Athinaion Cinema Athens

Image by Sofia Skioti

Athinaion Cinema – Not just another cinema

Athinaion is one of the very typical cinemas of Athens. Located on Vassilisis Sofias & Alexandras Av., it’s a landmark for the area and, in the good old days of going to the movies, a barometer for new movies and their box office success.

It’s not Athinaion’s long time presence in the city that I want to point out in this spot though. Athinaion is unique for Athens and, maybe in Europe, for another reason: it’s one of the few cinemas that still presents painted posters for every movie. Vassilis Dimitriou is the painter behind the hand-painted posters and has been doing this job without pause since the ’50s. I always enjoy checking out the posters in Athinaion as every time the poster succeeds to portray the atmosphere of the movie in a more creative way, unique for every film.

If you pass by Athinaion, take a minute to check the posters and you will feel a bit of the old movie times!

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Details about this spot



Leof. Vasilissis Sofias 124, Athens

Telephone number


Opening Times

Daily depending on movie schedule


Ticket: € 8
Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)