Event Series

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THIS SEPTEMBER ATHENA CINEMA PRESENTS A MOVIE THEATER EXPERIENCE FOR PEOPLE OF ALL ABILITIES SATURDAY MATINEES OF CONTEMPORARY INDEPENDENT FILM OPEN CAPTION • SENSORY FRIENDLY ACCESS • INCLUSION • ARTS   Admission... [read more]

Athens International Film + Video Festival

April 10-16, 2023 Founded in 1974, the AIFVF has been presenting the best in international film for 49 years. Known globally as a festival that supports cinema from underground and marginalized populations,... [read more]

Beat the Heat

During the summer the Athena Cinema presents BEAT THE HEAT. Every year, the summer series showcases children’s and family-friendly films on Saturday afternoons. Admission is a monetary donation to the chosen organization... [read more]

Classics & Cocktails

Our Classics & Cocktails Film Series is back, and here to stay! Each Friday night in February we will showcase a classic, or cult classic film, paired with a featured cocktail. Thanks... [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]

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]

From the Hills & Hollers: Appalachian Stories Film Series

Due to the resounding success of the series launch during 2022-2023, we are thrilled to present the 2nd annual From the Hills and Hollers: Appalachian Film Series for 2023-2024. The series seeks... [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]

HEROES IN COLOR

The mission of this film series is to synergize education and entertainment, creating a unique experience for our community. At the heart of the Heroes in Color film series lies a commitment to celebrate voices and stories of people of color that... [read more]

HOLIDAY FILM SERIES

Support Athens Food Pantries! Celebrate the holidays with loved ones! Enjoy the nostalgia of classic films on the big screen!   It’s the 11th annual Holiday Film Series & Canned Food Drive!... [read more]

Music & Film Series

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

PAINT & SIP

Our Paint & Sip events are designed to be a fun, engaging and artistic way to socialize, be creative and celebrate a classic film. Attendees will be treated to a 2-hour session... [read more]

School of Film Screenings

The Ohio University School of Film 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... [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]

Sustainability Film Series

Athena Cinema, University Libraries and Environmental Studies Program present the 11th annual Sustainability Film Series. In keeping with all previous series, each film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring faculty... [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]

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]

World Movie March

There is a troubling trend among US theaters—the number of international films being played is declining. Theaters are not bringing the films because they are having trouble attracting audiences. The Athena Cinema... [read more]