When one considers the Angelika, I feel it's important to remember how innovative it was when it opened. A place for independent film that wasn't egregiously small or run down, that felt fashionable to go to in more than a conceptual way. These days, with independent film becoming a mainstream interest, bigger and better theatres (notably the Sunshine) have replaced the Angelika in many a heart. That said, it's still a decent place to see a show if it's not playing anywhere else. Do be warned though, that the theaters are long and narrow (well, other than the really tiny one that I'm not sure seats more than thirty people), with relatively small screens. And it's right on top of a subway line -- prepare for your movie to rumble inappropriately. Perhaps most useful these days is it's spacious lobby, which provides an excellent, free place to sit while waiting to meet people -- for a movie, or any other endeavor in the neighborhood.