The Angelika Film Center & Cafe, a new state-of-the-art boutique cinema, will open in September 2012 at Mosaic in Fairfax, Virginia. The stylish eight-screen 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 sleekly designed soaring three level, glass enclosed lobby includes a Café, a Lounge and a creative Concession Stand. A striking three-tiered crystal chandelier accented in blue neon and a dramatic oversized illuminated rendering of the winged face of Angelika adorn the lobby and are signature elements of the other three Angelikas operating in the U.S. The Angelika in New York City, one of the most successful dedicated arthouses in North America, has been breaking box office records for independent films since 1989, while cinephiles in Texas have been visiting Angelikas in Dallas and Plano for over ten years.
Creating a completely unique food and film experience, the Angelika has partnered with Chef Lee Anne Wong to provide the culinary vision for its Café, Lounge and Concession Stand. A graduate of the French Culinary Institute, former finalist on Bravo’s Top Chef, and regular contributor on the Cooking Channel’s Unique Eats, Chef Wong will create a menu inspired by her signature modern-global fusion cuisine . Guests will be able to enjoy their prepared meals, specially paired with beer, wine or champagne selections, in the Café, Lounge or while watching a film. The mezzanine Lounge overlooking the lobby will serve drinks and gourmet bar snacks. A variety of delectable desserts and handcrafted coffee and espresso drinks will be served in the Café. And, traditional movie snacks will be offered at the Concession Stand, along with Chef Wong’s creative twists on those traditions.
Like the other Angelikas, the mission of the Angelika at Mosaic will be to become an integral part of the cultural community. In addition to its specialty film programming, the Angelika will host local film festivals and sponsor interesting programs designed to appeal to a variety of sophisticated filmgoers.