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Announcing our first cinema on the West Coast!

October 1, 2015

ANGELIKA FILM CENTER & CAFE EXPANDS WESTWARD
Angelika Film Center’s first West Coast Cinema opening in San Diego

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:

PAN
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 WALK
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.

FREEHELD
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.

99 HOMES
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.

GOODNIGHT MOMMY
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.

RIFIFI
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.

HITCHCOCKTOBER
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.

JAPANESE ANIME
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.

Forward-Looking Statements
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
job@angelikafilmcenter.com

For investor information contact:
Reading International, Inc.
Dev Ghose, Chief Financial Officer
213-234-2240

 

Announcing the Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market!

May 20, 2014

Since its opening in 1989, the Angelika Film Center in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood has become a cultural institution – one of the most well-known and highest-grossing dedicated arthouses in the US. From the downtown original to state-of-the-art boutique cinemas in Fairfax, VA and North Texas, the Angelika is the definitive American arthouse.

We’re bringing the Angelika to the heart of DC with an exclusive microcinema experience. The Angelika Pop-Up will serve as the interim DC hub for our signature mix of specialty film programming and unique events, through the development of a luxurious new full-scale Angelika Film Center, expected to open in late 2015 at Union Market.

 


 

ANGELIKA POP-UP OPENS AT UNION MARKET ON JUNE 13

WASHINGTON DC, May 20, 2014 – DC’s acclaimed Union Market and Reading International, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDI) have announced that the Angelika Pop-Up, a three screen micro cinema located in the growing Union Market district, will open on June 13, 2014. The Angelika Pop-Up will serve as the DC hub of Angelika’s signature mix of specialty film programming and unique events during the development of the permanent Angelika Film Center expected to open in late 2015 at Union Market.

As announced in late 2013, Reading International signed a lease for an Angelika Film Center in Union Market. This new multi-screen cinema will combine the most cutting edge presentation technology with elements of luxury and comfort in stylish surroundings reflective of the creative spirit existing at the Market, an artisanal, curated year-round food market featuring over 40 local vendors. While this new state-of-the-art Angelika Film Center is scheduled to open at Union Market in late 2015, the Angelika Pop-Up will satisfy a growing demand for unique entertainment to complement the Market’s vast culinary offerings.

“The vibrancy and creativity of Union Market make it a perfect home for the Angelika Pop-Up,” says Ellen Cotter, chief operating officer of the US Cinema division of Reading. “And we are honored that our state-of-the-art Angelika, in development now, will be part of the continued re-shaping and transforming of this important area of Washington, DC.”

“Our vision for Union Market is to create a place that brings together the innovative and creative community of DC,” says Jodie McLean, President and Chief Investment Officer of EDENS, developer of Union Market. “The caliber of the Angelika’s programming and their overall commitment to emerging and established filmmakers from both here and abroad makes them the ideal partner for Union Market and the surrounding DC neighborhood.”

For the Pop-Up, a raw warehouse space was converted into three intimate screening rooms. This will offer an immediate venue for the culturally-rich DC community to enjoy not only a range of independent, foreign and specialty films, but also specially tailored film-based events, panels and unique alternative content. By providing opportunities to connect with the films and each other, the Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market aims to support a creative community of local, national and international filmmakers, artists, and film enthusiasts.

In addition to the familiar theater concessions of popcorn and soda, a menu featuring a selection of packaged snack foods and drinks of the gourmet quality Union Market guests are accustomed to will be curated by former Food Network executive Bruce Seidel (Hot Lemon Productions) and former Food Network chef Santos Loo. Among the special items that guests can enjoy before, during or after their film are: Rosemary Truffle Popcorn, Crunchy Kale Chips, Maple Bacon Chuao Chocolate Bars, Intelligentsia Coffee, and a selection of craft bottled beers and wines. While this temporary micro cinema will not offer all the luxurious amenities of the future state-of-the-art cinema, the Angelika Pop-Up will feature pristine new Barco digital projection and digital sound as it offers a sneak-peek of the provocative and intelligent programming the neighborhood deserves. The Pop-Up will operate seven days per week, with showtimes and advanced reserved seating available at www.AngelikaPopUp.com.

Below is a description of some upcoming films scheduled to open at the Pop-Up:

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon – Opens June 13 – Opening Week Film

In his directorial debut, Mike Myers documents the astounding career of Shep Gordon, the consummate Hollywood insider. Beginning with a chance encounter with Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix in 1968, Gordon managed the careers of Alice Cooper, Blondie, Luther Vandross and Raquel Welch. He even found time to invent the “Celebrity Chef” with his representation of Emeril Lagasse and forge a friendship with the Dalai Lama through his philanthropic endeavors with the Tibet Fund. Stuffed with fantastic archive footage, Gordon’s unlikely story is told by Alice Cooper, Michael Douglas, Sylvester Stallone, Anne Murray, Willie Nelson, Emeril Lagasse, and more.

Queen Margot – 20th Anniversary Directors Cut – Opens June 13 – Opening Week Film

Patrice Chereau’s acclaimed tale of intrigue and forbidden love returns to theaters in its complete, uncut version in celebration of the landmark film’s 20th Anniversary. Triumphant winner of 5 Cesar Awards and the 1994 Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize, this powerful and sexually charged film stars Isabelle Adjani, Daniel Auteuil, Virna Lisi and Vincent Pérez. Amidst the late 16th century Wars of Religion, when Catholics and Protestant Huguenots battled over control of France, scheming power player Catherine de Medici offers up her daughter Margot for marriage to the King of Navarre in a bold political move to reconcile France.

Flex is Kings – Opens June 20

This inspiring documentary explores the hopes and realities of the under-acknowledged and totally unfunded group of Brooklyn artists behind the urban dance movement known as “flexing.” Born in the Brooklyn neighborhood of East New York, the competitive dance style combines dramatic contortions, simulated violence, and flowing footsteps that are at once flights of fancy as well as poetic evocations of the streets. Shot over two years by local filmmakers, the film is structured around Battlefest, the central organizing event of the Flex movement, and focuses on some of the community’s key personalities.

Violette – Opens June 27

An official selection of the Toronto International Film Festival, Cesar Award winner Martin Provost’s VIOLETTE spans 20 years in the complex life of trailblazing French feminist author Violette Leduc, and her relationship with the legendary Simone de Beauvoir. Born out of wedlock in the early 20th century, Violette (Emmanuelle Devos, in a searing performance) encountered Simone de Beauvoir post-WWII in St-Germain-des-Prés. The intense relationship between the two women would last their entire lives – a relationship based on Violette’s quest for freedom through writing and Simone’s (Sandrine Kiberlain) conviction that she held the fate of an extraordinary writer in her hands.

The Angelika film experience at Union Market won’t just end with the credits. Filmgoers can look forward to future Union Market dinner-and-a-movie promotions as well as other collaborative programs.

The Angelika Pop-Up is located at 550 Penn Street NE (between 5th and 6th Streets NE), just one block north of Union Market, and next door to Gallaudet University and the new Dolcezza Gelato Factory. Free parking is available in the parking lot directly in front of Union Market. Additionally, the NOMA Gallaudet University Metro Station (Red Line) is a short walk up 6th Street to the Angelika Pop-Up.

For more information about Union Market, please visit www.UnionMarketDC.com.  For more information about the Angelika Film Center, please visit www.AngelikaFilmCenter.com or www.AngelikaPopUp.com. Angelika Pop-Up Social Media: www.Facebook.com/AngelikaFilmDC; www.Twitter.com/AngelikaFilmDC.

 

About Union Market:

Union Market, located a short walk from the NoMa/Gallaudet metro, is a 45-acre district that is planned for over 7 MSF of space. EDENS has a clear vision to redevelop the district into one of DC’s most vibrant, diverse and thriving neighborhoods—a living laboratory for a sustainable urban community. Since opening in September 2012, Union Market’s acclaimed food market with over 40 local artisans, now averages 15,000 visitors per weekend and has hosted over 150 events. For more information about Union Market, please visit www.UnionMarketDC.com.

About Reading International, Inc.:

Reading International, Inc. (www.ReadingRDI.com) is in the business of owning and operating cinemas and developing, owning and operating real estate assets in the United States, Australia and New Zealand. Among its 54 other cinemas world-wide, Reading International, Inc. operates (i) the Angelika Film Center in New York City, one of the most well known and highest grossing dedicated arthouses in the US, and (ii) the Angelika Film Center & Cafe in EDENS’ Mosaic project in Fairfax, VA. Following in the tradition of the Angelika NYC, the Angelika at Mosaic has become an important part of the cultural community in Northern Virginia by showing a range of quality films and alternative programming.

For more information about Reading International, contact:
Andrzej Matyczynski, Chief Financial Officer
Reading International, Inc. (213) 235-2240

 

Forward-Looking Statements:

Reading’s statements in this press release contain a variety of forward-looking statements as defined by the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements reflect only Reading’s expectations regarding future events and operating performance and necessarily speak only as of the date the information was prepared. No guarantees can be given that Reading’s expectation will in fact be realized, in whole or in part. You can recognize these statements by our use of words such as, by way of example, “may,” “will,” “expect,” “believe,” and “anticipate” or other similar terminology.

 

 

Angelika Film Center Opening 2015 at Union Market

November 12, 2013

EDENS Announces The Latest Addition To Union Market District: Angelika Film Center

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2013 — EDENS, one of the nation’s leading retail real estate owners and developers, announced today that they will partner with Reading International, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDI) to open an Angelika Film Center in EDENS growing Union Market district in 2015.

Today’s announcement about Angelika’s opening furthers EDENS’ commitment of investment in this district. The Angelika, which operates the leading dedicated arthouse in the US, opened a state-of-the-art cinema at Mosaic in Fairfax, VA in September 2012. Exhibiting a range of film and alternative programming, the Angelika has become an important part of the cultural community in Northern Virginia and metro D.C.

Reading International and EDENS have been working to create a unique Angelika Film Center venue that will combine cutting edge presentation technology with elements of luxury and comfort in a stylish ambiance capturing the rich and creative spirit already apparent in the Union Market district. This multi-screen cinema will offer luxurious seating and pristine digital projection with immersive sound systems.  keeping with its other cinemas, the Angelika will strive to offer Washington, D.C. the most interesting quality programming available. And, in keeping with Union Market’s progressive food offerings, the Angelika will serve a food and drink menu designed by Food Network / Cooking Channel veterans, Bruce Seidel and Chef Santos Loo.

Union Market, located a short walk from the NoMa/Gallaudet metro, is a 45-acre district that is planned for over 7 million square feet. EDENS has a clear vision to create one of D.C.’s most vibrant, interesting, and thriving neighborhoods. Since opening in September 2012, The Market at Union Market, with over 40 local artisan food and beverage vendors, now averages 10,000 -15,000 visitors per Weekend and has held over 100 events. John Mooney, one of the country’s leading sustainable chefs, will open a new restaurant concept at The Market before the end of the month. Over the last several months, the Union Market district has also become a unique and alternative entertainment destination.

This past summer, EDENS sponsored a “Drive-In” movie series that delighted thousands of film goers by exhibiting classic movies on Union Market’s 3-story  Two Weeks ago, teaming up with Politics & Prose, one of the nation’s leading independent booksellers, EDENS sold out a book-signing event at Union Market for the book, The World Atlas of Wine. And this Thanksgiving weekend, EDENS will be launching its retail efforts with Thread, a three day shopping experience in the Dock 5 space at Union Market featuring 30 local and national fashion brands.

For more information about Union Market, please visit www.unionmarketdc.com. For more information about the Angelika Film Center, please visit www.angelikafilmcenter.com.

About EDENS:
EDENS develops, owns and operates community building centers in primary markets throughout the East Coast. Focusing on innovative development and redevelopment together with key acquisitions in urban areas, the Company has built an institutional-quality portfolio of 111 retail centers. EDENS has Regional Headquarters in Boston, New York, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Miami and Columbia, SC. For additional information about the Company and its retail real estate portfolio, please visit www.edens.com.

For further information: Jamie Kronfeld, London Misher Public Relations, 212-759-2800, Jamie@londonmisherpr.com