The Best Local Favorite Cinemas in Athens

Movie-going away from home is always much more memorable; even a casual evening out to watch a film can be a novel experience because of the subtle differences in cinema culture. Follow Athens cinephiles and discover festivals, art house and cult theaters where locals go to enjoy old and new movies in their original language. Shh, the lights are going out!

Alkyonis New Star – Art cinema

Alkyonis New Star – Art cinema

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“Alkyonis New Star” in Athens is a vintage cinema built in 1969 that now is an alternative cinephile haunt. Cheap tickets and rare movies: I just love it!

Full Article by Dimitris Hall

Astor – My favorite indie cinema hall!

Astor – My favorite indie cinema hall!

Image by Μarilena Salamanou

“Αstor” Athens is my favourite indie cinema hall in town. I would say that if Athens were a cinema, it would be here. Indulge in Greek culture here…

Full Article by Marilena Salamanou

Athinaion Cinema – Not just another cinema

Athinaion Cinema – Not just another cinema

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“Athinaion Cinema” is one of the otherwise very typical Athens cinemas. What’s unique about them in Europe is that they still paint the posters by hand!

Full Article by Sofia Skioti

Cine Alsos – A retro open-air cinema!

Cine Alsos – A retro open-air cinema!

Image by Giannis Chatzidimitriou

“Cine Alsos” a retro open-air cinema in Athens. I like it because it’s been open since 1963 & it’s next to a small forest – prefect to combine with a walk.

Full Article by Marilena Salamanou

Cine Thisio – Open-air cinema at Thisseion

Cine Thisio – Open-air cinema at Thisseion

Image by Sofia Skioti

“Cine Thisio” is the oldest open-air cinema in Athens, and probably the best. I love going there for a summer movie after a long walk around the Acropolis.

Full Article by Sofia Skioti

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