The Athena Cinema will be showing afternoon screenings of children’s animations from around the world every Saturday at 3 pm. All films are dubbed in English. The first event on June 28 is a screening of NOCTURNA. Other titles included are MIA AND THE MIGOO on July 5, THE SECRET OF KELLS on July 12, TALES OF THE NIGHT on July 19, ERNEST & CELESTINE on July 26 and ELEANOR’S SECRET on August 2.
The screenings are one-time only events and there will be a limited number of tickets available. Free popcorn will be provided courtesy of Shagbark Seed and Mill and the Athena Cinema. There will also be raffles and giveaways from the Athens County Public Libraries, the College Bookstore, Village Bakery, Donkey Coffee, Rocky Boots and many more.
To benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters, the price of admission to these screenings will be a suggested minimum donation of $2 per ticket. Kids on Campus groups will have the opportunity to screen the movies as part of their weekly summer activities. Tickets will be available one week before each scheduled screening during regular Athena lobby hours. Summer lobby hours are Monday–Friday from 4:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 2:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
The series would not be possible with out the generous support from the following organizations: Ohio University, Athens County Children’s Services, Athens County Public Libraries, Kids on Campus, the Child Advocacy Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Rocky Boots and the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce.