Event Series

ALL THAT WE DESTROY with Director Chelsea Stardust

A geneticist who fears her son may be a serial killer creates a group of clones to cure him of his violent tendencies. A science fiction thriller, released on Hulu as part... [read more]

Athens International Film + Video Festival

April 6-12, 2020 Founded in 1974, the AIFVF has been presenting the best in international film for 46 years. Known globally as a festival that supports cinema from underground and marginalized populations,... [read more]

Beat the Heat $2 Days

During the summer the Athena Cinema presents BEAT THE HEAT $2 DAYS. Every year, the summer series showcases children’s and family-friendly films on Saturday afternoons with discounted admission. Get out of the... [read more]


Yang Miller hosts Drop Your Shorts, a short film event celebrating the talent of local and regional filmmakers. It gives participants the chance to see their original work on the big screen.... [read more]

Fall Sustainability Series

Athena Cinema, Environmental Studies, and the Alden Library present the seventh year of the Sustainability Film Series, working in partnership with many sponsors. Our vision and goal are those of years past:... [read more]

Film Division Screenings

The Ohio University Film Divison fosters an educational environment of creativity, diversity, and excellence. Our students are passionate and disciplined; their styles are eclectic. The only Ohio filmmaking formula is the convergence... [read more]

Food on Film

What’s for breakfast, lunch and dinner are universal questions, and what’s on your plate reveals much about your culture and society. The Food on Film series serves up films that highlight not... [read more]

Halloween Programming

Whether it’s for the little ghouls and witches or the late show zombies, the Athena has tricks and treats in store for all walks of life… including the walking dead, of... [read more]


Please join us for the 7th annual Holiday Film Series & Canned Food Drive!   The Athena Cinema will be playing beloved classic films during the the holiday season. We will feature... [read more]

Music & Film Series

Presented by OU Performing Arts, join us for music-themed events throughout the... [read more]


Did you know there is an indie movie theater right on Court St.? Stop into the Athena Cinema at 20 S. Court St. and check out what we have to offer. Sign... [read more]


Sponsored by Ohio University’s LGBT Center and the University Programming Council (UPC), Paris is Burning explores the historical roots of drag culture and performance. This 1990 documentary, directed by Jennie Livingston, is an intimate and... [read more]


A narrative biopic about legendary director Michael Curtiz and his time spent on set filming Casablanca. On November 4, 2019 starting at 7 pm, we will be screening the Hungarian feature film... [read more]

OU Family Weekend Movies

Bring your Mom, Dad, sister or brother to a movie at Athens’ historic theater. Established in 1915, the Athena Cinema is a great place to make memories with your... [read more]


The #MeToo movement has shined much-needed light on the pervasiveness of sexual harassment and abuse and created unprecedented demand for gender violence prevention models that actually work. THE BYSTANDER MOMENT tells the... [read more]

SATANIC PANIC with Director Chelsea Stardust

Sam’s first day as a pizza delivery driver is not going according to plan. At the end of a long day and not enough tips, her last delivery turns out to be... [read more]

Science on Screen®

Creative pairings of current, classic, cult, and documentary films with lively introductions by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine. Since 2012, the Athena Cinema has been proudly participating... [read more]

START BY BELIEVING: The Power of a Survivor-Centered Process

With the help of one brave student survivor, Brie Sivy, “Start by Believing” – first brought to campus by the Ohio University Police Department (OUPD) and the Survivor Advocacy Program (SAP) –... [read more]


One soldier. One voice. One story at a time. The Veterans’ Project is a feature-length documentary that weaves together the testimonies of injured or ill combat veterans who navigate the complexities of military,... [read more]

Universal Premieres

The Athena Cinema partners with Universal Studios to provide Athens with one-night only free screenings of select popular films before they are released... [read more]