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Athena Cinema: Summer Family Film Series is Back!

Athena Cinema: Summer Family Film Series is Back!

May 15, 2018

BEAT THE HEAT $2 DAYS — June 9–August18 at the Athena Cinema!
Looking for the cool of the air-conditioned theater, and the fun of an afternoon movie this summer? Look no further! The Athena Cinema is bringing back their annual Beat the Heat $2 Days, a family film series and fundraiser for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County, featuring seven classic films and fun for all ages happening June 9–August 18. 
“We have a great lineup for this year and think that our theme of ‘Throwback Fantasy’ will be fun for all ages. We will be featuring a special teen night this year, and one of the films will be part of the official events of the Ohio Brew Week Last Call Celebration,” described Alex Kamody, director of the Athena Cinema.


The Phantom Tollbooth, Saturday, June 9 at 3 p.m. 
Moonrise Kingdom, Friday, June 22 at 7 p.m.
The Dark Crystal, Saturday June 23 at 3 p.m. 
The Goonies, Saturday July 7 at 3 p.m. 
Yellow Submarine: Last Call Movie, Saturday July 21 at 3 p.m.
Hook, Saturday, August 4 at 3 p.m.
The Secret of Nimh, Saturday August 18, at 3 p.m. 

“Our goal is to provide a low-cost entertainment option to area families, support several area children's organizations, and bring business to uptown Athens in the summer,” said Kamody.
Price of Admission to the Saturday shows will be a suggested minimum donation of $2 per ticket—all donations will go to Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County. 
Tickets will be available one week before each scheduled screening, which are one-time only events with a limited number of tickets available. Tickets may be purchased in the Athena Cinema lobby, which is open Monday-Friday from 4 p.m.-10 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays 2:30 p.m.-10 p.m.
This series is made possible with the generous support the Ohio University Department of Real Estate Management, Community Engagement and Economic Development, as well as other sponsors, including Athens Area Chamber of Commerce, Athens County Children Services, Athens County Public Libraries, Athens Prosecutor’s Office and Ohio University Credit Union. All proceeds benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County.
This season’s films are also available to non-profit, private community groups on a different date that coincides with their schedules, examples of past recipients of these sponsored screenings have been ATCO and Kids on Campus. Organizations interested in coordinating a screening are encouraged to contact Alex Kamody at
Further information, and movie trailers can be found on the Athena Cinema website here:
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