休士頓放映藝術電影及獨立製片作品的Angelika電影院突然關閉 Angelika說明表示房東收回空間 將繼續尋找其他合適地點
在休市中心營運超過十年之放映藝術電影及獨立製片作品的Angelika Film Center突然於29日無預警關閉。位於達拉斯的公司媒體聯絡則先於29日繼於30日發出兩篇新聞資料，表示房東終止承租，電影院方面將在休市另外尋覓合適地點服務影迷。不過房東方面有不一樣說法，目前也不清楚原地點是否仍將作為電影院用途。
經過此關閉事件，休士頓所剩唯一一家放映此類型電影的電影院為River Oaks Theater (2009 W. Gray St.)。此電影院曾於2006年差點遭遇類似命運，然而當時因地區反對聲浪高張，事件並登上華爾街日報頭條，拆建電影院的計劃才罷手。
圖一：Angelika Film Center大廳的吊燈及電影海報。(AL攝影)
(08/30)The Angelika Film Center wishes again to thank the Houston community for the overwhelming support it has received since announcing its closure at Bayou Place.
The Angelika Film Center management apologizes for the inconveniences inherent in any forced closure. For Angelika Houston patrons who would like to seek a refund for (i) Angelika Gift Cards and/or Angelika ScreenSavers that are still valid and/or (ii) Advanced Tickets purchased for upcoming films, please contact the following: Angela.Espinosa@readingrdi.com or 323.213.4988. For any other inquires about the closure please contact the Angelika management at 888.668.4605 or email@example.com.
To be perfectly clear, the reason for the closure of the Angelika Film Center in Houston was that it received a thirty day lease termination notice from its landlord, Bayou Place Limited Partnership, an affiliate of the Cordish Company. The notice received by Angelika stated: “This letter shall constitute notice that Bayou Place Limited Partnership is terminating Bayou Cinemas, LP’s month to month tenancy effective September 18, 2010.”
All matters between our landlord, Bayou Place Limited Partnership, and the Angelika have been referred by the Harris County State Court to arbitration.
Angelika has truly enjoyed the privilege of serving the Houston film community for 13 years. Today Angelika management began actively pursuing alternative cinema locations in Houston so that it can continue the Angelika tradition of bringing the best specialty films available to Houston film lovers.
(08/29)The Angelika Film Center in downtown Houston closed today. After 13 years of continued service to the Houston community, the Angelika’s lease has been terminated by the Angelika’s landlord, Bayou Place Limited Partnership, an affiliate of the Cordish Company. Since it opened in 1997, the Angelika has been committed to exhibiting the best in specialty, foreign and independent film to Houston film lovers. Houston has been an important market for Angelika and its family of theatres for years.
The management and staff of the Angelika Film Center have enjoyed being an important part of downtown Houston’s Theater District and it leaves Bayou Place with the greatest appreciation to all those who have supported the Angelika for so many years. The Angelika will begin to explore alternative cinema locations in the Houston market.
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