Athens movie fans have a lot of options. Three multiplexes offer the latest mainstream releases, while a state-of-the-art independent cinema and a few other venues play smaller films. Those interested in the local production scene can find resources in Film Athens (filmathens.net). There’s a lot of live theater to see in Athens, too. For play listings and schedules, read The Calendar and Theater Notes in Flagpole and at flagpole.com.
AMC Athens 12
1575 Lexington Road • 706-354-0016 • amctheatres.com
Recently renovated, Eastside's AMC Dine-In plays the latest mainstream releases. Early arrivers can relax in the lobby, featuring a full bar and dining area. Guests can also order snacks, meals and drinks from their seats.
Athens-Clarke County Library
2025 Baxter St. • 706-613-3650 • athenslibrary.org/athens
Patrons of the public library can watch a variety of movies shown by different departments and clubs.
Beechwood Stadium 11 Cinemas
196 Alps Road • 706-546-1011 • gtcmovies.com
Beechwood displays big first-run movies, as well as "Flashback Cinema" classics and the occasional indie title, plus live broadcasts of Metropolitan Opera performances. Dinner is available from the Outtakes kitchen and bar.
234 W. Hancock Ave. • 706-353-3343 • athenscine.com
Athens’ arthouse cinema screens indie, foreign and smaller releases. Classic and cult movies are shown alongside local offerings and film festivals. Craft beer, cocktails and soda are available from teh full bar. Snacks include local baked goods and popcorn with every imaginable choice of seasoning.
Flicker Theatre & Bar
263 W. Washington St. • 706-546-0039 • flickertheatreandbar.com
The theater side of the popular local bar has interesting screenings each month hosted by local film enthusiasts.
Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton St. • 706-542-GMOA • uga.edu/gamuseum/calendar/films
The museum occasionally presents films in conjunction with its art exhibits, frequently introduced by a guest speaker.
45 Baxter St. • 706-542-6396 • tate.uga.edu/content_page/movies-at-tate
The campus theater plays second-run blockbusters and classics, hand-picked by students. Movies are open to the public for $3.
University 16 Cinemas
1793 Oconee Conn. • 706-355-9122 • gtcmovies.com
A sprawling multiplex with the biggest screen in town, showing first-run movies. Also features a side theater with its own Outtakes bar and diner food.
Athens Creative Theatre
706-613-3628 • athensclarkecounty.com/act
ACT, a project of the Athens-Clarke County Department of Leisure Services, stages plays and a variety of classes for adults and children at Memorial Park’s Quinn Hall and the Morton Theatre downtown.
Athens Little Playhouse
191 Alps Road • 706-208-1036 • athenslittleplayhouse.net
ALP specializes in theater for kids ages 5–18, with classes, summer theater camps and a season of performances.
Circle Ensemble Theatre Company
371 N. Church St. • 706-362-2175 • circleensembletheatre.com
The company, which now has a permanent home in the old Winterville Auditorium, mounts plays and teaches classes and workshops for teens and adults.
The Classic Center Theatre
300 N. Thomas St. • 706-357-4444 • classiccenter.com
Touring plays and performances, plus local groups such as the Athens Symphony and Dancing with the Athens Stars.
Rose of Athens
150 Fritz Mar Lane • 706-340-9181 • roseofathens.org
RoA has obtained an off-off-Broadway-type warehouse home and focuses on education and theater, with classes for kids and performances for school groups each year.
Town & Gown Players
115 Grady Ave. • 706-208-TOWN • townandgownplayers.org
For over 60 years, T&G has performed classics, musicals and avant-garde theater using an ensemble company plus newcomers.
255 Baldwin St. • 706-542-4400 • drama.uga.edu
University Theatre, produced by the Department of Theatre and Film Studies, mounts a season of plays each academic year and is home to a variety of student groups, including the Thalian Blackfriars, Black Theatrical Ensemble, Improv Athens, Graduate Acting Ensemble and others.
Arts!Oglethorpe • artsoglethorpe.org
Brightstone Productions • 706-705-2599 • brightstoneathens.com
Encore Productions • 706-283-1049 • elberttheatre.org
Jefferson Community Theatre • 706-367-5714 • jeffersoncommunitytheatre.com
Oconee Youth Playhouse • 706-769-2677 • oconeeyouthplayhouse.com
On Stage • 770-267-8379 • onstagewalton.org
Winder-Barrow Community Theatre • 770-867-1679 • winderbarrowtheatre.org