The Met: Live in HD

The Athena Cinema is excited to offer, for the first time, the 2018-2019 season at the Metropolitan Opera, presented live on Saturdays in the Ruth Bradley Theater. More information on ticketing coming soon…

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WILD ROSE: Starts Friday, July 19th

Viewing: July 19,2019

Watch Trailer Director: Tom Harper
Cast: Jessie Buckley, Matt Costello, Jane Patterson

Fresh out of prison, a Scottish woman juggles her job and two children while pursuing her dream of becoming a country music star. She soon gets her chance when she travels to Nashville, Tenn., on a life-changing journey to discover her true voice.

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Running Time: 101 MIN101 MIN
R Rated
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One Night Only: BETWEEN ME AND MY MIND

Watch Trailer Director: Steven Cantor
Cast: Ernest Anastasio, Sue Anastasio, Trey Anastasio

Following the critically-acclaimed world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival, Between Me and My Mind comes to movie theaters nationwide for a special one-night-only screening on Wednesday, July 17. A few minutes into this intimate look at the creative process of founding Phish guitarist and vocalist Trey Anastasio, it is clear that he is exploding with his unique brand of songwriting and creativity. As the frontman of one of America’s longest lasting and most successful touring bands and a solo musician as well, Anastasio’s virtuosic musicianship has made him an icon, beloved by his die-hard fanbase for the depth of his artistic output and the boundless enthusiasm that he exudes on stage and off.

Admission $10, ($4 for members). Tickets on sale now!

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Running Time: 94 MIN94 MIN
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Beat the Heat: WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Viewing: July 20,2019

Watch Trailer Director: Mel Stuart
Writer(s): Roald Dahl
Cast: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum

Join us during Ohio Brew Week’s Last Call Celebration, and be sure to bring your sweet tooth for the third film in our Beat the Heat summer movie series, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory! This classic has been making audience’s teeth ache since 1971… from smiling, of course! Enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy.

Athena Cinema of Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts will partner with Ohio University, Athens Area Chamber of Commerce, Athens County Children Services,  Athens Public Libraries and Ohio University Credit Union to present the Athena Cinema 7th Annual Beat the Heat $2 Days Film Series and Fundraiser for Southeast Ohio Youth Mentoring! Every year, the summer series showcases children’s and family-friendly films at a discounted admission. Get out of the heat and come enjoy the cool air conditioning, delicious concessions, fun prizes, and free books at every showing!

To benefit Southeast Ohio Youth Mentoring (formerly Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County), the price of admission to these screenings is a suggested minimum donation of $2 per ticket.

July 20th: WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY: Uptown Athens Dinner & Dessert package

Athens is celebrating the 14th Annual Ohio Brew Week! This week’s prizes are all about keeping it local with a dinner and dessert in Uptown Athens! First stop by Jackie O’s with a $35 gift card and then take a short walk over to Whit’s Frozen Custard for a sweet treat with a $10 Whit’s gift certificate.

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Running Time: 100 min100 MIN
G Rated
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THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO

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Watch Trailer Director: Joe Talbot
Writer(s): Joe Talbot
Cast: Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Danny Glover

Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Joined on his quest by his best friend Mont, Jimmie searches for belonging in a rapidly changing city that seems to have left them behind.

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Running Time: 120 MIN120 MIN
R Rated
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Beat the Heat: SONG OF THE SEA

Viewing: July 27,2019

Watch Trailer Director: Tomm Moore
Writer(s): Will Collins, Tomm Moore
Cast: David Rawle, Brendan Gleeson, Lisa Hannigan
Awards: Nominated for the Best Animated Feature Film at the Academy Awards, 2015

Get ready to submerge yourself in Irish folklore with Song of the Sea, the fourth movie in our Beat the Heat summer movie series. Based on the Irish legend of the Selkies, Song of the Sea tells the story of the last seal-child, Saoirse, and her brother Ben, who go on an epic journey to save the world of magic and discover the secrets of their past. Pursued by the owl witch Macha and a host of ancient and mythical creatures, Saoirse and Ben race against time to awaken Saoirse’s powers and keep the spirit world from disappearing forever.

Athena Cinema of Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts will partner with Ohio University, Athens Area Chamber of Commerce, Athens County Children Services,  Athens Public Libraries and Ohio University Credit Union to present the Athena Cinema 7th Annual Beat the Heat $2 Days Film Series and Fundraiser for Southeast Ohio Youth Mentoring! Every year, the summer series showcases children’s and family-friendly films at a discounted admission. Get out of the heat and come enjoy the cool air conditioning, delicious concessions, fun prizes, and free books at every showing!

To benefit Southeast Ohio Youth Mentoring (formerly Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County), the price of admission to these screenings is a suggested minimum donation of $2 per ticket.

July 27th: SONG OF THE SEA: Athens City Pool Splash Pass

Want to jump into the water like a selkie? This week our raffle prize is another Splash Pass, good for ten trips to the Athens City pool!

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Running Time: 93 min93 MIN
PG Rated
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Saturday 07/273:00
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THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE

Watch Trailer Director: Riley Stearns
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola, Imogen Poots

After he’s attacked on the street at night by a roving motorcycle gang, timid bookkeeper Casey joins a neighborhood karate studio to learn how to protect himself. Under the watchful eye of a charismatic instructor, Sensei, and hardcore brown belt Anna, Casey gains a newfound sense of confidence for the first time in his life. But when he attends Sensei’s mysterious night classes, he discovers a sinister world of fraternity, brutality and hyper-masculinity, presenting a journey that places him squarely in the sights of his enigmatic new mentor. Audacious and offbeat, The Art of Self-Defense is an original dark comedy that takes toxic masculinity to absurd extremes.

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Running Time: 104 MIN104 MIN
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Beat the Heat Big Kid’s Night: NAPOLEON DYNAMITE

Viewing: August 02,2019

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A movie for the big kids, and the big kids at heart, we proudly present, Napoleon Dynamite in our Beat the Heat summer movie series. Napoleon Dynamite is a quirky, offbeat comedy set in the small Idaho town of Preston. Jon Heder stars in the titular role, a carrot-topped oddball with a decidedly eccentric family that includes his llama-loving, dune-buggy enthusiast grandmother. The story centers on the local high school’s race for class president. Using some nontraditional means, Napoleon is determined to help his pal Pedro run a winning campaign and defeat popular girl Summer.

Athena Cinema of Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts will partner with Ohio University, Athens Area Chamber of Commerce, Athens County Children Services,  Athens Public Libraries and Ohio University Credit Union to present the Athena Cinema 7th Annual Beat the Heat $2 Days Film Series and Fundraiser for Southeast Ohio Youth Mentoring! Every year, the summer series showcases children’s and family-friendly films at a discounted admission. Get out of the heat and come enjoy the cool air conditioning, delicious concessions, fun prizes, and free books at every showing!

To benefit Southeast Ohio Youth Mentoring (formerly Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County), the price of admission to these screenings is a suggested minimum donation of $2 per ticket.

August 2nd (Big Kids Movie Night 7:30): NAPOLEON DYNAMITE: Pita Pit & Hocking Hills Canopy Tours Gift Certificate package

Big kids like fun adventures, right? Absolutely! This week we’re giving away a lunch and adventure bundle! First, fill yourself up at Pita Pit, then fill your matching water bottle (also courtesy of Pita Pit) and get ready for some fun! Enjoy a $55 gift certificate to Hocking Hills Canopy Tours, the first “world-class” zipline adventure in Ohio!

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Running Time: 96 min96 MIN
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Beat the Heat: CHARLOTTE’S WEB

Watch Trailer Director: Charles A. Nichols, Iwao Takamoto
Writer(s): E.B. White (book), Earl Hamner Jr. (story)
Cast: Debbie Reynolds, Henry Gibson, Paul Lynde

Are you not ready for the end of the Athen’s County Fair? Neither are we! Enjoy Charlotte’s Web as our next film in the Beat the Heat summer movie series. E.B. White’s perennial best-selling novel is translated to the screen in animated musical splendor. The classic story, described by author White as a tale of ‘friendship and salvation, a story of miracles — the miracle of birth, the miracle of friendship, the miracle of death.’

Athena Cinema of Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts will partner with Ohio University, Athens Area Chamber of Commerce, Athens County Children Services,  Athens Public Libraries and Ohio University Credit Union to present the Athena Cinema 7th Annual Beat the Heat $2 Days Film Series and Fundraiser for Southeast Ohio Youth Mentoring! Every year, the summer series showcases children’s and family-friendly films at a discounted admission. Get out of the heat and come enjoy the cool air conditioning, delicious concessions, fun prizes, and free books at every showing!

To benefit Southeast Ohio Youth Mentoring (formerly Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County), the price of admission to these screenings is a suggested minimum donation of $2 per ticket.

August 10th: CHARLOTTE’S WEB: Lake Hope Lodge $50 Gift Certificate

Hungry after boogying down on the bricks? Enjoy a nice meal at the Lake Hope Dining Lodge with a $50 gift certificate as this week’s prize.

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Running Time: 94 min94 MIN
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LUCE

Watch Trailer Director: Julius Onah
Cast: Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Tim Roth, Kelvin Harrison Jr.

A liberal-minded couple, Amy and Peter Edgar, are forced to reconsider their image of their adopted son after they discover he has written an extremely disturbing essay for his class at school.

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Running Time: 109 MIN109 MIN
R Rated
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