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For the Week of October 31 - November 6, 2014


Listen Up Philip

Director: Alex Ross Perry
Cast: Jason Schwartzman, Elisabeth Moss, Jonathan Pryce

A complex, intimate, and highly idiosyncratic comedy, Listen Up Philip is a literary look at the triumph of reality over the human spirit. Anger rages in Philip (Jason Schwartzman) as he awaits...

Show Times: Playing daily at 5:10, 7:20 and 9:30 with Sat & Sun matinees at 3:00.


Shield and Spear: ONE NIGHT ONLY – Friday, October 31st

Director: Petter Ringbom
Cast: Francois van Coke, Charl Blignaut, and Zanele Muholi

An artist paints a caricature of South African president Jacob Zuma that provokes a lawsuit, death threats and a massive street protest. Around this incident, “Shield and Spear” explores a constellation of...

Show Times: FREE Showing Friday, October 31st at 3:00 pm.



Director: Kevin Smith
Cast: Justin Long, Michael Parks, and Haley Joel Osment
Rating: R

An irreverent American podcaster interviews a Canadian adventurer whose wild tale of survival at sea masks sinister intentions in this twisted horror comedy from writer/director Kevin Smith (Clerks, Red State). When podcaster...

Show Times: Playing daily at 5:00, 7:00* and 9:00 with Sat & Sun matinees at 2:50. *No 7:00 Shows on Sunday and Monday Starting Friday, October 31st: Playing daily at 9:35.


Dear White People

Director: Justin Simien
Cast: Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Kyle Gallner
Rating: R

Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent, Dear White People is a sly, provocative satire of race relations in the age of Obama. Writer/director Justin Simien...

Show Times: Playing daily at 5:20, 7:30 and 9:40 with Sat & Sun matinees at 3:10.


Rich Hill: Three Nights ONLY!

Director: Andrew Droz Palermo, Tracy Droz Tragos

Rich Hill, Missouri. Seventy miles south of Kansas City, fifteen miles east of the Kansas border. Once a thriving mining town, shortly after World War II, the coal was gone – mined...

Show Times: 3 Special Event Screenings Free Admission Sponsored by the Ohio University College of Arts and Science's Wealth and Poverty Theme Tuesday, November 4th at 7:00 Wednesday, November 5th at 5:00 Thursday, November 6th at 7:00


Kill the Messenger

Director: Michael Cuesta
Cast: Jeremy Renner, Robert Patrick, and Jena Sims
Rating: R

Two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner (“The Bourne Legacy”) leads an all-star cast in a dramatic thriller based on the remarkable true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb. Webb stumbles onto...

Show Times: Playing daily at 5:10, 7:20 and 9:30 with Sat & Sun matinees at 3:00. Starting Friday, October 31st: Playing on Friday at 5:00 and 7:15, Saturday at 2:50, 5:00 and 7:15, Sunday at 2:50 and 5:00, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 5:00.


MIDNIGHT MOVIE: Zombieland on Halloween

Director: Ruben Fleischer
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson
Rating: R

You asked for it, we listened. The Athena Cinema is bringing back the midnight movie and we are starting with Halloween Night! FREE TWINKIES!!! A cowardly shut-in named Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) is...

Show Times: Showing Halloween night at midnight! Friday, October 31st! One night only!!! Regular admission applies.