Houston’s Angelika Film Center abruptly shuttered

posted by CSWalczak on September 8, 2010 at 2:48 pm

HOUSTON, TX — The Angelika Film Center here closed on August 29, its lease apparently terminated. It had operated for thirteen years. Recently it had had air-conditioning failures.

Brown paper was placed over the full-length doors, blocking the view into the lobby and a white sign reading “We regret to inform you that The Angelika Film Center has 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” hangs in the box office window.

Movie goers showing up to catch the first scheduled films of this Sunday were met by a woman in the box office who reimbursed the parking costs of those who parked in the garage with cash and turned them away. “They may relocate, but probably not,” the Angelika worker told CultureMap’s Nic Phillips.

There is more at CultureMap.com.

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