Rooftop Screening FAQ’s

When should we arrive?

On the evening of each event, attendees are instructed to head directly to the Athens City Parking Garage located at 15 E Washington St. Two elevators are available for transport to the top-most level, in addition to a stairwell (for those who enjoy a fitness challenge). Seating for the events will begin at 8 p.m., and the films will begin at about 9 p.m. or when it is dark enough.

Concessions (popcorn, soft drinks, water, candy, etc) will be available for purchase on the rooftop.

Do we need tickets?

Yes! Tickets are $8 for most screenings. Please check individual webpages for pricing. We will have staff checking tickets at the rooftop entrance. If you leave the rooftop, you will need to bring your ticket(s) with you for re-entry.

While we may have tickets to sell the night of the event, it is strongly encouraged that you reserve your tickets in advance in case of a sellout.


What will seating look like?

Patrons are strongly encouraged to bring their own chairs, blankets, sleeping bags, or whatever other seating arrangement will make them comfortable. We will mark off sections with paths to allow for access to the concession area and elevators.

What should I bring?

Don’t forget – the temperature drops when the sun goes down, even in the warmer months. So, we encourage you to bring an extra layer or blanket.

Will there be restroom access?

Yes, the restrooms are located on the first floor of the parking garage.

Will concessions be available?

Concessions will be available for purchase on the rooftop.

Concessions include popcorn, soda, water bottles and candy.

What about alcohol? 

Heck yeah! We will be using DORA to offer cocktails, beer, wine and seltzers! We’ll have DORA cups on hand at the events.

Will there be a non-alcoholic option?

Yes! We will have non-alcoholic beverage options available at our rooftop concession stand.

What will happen if it rains on the night of the event?

Each outdoor screening will have a foul-weather backup plan should the weather not cooperate. The Athena will communicate through social media, email, and our website should the decision be made to either relocate the screening to the Athena Cinema or postpone an outdoor screening. You will not need to repurchase your tickets should the event or the date move.

What about accessibility?

The parking garage has elevator access from each floor that leads directly to the roof. Accessible parking is available in the garage and on the streets in metered spots.

Where is parking located?

Parking is available in the Athens City Parking Garage levels 2 through 5 and is metered 24/7. The address for the parking garage is 15 E Washington Street. You will use the entrance on Washington Street, NOT College Street. The College Street entrance is only for permit holders.

Additionally, you may park on the streets of Court, Union, College, Washington and State. These spots are metered until 7 p.m. Metered street parking is free after 7 p.m.

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