African & African Diaspora Series

This series is an initiative of the African Educational Research Network (AERN), as part of an effort to fulfill its mission, which is, “to broaden the scope of sociopolitical, educational and economic understanding... [read more]

Art House Theater Day

Art House Theater Day celebrates the legacy of independent theaters as advocates for cinema arts. In an age where media has become more digital than tangible, more solitary than social, art house... [read more]

Athens International Film + Video Festival

Founded in 1974, the AIFVF has been presenting the best in international film for 44 years. Known globally as a festival that supports cinema from underground and marginalized populations, the AIFVF represents... [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]

Drop Your Shorts

Deadline for submissions is Friday, October 13th, 2017! Yang Miller hosts Drop Your Shorts, a short film event celebrating the talent of local and regional filmmakers. It gives participants the chance to... [read more]

Fall Sustainability Series

Environmental Studies is thrilled to assume the oversight of the Sustainability Film Series working in partnership with the Athena Cinema, Alden Library and the College of Arts and Sciences Sustainability Studies Theme.... [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]

IN SEARCH OF FELLINI: Q&A with OU Alumna Nancy Cartwright

The Athena Cinema is elated and honored to have accomplished actress, writer, and producer Nancy Cartwright (The Simpsons, The Replacements) in-house to present her latest film, In Search of Fellini for two... [read more]

LADY VALOR: The Kristin Beck Story

In Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story, former U.S. Navy SEAL Christopher Beck embarks on a new mission as Kristin Beck. Kristin’s journey in search of the American ideals that she protected... [read more]

Masters Mix Tape

Masters of film direction and groundbreaking musicians come together for the greatest music docs of all time. Admission is just $5. Monterey Pop: September 10 & 11 Gimme Shelter: September 17 &... [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 family. 2017 Schedule:... [read more]


Pens to Pictures is a filmmaking collaborative that teaches and empowers incarcerated women to make their own short films, from script to screen. During its inaugural year in 2016, five films were made... [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]

Spotlight on Documentary

Our Spotlight on Documentary series covers a wide array of topics, from gender & race studies to cultural arts and everything in between. Some have guest speakers and discussions, some are one-night... [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]


The Better Bystanders and the Campus Involvement Center presents Yeah Maybe No as part of the annual A Mile Together (to end Power-Based Personal Violence) event. Follow the Better Bystanders on Facebook,... [read more]