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“Terrific experience!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cine Thisio

Cine Thisio
Apostolou Pavlou 7, Athens 11851, Greece (Thissio / Makriyanni)
+30 21 0342 0864
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Ranked #37 of 301 things to do in Athens
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Owner description: Cine THISIO is an open air cinema and therefore is not opened in winter . Each year opening date depends largely on weather conditions. Typically, the operation of the cinema begins the last week of April or the first week of May and ends in late October. We don't make ​​reservations and you can't book tickets, because we remain traditional, because the capacity of cinema is very large and because all seats are good . If you arrive about 30 minutes earlier you will buy your tickets in comfort, even in the extremely popular films.
Northborough, MA
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“Terrific experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We arrived early and were immediately directed to the best seats for the view of the Acropolis, which is in the center of the back. We were not disappointed! We were also there on the full moon (extra special Friday the 13th Honey Moon!), and seeing the moon rise, while watching a great movie, seeing the Acropolis lit up, is just such an amazing experience.

The theater is in an interesting area of town, which seems to be less overrun by tourists and many more locals.

There is a small cafe in the front of the theater that sells beer, their own homemade cherry juice (non-alcoholic or with brandy), popcorn, nachos, and cheese pie.

If you're in Athens and have time for a truly unique experience, don't miss this!

Visited June 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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“Love cinema. Love outdoors. Love the atmosphere. Love this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Excellent view of the Acropolis. Watched the full moon rise progressively during the early show (8:50pm) The sounds could be better but I worry for the neighbors if the volume is too loud. The plastic lawn chairs serves the purpose, just try to get the padded cushions. Love that they have sprinkled tables within the seating area for your beverages and snacks.

There was an intermission during my movie "Philomena" for food break and toilet break.

Love the atmosphere!

Visited June 2014
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“A bit overestimated”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The cinema is nice, but no view of acropolis... The walls are too high to see anything plus a lot of trees. But acropolis is just in 2 min walking from it.

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Paris K, Υπεύθυνος Δημοσίων Σχέσεων at Cine Thisio, responded to this review, June 27, 2014
Dear friend, thank you very much for this review about the summer cinema THISSION. We are very happy that we were able to welcome you in one of the screenings in the green surroundings of cinema.
But we are sorry that you didn’t sit in the left seats of cinema (as you come in the cinema), from where the view of the Acropolis and the lighted Parthenon is breathtaking. We are hoping to see you here again soon!
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Athens, Greece
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“the best open air movie theater of the world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

this is the best open air movie theater of the world..it has been voted as that for many years..and the reason is its amazing view of acropolis...and this view is catching the eye in such away that you wont bother about the film being boring or so because you the view of the lit up acropolis will make it up for you....the films that are on on this movie theater are always quality ones not necessarily meening old ones or cinefil but good films from every era,every decade,every style.if you re lucky and you happen to be in athens during a full moon night then THIS IS A MUST..Anddont forget to try the frshly baked cheese pies that are sold in the small cafeteria inside the movie theater..

Visited September 2013
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“speechless..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

this open air cinema is voted as one of the best on the world.Considering the night view of the illuminating Acropolis, it is truly the best!

Visited February 2014
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