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Athena Cinema

20 S. Court St.
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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February 2017

Athens County Child Advocacy Center Family Fun Day

February 25, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Athena Cinema, 20 S. Court St.
Athens, OH 45701 United States

Area families are invited to join the Athens County Child Advocacy Center at the Athena Cinema for a day of family fun! We will be showing a series of film shorts for children and providing a variety of activities, including face painting, magic, games and more! Cost is a suggested donation of $5/person!

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March 2017

Screening of the Award Winnning Documentary “Landfill Harmonic”

March 29, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Athena Cinema, 20 S. Court St.
Athens, OH 45701 United States
Free

A free screening of the award winning documentary "Landfill Harmonic" will take place at the Athena Cinema Wednesday, March 29 at 7pm. A panel discussion will follow. Landfill Harmonic follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. Under the guidance of idealistic music director Favio Chavez, the orchestra must navigate a strange new world of arenas and sold-out…

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September 2017

Film Screening: Pens to Pictures

September 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Athena Cinema, 20 S. Court St.
Athens, OH 45701 United States

Pens to Pictures is a filmmaking collaborative that teaches and empowers incarcerated women to make their own short films, from script to screen. During its inaugural year in 2016, five films were made in partnership between women in Dayton Correctional Institution (DCI) and the Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Pennsylvania artist communities. Join founder, Chinonye Chukwu, and two of the inaugural participants (Jamie Ochs and Beverly Fears) for a screening of the five short inaugural films on September 19 at the…

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January 2019

Sustainability Film Series: Volunteer

January 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Athena Cinema, 20 S. Court St.
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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Our vision and goal are those of years past: to offer attendees the opportunity to acquire a deeper understanding of the current issues related to global environmental and sustainable challenges and solutions. We aim to bring together students, faculty and regional community members. The program recognizes the strength of this integration, coming together and learning from each other. Following each screening we invite audience members to join us for a panel discussion hosted by faculty members, students and community members.…

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February 2019

Reading of AJAX by Sophocles, translated by Bryan Doerries

February 2, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Athena Cinema, 20 S. Court St.
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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The Contemporary History Institute presents AJAX By Sophocles, translated by Bryan Doerries A 2,000-year-old Greek tragedy that reveals the timelessness of the veteran experience. A reading performed by faculty and students of the Theater Division, followed by a conversation with veterans and their families as part of Coming Home From War: Conversations for Veterans facebook.com/ComingHomeFromWar/ Sponsored by Ohio University, the Contemporary History Institute, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.   1/2 • 1:00–3:00 PM Athena Cinema Free & open…

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Sustainability Film Series: The Human Element

February 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Athena Cinema, 20 S. Court St.
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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Environmental Studies and the Alden Library present the sixth year of the Sustainability Film Series, working in partnership with the Athena Cinema and many other sponsors including the Global Arts Festival, April 1-5. Our vision and goal are those of years past: to offer attendees the opportunity to acquire a deeper understanding of the current issues related to global environmental and sustainable challenges and solutions. We aim to bring together students, faculty and regional community members. The program recognizes the…

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March 2019

Sustainability Film Series: In the Starlight

March 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Athena Cinema, 20 S. Court St.
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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Environmental Studies and the Alden Library present the sixth year of the Sustainability Film Series, working in partnership with the Athena Cinema and many other sponsors including the Global Arts Festival, April 1-5. Our vision and goal are those of years past: to offer attendees the opportunity to acquire a deeper understanding of the current issues related to global environmental and sustainable challenges and solutions. We aim to bring together students, faculty and regional community members. The program recognizes the…

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Sustainability Film Series: Appetite for Destruction- Palm Oil Diaries

March 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Athena Cinema, 20 S. Court St.
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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Free

Environmental Studies and the Alden Library present the sixth year of the Sustainability Film Series, working in partnership with the Athena Cinema and many other sponsors including the Global Arts Festival, April 1-5. Our vision and goal are those of years past: to offer attendees the opportunity to acquire a deeper understanding of the current issues related to global environmental and sustainable challenges and solutions. We aim to bring together students, faculty and regional community members. The program recognizes the…

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April 2019

Sustainability Film Series: An Evening with Sean Peoples

April 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Athena Cinema, 20 S. Court St.
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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Environmental Studies and the Alden Library present the sixth year of the Sustainability Film Series, working in partnership with the Athena Cinema and many other sponsors including the Global Arts Festival, April 1-5. Our vision and goal are those of years past: to offer attendees the opportunity to acquire a deeper understanding of the current issues related to global environmental and sustainable challenges and solutions. We aim to bring together students, faculty and regional community members. The program recognizes the…

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Ohio University School of Film Alums Bring Award-winning Feature Film, ‘Farmer of the Year’ to the Athena

April 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Athena Cinema, 20 S. Court St.
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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A feature film by OU School of Film Alums.  'Farmer of the Year', an award-winning feature film starring Barry Corbin ('Northern Exposure') and Terry Kiser ('Weekend at Bernies').   Drama with embedded comedy.  1h 43min.  A deceptively simple look at aging, transitions, loss and family.  Winner: New Filmmakers Forum at the St Louis Int'l Film Festival.  Audience awards: Woods Hole, Sedona and Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festivals. film synopsis: After selling the farm he's worked for over 60 years, an…

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Ohio University School of Film Alums Bring Award-winning Feature Film, ‘Farmer of the Year’ to the Athena

April 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Athena Cinema, 20 S. Court St.
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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general admission

A feature film by OU School of Film Alums.  'Farmer of the Year', an award-winning feature film starring Barry Corbin ('Northern Exposure') and Terry Kiser ('Weekend at Bernies').   Drama with embedded comedy.  1h 43min.  A deceptively simple look at aging, transitions, loss and family.  Winner: New Filmmakers Forum at the St Louis Int'l Film Festival.  Audience awards: Woods Hole, Sedona and Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festivals. film synopsis: After selling the farm he's worked for over 60 years, an…

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Sustainability Film Series: The Guardians

April 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Athena Cinema, 20 S. Court St.
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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Environmental Studies and the Alden Library present the sixth year of the Sustainability Film Series, working in partnership with the Athena Cinema and many other sponsors including the Global Arts Festival, April 1-5. Our vision and goal are those of years past: to offer attendees the opportunity to acquire a deeper understanding of the current issues related to global environmental and sustainable challenges and solutions. We aim to bring together students, faculty and regional community members. The program recognizes the…

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Free screening and talk-back of THE PUBLIC at Athena Cinema

April 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Athena Cinema, 20 S. Court St.
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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Filmed in Cincinnati's downtown library, this dramedy (rated PG-13) begins with an act of civil disobedience and focuses on homelessness, mental health, relationships with law enforcement, and the evolving, vital role that libraries play in our democracy. *Followed by a 20-minute talk-back with reps from local libraries and agencies who are helping those facing homelessness. Sponsored by the Athens County Public Libraries, Ohio University Libraries, and the Center for Campus and Community Engagement. More info about the film at https://www.thepublicfilm.com/.

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Ohio University School of Film Alums Bring Award-winning Feature Film, ‘Farmer of the Year’ to the Athena

April 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Athena Cinema, 20 S. Court St.
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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general admission

A feature film by OU School of Film Alums.  'Farmer of the Year', an award-winning feature film starring Barry Corbin ('Northern Exposure') and Terry Kiser ('Weekend at Bernies').   Drama with embedded comedy.  1h 43min.  A deceptively simple look at aging, transitions, loss and family.  Winner: New Filmmakers Forum at the St Louis Int'l Film Festival.  Audience awards: Woods Hole, Sedona and Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festivals. film synopsis: After selling the farm he's worked for over 60 years, an…

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October 2019

The Met: Live In HD – Puccini’s TURANDOT

October 12, 2019 @ 12:55 pm
Athena Cinema, 20 S. Court St.
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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$8 – $18
A scene from the Met performance ofPuccini's Turandot

Franco Zeffirelli’s spectacular production returns to cinemas, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Met’s Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director, conducting his first Puccini opera with the company. Powerhouse soprano Christine Goerke takes on the icy title princess, alongside tenor Roberto Aronica as the unknown prince vying for her love. All ten operas will be Saturday matinee performances transmitted live from the Met stage at 12:55 pm Eastern Time. All events feature intermissions. what it is, the title, description, start time, date

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The Met: Live In HD – Massenet’s MANON

October 26, 2019 @ 12:55 pm
Athena Cinema, 20 S. Court St.
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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$8 – $18
A scene from the Met performance of Massenet's Manon

Massenet’s tale of passion, excess, and their consequences stars rising soprano Lisette Oropesa in the effervescent title role. Tenor Michael Fabiano is her ardent admirer, Chevalier des Grieux, with Maurizio Benini conducting Laurent Pelly’s enchanting production. All ten operas will be Saturday matinee performances transmitted live from the Met stage at 12:55 pm Eastern Time. All events feature intermissions. Thanks to Arts for OHIO, we are able to offer a limited number of FREE student tickets available on first-come, first-serve…

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November 2019

The Met: Live In HD – Minghella’s MADAMA BUTTERFLY

November 9, 2019 @ 12:55 pm
Athena Cinema, 20 S. Court St.
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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$8 – $18
A scene from the Met performance of Minghella's Madma Butterfly

Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo headlines American composer Philip Glass’s transcendent contemporary creation, with Karen Kamensek conducting. Phelim McDermott’s stunning production employs a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers to conjure a mystical reimagining of ancient Egypt. All ten operas will be Saturday matinee performances transmitted live from the Met stage at 12:55 pm Eastern Time. All events feature intermissions. Admission $18 (students & children $8) OHIO Student: Free Thanks to Arts for OHIO, we are able to offer a limited…

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The Met: Live In HD – Philip Glass’s AKHNATEN

November 23, 2019 @ 12:55 pm
Athena Cinema, 20 S. Court St.
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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$8 – $18
A scene from the Met performance of Philip Glass's Akhaten

Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo headlines American composer Philip Glass’s transcendent contemporary creation, with Karen Kamensek conducting. Phelim McDermott’s stunning production employs a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers to conjure a mystical reimagining of ancient Egypt. All ten operas will be Saturday matinee performances transmitted live from the Met stage at 12:55 pm Eastern Time. All events feature intermissions. Admission $18 (students & children $8) OHIO Student: Free Thanks to Arts for OHIO, we are able to offer a limited…

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January 2020

The Met: Live In HD – Berg’s WOZZECK

January 11, 2020 @ 12:55 pm
Athena Cinema, 20 S. Court St.
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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$8 – $18
A scene from the Met's performance of Berg's Wozzeck

Berg’s 20th-century shocker stars baritone Peter Mattei in the title role, with Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium and soprano Elza van den Heever as the long-suffering Marie. Groundbreaking visual artist and director William Kentridge unveils a bold new staging set in an apocalyptic wasteland. All ten operas will be Saturday matinee performances transmitted live from the Met stage at 12:55 pm Eastern Time. All events feature intermissions. Admission $18 (students & children $8) OHIO Student: Free Thanks to…

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February 2020

The Met: Live In HD – The Gershwins’ PORGY AND BESS

February 1, 2020 @ 12:55 pm
Athena Cinema, 20 S. Court St.
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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$8 – $18
A promotional photo for the Met performance of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

The Gershwins’ modern American masterpiece has its first Met performances in almost three decades, starring bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue in the title roles. Director James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row, a setting vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. All ten operas will be Saturday matinee performances transmitted live from the Met stage at 12:55 pm Eastern Time. All events feature intermissions. Admission $18 (students & children $8) OHIO Student:…

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The Mountain Minor

February 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Athena Cinema, 20 S. Court St.
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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$10.00
The Mountain Minor movie poster

A new dramatic film about the history of Appalachian music, by a Southwest Ohio filmmaker, is starting to attract attention after winning top awards at several film festivals. Screenwriter and director Dale Farmer will conduct a Q&A, following the screening of “The Mountain Minor” at the Athena Cinema in Athens on February 6. The screening will also include a live musical performance by Wright, Hamilton, Hoffman and Beard.  “The Mountain Minor” follows five generations of an Appalachian family, beginning in the1930s,…

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The Met: Live In HD – Philip Glass’s AGRIPPINA

February 29, 2020 @ 12:55 pm
Athena Cinema, 20 S. Court St.
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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$8 – $18
A promotional photo for the Met performance of Philip Glass's Agrippina

As the imperious title empress, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato leads the Met premiere of Handel’s tale of deception and deceit. Harry Bicket conducts Sir David McVicar’s wry new production, which gives this Baroque black comedy a politically charged, modern updating. All ten operas will be Saturday matinee performances transmitted live from the Met stage at 12:55 pm Eastern Time. All events feature intermissions. Admission $18 (students & children $8) OHIO Student: Free Thanks to Arts for OHIO, we are able to…

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March 2020

The Met: Live In HD – Wagner’s DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER

March 14, 2020 @ 12:55 pm
Athena Cinema, 20 S. Court St.
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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$8 – $18
A promotional photo for the Met performance of Wagner's Der Fliegende Hollander

Sir Bryn Terfel returns to the Met for the first time since 2012, as the mysterious seafarer searching for salvation. Director François Girard, whose mesmerizing production of Parsifal recently wowed Met audiences, returns to stage Wagner’s eerie early masterwork. All ten operas will be Saturday matinee performances transmitted live from the Met stage at 12:55 pm Eastern Time. All events feature intermissions. Admission $18 (students & children $8) OHIO Student: Free Thanks to Arts for OHIO, we are able to…

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April 2020

The Met: Live In HD – Puccini’s TOSCA

April 11, 2020 @ 12:55 pm
Athena Cinema, 20 S. Court St.
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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$8 – $18
A scene from the Met performance of Puccini's Tosca

Superstar soprano Anna Netrebko appears in her 16th Live in HD transmission, taking on the soaring title diva of Puccini’s grand melodrama. Bertrand de Billy conducts Sir David McVicar’s evocative production, with tenor Brian Jagde as Tosca’s impassioned lover, Cavaradossi, and baritone Michael Volle as the sinister Scarpia. All ten operas will be Saturday matinee performances transmitted live from the Met stage at 12:55 pm Eastern Time. All events feature intermissions. Admission $18 (students & children $8) OHIO Student: Free…

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May 2020

The Met: Live In HD – Donizetti’s MARIA STUARDA

May 9, 2020 @ 12:55 pm
Athena Cinema, 20 S. Court St.
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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$8 – $18
A scene from the Met performance of Donizetti's Maria Stuarda

A pseudo-historical opera about Mary, Queen of Scots, and her bitter rivalry with Queen Elizabeth I, Donizetti’s drama thrills with intense stand-offs and impressive vocal displays. Soprano Diana Damrau and mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton square off as two of history’s most formidable monarchs, with Maurizio Benini conducting. All ten operas will be Saturday matinee performances transmitted live from the Met stage at 12:55 pm Eastern Time. All events feature intermissions. Admission $18 (students & children $8) OHIO Student: Free Thanks to…

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October 2020

ALL IN: THE FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY Watch Party & Discussion

October 27, 2020 @ 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Athena Cinema, 20 S. Court St.
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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All In

About the film In anticipation of the 2020 presidential election, ALL IN: THE FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY examines the often overlooked, yet insidious issue of voter suppression in the United States. Interweaving personal experiences with current activism and historical insight to expose a problem that has corrupted our democracy from the very beginning, this documentary offers a look into laws and barriers to voting that most people don’t even know is a threat to their basic rights as citizens of the…

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