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Athens Open Air Film Festival: Opening with a Striking Three-Day Cinema Run in Technopoli

ATHENS — The Athens Open Air Film Festival, the most cherished film tradition which for a decade now is an integral part of the cultural experience of the citizens and visitors of the capital and is organized by the Athens International Film Festival, will be with you this summer too in collaboration with the City of Athens Cultural, Sport and Youth Organization. The 10th Athens Open Air Film Festival triumphantly begins its screenings for this year with a striking three-day cinema run in collaboration with Technopolis City of Athens, in Gazi. On Thursday, June 25th one of many viewers' favorite film will be screened "Jackie Brown" by Quentin Tarantino, on Friday, June 26th the Festival will screen the awarded with an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film "All About My Mother" considered by many Pedro Almodovar's masterpiece and on Saturday, June 27th we will celebrate the 45 years since the premiere of the most timeless cult phenomenon in the history of cinema by screening the legendary "Rocky Horror Picture Show". Music mixtapes inspired by each film will accompany the audience before the screenings.

All the screenings are accessible and with free entrance.

In detail:

Thursday, June 25th | 21h30

JACKIE BROWN (1997, 154’)

by Quentin Tarantino

Friday, June 26th | 21h30

ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER (1999, 104’)

by Pedro Almodovar

The screening is co-organized with Technopolis City of Athens and will be accompanied by a Pepper 96.6 radio-station van playing music inspired by Pedro Almodovar's cinema, in its first summer outing.

Saturday, June 27th | 22h45

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975, 100’)

by Jim Sharman

The screening is co-organized  with Technopolis City of Athens.

For details and the films' synopsis please read here.

The full program of the 10th Athens Open Air Film Festival will be announced in the next few days. We are scheduling events in beloved open-air movie theaters, we transform emblematic locations in town to magical open-air cinemas and we are preparing a dashing drive-in screening, securing in any case the most premium audiovisual experience and, of course, rigorously complying with the measures for public health protection, as those arranged for the open-air movie theaters.

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS regarding the arrival of the audience to the screenings
In order to secure the protection of public health and the smooth flow of our viewers at the screenings, we inform you that:
– The entrance to the screening location will be realized with ENTRY PASSES from Iakchou Street and in strict compliance with the necessary distance between the people who are interested in attending.
– The distribution of the entry passes for the screening of the films "Jackie Brown" (Thursday, June 25th) and "All About My Mother" (Friday, June 26th) will start at 19h30 until they are sold-out. In terms of the screening of the film "Rocky Horror Picture Show" (Saturday, June 27th) the distribution of the entry passes will start at 21h00 because the film has been scheduled to begin at 22h45.
– Each person is entitled to ONLY ONE entry pass, therefore we cordially request you to arrive on time together with your companions in case you wish to sit near each other.

We are waiting for you! 

For continuous updates, the full program of the 10th Athens Open Air Film Festival and more information, stay tuned to the websites cinemagazine.graiff.gr and aoaff.gr as well as the social media pages: Facebook Cinemagazine, Facebook AIFF, Instagram, Twitter.

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