The Athena Cinema to host the annual Holiday Film Series and Canned Food Drive at The Ridges

November 28, 2023 The Athena Cinema’s eleventh annual Holiday Film Series and Canned Food Drive will bring Christmas Classics to the big screen, only this year in a new setting.

Athena Cinema to screen encores of the latest season of ‘The Met: Live in HD’ at The Ridges Auditorium

October 19, 2023 The 2023-2024 season of “The Met: Live in HD” has now been added to The Athena Cinema’s schedule of screenings taking place at The Ridges Auditorium.

Athena Cinema pays tribute to local culture with “Appalachian Stories” film series

August 18, 2023 The “From the Hills and Hollers: Appalachian Stories” film series will be shown with free admission, with events running from Sept 14, 2023 to April 18, 2024 in various locations.

Athena Cinema to extend closure through fall semester to accommodate building repairs

August 15, 2023 Athena Cinema staff will continue working in the building throughout fall semester, and the front portion of the building is anticipated to remain open for regular lobby hours and sidewalk sales. Additionally, both local businesses located at 20 South Court St. will continue to maintain their regular operations.

OHIO, Athens community can “BEAT THE HEAT” with Athena Cinema’s family-friendly summer movies showcase

June 15, 2023 This summer, everyone across the Athens community is invited to stay cool, enjoy delicious concessions treats and engage in the timeless tradition of watching movies on the big screen.

Athena Cinema to temporarily close for unexpected building repairs

May 24, 2023 The closure, which impacts all three theater spaces and is tentatively planned to extend through the summer, comes after a recent building inspection identified some potential structural maintenance needs within the 108-year-old theater space.

Graduating BFA film students to show capstone projects at Athena Cinema

April 26, 2023 Join the first graduating class of filmmakers to complete the School of Film's undergraduate program and enjoy five student directed films on Friday, April 28, at 7 p.m.

The Athens International Film + Video Festival returns April 10-16

March 3, 2023 AIFVF returns April 10-16, celebrating its 50th year with over 260 films representing over 60 countries in competition at the historic Athena Cinema in uptown Athens, OH.

Ohio University to celebrate Women’s History Month

February 23, 2023 OHIO’s Division of Diversity and Inclusion and Women’s Center will join in nationwide efforts to uplift the experiences of women throughout the month of March.

Athena Cinema announces Holiday Movie Series

November 19, 2022 From Dec. 2 – 22, the Athena Cinema will partner with Arts for OHIO, Athens Area Chamber of Commerce, Athens Uptown Business Association, and Athens Food Pantries to present the Holiday Movie Series.

Athena Cinema receives special grants from Ohio Arts Council, looks to grow

November 17, 2022 The Athena Cinema awarded grants from the Ohio Arts Council.

Students, faculty and staff invited to free screening of 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' at the Athena Cinema

November 8, 2022 520 tickets are available for those with an OHIO ID to attend a free screening of Marvel's "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever." The watch party will take place at the Athena Cinema this Friday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m.

Amazon Prime series ‘The College Tour’ features OHIO in Nov. episode, sneak preview to run at The Athena Cinema during Homecoming

October 6, 2022 Ohio University will be featured in an upcoming episode of “The College Tour” premiering on Amazon Prime/IMDB on Nov. 9.

School of Film graduate students premiere seven original films at the Athena Cinema

September 28, 2022 First-year MFA filmmakers screen films on topics such as identity, family, freedom, grief, coming-of-age and more at the Athena Cinema on Oct 1.

The Met Opera Live in HD series launches Oct. 22 at the Athena Cinema

September 13, 2022 The Athena Cinema series continues on select Saturdays, featuring 10 performances transmitted live from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.