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HISTORY

History of the Athena Cinema

The Athena opened its doors in 1915, and has played film continuously over the years, placing us among the oldest movie theaters in the nation. Purchased and restored by Ohio University in 2001, the Art Deco-style interior features three screens and is fully handicap accessible. Our friendly staff will be happy to help you in any way. We maintain a commitment to sustainability and offer locally grown popcorn and concessions whenever possible. Our highly trained projectionists pay great attention to offering a quality presentation. Whether you misplaced your umbrella or are curious about coming attractions, you can always expect to see a familiar face at the Athena waiting to assist you in your theater-going experience!

Please scroll down to join us on a walk down memory lane.

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