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Athena Cinema

20 South Court Street
Athens, Ohio 45701
Phone: 740-594-7382
Overview
4:00 pm till last show - Mon-Fri.

2:30 pm till last show - Sat/Sun.

The Athena opened its doors in 1915, and has played film continuously over the years, placing us among the oldest movie theaters in the nation. Purchased and restored by Ohio University in 2001, the Art Deco-style interior features three screens and is fully handicap accessible. Our friendly staff will be happy to help you in any way. We maintain a commitment to sustainability and offer locally grown popcorn and concessions whenever possible. Our highly trained projectionists pay great attention to offering a quality presentation. Whether you misplaced your umbrella or are curious about coming attractions, you can always expect to see a familiar face at the Athena waiting to assist you in your theater-going experience.

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Calendar of Events
How The Grinch Stole Christmas and The Year Withou
Thu Nov 30

7:00 pm

How The Grinch Stole Christmas and The Year Without A Santa Claus.

Grinch - Director: Chuck Jones, Ben Washam. Cast: Boris Karloff, June Foray.

Santa - Director: Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass. Cast: Mickey Rooney, Shirley Booth, Dick Shawn, George S. Irving.

November 30th through December 16th, Ohio University s Athena Cinema will partner with the Department of Real Estate Management, Community Engagement and Economic Development to show popular holiday family films. The price of admission will be a minimum donation of one canned or non perishable food good per ticket to be donated to Athens City Food Pantries and other hunger relief programs. Cash donations are also accepted. As part of the event patrons will also receive a complimentary snowflake cookie to enjoy during the movie.

Kicking off the Holiday film Series with two beloved Christmas movies for the whole family. We will be playing these two classics the night of the Athens Tree Lighting Celebration on Thursday at 7pm.

First, a bitter and hateful Grinch is making his way to the Athena in the 1966 traditional Christmas movie, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Irritated at the thought of the nearby village having a happy time celebrating Christmas, he raids the village dressed as Santa Claus to steal Christmas.

Then the 1974 Christmas TV classic, The Year Without a Santa Claus. When a weary and discouraged Santa Claus considers skipping his Christmas Eve run one year, Mrs. Claus and his Elves set out to change his mind.

Cost: Donation-Canned Good

Contact: Athena Cinema, Phone: 740-592-5106

Interest Tags: Family Oriented, Special Interest,
Elf
Sat Dec 2

1:00 pm

Elf

Director: Jon Favreau. Cast: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Zooey Deschanel, and Bob Newhart.

November 30th through December 16th, Ohio University s Athena Cinema will partner with the Department of Real Estate Management, Community Engagement and Economic Development to show popular holiday family films. The price of admission will be a minimum donation of one canned or non perishable food good per ticket to be donated to Athens City Food Pantries and other hunger relief programs. Cash donations are also accepted. As part of the event patrons will also receive a complimentary snowflake cookie to enjoy during the movie.

Ferrell stars as Buddy, a regular-sized man who was raised as an elf by Santa Claus (Edward Asner). When the news is finally broken to Buddy that he is not a real elf, he decides to head back to his place of birth, New York City, in search of his biological family.

Cost: Donation-Canned Good

Contact: Athena Cinema, Phone: 740-592-5106

Interest Tags: Family Oriented, Special Interest,
National Lampoon s Christmas Vacation
Sat Dec 9

7:00 pm

National Lampoon s Christmas Vacation

Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik. Cast: Chevy chase, Beverly D Angelo, Juliette Lewis.

November 30th through December 16th, Ohio University s Athena Cinema will partner with the Department of Real Estate Management, Community Engagement and Economic Development to show popular holiday family films. The price of admission will be a minimum donation of one canned or non perishable food good per ticket to be donated to Athens City Food Pantries and other hunger relief programs. Cash donations are also accepted. As part of the event patrons will also receive a complimentary snowflake cookie to enjoy during the movie.

the third in the -National Lampoon- series about the Griswold family. In this sequel, the Griswolds must deal with a holiday with their in-laws.

Cost: Donation-Canned Good

Contact: Athena Cinema, Phone: 740-592-5106

Interest Tags: Family Oriented, Special Interest,
Home Alone
Sat Dec 9

1:00 pm

Home Alone

Director: Chris Columbus. Cast: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern.

November 30th through December 16th, Ohio University s Athena Cinema will partner with the Department of Real Estate Management, Community Engagement and Economic Development to show popular holiday family films. The price of admission will be a minimum donation of one canned or non perishable food good per ticket to be donated to Athens City Food Pantries and other hunger relief programs. Cash donations are also accepted. As part of the event patrons will also receive a complimentary snowflake cookie to enjoy during the movie.

Home Alone is the family comedy about a young boy named Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) who is accidentally left behind when his family takes off for a vacation in France over the holiday season. Once he realizes they have left him -home alone- he learns to fend for himself and, eventually has to protect his house against two bumbling burglars (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) who are planning to rob every house in Kevin s suburban Chicago neighborhood.

Cost: Donation-Canned Good

Contact: Athena Cinema, Phone: 740-592-5106

Interest Tags: Family Oriented, Special Interest,
The Polar Express
Sat Dec 16

1:00 pm

The Polar Express

Director: Robert Zemeckis. Cast: Tom Hanks, Chris Coppola, Michael Jeter.

November 30th through December 16th, Ohio University s Athena Cinema will partner with the Department of Real Estate Management, Community Engagement and Economic Development to show popular holiday family films. The price of admission will be a minimum donation of one canned or non perishable food good per ticket to be donated to Athens City Food Pantries and other hunger relief programs. Cash donations are also accepted. As part of the event patrons will also receive a complimentary snowflake cookie to enjoy during the movie.

Based on a children s book by Chris Van Allsburg, The Polar Express revolves around Billy (Hayden McFarland), who longs to believe in Santa Claus but finds it quite difficult to do so, what with his family s dogged insistence that all of it, from the North Pole, to the elves, to the man himself, is all just a myth. This all changes, however, on Christmas Eve, when a mysterious train visits Billy in the middle of the night, promising to take him and a group of other lucky children to the North Pole for a visit with Santa. The train s conductor (Tom Hanks) along with the other passengers help turn Billy s crisis in faith into a journey of self-discovery.

Cost: Donation-Canned Good

Contact: Athena Cinema, Phone: 740-592-5106

Interest Tags: Family Oriented, Special Interest,
Website: athenacinema.com/
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