Event Series

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]

DROP YOUR SHORTS

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]

HOLIDAY FILM SERIES

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]

ONE NIGHT SCREENING OF “CURTIZ” WITH CAST AND CREW MEMBERS

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]

OU Health Promotion: THE BYSTANDER MOMENT

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]

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]

The Met: Live in HD

The Met: Live in HD is the Metropolitan Opera’s Peabody Award– and Emmy Award–winning series of opera performances transmitted live from the stage of the Met into movie theaters worldwide. Experience extraordinary... [read more]

THE VETERANS’ PROJECT

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]