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LACO @ the movies
celebrates Walt Disney Animation Studios

June 13, 2015 @ 7:00 pm

Saturday, June 13 @ 7 pm The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Mark Watters conductor
Dustin Hoffman honorary chairman

Experience the joy of film with live orchestral music as LACO screens animated shorts from Walt Disney Animation Studios, some which have not been seen in over 50 years! Conducted by six-time Emmy® Award-winning conductor and composer Mark Watters, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra performs live music with cartoons from the Walt Disney vault and more.

projecting on the silver screen

Two previously “lost” Oswald the Lucky Rabbit shorts, Poor Papa (1927) and Africa Before Dark (1928), newly restored, and screened for first time in over 50 years, premiering orchestral scores written by Mark Watters.

Celebrating its 80th anniversary, Silly Symphony Music Land (1935), screened for the first time with live orchestra.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (1940) with the world premiere of a new adaptation of the score by Mark Watters in celebration of the 75th anniversary of Disney’s timeless classic Fantasia.

Get A Horse! (2013) screened for the very first time with live orchestra.

Plane Crazy (1929), the first Mickey Mouse cartoon created by Walt Disney.

Plus, additional animated shorts featuring everyone’s favorite Disney character, Mickey Mouse, in The Band Concert (1935), Lonesome Ghosts (1937) and Mickey’s Trailer (1938).

Bring the whole family for a fun and engaging evening of music and film. The event takes place at The Theatre at Ace Hotel, a gorgeously restored 1927 Spanish Gothic movie palace at the heart of downtown’s revitalized Broadway Theatre district.

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Tickets, starting at $40. This event is recommended for age 6+.

The mezzanine level is accessible via elevator, but stairs are required to reach seats. Hand rails are located on the outside aisles only. The Theatre at Ace Hotel is on the National Register of Historic Places.


valet services
Valet is available at Ace Hotel for $20 per car

Parking lots around the venue are not associated with The Theatre. They’re cash only, with rates ranging from $10 to $30 depending on the event. No validation accepted for event parking.

953 S. Broadway (corner of Broadway and Olympic)
844 S. Hill
1002 S. Hill (corner of Hill and Olympic)
916 S. Hill
106 E. Olympic (corner of Olympic and Main)

You can also check this site for additional Downtown parking options.

Get A Horse! (2013) © Disney Enterprises

Get A Horse! (2013) © Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Africa Before Dark (1928) © Disney Enterprises

Africa Before Dark (1928) © Disney Enterprises, Inc.

The Theatre at Ace Hotel  photo Spencer Lowell

The Theatre at Ace Hotel
photo Spencer Lowell



LACO @ the Movies is a fundraising event benefitting the programs of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. For information about VIP sponsorships, please contact Justin Pressman at 213 622 7001 x 207.

Los Angeles magazine


June 13, 2015
7:00 pm
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The Theatre at Ace Hotel
929 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015 United States
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