“Why do we sit so close [to the movie screen]? Maybe it was because we wanted to receive the images first. The screen was really a screen. It screened us from the world.”
–Matthew, in The Dreamers, 2003
Maybe you have the hyper-romantic silver-screen nostalgia of The Dreamers running through your veins. Maybe you just know that you and a few special someones want to immerse yourselves in bigger ways than Netflix could ever hope to do. Either way, the cinema is the place, and Angelika Film Center is a Benchmark client whose theaters proudly carry on the cinema torch in Manhattan and beyond.
The Angelika specializes in arthouse, independent and international film, operating 3 NYC locations – the flagship Angelika Film Center & Café, Cinema 123 by Angelika and Village East by Angelika – and has a total of nine across the US including Texas, Virginia, California, and D.C.
Angelika’s locations are hip movie destinations. They are available to rent for parties, corporate events, and more. In fact, Jay-Z and Beyoncé celebrated his 48th birthday at the flagship Houston Street location in 2017.
Since 2012, Benchmark has printed posters for their annual movie festivals in five cities (Hitchcocktober and Studio Ghibli festivals) and postcards for membership promos.