The Angelika holds so many memories! Anyone remember "date night at the Angelika"? This is where Fran and I would spend our Monday nights as students at UST taking full advantage of the $5 tickets and popcorn, instead of writing papers or catching up on our assigned readings. Maybe we should have frequented on other days of the full priced week every once in a while...
This is also where I came to watch countless "artsy" movies with my movie buff little sister and afterwards enjoy brownie sundaes at the Hard Rock cafe. I wish I had known they were leaving. I could have truly soaked in the gray walls with their old Hollywood posters the last time I walked in. Nothing beat walking out of a late movie and roaming the Wortham courtyard on a steamy night before descending into the parking garage.
I know there are other theaters. I know I can still walk downtown Houston any night of the week but, it makes me sad to have taken the Angelika (and all their free Wednesday screenings!) for granted.
Okay now, Houston, listen up: if the River Oaks Theatre were to close, I really will move.