SAN DIEGO (October 1, 2015) — 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 Diego.
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 and RIFIFI.
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 Washington, D.C.
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, Twitter.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 thrilling contenders.
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 love.
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 paranoid fantasy.
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 film series.
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 Company.
About Reading International, Inc.
The 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.
This 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
Jo Brantferger, 214-435-1936
For investor information contact:
Reading International, Inc.
Dev Ghose, Chief Financial Officer