After a successful 3-year run, the Athens Open Air Film Festival is back for the fourth year in a row in the summer of 2014, ready to explore the city's hidden oasis by way of the silver screen!
From June to September, some of the most breathtaking locations around the city will be instantly transformed into open-air movie theaters with free entrance.
Venues include the Dionysiou Areopagitou pedestrian precinct, the Petralona Park, Plato's Academy Park, Avdi Square, Mesolongiou Square, the Numismatic and the Byzantine Museums, as well as little-known spots in the wider Athens area, such as the Rematia Chalandriou Theater and the Nea Smyrni Park, combining urban mystique with over 20 masterpieces of classic and contemporary cinema during a summer festival that has become a city staple.
This year, the 4th Athens Open Air Festival has expanded to embrace historical open-air movie theaters, such as Cine Psyrri, Cine Thissio, Cine Ellinis, Dexameni and the Greek Film Archive's Lais Theater (a relatively new entry in the open-air roster), scheduled to host some of the most exciting screenings of the summer!
The festival's screening schedule will be accompanied by a number of sidebar events in rather unexpected locations, introducing visitors to another side of Athens. The line-up will consist of a hand-picked selection of movies from different genres that will surely satisfy even the most demanding of audiences.
Do the Right Thing, Spike Lee (1989) Avdi square, Metaxourgeio
"Scorpio Rising" / "Lucifer Rising" Cinema "Lais", Greek Film Archive (Iera Odos 48 & Megalou Alexandrou 134-136, Keramikos
"Chinatown" Garden of Byzantine and Christian Museum, Vassilissis Sofias 22
"Sorcerer" Dionisiou Areopagitou Pedestrian street
"On Connait la Chanson" Cinema Deksameni, Dexameni square, Kolonaki
"Acropol" Evripidio Theatro Rematias, Profiti Ilia pedestrian street, Chalandri
"Let the Women Wait" Archaelogical Park of Akadimia Platonos, Kratyloy and Tripoleos
"Suddenly Last Summer" National Archaeological Museum, Patision 44
"Cheap Smokes" Cine Paris, Kidathinaion 22, Plaka
"The Warriors" Alsos Petralonon, Troon and Stisikleous
"All That Jazz" Cinema Cine Ellinis Cinemax, Kifisias Av. 29
"Crimes and Misdemeanors" Cine Mpomponiera, Papadiamanti 12, Kifisia
''Chef'' Village Park (Thivon 228 & Parnassou, Ag. Ioannis, Rentis)
"Magic City" Dourgouti, Neos Kosmos, behind «Intercontinental» hotel, Leof. Syggrou
"Being There" Alsos Neas Smirnis, Avenue El. Venizelou and Patriarchou Ioakeim
"Backdoor" Dionisiou Areopagitou pedestrian street
More information: www.e-go.gr/cinemag/aoaff/default.asp?catid=35261