Athens Open Air Film Festival
Open air film at the Temple of Olympian Zeus at a previous year's festival. Photograph: courtesy of AOAFF


Where: Various locations around Athens
When: 18 August 2020
Why Go: See iconic movies against the backdrop of Athenian sites & landmarks

The Athens Open Air Film Festival returns for its 10th year, transforming some of the most iconic spaces around Athens into outdoor cinemas and screening some of the greatest movies in film history.

This year, the festival program includes masterpieces from legendary world cinema directors including Quentin Tarantino, George Lucas, Alfred Hitchcock among others.

Screenings will take place at museums, squares, gardens, pedestrian precincts and archaeological parks and is a much-anticipated part of the Athens summer calendar.

Why Athens Tip: Free Screenings, see below for entry requirements


Athens Open Air Film Festival NAM

The Athens Open Air Film Festival screening outside the National Archaeological Museum in a previous year. Photograph: Ioannis Stefanidis


Wednesday 1 July  | 9:30pm (DRIVE-IN screening)
AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973, 112’) by George Lucas Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Candy Clark, Harrison Ford
Where: Lycabettus Theater courtyard (Lycabettus Hill)


Wednesday 8 July | 11:30pm
SINGAPORE SLING (1990, 115′) by Nikos Nikolaidis Starring: Michele Valley, Meredith Herold, Panos Thanassoulis
Where: Vox ( 82 Themistokleous Street, Athens)


Friday 10 July | 9:30pm & 11:30om (additional screening)
BODY HEAT (1981, 113’) by Lawrence Kasdan Starring: William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Richard Crenna, Ted Danson, Mickey Rourke
Where: Cinema Riviera (46 Valtetsiou Street, Athens)


Tuesday 14 July | 9:00pm
MAY FOOLS | MILOU EN MAI (1990, 107’) by Louis Malle Starring: Michel Piccoli, Miou-Miou, Michel Duchaussoy, Dominique Blanc, Bruno Carette
Where: Anesis (14 Kifissias Avenue, Ampelokipoi)


Thursday 16 July | 9:30pm
DONKEY SKIN | PEAU D’ANE (1970, 90’) by Jacques Demy Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Delphine Seyrig, Jacques Perrin, Jean Marais
Where: French School at Athens (6 Didotou Street, Kolonaki)

Athens Open Air Film Festival Olympian Zeus Screening

The Athens Open Air Film Festival at the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Photograph: courtesy of AOAFF/V.Patsialos

Friday 17 July | 9:30pm
REBECCA (1940, 130’) by Alfred Hitchcock Starring: Joan Fontaine, Laurence Olivier, Judith Anderson, George Sanders
Where: Temple of Olympian Zeus (entrance from Amalias Avenue)


Wednesday 22 July | 9:30pm
ALL ABOUT EVE (1950, 138’) by Joseph L. Mankiewicz Starring: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm, Thelma Ritter, Marilyn Monroe
Where: Byzantine and Christian Museum (22 Vas. Sofias Avenue, Athens)


Saturday 25 July | 9:30pm
THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY (1966, 177’) by Sergio Leone Starring: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Giuffre
Where: Plato’s Academy Park (137 Monastiriou Street, Athens)



Tuesday 18 August | 9:00pm
ANATOMY OF A MURDER (1959, 160’) by Otto Preminger Starring: James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Arthur O’Connell, Eve Arden
Where: Cinema Riviera (46 Valtetsiou Street, Athens)


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