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 with discounted admission, raffle prizes, giveaways and more. Get out of the heat and come enjoy the cool air conditioning, delicious concessions and movies that every child should see on the big screen!

To benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County, the price of admission to these screenings is a suggested minimum donation of $2 per ticket.

The purpose of the series is to give back to the greater Athens community and area children’s organizations. The Cinema also hopes to provide an affordable Uptown entertainment option and increase traffic to area businesses. In addition, Kids On Campus groups will have the opportunity to screen the movies at the Athena as part of their weekly summer activities. 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.

Upcoming Beat the Heat $2 Days Showings

Beat the Heat: FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF

A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the principal thinks of that. During the summer the Athena Cinema presents BEAT THE HEAT $2... [read more]

First Viewing June 23, 2017

Beat the Heat: THE NEVERENDING STORY

  A troubled boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book. During the summer the Athena Cinema presents BEAT THE HEAT $2 DAYS. Every year, the... [read more]

First Viewing June 24, 2017

Beat the Heat: MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN

  Kermit and his friends go to New York to get their musical on Broadway only to find it’s a more difficult task than they anticipated. During the summer the Athena Cinema... [read more]

First Viewing July 1, 2017

Beat the Heat: HOMEWARD BOUND

  Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey, Disney’s 1993 remake of the 1963 hit The Incredible Journey, follows three household pets as they travel across mountains and plains on their way to find... [read more]

First Viewing July 8, 2017

Beat the Heat: THE BLACK STALLION

  While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion who is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on. When it tragically... [read more]

First Viewing July 15, 2017

Beat the Heat: THE SECRET GARDEN

  A young British girl born and raised in India loses her neglectful parents in an earthquake. She is returned to England to live at her uncle’s estate. Her uncle is very... [read more]

First Viewing July 29, 2017

Beat the Heat: THE RED BALLOON and MODERN TIMES

  THE RED BALLOON Six-year old petit garçon Pascal Lamorisse and the biggest, shiniest ballon rouge ever–25,000 were used during shooting–share near dialogue-less adventures tagging after each other through the old Belleville... [read more]

First Viewing August 5, 2017

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