Events

Athens International Film + Video Festival

April 8-14, 2019 Founded in 1974, the AIFVF has been presenting the best in international film for 46 years. Known globally as a festival that supports cinema from underground and marginalized populations,... [read more]

Beat the Heat $2 Days

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... [read more]

DROP YOUR SHORTS

Yang Miller hosts Drop Your Shorts, a short film event celebrating the talent of local and regional filmmakers. It gives participants the chance to see their original work on the big screen.... [read more]

Fall Sustainability Series

Athena Cinema, Environmental Studies, and the Alden Library present the seventh year of the Sustainability Film Series, working in partnership with many sponsors. Our vision and goal are those of years past:... [read more]

Film Division Screenings

The Ohio University Film Divison fosters an educational environment of creativity, diversity, and excellence. Our students are passionate and disciplined; their styles are eclectic. The only Ohio filmmaking formula is the convergence... [read more]

Food on Film

What’s for breakfast, lunch and dinner are universal questions, and what’s on your plate reveals much about your culture and society. The Food on Film series serves up films that highlight not... [read more]

Halloween Programming

Whether it’s for the little ghouls and witches or the late show zombies, the Athena has tricks and treats in store for all walks of life… including the walking dead, of... [read more]

HOLIDAY FILM SERIES

Please join us for the 7th annual Holiday Film Series & Canned Food Drive!   The Athena Cinema will be playing beloved classic films during the the holiday season. We will feature... [read more]

Music & Film Series

Presented by OU Performing Arts, join us for music-themed events throughout the fall. Docs highlighting OU’s visiting musicians as well as live music set to classic films will make this semester really... [read more]

One Night Only: BETWEEN ME AND MY MIND

Following the critically-acclaimed world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival, Between Me and My Mind comes to movie theaters nationwide for a special one-night-only screening on Wednesday, July 17. A few minutes into... [read more]

One Night Only: PARIS IS BURNING

Where does voguing come from, and what, exactly, is throwing shade? This landmark documentary provides a vibrant snapshot of the 1980s through the eyes of New York City’s African American and Latinx... [read more]

OU Family Weekend Movies

Bring your Mom, Dad, sister or brother to a movie at Athens’ historic theater. Established in 1915, the Athena Cinema is a great place to make memories with your... [read more]

OU Health Promotion: THE BYSTANDER MOMENT

The #MeToo movement has shined much-needed light on the pervasiveness of sexual harassment and abuse and created unprecedented demand for gender violence prevention models that actually work. THE BYSTANDER MOMENT tells the... [read more]

Science on Screen®

Creative pairings of current, classic, cult, and documentary films with lively introductions by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine. Since 2012, the Athena Cinema has been proudly participating... [read more]

START BY BELIEVING: The Power of a Survivor-Centered Process

Thanks to the brave work of one student survivor, Brie Sivy, the “Start by Believing” movement at Ohio University is going strong.  Sparked by her request in early 2018, she has been publicly... [read more]

Tantrum Presents COAL BLACK VOICES

Tantrum Summer Festival presents a special one day screening of Coal Black Voices. Coal Black Voices is an intimate mosaic of images, poetry, and storytelling by the Affrilachian Poets as they give... [read more]

The Met: Live in HD

The Athena Cinema is excited to offer, for the first time, the 2018-2019 season at the Metropolitan Opera, presented live on Saturdays in the Ruth Bradley Theater. More information on ticketing coming... [read more]

TRIAL BY JURY: THE CASE OF THE N-WORD

From its inception, The N-word has both empowered and demoralized, as if it is a core basis for assessing one’s character or root identification. Initially, its etymology conferred uniform contempt for black... [read more]

Universal Premieres

The Athena Cinema partners with Universal Studios to provide Athens with one-night only free screenings of select popular films before they are released... [read more]