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Our Mission:
The Athena Cinema is one of downtown Athens unique historic treasures. Our goal as a community- based, mission-driven theater is to bring the finest premiere art house cinema to Southeastern Ohio. Today, we are a nonprofit cultural institution, dedicated
 to our mission and committed to creating a wide array of film-going experiences.

Our programming features something for everyone, including documentary, independent, classics, foreign and local films.
We believe in creating an atmosphere that fosters discussion between our patrons and provides a venue that welcomes the Ohio University and the greater Athens communities to come together for a shared experience.

Every year we host multiple events including Ohio University student screenings, environmental panels, and the always-anticipated Athens International Film and Video Festival. We attempt to bring the festival atmosphere alive year-round with quality programming and grassroots, community outreach.