|Founded||September 19, 1989|
Number of locations
Angelika Film Center is a movie theater chain in the United States that features independent and foreign films. It operates theaters in New York City, Texas, Washington, D.C., California and Virginia. Its headquarters are in New York City.
History and locations
Flagship location (The Cable Building, NoHo, New York City)
The original Angelika Film Center & Café opened in New York City's NoHo neighborhood in 1989. The New York Angelika, which is located at The Cable Building on the corner of Houston and Mercer Streets, is the flagship cinema.
Additionally, Angelika Film Center has opened 6 additional locations, one of which has closed:
- In 1997, it opened a theater in Houston, Texas, which was closed August 29, 2010.
- In 2001, an Angelika opened in the Mockingbird Station in Dallas, Texas
- In 2004, an Angelika opened in Plano, Texas.
- In the fall of 2012, an Angelika opened an 8-screen theater in the Mosaic District of Fairfax County, Virginia.
- In the summer of 2014, Angelika started operating a "Pop-Up" theater in Union Market in Washington, D.C., with plans for an expansion that ultimately fell through in the summer of 2016.
- On October 9, 2015, a new location opened in San Diego’s North County.
From 1997 to 2005, the Angelika Film Center was used as the set for At The Angelika, a weekly TV series distributed by IFC Films. The show moved to the IFC Center on Sixth Avenue and changed its name to At the IFC Center when that venue opened in June 2005.
The Angelika Film Center is owned by Reading International and iDNA, Inc.
In Snowball Effect: The Story of Clerks (on the Clerks X DVD) Kevin Smith and Vincent Pereira recall attending movies at the Angelika (notably Richard Linklater's debut Slacker). The film also mentions the disastrous first public screening of Clerks at the Independent Film Feature Market (the IFFM) and has a scene with Smith and Scott Mosier standing outside the theatre.
In November 2015, Shia LaBeouf invited the public to join him in the Cable Building location as he watched the 29 movies that feature him back-to-back. While taking short coffee breaks, LaBeouf could be viewed almost continuously on a live-stream.
- Culturemap.com The Angelika suddenly closes: Houston loses its downtown film center. Retrieved on 2010-08-29
- ABOUT US Archived July 3, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. Angelika Film Center. Retrieved on 2008-04-26.
- "Angelika Film Center & Cafe Expands Westward". MarketWatch. Retrieved 2015-10-30.
- No, Author. "Angelika Film Center Blog". At The Angelika Blog.
- Rogers, Katie. "Shia LaBeouf Offers View of Himself Viewing His Movies". New York Times.