How to get tickets

Tickets can be purchased at The Athena Cinema box office 20 S. Court St., during regular theater hours.


Competition Films
All Competition shows that start prior to 5:00 Monday – 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.

Save with a six show pass

A six-show pass for any six screenings is just $ 30
Available at the Athena Cinema, 20 S. Court St., during regular theater hours.

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. Passholders are advised to obtain tickets in advance of each show, in case of sell-outs.

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 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 these student tickets are available, so once they are gone, regular ticket prices go into effect. Free students tickets can be picked up for that current day; they cannot be obtained in advance.

Changes in the schedule

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 at the Athena Cinema lobby and here on the festival website.

Wheelchair Accessibility

The Athena Cinema is fully accessible to wheelchairs.