7th Athens Open Air Film Festival June – September 2017

7th Athens Open Air Film Festival June – September 2017

 

Athens as an open air cinema! 
 
In its 7th edition this year, Athens’ biggest film summer celebration returns! More than 20 screenings in the town’s most beautiful spots, from June until September, with free entrance!
 
Transforming parks, squares, green areas, museums, archaeological spots and even hills into open air cinemas, the Athens Open Air Film Festival becomes the talk of the town, not only for the screenings, but also for the parties and the music events that are also being held.  Co-organizer, for the third time, is the City of Athens Cultural, Sport and Youth Organization, which keeps strengthening this summer institution. 
 
The 7th Athens Open Air Film Festival, in collaboration with the British Council, has chosen to present for the first time in Greece a tribute to the especially beloved heritage of gothic horror by projecting in digitally restored film copies some of the genre’s masterpieces.
 
Ranging from films such as Terence Fisher’s ever mythical «Horror of Dracula» (1958) starring Christopher Lee, Jacques Tourneur’s powerful «Night of the Demon» (1957) and Robin Hardy’s unrivaled «The Wicker Man» (1973), one of the top creations in the history of British cinema, to Roman Polanski’s sarcastic and morbidly funny «The Fearless Vampire Killers» (1967), Neil Jordan’s ritualistic «The Company of Wolves» (1984), the film «Dead of Night» (1945) which steadily holds a high rank in the lists with the best horror films of all times and finally, the short film «The Mistletow Bough» (1904), which has never been screened in Greece before, and which was recently discovered as one of the early samples of gothic filmography, the «British Gothic» tribute is inviting you to experience on the silver screen some of the most enduring film chills, set in atmospheric locations around town during summer nights that will (indulgingly) freeze your blood.
 
 
  • The Company Of Wolves (1984)
When: Tuesday, June 13th | 21:30 Where: Peiraios 260 (260 Peiraios Street, Saint John Rentis) | Free entrance
 
 
  • Withnail & I (1987)
When: Thursday, June 15th | 21:30 Where: Avdi Square (35 Leonidou Str., Athens)
 
 
  • The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
When: Monday, June 19th | 21:30 Where: Plato’s Academy Park (137 Monastiriou Str., Athens) | Free entrance
 
 
  • Stop Making Sense (1984)
When: Wednesday, June 21st | 21:30 Where: Avissinias Square (Monastiraki, Athens) | Free entrance
 
 
  • Tungsten (2011)
When: Friday, June 23rd | 21:30 Where: Nea Smirni Park (El. Venizelou Av., Nea Smirni, Athens) | Free entrance
 
 
  • The South (El Sur, 1983)
When: Monday, June 26th | 21:30 Where: Numismatic Museum (12 Panepistimiou Str., Athens) | Free entrance
 
 
  • The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
When: Wednesday, June 28th | 21:30 Where: Byzantine and Christian Museum (22 Vas. Sofias Av., Athens) | Free entrance
 
 
  • Sexy Beast (2000)
When: Friday, June 30th | 21:30 Where: Petralona Park (inside the basketball court, Petralona) | Free entrance (R-17)
 
 
  • The Adventures of Prince Achmed (Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed, 1926)
When: Wednesday, July 5th | 21:30 Where: Kotzia Square (entrance by Athinas Str.) | Free entrance
 
 
  • The Big Lebowski (1998)
When: Friday, July 7th | 21:30 When: Agios Kosmas Beach (2nd Agios Kosmas Station, Possidonos Av.) | Free entrance
 
 
  • The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)
When: Wednesday, July 12th | 21:30 Where: Cine Riviera (46 Valtetsiou Str., Athens) | Free entrance
 
 
  • Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro, 1959)
When: Friday, July 14th | 21:30 Where: Cine Dexameni (Dexameni Square, Athens) | Free entrance
 
 
  • That Man from Rio (L’ Homme de Rio, 1964)
When: Tuesday, July 18th | 21:30 Where: French School at Athens (6 Didotou Str., Athens) | Free entrance
 
 
  • Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
When: Thursday, July 20th | 21:30 Where: Lycabettus Theatre, Lycabettus Hill | Free entrance
 
 
  • The Wretches Are Still Singing (Τα Κουρέλια Τραγουδάνε Ακόμα, 1979)
When: Saturday, July 22nd | 21:30 Where: National Museum of Contemporary Art (terrace) (Kallirrois Av. & Amvr. Frantzi Str., Athens) | Free entrance (R-17)
 
  • Horror of Dracula (1958)
When: Tuesday, July 25th | 21:30 Where: Cine Trianon (21 Kodrigktonos Str., Athens) | Free entrance
 
 
  • Dead of Night (1945)
When: Thursday, July 27th | 21:30 Where: Dionysiou Areopagitou Pedestrian Precinct (opposite the Acropolis Museum) | Free entrance
 
  • The Wicker Man (1973)
When: Friday, August 18th | 21:00 Where: Panetolio Square, Nea Ionia | Free entrance
 
  • A Passage to India (1984)
When: Wednesday, August 23rd | 21:00 Where: National Archaeological Museum (44 October 28th Str., Athens) | Free entrance
 
 
  • Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
When: Friday, August 25th | 21:00 Where: Dionysiou Areopagitou Pedestrian Precinct (opposite the Acropolis Museum) | Free entrance (R-17)


  • Night of the Demon (1957)
When: Friday, September 1st | 21:00 Where: Petralona Park (inside the basketball court, Petralona) | Free entrance
 

Date

Jun 09 2017

Time

12:30 am - 12:30 am
(e)Magazino