Watch Trailer Director: Vincent Patar, Benjamin Renner, Stéphane Aubier
Writer(s): Daniel Pennac
Awards: Oscar Nominated for Best Animated Film

Grab all your friends and get ready for the second film in our summer series Beat the Heat, Ernest and Celestine! Deep below snowy, cobblestone streets, tucked away in networks of winding subterranean tunnels, lives a civilization of hardworking mice, terrified of the bears who live above ground. Unlike her fellow mice, Celestine is an artist and a dreamer – and when she nearly ends up as breakfast for ursine troubadour Ernest, the two form an unlikely bond. A tale of unlikely friendship that’s sure to warm even the grumpiest bear’s heart!

Athena Cinema of Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts will partner with Ohio University, Athens Area Chamber of Commerce, Athens County Children Services,  Athens Public Libraries and Ohio University Credit Union to present the Athena Cinema 7th Annual Beat the Heat $2 Days Film Series and Fundraiser for Southeast Ohio Youth Mentoring! 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, fun prizes, and free books at every showing!

To benefit Southeast Ohio Youth Mentoring (formerly Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County), the price of admission to these screenings is a suggested minimum donation of $2 per ticket.

July 13th: ERNEST & CELESTINE: Athens County Fair and Ohio State Fair Passes

On July 13th, the Athena will be raffling off two prizes!

The first prize is 7 admissions to the Athens County Fair! The fair takes place August 2nd-10th(regular admission is $10.00). The seven admissions include rides and can be used on any day so you can go for free for 7 days in a row or treat your family or friends to a day together! The Demolition Derby on Thursday is a local favorite!

Our second prize is 4 tickets to the Ohio State Fair. The State Fair takes place on July 24-August 4th this year. And don’t forget to mark your calendar for our Beat the Heat Fair Week Movie: CHARLOTTE’S WEB, on August 10th at 3:00!

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Running Time: 80 min80 MIN
PG Rated
This Film is Wheelchair Accessible