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The Angelika Film Center Pops Up at Union Market in June
Get a preview before the theater opens permanently in 2015. By Tanya Pai
Get a preview of what to expect from the permanent Angelika Film Center at Union Market. Rendering courtesy of Edens.
Comments () | Published May 21, 2014

Good news for lovers of independent film: Union Market will host an Angelika Film Center pop-up starting June 13, offering a preview of what’s to come when the permanent eight-screen movie theater opens in early 2015. For the pop-up, a warehouse was turned into a three-screen theater that will host film-based events and discussions along with the movies themselves. Opening June 13 are Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon, Mike Myers’s directorial debut about the talent manager who represented Emeril Lagasse, Alice Cooper, and other big names; and the director’s cut of the 1994 film Queen Margot, based on Alexander Dumas’s 1845 novel. Beginning June 20, catch Flex Is Kings, a documentary about the “flexing” dance scene in Brooklyn; and, beginning June 27, Violette, which explores the long-term relationship between French feminist author Violette Leduc and Simone de Beauvoir. According to a spokesperson for the Angelika, the pop-up is slated to run until the permanent theater opens. 

Perhaps even better news: To pair with the movies, the theater will offer a Union Market-appropriate selection of gourmet snacks and beverages, such as Intelligentsia coffee, rosemary-truffle popcorn, maple-bacon chocolate bars, and craft beers and wines. Showtimes and reservations will be available on the Angelika pop-up’s website closer to the opening date.

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