How to get tickets
Tickets can be purchased at The Athena Cinema box office 20 S. Court St., during regular theater hours.
All Competition shows that start before 5:00 Monday through Friday are Free!
All Competition shows that start at 5:00 PM or later and any competition show on the weekend are $6.50 for adults; $5.50 senior/child.
International Feature Films (non-competition)
All non-competition shows are $6.50 for adults; $5.50 senior/child.
Six Show passes
A six-show pass for any six screenings is just $30
All Access Guest Passes
All access passes (lanyards) are available in a limited number. Guest passes grant you free access to all screenings (with ticket) as well as all after parties and receptions. Guest passes are available for $100 at The Athena Cinema during normal business hours. Each guest pass includes an invite to our opening night reception at Restaurant Salaam.
A note about passes
A pass won’t guarantee a ticket if you’re late to a sold-out show; pass holders must present their passes for admission tickets at the Athena to secure a seat for any show. Pass-holders are advised to obtain tickets in advance of each show, in case of sell-outs.
Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors there are many free events and screenings throughout the week. Please refer to individual listings in the program and on our website for more information.
Free Student Tickets
Free student tickets provided by Arts for Ohio.
While supplies last, students currently enrolled with a valid student ID are eligible for free tickets to all shows at the Athena Cinema. To obtain an Arts for Ohio Student Ticket, present your valid student ID at the ticket counter. Only a limited number of student tickets are available for each screening, so once they are gone, regular ticket prices go into effect. Free students tickets can be picked up at the Athena Cinema for the current day only and cannot be obtained in advance.
Showtimes are subject to change
We depend on the timely arrival of hundreds of films during the festival week, and occasionally there are shipping delays. For this reason, showtimes may change. Program changes will be announced in the Athena Cinema lobby, on the festival website and on social media.