If there’s something Greeks everywhere can agree on (yes, amazing, I know!) it’s that almost nothing can beat enjoying a film outdoors on a warm summer night. Bonus points if it’s for free.
The Athens Open Air Film Festival, co-organised by Cinema Magazine, Nychtes Premieras and the Municipality of Athens, is here for its eighth iteration of their successful free-cinema-in-unexpected-locations series of projections. Each film is screened at another location; it could be well-known, symbolic, related to the film or a place seemingly chosen at complete random, but for each film, the place chosen is typically almost as important as the film played.
I remember watching the original Friday the 13th in 2012 in a basketball court in Petralona. I’m only guessing here, but I think the only reason they chose to play that film is because the date was actually Friday, July 13th, 2012.
View the complete schedule here.
Reminder: in Greece we (almost) always subtitle movies, which means you should either be able to read Greek or understand the original language to get the most out of the movie.