Three multiplexes offer the latest mainstream movies, while a beloved independent cinema and a few other venues play smaller and more eclectic films. Those interested in the local production scene can find resources in Film Athens (filmathens.net). Local live theater options range from student productions to professional touring companies. For weekly movie reviews and play listings, check Flagpole and flagpole.com.
AMC Athens 12
1575 Lexington Road • 706-354-0584 • amctheatres.com
Watch the latest wide 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 can watch a variety of movies shown by different departments and clubs.
Beechwood Stadium 11 Cinemas
196 Alps Road • 706-546-1011 • gtcmovies.com
First-run movies, repertory 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
Our arthouse cinema screens indie and foreign releases, as well as wide-release gems. Classic and cult movies are shown alongside local offerings and film festivals. Craft beer, cocktails and soda are available. Snacks include local baked goods and yummy popcorn.
Flicker Theatre & Bar
263 W. Washington St. • 706-546-0039 • flickertheatreandbar.com
The theater side of the local townie bar has cult-oriented screenings each month hosted by the Flicker Film Society, a group of local movie enthusiasts.
Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton St. • 706-542-46662 • uga.edu/gamuseum/calendar/films
The museum occasionally presents films in conjunction with art exhibits, frequently introduced by a guest speaker.
45 Baxter St. • 706-542-3816 • tate.uga.edu
The campus theater plays second-run blockbusters and classics, hand-picked by the student union. Movies are open to the public for $3.
University 16 Cinemas
1793 Oconee Connector • 706-355-9152 • gtcmovies.com
A sprawling multiplex with the biggest screen in town. There’s also a side theater with its own Outtakes bar and diner food.
Athens Little Playhouse
191 Alps Road • 706-521-4454 • athenslittleplayhouse.net
ALP specializes in theater for kids ages 5–18, with classes, summer theater camps and a season of performances in a cozy little theater nestled in a strip mall.
Boozy Bard Players
This upstart company specializes in “desecrations” of the Shakespearean canon in various venues that serve alcohol.
Circle Ensemble Theatre Company
371 N. Church St., Winterville • 706-362-2175 • circleensembletheatre.com
The company, at home in the beautiful old Winterville Auditorium, mounts plays and teaches classes and workshops for teens and adults.
Rose of Athens
150 Fritz Mar Lane • 706-340-9181 • roseofathens.org
RoA has an off-off-Broadway-type warehouse home and, in addition to plays, focuses on education and theater, with classes for kids and performances for school groups each year.
Town & Gown Players
115 Grady Ave. • 706-208-3854 • townandgownplayers.org
Nestled in the community theater building behind the Taylor-Grady House, T&G performs classics, musicals and avant-garde plays, using a multi-talented ensemble company and volunteers.
Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department
293 Gran Ellen Dr. & 195 W. Washington St. • 706-613-3628 • athensclarkecounty.com/act & mortontheatre.com
Athens Creative Theatre stages plays and conducts a variety of classes for adults and children in Memorial Park’s Quinn Hall and in the Morton Theatre downtown. Leisure Services also manages the Morton, a renovated vaudeville hall that offers a full schedule of community and traveling events during the year.
The Classic Center
300 N. Thomas St. • 706-357-4444 • classiccenter.com
In addition to its full schedule of conferences, receptions and other civic gatherings, the Classic Center presents touring plays and performances in its 2,100-seat theater throughout the year.
255 Baldwin St. • 706-542-4400 • ugatheatre.com
University Theatre mounts a season of plays each academic year in the classic, Art Deco Fine Arts Building on campus and is home to a variety of student groups, including the Thalian Blackfriars, Black Theatrical Ensemble, Improv Athens, Next Act and Children’s Theatre Troupe.
Arts!Oglethorpe (Crawford) • 706-202-1211 • artsoglethorpe.org
Brightstone Productions (Watkinsville) • 706-705-2599 • brightstoneathens.com
Encore Productions (Elberton) • 706-283-1049 • elberttheatre.org
Jefferson Community Theatre (Jefferson) • 706-367-5714 • jeffersoncommunitytheatre.com
Oconee Youth Playhouse (Watkinsville) • 706-769-2677 • oconeeyouthplayhouse.com
On Stage (Monroe) • 770-267-8379 • onstagewalton.org
Winder–Barrow Community Theatre (Winder) • 770-867-9011 • winderbarrowtheatre.org