BIG NEWS: we are thrilled to announce aÂ brand new, state-of-the-art Angelika Film Center & Cafe! Opening this September in Fairfax, VA, the eight-screen cinema will continue the tradition of art, independent, and foreign programming that has made the AngelikaÂ the most successful dedicated arthouse in the United States. We’ve also partnered with Top Chef alum Lee Ann Wong to create a unique Cafe menu inspired by her signature modern global-fusion cuisine. Stay tuned for updates about our exciting Grand Opening events, the opening lineup of films, and more by liking us on Facebook or signing up for the email newsletter.
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The Angelika creates an exciting and stylish cinematic experience in Fairfax County Â FAIRFAX, Va. (June 25, 2012) -Ââ?-Ââ?Â Â Â TheÂ Â Â Angelika Â Â Film Â Â Center Â Â & Â Â Cafe, a new state-Ââ?of-Ââ?the-Ââ?art Â boutique cinema, Â will Â open Â in Â September Â 2012 Â atÂ Mosaic Â in Â Fairfax, Â Virginia. Â The Â stylish Â eight-Ââ?screen Â cinema Â will showcase Â the Â best Â in Â independent, Â foreign Â and Â specialty Â film Â in Â auditoriums Â featuring Â plush Â stadium designed seating, wall-Ââ?to-Ââ?wall Â screens and the latest in digital projection Â and sound. The sleekly designed soaring Â three Â level, Â glass Â enclosed Â lobby Â includes Â a CafÃ©, Â a Lounge Â and Â a creative Â Concession Â Stand.Â Â Â A striking three-Ââ?tiered crystal chandelier accented in blue neon and a dramatic oversized illuminated rendering of the winged Â face of Angelika Â adorn the lobby and are signature Â elements Â of the other three Angelikas operating in the U.S. The Angelika in New York City, one of the most successful dedicated arthouses in North America, has been breaking box office records for independent Â films since 1989, while cinephiles in Texas have been visiting Angelikas in Dallas and Plano for over ten years. Â Creating a completely Â unique food and film experience, Â the Angelika has partnered with Chef Lee Anne Â Wong Â to provide Â the culinary Â vision Â for its CafÃ©, Â Lounge Â and Concession Â Stand. Â A graduate Â of the French Â Culinary Â Institute, Â former Â finalist Â on Â Bravoâ??s Â Top Â Chef, Â and Â regular Â contributor Â on Â the Â Cooking Channelâ??s Unique Eats, Chef Wong will create a menu inspired by her signature modern-Ââ?global fusion cuisine.Â Â Guests will be able to enjoy their prepared meals, specially paired with beer, wine or champagne selections, in Â the CafÃ©, Lounge or while watching a film. The mezzanine Lounge overlooking the lobby will serve drinks and gourmet bar snacks. A variety of delectable desserts and handcrafted coffee and espresso drinks will be served Â in the CafÃ©. And, traditional movie snacks will be offered at the Concession Stand, along with Chef Wongâ??s creative twists on those traditions.
Like the other Angelikas, the mission of the Angelika at Mosaic will be to become an integral part of the Â cultural Â community. Â In Â addition Â to Â its Â specialty Â film Â programming, Â the Â Angelika Â will Â host Â local Â film festivals and sponsor interesting programs designed to appeal to a variety of sophisticated filmgoers.Â Â Â
â??The Angelikaâ??s goal is to become the premiere cinema in the greater D.C. area,â? said Ellen Cotter, chief operating officer of the US Cinema division of Reading International, Inc. â??We are committed to offering exceptional service and a superior and different movie-Ââ?going experience at Mosaic.â?The Angelika will be located at the intersection of Lee Highway and Gallows Road at Mosaic, a new urban district in Fairfax offering an eclectic mix of local and regional retailers and restaurants, together with ample Â open Â space, Â including Â two Â parks Â that Â will Â host Â outdoor Â events, Â performances Â and Â festivals. Â The Angelika Â will Â be Â easily Â accessible Â by Â public Â transportation Â with Â the Â Dunn Â Loring Â -Ââ?Â Â Â Â Merrifield Â Metro Â Stop (Orange Line) and only a short walk to Mosaic.
Â About Â ReadingÂ Â Â International,Â Â Â Inc.Â Â Â Â Reading International (http://www.readingrdi.com) Â 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, Â ownership and operation of retail and commercial real estate in Australia, New Zealand and the Â United Â States, Â including Â entertainment-Ââ?themedÂ retail Â centers Â in Â Australia Â and Â New Â Zealand Â and Â live theater assets in Manhattan and Chicago in the United States.Â Forward-Ââ?LookingÂ Â Â StatementsÂ Â Â Â This press release contains certain statements that are â??forward-Ââ?looking statementsâ? within the meaning of Section Â 27A Â of the Â Securities Â Act Â of 1933 Â and Â Section Â 21E Â of the Â Securities Â Exchange Â Act Â of 1934. Â Such statements Â are qualified by the inherent risks and uncertainties Â surrounding Â future expectations Â generally and also may materially differ from actual future experience involving any one or more of such statements. Such risks and uncertainties include the possibility that the actual market share of the acquired cinemas and anticipated reduction in the acquisition financing will differ from these forward-Ââ?looking statements, as well the Â risks Â and Â uncertainties Â set Â forth Â from Â time Â to Â time Â in Â RDIâ??s Â filings Â with Â the Â Securities Â and Â Exchange Commission. The inclusion of a forward-Ââ?looking statement in this press release should not be regarded as a representation by RDI that its objectives will be achieved. RDI undertakes no obligation to publicly update forward-Ââ?looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.Â # # #