Starting November 24 and running through December 22, Ohio University’s Athena Cinema of the College of Fine Arts and the Office of the EVP & Provost, and VP for Finance & Administration, are partnering with Athens food pantries to help stamp out food insecurity.
The Athena Cinema will be showing afternoon screenings of popular family films every Saturday at 3 pm.
To benefit area families in need, the price of admission to these screenings will be a minimum donation of one canned or non perishable food good per ticket. The food items will be donated to Athens city food pantries and other hunger relief programs. Tickets will be available one week before each scheduled screening. Donations may be dropped off during regular Athena lobby hours. At the time of the donation, ticket redemption will be given. The Athena Cinema lobby is open on Monday-Friday from 4pm-10pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm-10pm. Limit of 5 tickets per person.
Here is the schedule of films:
November 24th at 3pm: “E.T.”
December 1st at 3pm: “Elf”
December 8th at 3pm: “How The Grinch Stole Christmas”
December 15th at 1pm and 3pm: “Polar Express”
December 22nd at 1pm and 3pm: “A Christmas Story”