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Athena Grand

1008 East State Street
Athens, Ohio 45701
Phone: 740-593-8800
Overview
Tue-Thu Hours are 3:30pm - 10:30pm, Fri-Mon Hours, Holiday Hours and Summer Hours are 12:30pm - 10:30pm. Athena Grand shows current movies, National Theatre Live, Met Opera, Bolshoi Ballet. The Athena Grand is proud to announce our affiliation with NCM Fathom and SpectiCast Entertainment. NCM Fathom, their parent company, NCM Media Networks, links more than 15,000 digital screens in more than 170 markets coast to coast, delivering the best entertainment to movie theaters across America.
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Calendar of Events
Fast Times at Ridgemont High - 1982
Sun Jul 30

7:00 pm.

A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs and rock n roll.

Director: Amy Heckerling

Writers: Cameron Crowe (screenplay), Cameron Crowe (book)

Stars: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold

Cost: $12.50 per person

Contact: Athena Grand, Phone: 740-593-8800

Interest Tags: Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
Fast Times at Ridgemont High - 1982
Wed Aug 2

7:00 pm.

A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs and rock n roll.

Director: Amy Heckerling

Writers: Cameron Crowe (screenplay), Cameron Crowe (book)

Stars: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold

Cost: $12.50 per person

Contact: Athena Grand, Phone: 740-593-8800

Interest Tags: Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
Bonnie and Clyde 50th Anniversary
Sun Aug 13

7:00 pm.

Producer/star Warren Beatty had to convince Warner Bros. to finance this film, which went on to become the studios second-highest grosser. It also caused major controversy by redefining violence in cinema and casting its criminal protagonists as sympathetic anti-heroes. Based loosely on the true exploits of Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker during the 1930s, the film begins as Clyde (Beatty) tries to steal the car of Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway)s mother. Bonnie is excited by Clydes outlaw demeanor, and he further stimulates her by robbing a store in her presence. Clyde steals a car, with Bonnie in tow, and their legendary crime spree begins. The two move from town to town, pulling off small heists, until they join up with Clydes brother Buck (Gene Hackman), his shrill wife Blanche (Estelle Parsons), and a slow-witted gas station attendant named C.W. Moss (Michael J. Pollard). The new gang robs a bank and Clyde is soon painted in the press as a Depression-era Robin Hood when he allows one bank customer to hold onto his money.

Its portrayal of Bonnie and Clyde as rebels who empathized with the poor working folks of the 1930s struck a chord with the counterculture of the 1960s and helped generate a new, young audience for American movies that carried over into Hollywoods renewal of the 1970s. Its combination of sex and violence with dynamic stars, social relevance, a traditional Hollywood genre, and an appeal to hip young audiences set the pace for many American movies to come.

Starring Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard

Cost: $12.50 per person

Contact: Athena Grand, Phone: 740-593-8800

Interest Tags: Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
Bonnie and Clyde 50th Anniversary
Wed Aug 16

7:00 pm.

Producer/star Warren Beatty had to convince Warner Bros. to finance this film, which went on to become the studios second-highest grosser. It also caused major controversy by redefining violence in cinema and casting its criminal protagonists as sympathetic anti-heroes. Based loosely on the true exploits of Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker during the 1930s, the film begins as Clyde (Beatty) tries to steal the car of Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway)s mother. Bonnie is excited by Clydes outlaw demeanor, and he further stimulates her by robbing a store in her presence. Clyde steals a car, with Bonnie in tow, and their legendary crime spree begins. The two move from town to town, pulling off small heists, until they join up with Clydes brother Buck (Gene Hackman), his shrill wife Blanche (Estelle Parsons), and a slow-witted gas station attendant named C.W. Moss (Michael J. Pollard). The new gang robs a bank and Clyde is soon painted in the press as a Depression-era Robin Hood when he allows one bank customer to hold onto his money.

Its portrayal of Bonnie and Clyde as rebels who empathized with the poor working folks of the 1930s struck a chord with the counterculture of the 1960s and helped generate a new, young audience for American movies that carried over into Hollywoods renewal of the 1970s. Its combination of sex and violence with dynamic stars, social relevance, a traditional Hollywood genre, and an appeal to hip young audiences set the pace for many American movies to come.

Starring Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard

Cost: $12.50 per person

Contact: Athena Grand, Phone: 740-593-8800

Interest Tags: Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial - 1982
Sun Sep 17

7:00 pm.

A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.

Director: Steven Spielberg

Writer: Melissa Mathison

Stars: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote

Cost: $12.50 per person

Contact: Athena Grand, Phone: 740-593-8800

Interest Tags: Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial - 1982
Wed Sep 20

7:00 pm.

A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.

Director: Steven Spielberg

Writer: Melissa Mathison

Stars: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote

Cost: $12.50 per person

Contact: Athena Grand, Phone: 740-593-8800

Interest Tags: Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
The Princess Bride 30th Anniversary
Sun Oct 15

7:00 pm.

While home sick in bed, a young boys grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride.

Director: Rob Reiner

Writers: William Goldman (book), William Goldman (screenplay)

Stars: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright

Cost: $12.50 per person

Contact: Athena Grand, Phone: 740-593-8800

Interest Tags: Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
The Princess Bride 30th Anniversary
Wed Oct 18

7:00 pm.

While home sick in bed, a young boys grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride.

Director: Rob Reiner

Writers: William Goldman (book), William Goldman (screenplay)

Stars: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright

Cost: $12.50 per person

Contact: Athena Grand, Phone: 740-593-8800

Interest Tags: Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
Casablanca 75th Anniversary
Sun Nov 12

7:00 pm.

In Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

Director: Michael Curtiz

Writers: Julius J. Epstein (screenplay), Philip G. Epstein (screenplay)

Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid

Cost: $12.50 per person

Contact: Athena Grand, Phone: 740-593-8800

Interest Tags: Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
Casablanca 75th Anniversary
Wed Nov 15

7:00 pm.

In Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

Director: Michael Curtiz

Writers: Julius J. Epstein (screenplay), Philip G. Epstein (screenplay)

Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid

Cost: $12.50 per person

Contact: Athena Grand, Phone: 740-593-8800

Interest Tags: Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner 50th Anniversary
Sun Dec 10

7:00 pm.

A couples attitudes are challenged when their daughter introduces them to her African American fiancé.

Director: Stanley Kramer

Writer: William Rose

Stars: Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn

Cost: $12.50 per person

Contact: Athena Grand, Phone: 740-593-8800

Interest Tags: Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner 50th Anniversary
Wed Dec 13

7:00 pm.

A couples attitudes are challenged when their daughter introduces them to her African American fiancé.

Director: Stanley Kramer

Writer: William Rose

Stars: Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn

Cost: $12.50 per person

Contact: Athena Grand, Phone: 740-593-8800

Interest Tags: Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
Website: athenagrand.com/
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