Review: ‘Last Remaining Seats’ zooms back to the ‘80s with ‘Top Gun’

When the Los Angeles Conservancy’s “Last Remaining Seats” film series debuted on July 15, 1987, at the Orpheum with Buster Keaton’s silent movie “Steamboat Bill, Jr.,” who knew it would still be going strong all these years later?

The now venerable series opens its 30th season of bringing classic films to downtown’s historic movie palaces with “Top Gun,” starring Tom Cruise, which originally opened a mere 14 months before that initial “Last Remaining Seats” show. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer introduces the 8 p.m. screening of the flyboy fantasia, which sold nine million copies of its soundtrack and was 1986’s No. 1 box-office hit. Other films in the series include “To Kill a Mockingbird” (June 8, Million Dollar Theatre), “Dos Tipos de Cuidado” (June 15, Palace Theatre), “Singin’ in the Rain” (June 18, The Theatre at Ace Hotel) and “Safety Last!” (June 25, Orpheum Theatre).


“Top Gun,” Los Angeles Theatre, 615 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday