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Old 08-29-2010, 09:49 PM
 
Location: like the movie, "The Village"
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One of the few decent entertainment options in town goes down the drain. How could a city this large not be able to support this industry? Do people in this city even care to view independent and foreign films at all?

Angelika Film Center closes doors for good | khou.com | Khou.com - News, Houston news, Texas News, Headlines
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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River Oaks theater is still open. But I generally agree with you. I have seen some pretty good films at the Angelika and at River Oaks. It's a pretty niche industry you must admit and it's a shame.

I wish Angelika wouldn't close its doors "for good" but would just move to say Montrose or The Heights. I feel like in those parts of town, they'd get more business. The types to frequent that part of downtown are more interested in the "it" scene and the bars....not foreign/independent films despite the fact that it's located in the theater district.
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Old 08-29-2010, 10:15 PM
 
Location: like the movie, "The Village"
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River Oaks theater is still open. But I generally agree with you. I have seen some pretty good films at the Angelika and at River Oaks. It's a pretty niche industry you must admit and it's a shame.

I wish Angelika wouldn't close its doors "for good" but would just move to say Montrose or The Heights. I feel like in those parts of town, they'd get more business. The types to frequent that part of downtown are more interested in the "it" scene and the bars....not foreign/independent films despite the fact that it's located in the theater district.
River Oaks theater is ok, but they only show a few flicks at a time. I truly enjoyed the options you had even within the niche industry @ Angelika. A shame, indeed.

Montrose or the Heights would be ideal. If there was a market for it, they would've found another location to house a theater, though. The crowds were similar in the area. It just might mean that the city doesn't support the theater district much.
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Old 08-29-2010, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Avondale, Chicago
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"There's nothing to do here, so let's sit at home and do nothing on the Internet....oh wait, turns out we did have a few things to do and one of them isn't around anymore."

There's a spot at the intersection of Shepherd and West Alabama that would be perfect for this...
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Old 08-30-2010, 12:42 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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"There's nothing to do here, so let's sit at home and do nothing on the Internet....oh wait, turns out we did have a few things to do and one of them isn't around anymore."

There's a spot at the intersection of Shepherd and West Alabama that would be perfect for this...
AAAHHH! You beat me to it! Seriously though...if somebody, somewhere doesn't see this as an ample opportunity then I have just lost that much more faith in humanity.


That said, I would agree that the foreign film/indie film industry in Houston has never really taken off...but for those of us who DO enjoy these things, W. Alabama and Shepherd needs to happen...stat...
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Old 08-30-2010, 04:57 AM
 
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Default Hmm...

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"There's nothing to do here, so let's sit at home and do nothing on the Internet....oh wait, turns out we did have a few things to do and one of them isn't around anymore."

There's a spot at the intersection of Shepherd and West Alabama that would be perfect for this...
jfre81, do you mean Shepherd and West Gray? If not, I guess I'm missing out on something?

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Old 08-30-2010, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Avondale, Chicago
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jfre81, do you mean Shepherd and West Gray? If not, I guess I'm missing out on something?


There's a hint here.
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Old 08-30-2010, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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I nearly cried when I heard the Angelika was closing. so sad. I had a lot of first dates there
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Old 08-30-2010, 08:10 AM
 
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There's a hint here.
The Alabama Theater sign? No theater though, hasn't been in decades, it is a book store.
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Old 08-30-2010, 08:11 AM
 
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I nearly cried when I heard the Angelika was closing. so sad. I had a lot of first dates there
Uhmm... you are a woman, yes?
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