Angelika Film Center’s first West Coast Cinema opening in San Diego
SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Reading International, Inc. (NASDAQ:RDI) is proud to announce the
opening on Friday, October 9 of the Angelika Film Center & Cafe, a
state-of-the-art luxury cinema, located at Carmel Mountain Plaza in San
Dedicated to exhibiting quality films and events, the sleek and modern
Angelika Film Center & Cafe is a unique venue for San Diego’s culturally
rich community offering diverse programming and a creative menu of craft
beverages and bites. The first Angelika to open on the West Coast is
located along the I-15 corridor at Carmel Mountain Road in San Diego’s
vibrant North County.
The Angelika will offer San Diego its signature mix of specialty
programming, which includes independent and foreign films, the best from
the major studios, along with a unique slate of classic movies and
filmed presentations of global cultural events. Opening titles include
PAN, THE WALK, FREEHELD, HE NAMED ME MALALA, 99 HOMES, GOODNIGHT MOMMY
A cultural institution in New York City since 1989, the original
Angelika Film Center & Cafe is one of the most successful arthouses in
North America, generating record box office grosses for Academy Award
winners including BLUE JASMINE, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, BIRDMAN and THE
ARTIST. For more than 10 years, devoted moviegoers have also enjoyed
Angelikas in the Dallas area and more recently, in Fairfax, Va. and
Each of the 12 elegantly-appointed auditoria at the new Angelika feature
full-recliner luxury seats in a stadium setting, pristine digital
projection by Barco, the leader in digital cinema technology, Dolby 7.1
audio, and reserved seating for a leisurely cinematic experience. With
state-of-the-art digital presentation capabilities and events
specialists, the Angelika is an ideal venue for a range of meetings and
events, from corporate presentations to private gatherings.
Fred Dagdagan, a Los Angeles-based designer of premier screening rooms
for major Hollywood studios, designed the stylish cinema to feature an
open lobby, a mezzanine lounge and a lush outdoor patio, hardwood
floors, a striking three-tiered crystal chandelier accented in blue
neon, and a dramatic illuminated rendering of the iconic Angelika logo.
Larger-than-life images from classic films highlight each corridor, and
the main lobby features an installation of posters of the top-five
grossing films of each decade, designed by industry veteran John Sittig,
Angelika’s Director of Projection & Sound. The upstairs lounge is
adorned with a bold and colorful hand-painted mural by local graffiti
artist Maxx Moses.
Veteran Food Network Executive Bruce Seidel of Hot Lemon Productions and
Chef Santos Loo designed a menu comprised of craft beverages and bites,
including Green Bean Fries with Sriracha Ketchup, Kale Grilled Cheese
with Tomato Jam, and Potato Chip Crusted Chicken Tenders, that can be
enjoyed while watching a movie and throughout the theater. The Angelika
will also feature classic concessions with a twist like artisan popcorn
and gourmet hot dogs. The Kimchi Dog with kimchi slaw, green onions, and
crispy shallots is sure to become an audience favorite.
The Angelika offers early matinee show pricing of $8.50 seven days a
week till noon, where guests can receive a free Intelligentsia coffee
with their ticket purchase as part of the Angelika Coffee Club. Parents
with infants can join us for the Crybaby Matinee every Wednesday at 11
a.m. for a “worry-free” movie experience. There are also a variety of
other ticket specials including Student Tuesday, Salute to the Troops
Wednesday, and Baby Boomer Thursday offering an $11.50 ticket and
complimentary popcorn all day. The Angelika experience doesn’t end with
the credits, as guests can show their same-day ticket to receive 50% off
all food and drinks in the lounge or on the patio. Guests are encouraged
to share their Angelika experience at #AftertheFilm.
Advance tickets for the opening slate are on sale now at www.AngelikaFilmCenter.com,
with reserved seating available. Additional information about the new
Angelika Film Center at Carmel Mountain can be found at Facebook.com/AngelikaFilmSD,
and Instagram.com/AngelikaFilmSD. For
directions and more information, please visit www.AngelikaFilmCenter.com.
OPENING OCTOBER 9 AT THE ANGELIKA IN SAN DIEGO:
Acclaimed director Joe Wright (PRIDE & PREJUDICE, ATONEMENT)
delivers a thrilling new take on J.M. Barrie’s beloved classic stories,
PAN follows the tale of an orphan who is spirited away to magical
Neverland. The family action-adventure stars Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman
(LES MISERABLES) as Blackbeard the pirate, Garrett Hedlund (INSIDE
LLEWYN DAVIS) as Hook, Oscar nominee Rooney Mara (THE GIRL WITH THE
DRAGON TATTOO, CAROL), and newcomer Levi Miller as Peter Pan.
The highly-anticipated opening night film at this year’s
New York Film Festival, THE WALK is the true story of famous high-wire
artist Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, INCEPTION) and his 1974
wire walk across the immense void between the World Trade Center towers.
Oscar winner Robert Zemeckis (FORREST GUMP, CAST AWAY) uses innovative
photorealistic techniques to craft one of this awards-season’s most
Oscar winner Julianne Moore stars alongside Oscar nominees
Ellen Page, Steve Carell and Michael Shannon in this poignant love story
fresh from its Toronto International Film Festival premiere. After a
decorated New Jersey police office is diagnosed with cancer, she is
determined to leave her pension to her domestic partner. This stirring
drama shows how social change is brought about by empathy, courage, and
HE NAMED ME MALALA
Acclaimed documentarian Davis Guggenheim (AN
INCONVENIENT TRUTH, WAITING FOR SUPERMAN) presents this intimate
portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was
targeted by the Taliban for advocating for girls’ education and severely
wounded by a gunshot. HE NAMED ME MALALA is an inside glimpse into this
extraordinary young girl’s life, from her close relationship with her
father to her impassioned speeches at the UN.
Critics are raving about 99 HOMES, with a 92% rating on
Rotten Tomatoes, this timely sensational thriller follows a charismatic
and ruthless businessman (Oscar nominee Michael Shannon) making a
killing by repossessing homes. After he evicts a single father trying to
care for his mother (Andrew Garfield and Laura Dern), the father becomes
so desperate to provide for his family that he goes to work for the very
man who evicted him in the first place.
One of the most talked about horror-thrillers in
decades, GOODNIGHT MOMMY is the clever and savagely disturbing debut
from Austrian filmmakers Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala. After their
mother returns home from extensive cosmetic surgery, 9-year-old twin
boys begin to doubt that this woman is really their mother. What ensues
is a terrifying psychodrama, which blurs the lines between reality and
A worldwide smash hit, Jules Dassin’s 1955 classic RIFIFI
returns to the big screen for a limited time with this impressive new
restoration. A legendary 30-minute sequence highlights the brilliant
jewel heist at the center of this film, which earned blacklisted
Hollywood exile Dassin Cannes’ Best Director prize and set the standard
for screen robberies for decades to come.
OTHER UPCOMING ANGELIKA EVENTS:
STUDIO GHILBLI FESTIVAL
October 10 through December 3 – Saturdays
at 11 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. – the Angelika will celebrate the
genius of legendary Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki with an exclusive
Thursdays in October beginning October 15, the
Angelika will present classics from the Master of Suspense at 7 p.m.
FLASHBACK FAMILY FILMS
Starting November 7, kids and their parents
can enjoy retro family favorites on the big screen on the first Saturday
of each month.
Fans of anime can see much-anticipated premiere
screenings of titles like BORUTO: NARUTO THE MOVIE, ANTHEM OF THE HEART,
and GHOST IN THE SHELL at the Angelika.
OPERA, BALLET & LIVE THEATRE
The Angelika will also showcase
unique cultural events from around the world via live satellite such as
National Theatre Live from London and Bolshoi Ballet’s extraordinary
stage-to-screen productions, as well as the best performances of the
Royal Opera House, Shakespeare’s Globe, and the Royal Shakespeare
About Reading International, Inc.
Angelika Film & Cafe in Carmel Mountain Plaza is operated by an
affiliate of Reading International, Inc. (NASDAQ:RDI http://www.ReadingRDI.com),
which is in the business of owning and operating cinemas and developing,
owning and operating real estate assets. Our business consists primarily
of the development, ownership and operation of multiplex cinemas in the
United States, Australia and New Zealand; and the development, ownership
and operation of retail and commercial real estate in Australia, New
Zealand and the United States, including entertainment-themed retail
centers in Australia and New Zealand and live theater assets in
Manhattan and Chicago in the United States.
press release contains certain statements that are “forward-looking
statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of
1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such
statements are qualified by the inherent risks and uncertainties
surrounding future expectations generally and also may materially differ
from actual future experience involving any one or more of such
statements. The inclusion of a forward-looking statement in this press
release should not be regarded as a representation by Reading
International that its objectives will be achieved. Reading
International undertakes no obligation to publicly update
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information,
future events, or otherwise.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Press tours are available beginning October 1 and
may be scheduled by contacting Jo Ellen Brantferger at (214) 435-1936.
For media information contact:
Angelika Film Center
investor information contact:
Reading International, Inc.
Ghose, Chief Financial Officer