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Great news for Northern Virginia movie buffs

2 Feb

According to the Cinema Arts email newsletter issued Wednesday afternoon, Angelika will be opening a movie theater in Merrifield.

Any new theater in Fairfax Co. would be welcome, but Angelika is special. The Angelika Film Center in Soho is one of New York City’s most prominent arthouses.

The programming at the theater they open in Merrifield will be probably be less adventurous than the one in Manhattan (where they are currently featuring The Artist, Carnage, We Need to Talk About Kevin, Coriolanus, Miss Bala and Melancholia) but we’ll take it.

According to its website, Angelika also operates the Village East Cinema in New York, as well as Angelika Film Centers in Dallas and Plano, Texas. The programming at each takes the blockbusters-plus-indies approach of Cinema Arts in Fairfax, and that’s probably what we’ll see in Merrifield.

I don’t know yet when or where (the site of the old Multiplex Theaters on Route 29 across from the Home Depot?) the new theater will open, but I sent an email to the company and when I learn the details I will report back to my many millions of adoring readers.

And by the way, the business strategy that leads a company to open movie theaters in Soho, the Village, Dallas, Plano and Merrifield is not obvious. Maybe I should ask them about that too.

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