The Angelika Film Center and Cafe Makes Going to See a Movie Worthwhile Again

Any legit daydreamer will also be a movie lover by default, since movies offer a way to escape the real world and enter a world of dreams. These days, however, going to the movies has gotten so expensive, and options like Redbox and Netflix are making it harder to justify the cost of going to the theatre. Then, one day I discovered the Angelika Film Center and Cafe, and my interest in going out to see a movie came back to life. This theatre (which has locations in San Diego, New York, Fairfax, Dallas, Washington DC, and Plano) changes the typical, overpriced day-at-the-movies into a special and sophisticated experience. Let me walk you through what your visit might look like, but first I’ll say that a ticket here costs only $14 compared to the current price of $13 at the mainstream competitor. Also, if you go before noon the ticket is only $8.50. After seeing a movie here, I never want to go anywhere else!

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When you walk in the doors, you are greeted by a clean, modern interior with hints of luxury. It’s not your basic movie theatre with old, ugly carpets and popcorn all over the ground. Every detail reminds you of movie theaters you’re used to, but the touches of new technology and fresh design make it feel like a brand new experience. Even ordering my ticket felt special and different. You can tell the company truly loves film which is incorporated into the decor throughout the theatre. The poster wall is a great statement piece, featuring the top 5 movie posters from each decade. And how gorgeous is the chandelier!?P1000573

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One of my favorite things about this theatre is the concessions area. They have food options that actually sound appetizing (menu created by Food Network veterans), and they serve alcohol! Enjoying a new movie with a nice cold beverage to go along with it totally beats seeing a movie at a normal theater sans alcohol. Also, if you see a movie before noon, coffee and tea are complimentary. Look at all those craft beer options on draft!

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Food is 50% off after you see a film, which makes eating here affordable with competitive pricing. That being said, I would wait to eat until after the movie. It’s now time to head into the theatre! My #1 favorite thing about the Angelika Film Center is their seats–large, cushioned, personal recliners!

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When the movie ends, head upstairs to check out the lounge. It’s a great place to grab a meal or a drink #afterthefilm

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If you still aren’t ready to leave, head outside to the patio section. It’s a great area to sit and discuss the film in the sun or under the twinkle lights at night!

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If you have an Angelika Film Center in your area, be sure to check it out soon! Don’t forget to check the website for their current showings and events: Angelika Film Center and Cafe San Diego

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My Favorite San Diego Tourist Attractions

San Diego has so much to offer in terms of “tourist attractions,” and I’ve listed my top 10 (in no particular order) that are definitely worth checking out during your visit to America’s finest city. Even being a local couldn’t stop me from enjoying these places and activities!

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