UPDATE: A release issued by the Angelika Sunday evening contained some of the same language as the letter in the image below. But it also contained one line that is hopeful: "The Angelika will begin to explore alternative cinema locations in the Houston market."
The following showed up by @marcborel, suggesting bad news for movie goers who prefer a cinema experience outside the world of romcoms and action films.
It reads in part: "We regret to inform you that the Angelika Film Center closed today.
"After 13 years of continued service to the Houston community, the Angelika's lease has been terminated by the Angelika's landlord...."
No word yet as to whether the Angelika, one of a global group of affliated theaters, will reopen outside of the Bayou Place location downtown.
In addition to first run art house and mainstream fare, the Angelika also offered a Crybaby Matinee on Saturdays, allowing parents to take in films like No Country for Old Men with their crying and squirming infants in an environment teeming with crying and squirming infants.
Should the Angelika not return, smaller films in Houston will likely be exclusively shown at the historic Landmark River Oaks Theater.