SWEET COUNTRY

Todays Show Times: 5:10 7:15 9:20

Watch Trailer Director: Warwick Thornton
Cast: Bryan Brown, Matt Day, Tremayne Doolan

Sam, a middle-aged Aboriginal man, works for a preacher in the outback of Australia’s Northern Territory. When Harry, a bitter war veteran, moves into a neighbouring outpost, the preacher sends Sam and his family to help Harry renovate his cattle yards. But Sam’s relationship with the cruel and ill-tempered Harry quickly deteriorates, culminating in a violent shootout in which Sam kills Harry in self-defence. As a result, Sam becomes a wanted criminal for the murder of a white man, and is forced to flee with his wife across the deadly outback, through glorious but harsh desert country. A hunting party led by the local lawman Sergeant Fletcher is formed to track Sam down. But as the true details of the killing start to surface, the community begins to question whether justice is really being served.

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Running Time: 113 minutes113 MIN
R Rated
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Tuesday 05/225:10 7:15 9:20
Wednesday 05/235:10 7:15 9:20
Thursday 05/245:10 7:15 9:20

Spare, deliberately paced, and almost Biblical in its search for moral justice in a harsh and lawless landscape.

Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly
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GEEK WEEK

In an effort to raise money for the arts and celebrate local Geekdom, ARTS/West has partnered with the Athena Cinema to bring a unique film series to the Athens community. The series will allow the community to experience these films on the big screen as they were meant to be seen, certain screenings will feature trivia, prizes, costumes, and promotion of local businesses. Bring friends, come in costume, and celebrate being a geek!

All tickets only $5

Film Schedule:
The Iron Giant – Sunday, May 6th 1pm
Aliens – Monday, May 7th 7pm
Princess Mononoke (dubbed) – Tuesday, May 8th 7pm
Fellowship of the Ring – Wednesday, May 9th 7pm
The Dark Knight – Thursday, May 10th 7pm
Mad Max: Fury Road – Friday, May 11th 7pm

The film series is Geekdom for a good cause. All proceeds from the event go to Arts/West, a community based arts facility which is part of the city of Athens Parks & Recreation department and home to PRISM: LCBTQ After school Program, Athens Girls Rock Camp, Ohio Valley Summer Theater Camp, as well as other public performances, classes and workshops.

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Beat the Heat: THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH

Viewing: June 9, 2018

Watch Trailer Director: Chuck Jones, Dave Monahan, Abe Levitow, Jones Levitow
Cast: Butch Patrick, Hans Conried, Mel Blanc

Come experience the magic of fantasy and the wonder of childhood at the Athena! Based on Norton Juster’s 1961 children’s book, The Phantom Tollbooth, tells the fantastical story of Milo and his dog Tock. Young Milo is bored of his day-to-day life until he finds a tollbooth in his room and decides to drive his toy car through it. Soon after, Milo is transported to the mysterious fantasy land of Dictionopolis, a city fixated on words. While in Dictionopolis, Milo learns vital lessons and embarks on an unforgettable adventure. 

Athena Cinema of Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts will partner with the Department of Real Estate Management, Community Engagement and Economic Development to present the Athena Cinema 6th Annual Beat the Heat $2 Days Film Series and Fundraiser for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County! 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, and movies that every child should see on the big screen!

To benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County, the price of admission to these screenings is a suggested minimum donation of $2 per ticket.

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Running Time: 90 minutes90 MIN
G Rated
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Saturday 06/093:00

This fine adaptation of the children's book by Norton Juster was Chuck Jones's and MGM's first animated feature.

TV Guide
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Beat the Heat Teen Night: MOONRISE KINGDOM

Viewing: June 22, 2018

Watch Trailer Director: Wes Anderson
Cast: ared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis

There is nothing like your first love. Wes Anderson’s acclaimed film, Moonrise Kingdom, is a coming-of-age story about young love, the thrill of youth, and the need for adventure. The year is 1965, and the residents of New Penzance, an island off the coast of New England, inhabit a community that seems untouched by some of the bad things going on in the rest of the world. Twelve-year-olds Sam (Jared Gilman) and Suzy (Kara Hayward) have fallen in love and decide to run away. But a violent storm is approaching the island, forcing a group of quirky adults (Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray) to mobilize a search party and find the youths before calamity strikes.

Athena Cinema of Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts will partner with the Department of Real Estate Management, Community Engagement and Economic Development to present the Athena Cinema 6th Annual Beat the Heat $2 Days Film Series and Fundraiser for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County! 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, and movies that every child should see on the big screen!

To benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County, the price of admission to these screenings is a suggested minimum donation of $2 per ticket.

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Running Time: 94 minutes94 MIN
PG-13 Rated
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Friday 06/227:00

Anderson never loses his core themes - young love, the need to escape, the bind and bluster of family. His "Kingdom" may not be large, but it is perfectly appointed.

Tom Long
Detroit News
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Sponsored by Ohio University, Athens Area Chamber of Commerce, Athens County Children Services, Athens County Public Libraries, Athens Prosecutor’s Office, Ohio University Credit Union

Beat the Heat: THE DARK CRYSTAL

Viewing: June 23, 2018

Watch Trailer Director: Jim Henson, Frank Oz
Cast: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Kathryn Mullen, Dave Goelz

From the mind that brought us Labyrinth and The Muppet Movie, comes the fan favorite — Dark Crystal, a high fantasy adventure film. Jen (Stephen Garlick), raised by the noble race called the Mystics, has been told that he is the last survivor of his own race, the Gelflings. He sets out to try to find a shard of the dark crystal, a powerful gem that once provided balance to the universe. After the crystal was broken, the evil Skeksis used sinister means to gain control. Jen believes that he can repair the dark crystal and bring peace back to the world if he can only find the remaining shard.

Athena Cinema of Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts will partner with the Department of Real Estate Management, Community Engagement and Economic Development to present the Athena Cinema 6th Annual Beat the Heat $2 Days Film Series and Fundraiser for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County! 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, and movies that every child should see on the big screen!

To benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County, the price of admission to these screenings is a suggested minimum donation of $2 per ticket.

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Running Time: 93 minutes93 MIN
PG Rated
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Saturday 06/233:00

The Dark Crystal is well and truly a classic of its time, and it's a classic that's most certainly stood the test of time

Andrew Pollard
Starbust
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Sponsored by Ohio University, Athens Area Chamber of Commerce, Athens County Children Services, Athens County Public Libraries, Athens Prosecutor’s Office, Ohio University Credit Union

Beat the Heat: THE GOONIES

Viewing: July 7, 2018

Watch Trailer Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen

Come enjoy the 1980s classic tale of adventure and friendship. When two brothers from the “Goon Docks” find out they might lose their house they are desperate to find a way to keep their home. They find a treasure map, gather their friends, and head off to find the treasure. The only problem? The misfits must beat a group of bad guys vying for the same treasure.

Athena Cinema of Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts will partner with the Department of Real Estate Management, Community Engagement and Economic Development to present the Athena Cinema 6th Annual Beat the Heat $2 Days Film Series and Fundraiser for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County! 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, and movies that every child should see on the big screen!

To benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County, the price of admission to these screenings is a suggested minimum donation of $2 per ticket.

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Running Time: 115 minutes115 MIN
PG Rated
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Saturday 07/073:00

"The Goonies" is the kind of hyperactive peril-packed movie young audiences can't resist.

Kathleen Carroll
New York Daily News
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Sponsored by Ohio University, Athens Area Chamber of Commerce, Athens County Children Services, Athens County Public Libraries, Athens Prosecutor’s Office, Ohio University Credit Union

Beat the Heat: THE BEATLES: YELLOW SUBMARINE

Viewing: July 21, 2018

Watch Trailer Director: George Dunning
Cast: Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Join us during Ohio Brew Week’s Last Call festivities for a one-time-only, extra special return to Pepperland! Newly restored in 4K with 5.1 Surround Sound for its 50th anniversary, Yellow Submarine is a fantastic tale brimming with peace, love, and hope, presented today more complete and colorful than ever before. It is propelled by essential Beatles songs, including “Eleanor Rigby,” “When I’m Sixty-Four,” “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds,” “All You Need Is Love,” and “It’s All Too Much.”  When the film debuted in 1968, it was instantly recognized as a landmark achievement, revolutionizing a genre by integrating the freestyle approach of the era with innovative animation techniques.

Yellow Submarine was restored in 4K digital resolution by Paul Rutan Jr. and his team of specialists at Triage Motion Picture Services and Eque Inc.  The film’s songs and score were remixed in 5.1 stereo surround sound at UMG’s Abbey Road Studios by music mix engineer Peter Cobbin. Due to the delicate nature of the hand-drawn original artwork, no automated software was used in the digital clean-up of the film’s restored photochemical elements.  This was all done by hand, frame by frame. 

Athena Cinema of Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts will partner with the Department of Real Estate Management, Community Engagement and Economic Development to present the Athena Cinema 6th Annual Beat the Heat $2 Days Film Series and Fundraiser for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County! 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, and movies that every child should see on the big screen!

To benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County, the price of admission to these screenings is a suggested minimum donation of $2 per ticket.

Yellow Submarine is part of Ohio Brew Week’s official Last Call celebration.

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Running Time: 87 minutes87 MIN
G Rated
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Upcoming Show Times:

Saturday 07/213:00

An endlessly inventive picture that blends 1960s psychedelia with such diverse styles as pop art and Art Deco to create the fantastical world of Pepperland and its bizarre inhabitants.

David Parkinson
Radio Times
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Sponsored by Ohio Brew Week, Ohio University, Athens Area Chamber of Commerce, Athens County Children Services, Athens County Public Libraries, Athens Prosecutor’s Office, Ohio University Credit Union

Beat the Heat: HOOK

Viewing: August 4, 2018

Watch Trailer Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts

When his young children are abducted by his old nemesis, Capt. Hook (Dustin Hoffman), middle-aged lawyer Peter Banning (Robin Williams) returns to his magical origins as Peter Pan. Peter must revisit a foggy past in which he abandoned Neverland for family life, leaving Tinkerbell (Julia Roberts) and the Lost Boys to fend for themselves. Given their bitterness toward Peter for growing up — and their allegiance to their new leader, Rufio — the old gang may not be happy to see him.

Athena Cinema of Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts will partner with the Department of Real Estate Management, Community Engagement and Economic Development to present the Athena Cinema 6th Annual Beat the Heat $2 Days Film Series and Fundraiser for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County! 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, and movies that every child should see on the big screen!

To benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County, the price of admission to these screenings is a suggested minimum donation of $2 per ticket.

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Running Time: 144 minutes144 MIN
PG Rated
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Upcoming Show Times:

Saturday 08/043:00
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Sponsored by Ohio University, Athens Area Chamber of Commerce, Athens County Children Services, Athens County Public Libraries, Athens Prosecutor’s Office, Ohio University Credit Union

Beat the Heat: THE SECRET OF NIMH

Viewing: August 18, 2018

Watch Trailer Director: Don Bluth
Cast: Elizabeth Hartman, Derek Jacobi, Dom DeLuise

Mrs. Brisby (Elizabeth Hartman), a widowed mouse, must move her children out of their home in a field before the local farmer starts plowing. Unable to leave because her son is ill, Mrs. Brisby seeks the help of nearby rats, who have heightened intelligence after being the subjects of scientific experiments. She receives an unexpected gift from the elder rat, Nicodemus (Derek Jacobi). Soon Mrs. Brisby is caught in a conflict among the rats, jeopardizing her mission to save her family.

Athena Cinema of Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts will partner with the Department of Real Estate Management, Community Engagement and Economic Development to present the Athena Cinema 6th Annual Beat the Heat $2 Days Film Series and Fundraiser for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County! 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, and movies that every child should see on the big screen!

To benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County, the price of admission to these screenings is a suggested minimum donation of $2 per ticket.

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Running Time: 82 minutes82 MIN
G Rated
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Saturday 08/183:00

Bluth and his animators, bless them, chose to revive an endangered art form -- classically detailed animation. They drew their characters exquisitely and gave them individual personalities.

Jeff Unger
Entertainment Weekly
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YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE: Last Day Thursday, May 17th

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Watch Trailer Director: Lynne Ramsay
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Judith Roberts, Ekaterina Samsonov

A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe’s nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.

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Running Time: 90 minutes90 MIN
R Rated
Closed Captioning is available for this film. Listening Aids are available for this film. Descriptive Aids are available for this film. This Film is Wheelchair Accessible

With a jarring 11th-hour twist, [director Lynne] Ramsay leaves you pondering what menace lies beneath all those familiar sights and sounds.

Sara Stewart
New York Post
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