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Get a Sneak Peek at the Angelika Experience

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East-siders: bummed that you have to wait til next year to check out a flick on our side of town? Well, rejoice! The SoHo-based Angelika Theatre, which will officially be opening in the Union Market area in 2015, is hosting a pop-up theater experience starting June 13th. They’re converting a warehouse into a three-screen theater, and will also be serving a sampling of the gourmet snacks and beverages that the theater will offer when it’s fully open. The warehouse is located at 550 Penn Street NE, Unit E – next door to the Dolcezza Gelato factory. Per the website, the pop-up’s menu will feature “A selection of gourmet packaged snack foods and drinks including Rosemary Truffle Popcorn, Crunchy Kale Chips, Maple Bacon Chuao Chocolate Bars, Intelligentsia Coffee, and a selection of craft bottled beers and wines, curated by former Food Network executive Bruce Seidel (Hot Lemon Productions) and former Food Network chef Santos Loo.”

The pop-up will run until the actual theater opens next year. Check out the Angelika Pop Up website for information on showtimes, tickets and more.

Huge Announcement at Union Market!


EDENS, the developers behind Union Market, announced today the 2015 opening of an Angelika Film Center as part of the 45-acre Union Market district, which will ultimately span 7 million (!!) square feet. There is already an Angelika at the Mosaic District in Fairfax, and it shows “a range of film and alternative programming.” I’ve never been to that one, so I’m just guessing here, but it sounds like this will be something along the lines of another E Street Theater – at least, as far as programming goes. But check out the rendering above – this is going to be a heck of a lot fancier than E Street! And adding another layer of fun, the press release states that the Angelika “will serve a food and drink menu designed by Food Network/Cooking Channel Veterans, Bruce Seidel and Chef Santos Loo.” Sweet! Dinner and a show!

While the Angelika is slated to open at the Union Market district in 2015,  the press release is a bit unclear as to where exactly the building will be located. (Fingers crossed that it won’t replace the current cadre of wholesalers next to Union Market. But the more I learn about EDENS’ plans for the area, the grimmer things look for the future of those wholesalers…)

Now that you know a bit more about the big plans for the Union Market district, do you think this is a good area to buy in? Me too. Click here to check out listings near Union Market, or shoot me an email if you want to learn more.


Finally, a Movie Theater on the East Side

Things are looking good for the high-end, 16-screen movie theater that developer Forest City is trying to bring to the Navy Yard area: on Monday, the ANC voted in favor of the development. The theater would be part of a three-block project located just blocks from the ballpark, and would also include 600+ residential units and retail space with river views. Apparently the plans are super enviro-friendly, and include a green roof , green exterior wall, and two electric car charging stations. UrbanTurf has more:


ANC Supports Movie Theater, 600+ Residences For Navy Yard


 Courtesy of Forest City.

On Monday evening, ANC 6D voted unanimously to support the newest plan for the Navy Yard, a high-end movie theater and mixed-use development project with over 600 residential units…