Watch Trailer Director: Chuck Jones, Dave Monahan, Abe Levitow, Jones Levitow
Cast: Butch Patrick, Hans Conried, Mel Blanc

Come experience the magic of fantasy and the wonder of childhood at the Athena! Based on Norton Juster’s 1961 children’s book, The Phantom Tollbooth, tells the fantastical story of Milo and his dog Tock. Young Milo is bored of his day-to-day life until he finds a tollbooth in his room and decides to drive his toy car through it. Soon after, Milo is transported to the mysterious fantasy land of Dictionopolis, a city fixated on words. While in Dictionopolis, Milo learns vital lessons and embarks on an unforgettable adventure. 

Athena Cinema of Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts will partner with the Department of Real Estate Management, Community Engagement and Economic Development to present the Athena Cinema 6th Annual Beat the Heat $2 Days Film Series and Fundraiser for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County! 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, and movies that every child should see on the big screen!

To benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County, the price of admission to these screenings is a suggested minimum donation of $2 per ticket.

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Running Time: 90 minutes90 MIN
G Rated
This Film is Wheelchair Accessible

This fine adaptation of the children's book by Norton Juster was Chuck Jones's and MGM's first animated feature.

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