH A THIEF tickets already. I allowed extra time from the original listing's deadline and specifically told members NOT to use the regular Meetup profile message option for me, but to instead use my personal e-mail address. Sorry that I did not realize you had wanted to go until AFTER I had already bought the tickets--JONO

    April 9, 2013

  • Jasmine

    I know it' my bad about the prepayment - so I apologize. I thought there was another payment option other than paypal - through amazon - for some reason. Again, my mistake. But I won't use paypal because I had a very bad experience with them. I've also had fraud on my account and I'm very paranoid as a result. I did respond to the email last week and offer to mail payment and never received a reply - but maybe it didn't go through because I never heard back. Anyway - I apologize for any confusion or inconvenience and will just not attend any events requiring paypal payments. I hope you understand and that there are no hard feelings here.

    April 2, 2013

  • Jono

    I sent an e-mail explaining the need for pre-payment with my phone number and personal e-mail address, but only 4 members of the 13 RSVPs have responded and I don't have the time to further chase down communication with those members so, they will need to purchase tickets online at a much higher price. I am not going to front ticket purchases without hearing back from those planning to go--too bad--a big group would have been fun!

    April 2, 2013

  • Christina

    Cary Grant in Monte Carlo? How could I possibly resist.

    March 14, 2013

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