Category Archives: Special Programs

Live From 80s Prom & SEOUL SEARCHING

July 13, 2016

Who doesn’t love going back in time to indulge in all things 80s? For the release of SEOUL SEARCHING,  the true story of the Korean government’s summer camps for foreign-born teenagers in the 1980s,  we thought it was only right to host our own 80s Prom at the Angelika Pop-Up.

We went live as guests dressed up in their best 80s fits, listened to 80s hits and received fresh flower bouquets from Urban Stem before watching the film. Check out the live stream below!

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SEOUL SEARCHING is playing now at the Angelika Pop-Up!

WIENER-DOG – Q&A with director Todd Solondz

June 29, 2016

Todd Solondz says there’s only two things he’s concerned about when making a film: 1) that he isn’t embarrassed by it, and 2) that he survives it. While he managed to check off the first thing during the production of WIENER-DOG, the second was a bit challenging.

Over the weekend, the director of HAPPINESS and WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE stopped by the Angelika Film Center to discuss his latest dark comedy. WIENER-DOG chronicles the life of a dachshund, after it is taken in by veterinary technician Dawn Wiener (Greta Gerwig), who sets off on a road trip. Along the way, the lovable dog encounters a young boy, a film professor, and a troubled grandmother and granddaughter, spreading comfort and joy to all.

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While Solondz is very particular about the characters he selects for his films, the cute little furry WIENER-DOG star(s) proved to be a bit of a “nightmare” as he put it. However, Solondz’s challenges with the four legged actor(s) went unnoticed as he went on to design a film for theater, which is always the director’s main goal. During the Q&A Solondz discusses his past controversial work, the changing tide of the film industry, and being a film school dropout-turned-professor at NYU.

WIENER-DOG is now playing at the Angelika New York and opens this Friday 7/1 at Angelika Dallas, Angelika Plano, Angelika Carmel Mountain!

 

Strange, controversial & off-beat: Angelika After Hours returns!

February 22, 2016

Cult favorite films return to the big screen every month at the Angelika Mosaic. Films that are guaranteed to make you go “Ooooh, I love that one!” — even if the mainstream media didn’t upon its initial release.

The epic spring lineup kicks off with FIGHT CLUB this weekend. Join us Friday & Saturday @ 11:45PM, and mark your calendars for upcoming screenings:

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FIGHT CLUB (1999) – February 27 & 28
Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, and Helena Bonham Carter star in some of their most iconic roles in FIGHT CLUB, a darkly comic drama directed by David Fincher and based on the novel by cult favorite author Chuck Palahniuck. A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground “fight clubs” forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion.

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THE BIG LEBOWSKI (1998) – March 25 & 26
This Coen Brothers cult classic follows the Dude – an unemployed slacker with a penchant for bowling, played by Jeff Bridges. After a case of mistaken identity he goes on a quest to get a new rug and gets pulled into a ransom scheme involving the Big Lebowski’s kidnapped trophy wife. The all-star cast includes John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore, Phillip Seymor Hoffman and John Turturro.

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A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971) – April 29 & 30
From Legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick comes this tale of a dystopian future where society is overrun by youthful rebellion and violence. The film follows Alex, played by Malcolm McDowell, as he and his gang go on a horrific crime spree that includes rape and murder. This leads to his capture and controversial rehabilitation using psychological conditioning. One of Kubrick’s best film’s during the height of his career, A CLOCKWORK ORANGE surely should not be missed.

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RESERVOIR DOGS (1992) – May 27 & 28
Thrumming with intelligence and energy, RESERVOIR DOGS transformed Quentin Tarantino practically overnight from an obscure, unproduced screenwriter and part-time actor to the most influential new filmmaker of the 1990s. The story looks at what happens before and after (but not during) a botched jewelry store robbery. Starring Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth, Lawrence Tierney, Michael Madsen, and Harvey Keitel.

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CLERKS (1994) – June 24 & 25
Filmed in black-and-white on a budget of only $27,000, CLERKS began the career of writer director Kevin Smith. When Dante Hicks is reluctantly put in charge of the Quick Stop market on his day off, he tries, though half-heartedly, to perform his minimum-wage duties as efficiently as possible. Meanwhile, his friend and alter ego Randall  is working behind the counter of the adjacent video store — at least when he feels like it. Much of the film consists of Randall and Dante’s criticism of their customers, their lives, and the world in general.

Angelika After Hours screens one Friday & Saturday @ 11:45PM, each month at the Angelika Mosaic. Tickets just $7!

Oscar Snubs: The 90’s Edition

January 29, 2016

The 90’s was a decade filled with great films nominated for Best Picture, but the winners list sometimes left us scratching our heads. Every Thursday in February we’re re-visiting films from the 90’s that did not receive the coveted Academy Award for Best Picture. These films are the ones we continue to discuss and still refuse to believe lost at Hollywood’s biggest night.

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FARGO – February 7
This Coen Brothers’ cult classic was nominated for 7 Academy Awards in 1997 including Best Picture and Best Director. While the film lost to THE ENGLISH PATIENT for Best Picture, Frances McDormand took home an Oscar for her performance and both Joel & Ethan Coen were awarded an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.

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SAVING PRIVATE RYAN – February 11
Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) takes his men behind enemy lines to find Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Surrounded by the brutal realties of war, while searching for Ryan, each man embarks upon a personal journey and discovers their own strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honor, decency and courage. SAVING PRIVATE RYAN was nominated for an impressive 11 Academy Awards, but ultimately lost Best Picture to SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE.

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PULP FICTION – February 18
Outrageously violent, time-twisting, and in love with language, PULP FICTION is widely considered the most influential American movie of the 1990s. The film was nominated for seven Oscars, but ultimately lost to FORREST GUMP in 1995. Director Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary won for Best Original Screenplay for this film that you can’t help but quote time and time again. Say what again!

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APOLLO 13 – February 25
One of the most talked about Oscar Snubs of the 90’s was Ron Howard’s APOLLO 13 losing to Mel Gibson’s BRAVEHEART. With 9 Academy Award nominations and it’s impressive visual effects, APOLLO 13 was considered a favorite going in to Hollywood’s biggest night. While it only took home two Oscar Statues (Best Film Editing and Best Sound), this film is still a masterpiece  meant to be experienced on the big screen.

 

Catch the Oscar Snubs on the big screen Thursdays in February @ 7PM. Tickets just $7!

Participating locations: Angelika at Mosaic | Angelika Pop-Up | Angelika Dallas

Snubbed at the Oscars #MOVIESOFFTHEWALL

Awards season is one of the most exciting times of the year at the Angelika! This month we’re kicking off a new season of Movies Off the Wall by re-visiting our top Oscar Snubs, some of the highest grossing films of all time that didn’t win Best Picture:

 

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CLEOPATRA – February 8
A sprawling, spectacular love story starring Elizabeth Taylor, CLEOPATRA depicts her manipulation of Julius Caesar and Marc Antony in her ill-fated attempt to save the Egyptian empire. This threesome in one of the most famous and gloriously powerful love triangles ever to be captured on film.

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DOCTOR ZHIVAGO – February 15
During the Russian Revolution, Yuri Zhivago (Omar Sharif), is a young doctor who has been raised by his aunt and uncle following his father’s suicide. Yuri falls in love with beautiful Lara Guishar (Julie Christie), who has been having an affair with her mother’s lover, Victor Komarovsky (Rod Steiger), an unscrupulous businessman. Yuri, however, ends up marrying his cousin, Tonya (Geraldine Chaplin). But when he and Lara meet again years later, the spark of love reignites.

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JAWS – February 22
Based on Peter Benchley’s best-selling novel, Steven Spielberg’s 1975 shark saga set the standard for summer blockbusters while frightening millions of moviegoers out of the water. After shark attacks ravage a resort beach town, the Mayor orders the local fishermen to catch the culprit. Satisfied with the shark they find, the greedy Mayor reopens the beaches, despite the warning from a visiting ichthyologist (Richard Dreyfuss) that the attacks were probably caused by a far more formidable Great White. One more fatality later, the scientist and police chief (Roy Scheider) join forces with the only local fisherman willing to take on a Great White.

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RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK – February 29
Featuring bravura set pieces, sly humor, and white–knuckle action, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK is one of the most consummately entertaining adventure pictures of all time. The inimitable Harrison Ford stars as archeologist and adventurer Indianan Jones, on a mission to defeat his enemy Renne Belloq, face down a pit of snakes, and find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis do. A joint project from Hollywood prodigies Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK took home four Oscars in 1982, including Best Visual Effects, but missed out on the Best Picture prize.

 

These Oscar Snubs return to the big screen exclusively at the Angelika Carmel Mountain, Mondays in February @ 7PM. Tickets just $10!

Mark your calendars now – Movies Off the Wall returns in March with monthly screening events, exclusively at the Angelika Carmel Mountain.

 

BEN HUR – Movies off the Wall!

November 12, 2015

We are thrilled to present a new series featuring films from the spectacular poster wall at the Angelika Film Center Carmel Mountain. This month, we celebrate the 56th Anniversary of “The Worlds Most Honored Motion Picture,” BEN-HUR, in a newly restored digital presentation taken from the original MGM Camera 65 negative.

john Sittig, our very own Director of Projection & Sound and the curator of the Angelika Poster Wall, will be leading a discussion on this magnificent film prior to this one night only presentation.

**One lucky moviegoer will win a BEN HUR movie poster at the screening!**

BEN-HUR
MONDAY 11/16 @ 7PM
ANGELIKA FILM CENTER CARMEL MOUNTAINTickets are just $10 – reserve your luxury recliner seat for this one-night-only event online now

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

 

Angelika After Hours: THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)

August 25, 2015

Director Jonathan Demme’s smart, taut thriller teeters on the edge between psychological study and all-out horror. In this multiple Oscar-winning thriller, Jodie Foster stars as Clarice Starling, a top student at the FBI’s training academy. In her investigation of a vicious murderer nicknamed Buffalo Bill, she interviews Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins, in a chilling, Oscar-winning performance), a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath serving life in prison for various acts of murder and cannibalism. Lecter does indeed know something of Buffalo Bill, but his information comes with a price.

Two nights only! Join us Friday 8/28 & Saturday 8/29 @ 11:45PM for THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS back on the big screen.

Cult favorites return to the big screen every month, exclusively at the Angelika at Mosaic. Tickets are just $7, on sale now at angelikafilmcenter.com.

KIDS – 20th Anniversary screenings / presented on 35mm film

July 22, 2015
One of the most controversial movies of the 1990s, KIDS returns to the Angelika Film Center 20 years after its premiere for two exclusive screenings presented in 35mm. In the early 1990’s, on the cusp of NYC’s mass gentrification, a group of disparate youths ventured outside their broken homes and cultivated a new style of skateboarding inspired by the city’s hardscrabble streets. Together, they found family and spawned a revolution. Scripted by Harmony Korine, this landmark film features breakout performances by Chloë Sevigny and Rosario Dawson. Larry Clark’s startlingly raw, vérité portrait of urban adolescence was hailed by The New York Times as “a wake-up call to the world.”

Directed By

Larry Clark

Written By

Harmony Korine

Cast

Leo Fitzpatrick, Justin Pierce, Chloë Sevigny

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You’re invited: New Year’s Eve at the Pop-Up!

December 19, 2014

Start your New Year’s Eve at the Angelika Pop-Up! Join us for a screening of BLADE RUNNER:THE FINAL CUT – Q&A immediately following with Prof. Marc Lapadula Senior Lecturer in Film Studies, Yale University.

Wednesday December 31 @ 7PM
Tickets just $11
Contests, Prizes, Gourmet Concessions, Free Parking!

 

Director Ridley Scott’s follow-up to his 1979 hit ALIEN, BLADE RUNNER is one of the most popular and influential science-fiction films of all time – and it has become an enduring cult classic favorite. Inspired by Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, the film depicts a dystopian future in which genetically engineered, dangerous replicants are hunted down by special police operatives. Although the enthralling film was originally a box-office failure, it was nominated for two Academy Awards in 1983, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration and Best Visual Effects.

 

Advance tickets are on sale now at www.angelikapopup.com