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Sundance Cinemas Slated To Occupy Angelika Space

The rumors that we've been hearing via Twitter and through the grapevine are true: The City of Houston announced today that the Bayou Place venue formerly known as Angelika Film Center will become Sundance Cinemas Houston.

The Robert Redford-spearheaded endeavor, which currently boasts theaters in San Francisco and Madison, Wisconsin, is slated to open in the space previously occupied by Angelika, which shuttered operations in Houdini-like fashion last August.

According to the release, the new 36,000-square-foot movie house will showcase "specialized film programming, playing the finest movies for a discerning audience culled from film festivals and the best in general release."

In other words, this is pretty much a godsend for such an art-film-starved city.

Houston's version definitely won't be a cheap project to pull off, because estimated upgrades and improvements have been estimated in the $2.25-million range.

As of the time this post was published, the theater was expected to open in November.

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