|An artist's rendering of the new theatre.|
The eight-screen Angelika Film Center and Café is slated to open in September at the Mosaic development in Merrifield.
According to Reading International, the company that operates the Angelika theatre chain, the new cinema “will showcase the best in independent, foreign, and specialty film in auditoriums featuring plush stadium-designed seating, wall-to-wall screens, and the latest in digital projection and sound.”
The three-level, glass enclosed lobby will have a cafe and lounge, as well as a concession stand. Lee Anne Wong, a finalist on Bravo’s “Top Chef” and regular contributor to “Unique Eats” on the Cooking Channel, will create a menu inspired by her “signature modern-global fusion cuisine.”
The lounge will serve drinks and bar snacks. The café will have full meals, deserts, beer, and wine. Customers can dine in those venues or bring their meals into the theatre. The concession stand will offer Wong’s “creative twists” on traditional movie snacks.
This will be the fourth Angelika movie theatre in the United States. The first one, in New York City, opened in 1989. The others are in Dallas and Plano, Texas.