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In addition to the pleasure of knowing you are contributing to the continued success of your favorite non-profit art house cinema, these are some additional benefits you will enjoy as a member of the Athena.

Scorsese Level:

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Seniors $50, Adults $55

  • Discounted $4 admission on every visit to the Athena
  • Free small Shagbark popcorn or soda on every visit.
  • Free admission on your birthday
  • Monthly emails about special events at the Athena

Allen Level:

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Seniors $100, Adults $110

  • All the benefits of the Scorsese level, plus:
  • 5 free admissions
  • Advance notice and opportunity to buy presale tickets for special events, including the Athens International Film and Video Festival
  • An Athena T-shirt, size and color of your choice

Hitchcock Level:

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Seniors $200, Adults $210

  • All the benefits of the Allen and Scorsese Levels, plus:
  • Use of the marquee: Wish a family member happy birthday or your spouse a happy anniversary. We’ve even had marriage proposals on our classic, Art Deco marquee, located in the heart of downtown Athens.*

Chaplin Level:

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Seniors $500, Adults $510

  • All the benefits of the Hitchcock, Allen and Scorsese levels, plus:
  • A complimentary private rental of a theater for you and selected guests*
  • A VIP pass to the Athens International Film and Video Festival

*Arrangements for reservations must be made in advance.


As a member of the Friends of the Athena program, you will not only support our mission and commitment to unique programming, you will also save money every time you use your card.

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The proceeds from our membership program help us to expand our programming efforts, create more special and educational events and keep the theater alive and well. Thank you for your support. To buy a membership today, click here.

In conjunction with the Art House Visiting Members Program, the Athena Cinema allows members from participating theaters to visit any other participating theater and see a regularly-scheduled film for the basic member discount. A list of participating theaters is here. Next time you’re traveling, go to a participating theater for the same benefits you enjoy at home!

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List of participating art house theaters:

A/perture Cinema

Winston-Salem, NC

Ambler Theater

Ambler, PA

Amherst Cinema

Amherst, MA

Athena Cinema

Athens, OH

Aurora Picture Show

Houston, TX

Avon Theatre Film Center

Stamford, CT

Belcourt Theatre

Nashville, TN

Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

Toronto, ON

Bryn Mawr Film Institute

Bryn Mawr, PA


Ithaca, NY

Cinema Arts Centre

Huntington, NY

Civic Theatre of Allentown

Allentown, PA

County Theater

Doylestown, PA

Enzian Theater

Maitland, FL

Midwest Theater

Scottsbluff, NE

Ft. Wayne Cinema Center

Fort Wayne, IN

Hiway Theater

Jenkintown, PA

Hollywood Theater – Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

IFC Center

New York, NY

Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center

Newport, RI

Magic Theatre

Nevada City, CA

Media Arts Center/Digital Gym Cinema

San Diego, CA

The Michigan Theater

Ann Arbor, MI

Nickelodeon Theatre

Columbia, SC

Railroad Square Cinema

Waterville, ME

Real Art Ways

Hartford, CT

Salina Arts Center

Salina, KS

SIFF Cinema

Seattle, WA