Become A Member of Southeast Ohio’s Premier Art House Cinema

Join today to add your name to our “thank you” slide.


The Athena will continue to accept memberships and donations to our support fund during temporary closure. Please be aware that delivery of membership cards may be delayed. Your support is especially appreciated during this time.


An Athena membership will not only save you money on every visit to the theater, but also help support our educational programs and diverse film selection. Your gift can help keep the Athena thriving for years to come.

Our patrons love the films we show and the fact that they can see them in uptown Athens. What many people don’t realize is that the theater relies on support from donations and memberships to continue to bring in this exceptional and exciting programming. Please help us ensure that Athens retains an alternative to the corporate, multiplex experience. Support your local art house theater today.


Login with your membership ID number and your last name to renew your membership online.

To renew in person, please visit the box office. Questions? We are happy to assist. Please call our office at 740.594.7382 and leave your name and number and a staff member will reach out as soon as possible.

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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

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
  • Weekly emails about programming at the Athena
  • Your name listed on our “thank you” pre-show slide
  • Recognition of your support in Athena Cinema Annual Report and Print Calendar
  • Enjoy member benefits at other theaters across the nation through participation in the Art House Visiting Members Program–Click HERE for details and a list of participating theaters


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Allen Level

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
  • An Athena T-shirt, size and color of your choice


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Hitchcock Level

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 uptown Athens.*


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Chaplin Level

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*

*Arrangements for reservations must be made in advance.


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The proceeds from your membership assist us in expanding our programming and reaching out to the community. The Athena is a mission-based cinema and has been showing film continuously since it opened in 1915. We thank all the film lovers who support our goal to be the finest premiere art house cinema in the region.

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Membership benefits are not transferable. All memberships are valid for one full year.