I remember when I first discovered the gems of the Angelika Film Center. It was 2003, and I learned that there was a place in Dallas where I could view foreign and independent films and take a break from the norms of mainstream cinema. I immediately fell in love with the place. With such a beautiful lobby and an incredible atmosphere, the Angelika reminded me of the gorgeous art house theaters that I would visit when I visited my family in Madrid, Spain. The first film I ever saw at the Angelika was Ju-On (The Grudge). I eventually came back for repeated visits seeing films such as Hotel Rwanda, The Assassination of Richard Nixon and The Motorcycle Diaries. Yes, it was the beginning of a long and beautiful relationship between a film buff and his movie theater of choice.
On Wednesday, August 3, the Angelika will be celebrating its 10-year anniversary with a very special event. They will be showing some of their favorite films from the last ten years free of charge and will have special prices for popcorn and fountain drinks. An unbelievably cheap 10 cents! Some of the films they will be showing include (500) Days of Summer, Bend it Like Beckham, Tell No One, Mulholland Drive and Made. Bring the kids and introduce them to a whole new kind of film, take a date and show him/her that you enjoy intelligent pictures, go enjoy a nostalgic classic with a few buddies, or hell, go by yourself. I know I do that all the time. Either way, Wednesday should be a very fun day for film buffs in the city of Dallas. Free movies, cheap popcorn and cheap drinks. There will also be a celebratory cake cutting at 1pm. So hey, you’ve got food and drinks to keep your hunger and thirst satisfied and the movies are free! You can find a full schedule of films and showtimes at their website right here.
The Angelika Film Center is located at…
5321 East Mockingbird Lane, Suite 230
DALLAS , TX 75206 • 214-841-4713