Angelika Film Ctr & Cafe

★★★☆☆

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One star is generous.
Uncomfortable, terribly distracting sound every 15 minutes or so from the subway underneath. Last I was there was for a weekday matinee so luckily the theater was almost empty, no problem with seat. Just a few people

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★★★★★

One star is generous.
Uncomfortable, terribly distracting sound every 15 minutes or so from the subway underneath. Last I was there was for a weekday matinee so luckily the theater was almost empty, no problem with seat. Just a few people

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Made the trek from Westchester to the Angelika for many years. The location is great for dinner and a movie. However, yesterday's experience turned me off for good. Long story short - the theater's personnel don't know what the hell

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★★★★★

Made the trek from Westchester to the Angelika for many years. The location is great for dinner and a movie. However, yesterday's experience turned me off for good. Long story short - the theater's personnel don't know what the hell

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For years, the Angelika was the only game in town for these kinds of movies. Sure there was the Quad and Film Forum, but those show a different sort of festival film. Once the Sunshine opened up, though, the game changed. Angelika's an arty theater so I can totally deal with the small screens and uncomfortable chairs. But why does Angelika make everyone line up like cattle before allowing access into the theater? It's really annoying! And the subway rumbling underfoot is annoying, too. The concession stand is overpriced, but they all are, aren't they? The one good thing about the concession stand: they have air-popped popcorn if you want something slightly healthier.

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★★★☆☆

For years, the Angelika was the only game in town for these kinds of movies. Sure there was the Quad and Film Forum, but those show a different sort of festival film. Once the Sunshine opened up, though, the game changed. Angelika's an arty theater so I can totally deal with the small screens and uncomfortable chairs. But why does Angelika make everyone line up like cattle before allowing access into the theater? It's really annoying! And the subway rumbling underfoot is annoying, too. The concession stand is overpriced, but they all are, aren't they? The one good thing about the concession stand: they have air-popped popcorn if you want something slightly healthier.

Pros: good movies, air-popped popcorn

Cons: the system of buying tickets and getting into the theater is frustrating, subway is audible

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Once in a while my wife and I go here because of their film selection. We have found that the best way to go here without complete aggrevation is to buy tix on fandango and pick them up in the lobby. Of course today we didn't do that and we waited on the line and when we finally, after 10 minutes, reached the window the moron ticket clerk unapologetically informed us that our movie is sold out. Couldn't she have made an announcement so we didn't waste our time? Or how about the morons counting money next to her put a sign up that says sold out!?! If you go here you will see there is no manager because the place isn't friendly or competent.

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★★☆☆☆

Once in a while my wife and I go here because of their film selection. We have found that the best way to go here without complete aggrevation is to buy tix on fandango and pick them up in the lobby. Of course today we didn't do that and we waited on the line and when we finally, after 10 minutes, reached the window the moron ticket clerk unapologetically informed us that our movie is sold out. Couldn't she have made an announcement so we didn't waste our time? Or how about the morons counting money next to her put a sign up that says sold out!?! If you go here you will see there is no manager because the place isn't friendly or competent.

Pros: Have movies that are too find elsewhere, the popcorn

Cons: overcrowded, moronic, clueless ticket clerks

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Dirty and badly maintained. The theater was very dark and the bare metal on the seat ripped my pants from waist to mid thigh and left a nasty scratch. Manager's response was that she couldn't do anything. After begging for help to cover myself, she finally agreed to my plea for a stapler. She didn't send anyone to check the seat to prevent someone else's injury.

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★☆☆☆☆

Dirty and badly maintained. The theater was very dark and the bare metal on the seat ripped my pants from waist to mid thigh and left a nasty scratch. Manager's response was that she couldn't do anything. After begging for help to cover myself, she finally agreed to my plea for a stapler. She didn't send anyone to check the seat to prevent someone else's injury.

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this is what makes new york what it is. an old theater that shows independent flicks and has the subway running under your feet. what more could you ask for?!

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★★★★☆

this is what makes new york what it is. an old theater that shows independent flicks and has the subway running under your feet. what more could you ask for?!

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Good place to see films, but lately seems to be lacking something. Nowadays, I tend to head over to the Sunshine Cinema to take in some of the good oldies they bring back on special fridays.

2
★★★★☆

Good place to see films, but lately seems to be lacking something. Nowadays, I tend to head over to the Sunshine Cinema to take in some of the good oldies they bring back on special fridays.

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this is an indie theatre, its not a loews multiplex or the IMAX at lincolin centre. yes, the theatres are smaller than what we normally expect in our larger than life consumer driven buffet feeding american lifestyle. yes occasionally you can hear the subway rumbling but it gives it that gritty industrial feel and doesnt take away from the sound quality of the movie. the only cons are the cafe is insanely expensive, prepare to dish out four bucks for a fiji water and over three dollars for a tiny diet coke in the old glass bottle. also the tickets cost as much as any regular city theatre at 10.75 but i rather spend it on a good movie than some hollywood blockbuster that you can get on netflix anyway. i have a great time at the angelika, so give it a shot before reading reviews and having them cloud your judgement. also, i have to say i dont know why people were complaining about the bathrooms being gross. have you never had to use the bathroom at lower east side bar? it was def better than the bathrooms at max fish or piano's. and you dont judge a theatre by the bowl anyway. go see a movie at the angelika, see half nelson. see who killd the electric car? see the illusionist. and judge for yourself.

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★★★★☆

this is an indie theatre, its not a loews multiplex or the IMAX at lincolin centre. yes, the theatres are smaller than what we normally expect in our larger than life consumer driven buffet feeding american lifestyle. yes occasionally you can hear the subway rumbling but it gives it that gritty industrial feel and doesnt take away from the sound quality of the movie. the only cons are the cafe is insanely expensive, prepare to dish out four bucks for a fiji water and over three dollars for a tiny diet coke in the old glass bottle. also the tickets cost as much as any regular city theatre at 10.75 but i rather spend it on a good movie than some hollywood blockbuster that you can get on netflix anyway. i have a great time at the angelika, so give it a shot before reading reviews and having them cloud your judgement. also, i have to say i dont know why people were complaining about the bathrooms being gross. have you never had to use the bathroom at lower east side bar? it was def better than the bathrooms at max fish or piano's. and you dont judge a theatre by the bowl anyway. go see a movie at the angelika, see half nelson. see who killd the electric car? see the illusionist. and judge for yourself.

Pros: greatn films

Cons: expen$ive concessions

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I went out see a film hear recently and bought tix at the kiosk inside. I was charged twice for 2 tickets and after calling four different numbers and being on the phone an hour I still haven't gotten my money back. This only adds insult to injury since this is the worst theater in the city.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went out see a film hear recently and bought tix at the kiosk inside. I was charged twice for 2 tickets and after calling four different numbers and being on the phone an hour I still haven't gotten my money back. This only adds insult to injury since this is the worst theater in the city.

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Many of its theaters are way too small. Why paying the full price for so much discomfort?? If you want your movie experience to be comfortable, I cannot recommend the Angelika.

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★★★☆☆

Many of its theaters are way too small. Why paying the full price for so much discomfort?? If you want your movie experience to be comfortable, I cannot recommend the Angelika.

Pros: great movie selection, nice crowd

Cons: too small, concession stand

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Everything here is decent: various coffee drinks, pastries, teas, cold drinks, ok pre-packed sandwiches, etc. This is a fine cafe. What makes this place great is the space itself and its central location. I've been meeting people here for many years. The space is large and comfortable, there're almost always places to sit. There's even enough room to spread out and have an impromptu business meeting. Also, one of the most accessible public bathrooms downtown is here at Angelika.
PS - My favorite movie theatre, Angelika Film Center, is attached to the cafe.

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★★★★☆

Everything here is decent: various coffee drinks, pastries, teas, cold drinks, ok pre-packed sandwiches, etc. This is a fine cafe. What makes this place great is the space itself and its central location. I've been meeting people here for many years. The space is large and comfortable, there're almost always places to sit. There's even enough room to spread out and have an impromptu business meeting. Also, one of the most accessible public bathrooms downtown is here at Angelika.
PS - My favorite movie theatre, Angelika Film Center, is attached to the cafe.

Pros: location, space, good coffee

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Was this really built in 1989? Didn't they hear about stadium seating? Did they ever try to watch a movie in this theatre? Awful. Who cares about the cafe, THIS IS A MOVIE THEATER! Go get your overpriced coffee somewhere else. The sound was the worst I ever heard. Bad quality.(the subway sound is constantly part of the dialogs.) The seating? Oh,please... Lucky me who didn't have anyone in front of me. People put their coats on the seats to avoid other patrons sitting next to them (specially in the front of them). If they at least charged less... but they have the courage to charge the same as any other decent theater.

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★☆☆☆☆

Was this really built in 1989? Didn't they hear about stadium seating? Did they ever try to watch a movie in this theatre? Awful. Who cares about the cafe, THIS IS A MOVIE THEATER! Go get your overpriced coffee somewhere else. The sound was the worst I ever heard. Bad quality.(the subway sound is constantly part of the dialogs.) The seating? Oh,please... Lucky me who didn't have anyone in front of me. People put their coats on the seats to avoid other patrons sitting next to them (specially in the front of them). If they at least charged less... but they have the courage to charge the same as any other decent theater.

Pros: movie selection

Cons: bad seating, bad sound, subway noise

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I love this place. It does get extremly crowded from time to time.

But this was the first place i saw an independent film and i will certainly continue coming here.

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★★★★★

I love this place. It does get extremly crowded from time to time.

But this was the first place i saw an independent film and i will certainly continue coming here.

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What is wrong with the management of the Angelika? Are they completely oblivious to what is happening around them? The place is going to implode. I bought tickets online to guarantee myself seats - unfortunately the machines where you get your tickets were out of order so I had to wait in a very long line to get them at the ticket-counter. The bathrooms are disgusting - and the doors don't lock. By far my greatest complaint is about the seating - I consider myself tall at 6'2 but I was still unable to see the bottom half of the screen when someone sat in front of me. From now on I'm going to see my films across town - the Angelika has ripped me off for the last time.

0
★☆☆☆☆

What is wrong with the management of the Angelika? Are they completely oblivious to what is happening around them? The place is going to implode. I bought tickets online to guarantee myself seats - unfortunately the machines where you get your tickets were out of order so I had to wait in a very long line to get them at the ticket-counter. The bathrooms are disgusting - and the doors don't lock. By far my greatest complaint is about the seating - I consider myself tall at 6'2 but I was still unable to see the bottom half of the screen when someone sat in front of me. From now on I'm going to see my films across town - the Angelika has ripped me off for the last time.

Pros: movie selection

Cons: rude employees, poor seating, dirty batrooms

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Still shows films that fit the foreign/art/indie category, but more and more mainstream fare has been added over the past few years. The Sunshine theater down the block has now usurped the Angelika's position as Manhattan's premiere art house. There is very little reason to deal with the ridiculous lines, rude employees shouting into the P.A. system, postage stamp-sized screens, and general air of decline. This used to be a once or twice a week destination, but now I'd only see a movie here if it wasn't playing anywhere else in the city.

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★★☆☆☆

Still shows films that fit the foreign/art/indie category, but more and more mainstream fare has been added over the past few years. The Sunshine theater down the block has now usurped the Angelika's position as Manhattan's premiere art house. There is very little reason to deal with the ridiculous lines, rude employees shouting into the P.A. system, postage stamp-sized screens, and general air of decline. This used to be a once or twice a week destination, but now I'd only see a movie here if it wasn't playing anywhere else in the city.

 

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