Thision Open Air Cinema
Apostolou Pavlou 7, Athina 118 51, Greece
Photo by Andrew Tzembelicos
Enjoy one of the world’s best open-air cinema experiencesFor a truly unforgettable movie experience, visit a spot CNN included at the top of its list of “10 of the world’s most enjoyable movie theatres” in 2017. Operated since 1935, Cine Thission has a robust film program that includes classic favorites as well as new flicks — including some American pics not yet released in North America. Films are screened in their language of origin, with Greek subtitles. Look for seats at the back, where you’ll also be able to take in stunning views of the Parthenon lit up against the night sky. The snack bar was great value: two bottles of water and two popcorns cost 5 Euros. So too were the tickets, priced at between 6 and 8 Euros apiece based on day of the week. Also making it a memorable experience were the beautiful potted plants and flowers surrounding the screening, which added an aromatic quality to the whole experience, and the band of frolicking cats that romped around as the movie played. Outside the summer months, you might bring a sweater. Truly a special movie-going experience! Open in summer and select months, so check in advance. Two screenings nightly, an early show at 8:30 pm and a late show at 10:30.