Athens International Film + Video Festival

April 9-15, 2018 Founded in 1974, the AIFVF has been presenting the best in international film for 45 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 with discounted admission, raffle prizes, giveaways and more. Get... [read more]


In honor of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the Technology and Society Certificate Program presents James Whale’s 1935 masterpiece. The event includes a panel discussion of Frankenstein and its... [read more]


Will watching Dirty Dancing at the Athena teach you how to dance? Questionable. Will it make you want to really bad anyway? That’s pretty much guaranteed. This Valentine’s Day, you and your... [read more]


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]

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]

Masters Mix Tape Series

  A collection of music documentaries, highlighting live performances and behind the scenes stories. Brought to you by Ohio University Performing Arts Series, the Athena Cinema and Stuart’s Opera... [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]


Films exploring LGBTQ identities. Free Admission. Discussions to follow.   Thank you to our partners: Alden Library Athens Center for Film + Video LGBT Center Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies... [read more]

Science on Screen®

The Athena’s Science on Screen℠ program is a series of events that pairs feature films and documentaries with presentations by renown scientific experts and technological innovators. Science on Screen events are fun... [read more]

Spring Sustainability Series

The Athena Cinema is very excited to partner with Environmental Studies again for the Sustainability Film Series along with Alden Library and the College of Arts and Sciences Sustainability Studies Theme. Our... [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]

Women Pioneers Series

This documentary series profiles four trailblazing visionaries. ARTISTS*INVENTORS*SCIENTISTS*ACTIVISTS*INNOVATORS All films are free admission. Some feature guest speakers and talkbacks. Thank you to the following partners: American Association of University Women Student Chapter... [read more]