Angelika Film Center Plano
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. 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. Village East by Angelika in New York City, built 1926, opened under the Angelika brand 2021 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 launched a blog where they post their own video and written interviews with directors and actors that are involved with the films they show. 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.
On March 5, 2021, they rebranded the Cinema 123 in midtown Manhattan and Village East Cinemas in Greenwich Village under Branded by Angelika. Both theaters previously operated as City Cinemas before their purchase in 2000 by Citadel Cinemas, an affiliate of Reading Entertainment, which were in turn consolidated on December 31, 2001 to form Reading International, the parent company of Reading Cinemas, which owns and operates the Angelika Film Center. The cafe and bar located on the second floor is open to the public and offers a selection of light gourmet fare as well as an array of fine wine, beer and cocktails. The Angelika Film Center & Cafe in Plano is a stylish five-screen boutique cinema located The Shops at Legacy. Their guests are able to enjoy all food and beverages (including beer and wine) inside the cinema auditoriums while watching a film. The Angelika is also an ideal venue for corporate presentations, group conferences and private rental.