POPCORN SIDEWALK SALE

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Popcorn Sidewalk Sale!

If you’re craving movie theater popcorn as much as we are this spring, we have some very exciting and appetizing news to share!

On Wednesday, June 3rd, the Athena will celebrate its 105th anniversary with a special popcorn sidewalk sale! From noon to 1PM and again from 5PM to 7PM, stop by Court Street and purchase some delicious, local Shagbark Seed & Mill popcorn and other concessions to go. On top of satisfying taste buds, proceeds will help support the theater during our current closure.

 

How To Order

 

In the days prior to the sale, customers will have the ability to order a popcorn package of their choice online and specify when they would like to pick up their concessions: either between noon and 1PM, or between 5PM and 7PM on Wednesday, June 3rd.

While visitors are welcome to walk up and purchase popcorn on-site during pickup hours, ordering online ahead of time will help limit contact and prepare our staff. We ask that when you arrive, you respect social distancing etiquette, and we also strongly encourage mask-wearing as a courtesy to our staff and to others uptown.

 

Click here to order ahead online

 

The Menu

 

◦  Boxed Popcorn – $3

◦  Bagged Popcorn – $5

◦  Add a Fountain Drink – $2

(Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mt Dew, Root Beer, Pink Lemonade, Crush, Sierra Mist, Dr. Pepper)

◦  Add a Candy – $3

(Kit Kats, Twizzlers, M&Ms, Peanut M&Ms, Dark Twix, Raisinets, Milk Duds, Junior Mints, Reese’s Pieces, Sour Patch Kids, Mike & Ikes, Skittles, SweeTarts)

 

We hope to see you under the marquee on Wednesday!

 

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Science on Screen®: PICTURE A SCIENTIST

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Virtual Q&A with the Directors!

View the film anytime starting Friday, June 12th and join in for a very special online Q&A with directors Ian Cheney and Sharon Shattuck Wednesday, June 17th. Radiolab’s Molly Webster will moderate the discussion.

 

Check back for more information about this event, including a purchasing link and Q&A details soon!

 

About the film

PICTURE A SCIENTIST chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries – including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists – who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.

About the speakers

Director/Producer Sharon Shattuck is an Emmy-nominated documentary film director and podcast host. Her feature debut, From This Day Forward, broadcast nationally on POV (PBS) in 2016 and was a New York Times Critic’s Pick. She’s the co-host of the podcast Conviction: American Panic from Gimlet/Spotify, and the co-creator of the New York Times Op-Docs science series ‘Animated Life.’ Her work has appeared on PBS, National Geographic Channel, Netflix, Slate, Vice, The New York Times, The Atlantic, ProPublica, Spotify, and Radiolab. She has degrees in forest ecology and journalism.

Director/Producer Ian Cheney is an Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker. He has completed nine feature documentaries, including King Corn (2007), The Greening of Southie (2008), The City Dark (2011), The Search for General Tso (2014), Bluespace (2015), The Most Unknown (2018), Picture Character (2019) and Thirteen Ways (2019). His films have premiered at film festivals and theaters worldwide and been released on Netflix, PBS, The Sundance Channel, VICE Media, and other networks. Cheney is a former Macdowell fellow and Knight Science Journalism fellow at MIT who lives in Maine.

 

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Science on Screen® is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The Science on Screen program pairs films with a short talk with a scientist or technology expert. Science on Screen events are fun and engaging, offering dynamic speakers an unexpected jumping point to teach their field of expertise in a way that is accessible to a diverse audience.

 

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Virtual Cinema Screenings

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THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF

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This film is part of our Virtual Cinema Screening Initiative. When you rent THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF you are not only supporting independent film, but also supporting the Athena Cinema and our mission.

Click here to purchase your ticket to stream THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF.

 

About the film

Desperate for answers about the theft of her 2 paintings, a Czech artist seeks out and befriends the career criminal who stole them. After inviting her thief to sit for a portrait, the two form an improbable relationship and an inextricable bond that will forever link these lonely souls.

 

How to stream

For $4, you will get access to watch on any internet-connected device, including laptops, tablets and smartphones, AppleTV Chromecast , and more .

After you’ve entered your payment information, your rental period will start immediately and last for three days.

 


 

If you are experiencing any technical difficulties with your rental, help is available to you directly from the distributor hosting your film:

While we encourage anyone having trouble to utilize these resources for quick, detailed resolutions for common issues, the Athena team is interested in hearing about your experience and will do our best to provide assistance.

Thank you for your support.

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Running Time: 102 minutes102 MIN
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[A] nuanced and beguiling new documentary about the various things we all take from each other.

David Ehrlich
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CAPITAL IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

Watch Trailer Director: Justin Pemberton

This film is part of our Virtual Cinema Screening Initiative. When you rent CAPITAL IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY you are not only supporting independent film, but also supporting the Athena Cinema and our mission.

Click here to purchase your ticket to stream CAPITAL IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY.

 

About the film

Based on the international bestseller by rock-star economist Thomas Piketty (which sold over three million copies worldwide and landed Piketty on Time’s list of most influential people), this captivating documentary is an eye-opening journey through wealth and power, a film that breaks the popular assumption that the accumulation of capital runs hand in hand with social progress, and shines a new light on today’s growing inequalities. Traveling through time, the film assembles accessible pop-culture references coupled with interviews of some of the world’s most influential experts delivering an insightful and empowering journey through the past and into our future.

How to stream

For $12, you will get access to watch on your computer, phone, or tablet, or cast to your Google Chromecast or Smart TV. You can also download the Kino Now app for Roku or Apple TV (requires tvOS 9.0 or later) and watch the film there.

You will have to register for a free KinoNow account if you don’t already have one.

After you’ve entered your payment information, your rental period will start immediately and last for five days.

 


 

If you are experiencing any technical difficulties with your rental, help is available to you directly from the distributor hosting your film:

While we encourage anyone having trouble to utilize these resources for quick, detailed resolutions for common issues, the Athena team is interested in hearing about your experience and will do our best to provide assistance.

Thank you for your support.

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A sleek tour of economic history over the last 400 years or so.

Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
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THE GHOST OF PETER SELLERS

Watch Trailer Director: Peter Medak

This film is part of our Virtual Cinema Screening Initiative. When you rent THE GHOST OF PETER SELLERS you are not only supporting independent film, but also supporting the Athena Cinema and our mission.

Click here to purchase your ticket to stream THE GHOST OF PETER SELLERS.

 

About the film

The Ghost of Peter Sellers is a feature length documentary directed by Peter Medak that tells the tale of his ill-fated Hollywood 17th Century pirate comedy shot in Cyprus, starring Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan in 1973.

 

How to stream

For $10, you will get access to watch on any internet-connected device, including laptops, tablets and smartphones, AppleTV Chromecast , and more .

After you’ve entered your payment information, your rental period will start immediately and last for three days.

 


If you are experiencing any technical difficulties with your rental, help is available to you directly from the distributor hosting your film:

While we encourage anyone having trouble to utilize these resources for quick, detailed resolutions for common issues, the Athena team is interested in hearing about your experience and will do our best to provide assistance.

Thank you for your support.

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Running Time: 93 minutes93 MIN
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The director has made a documentary that's both a mea culpa for his role in a botched enterprise that left no one looking good and an affecting attempt to define a life's turning point.

Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
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From the Hills and Hollers: Appalachian Stories Film Series

The Athena Cinema is excited to introduce a new film series examining Appalachian culture and its depictions in film. Join us for four films that present both the assets and challenges the region faces when their stories are told by those who have the power to represent it on screen.

Short introductions will provide the audience context for the film and introduce the underlying issues represented in film and other media. These screenings can serve as an introduction to the region for students and dive into complex issues that continue in the place they live even today.

This series is sponsored by the Athena Cinema, OHIO Honors Program, the Center for Campus and Community Engagement, The Appalachian Rural Health Institute and Alden Library.

Admission to each showing is free, and tickets will be available in-person one week in advance.

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In the Hills and Hollers: COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER

Viewing: September 17,2020

Watch Trailer Director: Michael Apted
Cast: Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Beverly D'Angelo

Free admission, as part of the In the Hills and Hollers: Appalachian Stories Film Series. Screening will be introduced by Ohio University’s Rachel Terman, PhD.

About the film

Loretta Lynn was one of the first female superstars in country music and remains a defining presence within the genre; with her strong, clear, hard-country voice and tough, no-nonsense songs about husbands who cheat and wives who weren’t about to be pushed around, Lynn introduced a feminist mindset to Nashville years before the phrase “women’s liberation” became common currency.

About the speaker

Rachel Terman, PhD’s bio.

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Running Time: 125 min125 MIN
PG Rated
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A thoughtful, endearing film charting the life of singer Loretta Lynn from the depths of poverty in rural Kentucky to her eventual rise to the title of 'queen of country music'.

Variety
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SHIRLEY: Starts Friday, June 5th

Watch Trailer Director: Josephine Decker
Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Michael Stuhlbarg, Odessa Young

This film is part of our Virtual Cinema Screening Initiative. When you rent SHIRLEY you are not only supporting independent film, but also supporting the Athena Cinema and our mission.

SHIRLEY will be available to rent starting Friday, June 5th.

 

About the film

Renowned horror writer Shirley Jackson is on the precipice of writing her masterpiece when the arrival of newlyweds upends her meticulous routine and heightens tensions in her already tempestuous relationship with her philandering husband. The middle-aged couple, prone to ruthless barbs and copious afternoon cocktails, begins to toy mercilessly with the naïve young couple at their door.

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Running Time: 107 min107 MIN
R Rated
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A thrillingly perverse example of what happens when the shackles of biopic formula are cast aside.

Benjamin Lee
Guardian
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