Featured Series

Beat the Heat $2 Days

Summer Family Film Series

During the summer the Athena Cinema presents BEAT THE HEAT $2 DAYS. Every year, the summer series showcases children’s and family-friendly films on Saturday afternoons with discounted admission. Get out of the heat and come enjoy the cool air conditioning, delicious concessions and the tradition of watching movies on the big screen! From international animations to nostalgic, classic family films, our series offers something for everyone. Now featuring a Friday evening show for the “big kids” and young-at-heart, as well as, prizes, free book giveaways (courtesy of the Athens County Public Libraries) and more!

To benefit Southeast Ohio Youth Mentoring (formerly Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County), the price of admission to these screenings is a suggested minimum donation of $2 per ticket. Tickets are available one week in advance of each screening.

The purpose of the series is to give back to the greater Athens community and area children’s organizations. The Athena also hopes to provide an affordable Uptown entertainment option and increase traffic to area businesses. Please come out and support our initiative, take advantage of local shopping and dining and enjoy a fun summer event with your friends and family.

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Sponsored by Ohio University, Athens Area Chamber of Commerce, Athens County Children Services and Ohio University Credit Union. Additional partners include Athens County Public Libraries and Athens Community Arts, Parks & Recreation.