CORPUS CHRISTI: Last Day Thursday, April 16th

This film is part of our Virtual Cinema Screening Initiative. When you rent CORPUS CHRISTI you are not only supporting independent film, but also supporting the Athena Cinema and our mission.   About the film Daniel experiences a spiritual transformation in a detention center. Although his criminal record prevents him from applying to the seminary, […]

Ladj Ly's 2019 film<em> Les Misérables </em>opens on an ecstatic scene — France has just won the World Cup and happy Parisians are celebrating in the streets.


Stéphane (Damien Bonnard, Staying Vertical), has recently joined the Anti-Crime squad in Montfermeil, a sensitive district of the Paris projects. Paired up with Chris (Alexis Manenti) and Gwada (Djebril Zonga), whose methods are sometimes unorthodox, he rapidly discovers the tensions between the various neighborhood groups. When the trio finds themselves overrun during the course of […]


Athena Cinema Coronavirus Update

Updated: March 16th, 2020 Athena Cinema Supporters, While there are no known cases of COVID-19 at Athena Cinema, Ohio University or in our region, out of caution and with particular concern for at-risk groups, Athena Cinema will be temporarily closing effective Monday, March 16th. All scheduled programming at this time is canceled. This decision has […]


Best Picture Winner: PARASITE

Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist to […]



*A QUIET PLACE PART II has delayed its release and will no longer open on March 19th at the Athena Cinema.* Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe) must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced […]

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A loner and cook has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon Territory, though he only finds connection with a Chinese immigrant. The men collaborate on a business, although its longevity is reliant upon the participation of a wealthy landowner’s prized milking cow.


GREED: Last Day Thursday, March 12th

Greed is the fictional story of a retail billionaire, set in the glamorous and celebrity-filled world of luxury fashion, which is centered around the build up to a spectacular 60th birthday party in an exclusive hotel on the Greek island of Mykonos.


Mount Zion Presents RIVER OF HOPE

River of Hope tells the story of how a former slave Mary Barnes Cabell and her children helped found the first college for African Americans in West Virginia. Based on true events. This event is presented free to the public by the Mount Zion Baptist Church. For more information about the event, visit the official […]

Julia Garner stars as Jane in THE ASSISTANT, a Bleecker Street release.
Credit: Ty Johnson / Bleecker Street

THE ASSISTANT: Last Day Thursday, March 12th

“The Assistant” follows one day in the life of Jane (Julia Garner), a recent college graduate and aspiring film producer, who has recently landed her dream job as a junior assistant to a powerful entertainment mogul. Her day is much like any other assistant’s — making coffee, changing the paper in the copy machine, ordering […]