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  1. Instead of a matinee price and a night-time price it is a gradually shifting scale.

    Example from the Madison, Wisconsin location: Adult Matinee base price is $7. If you go at noon to 1 there is no amenities fee. If you go at 2 there is an extra $1 added on. If you go a little later the fee is a little higher.

    If you go in the evening the base price is $9.50. If you go in the evening on a weekend night, you're paying the highest prices.


    The other Sundance location is in San Francisco is pricier. I'm not opposed to the pricing scheme on its face, but we'll have to see what the base prices look like. It will be kind of cool to reserve a good seat and be able to get there at the last minute.

    any updates or photos anyone can post?! thanks!

    edit: just found this article posted yesterday! http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/press_release/sundance-cinemas-announces-opening-date-new-theatre-bayou-place/

    so 2 more months!


  2. Robert Redford Sundance Cinema Coming To Houston

    Cinema To Open In Old Angelika Theater's Spot

    POSTED: Thursday, March 31, 2011UPDATED: 12:51 pm CDT March 31, 2011

    HOUSTON -- A new cinema will soon open in downtown Houston.

    Sundance Cinemas

    Robert Redford's Sundance Cinema will move into the spot previously held by the Angelika Theater.

    Sundance Cinemas Houston will feature specialized film programming pulled from film festivals and general release films.

    "Houston is very lucky to be chosen by one of the most sought-after theater operators in the country," Mayor Annise Parker said.

    The cinema will offer drinking and dining choices, all reserved seating, digital stereo sound and presentation, filmmaker screenings and exclusive events, plus free parking for patrons and community events.

    The cinema is scheduled to open in Bayou Place in November.


    I think this is great news as this location atttracts few kids and teens and caters to the real movie buff...and this sounds to be wanting to keep that same feel...

    = awesome!

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  3. well the whole strip from eatzis to cafe annie is being knocked down as i type (ongoing since this past weekend)...

    so, SOMETHING is happening! i will be excited just to see an empty lot instead of that ugly old plaza!

    and even better, no more painful memories of the eatzis i once loved and frequented on a nearly daily basis...

    thank goodness...


  4. FYI


    Goodbye Cafe Annie; hello Restaurant RDG By ALISON COOK

    These are the last days of Cafe Annie, the famous Houston outpost of Southwestern cuisine launched by celebrity chef Robert del Grande almost 30 years ago.

    The doors will stay open through the end of May. Then, del Grande and his partners will move the operation a few blocks south, to a location at the corner of Post Oak Boulevard and Ambassador Way. The new place -- targeted to open around the third week of June -- will gather three different dining concepts with three different menus under the umbrella name of Restaurant RDG (as in the chefs initials).

    On the ground floor will be the 30-seat Blvd. Lounge, described by del Grande as a drop-by meeting place for light meals, shareable hors doeuvres, cocktails and wines by the glass.

    Upstairs, the 80-seat Bar Annie will feature an outdoor deck extending from its front-of-the-room quarters, with a menu adapted from the current Bar Annies.

    Burgers, fun food, salads, all the things Houstonians like to eat, del Grande says. Fried shrimp, nachos, ceviche.

    Also on the second floor will be the 80-seat Grill Room, where del Grandes regional stylings will still be in play, although in less fancy form than at Cafe Annie.

    As Ive gotten older Im discovering I like things simpler, del Grande says. Here Ill be trying to focus on more primal fish and meats, then apply a little magic. In this era I wanted to make the restaurant more about the conviviality of dinner than the food itself.

    Not, he adds quickly, that the food wont be great.


    Brought to you by the HoustonChronicle.com

  5. I don't want to seem overly and constantly negative, or like chicken little, or like some bozo loser who got beat up a lot in high school, but I bet Houston Pavilions gets cancelled and torn down any day now. Who would have thought the entire fate of downtown (and yes, the entire city of Houston) would ever rest with a bunch of yuppie bowlers.

    And this is only the beginning. I've heard that the economy is so bad that they are actually going to start dismantling Williams Tower, Discovery Green and the Galleria.

    I bet everyone in Houston is going to be laid off this year. Great Depression II will probably never end in Houston. But sit back and watch Dallas and Atlanta continue to get all these cool projects while Houston sits stagnant! I bet all our pro teams move away soon too! Will this torturous existence ever end!

    Me and 'WACS told you so. :wacko::wacko:

    haha good stuff! that is what i feel like i am reading in every post "they" make! ha!~


  6. One thing I really like about Houston right now... most of our projects have been borne of necessity. The projects of lesser need have quickly fallen away, and the few things that remain are only going to benefit the area.

    haha! never have i read a more true statement!

    so many things are being cancelled that werent needed in the first place.

    an example: Did we really need the Titan? The Galleria area is already overcrowded with unfilled high rises...


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