Open Air Cinema THISION
Open Air Cinema THISION
4.5
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Monday
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Friday
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Sunday
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
About
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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighborhood: Thissio / Makriyanni
Named after the well-preserved Thission (ancient temple of Hephaestus), Thissio is blessed with a small wooded park and some less frenetic streets that offer numerous quieter places to stay and eat. Largely pedestrianized Apostolou Pavlou Street runs between the Acropolis and forested Filopappou Hill, well worth climbing for more great panoramas, until it merges with Dionysiou Areopagitou Street. This leads to the up-and-coming area of Makriyanni, whose centerpiece is the magnificent new Acropolis Museum. Opposite the museum is the entrance to the southern slopes of the Acropolis, while the eponymous metro station nearby is at the top of Makriyanni Street, another strip of touristic cafés and restaurants.
How to get there
  • Thissio • 6 min walk
  • Akropoli • 6 min walk
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20WorldTu
Dublin, Ireland40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Couples
The coolest cinema I have ever been to in my life...
It was such a buzz sitting out in the open air watching a movie in this cool cinema... with it's old style projector, ivy lined walls, screen surrounded by potted plants... not to mention the blankets that were handed out when it got cold!
There was even an interval to stock up on some cold beers, sweets and popcorn in the little shop that seemed to have everything you would ever want at a cinema!!
Such a surreal experience... It was so much craic!
Written October 30, 2013
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goumaki
Athens, Greece256 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Family
Its an open air theater situated in the middle of the archeological area of Athens with the best view over Acropolis, where you may see good movies and simultaneously have your non alcoholic drinks and snacks and simultaneously have your non alcoholic drinks and snacks.
Written February 17, 2014
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Georgina L
London, UK66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Friends
I am a regular at Cine Thissio, ever since I was old enough to go to the cinema. My grandma used to take me there in the 70s. I can not be objective since I go there at least once a month , every summer , so, I will point out some things that may spoil someno's experience.
1.Dear all , remember, it's an open air cinema and it's my right to have a smoke .
2. The queue at the ticket booth may seem long,but the staff are really fast in processing all the crowd.
3. Have in mind that once inside the very same queue will migrate at the bar. Don't waste your time fretting nad let the film begin. As soon there is a gap in the film action run inside and grab the beer , snack etc. of your choice . Do try the freshly baked cheesepies.
4.Do not bother if you had a beer too many.There is always a 10 minute interval. Use it to "download" in the WC AND reload at the bar .
5.It's a family run business and the cinema was established sometime in the 30s. Also , locals like us ( as I have already mentioned aBove) go there on a regular basis. Do not act "too touristy". (sic). Let everyone enjoy the film . Acropolis is not going anywhere.
6. I totally agree with Emmi12345 that mentions Lontos .Good prices, decent cuisine that used to be called "international" , fast service. I would also suggest the cafe-bars opposite of Lontos if you only want to drink something, along with a light snack.
7. Have in mind that senior citizens over 65 ( I do not , REPEAT DO NOT, know if it's only for Greeks) pay € 6,00 every day . I know that for children it's € 6,00 for every little one.

Enough said, I'm going to enjoy seeing "Elysium" there tomorrow Friday with a friend. Perfect for Athens at 38.C
Written August 29, 2013
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Emmi12345
Leeds5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Family
After a bite to eat at 'Lontos' just down the road, we caught the earlier showing of 'Mud' on a mid- August evening. Hearing it was 'the best cinema in the world', we expected it to be good, but nothing could have prepared us for how captivating it just was. We had a lovely view of the summer moon, and if you make sure to sit at the top left as you go in, you will catch a view of the Acropolis too! We thought the film was excellent, but the experience was something else. We felt it was a moment of pure bliss, sitting in the light summer breeze, relaxing, with the moon and Acropolis lights shining down on us, enjoying home-made refreshments, while we watched a projection with an old- fashioned, yet timeless, vintage feel. Very romantic. The fact we were outdoors just made us feel even more transported and involved with the film, with the plentiful green shrubbery leaving us feeling connected with nature. A must-do if you are even in Athens for only a day, as remember, it will not take up your day time as you can go after your evening meal, usually the time options are around 9 or 11 o clock in the evening. You can book tickets beforehand if you wish, refreshments are sold at plenty, with popcorn, nachos, pies, cakes and beverages, and there is an interval of around 10 minutes in the middle of the film. Magnificent.
Written August 14, 2013
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Julia W
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
One of the highlights of our trip! An outdoor cinema with a Parthenon view. Purchased tickets at 7:30pm, went and got a drink at a cafe, came back to seat ourselves at 8:30pm (we were some of the first people) for a 9:10pm show. Helpful concessions stand staff with hot dogs, cheese pies, popcorn and nachos all available for purchase. Bring layers, it got a little chilly!
Written June 6, 2019
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Alex K
Athens, Attiki, Greece7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Couples
This is by far the most astonishing summer cinema you can get.
The location next to the Acropolis is magnificent, you get the sense of traveling back in time to a romantic era.
This is a family business and happily it feels like it.
Get your potato chips and a cold beer, and enjoy your movie in this historical neighborhood of Athens, under the summer moon ...
Written July 3, 2013
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Christie
London, UK71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
When you come to Athens, do yourself a favour and go watch a film in this unique place. Yes, it is an open-air cinema, but it's much more than that. It feels like a beautiful walled-garden, with plants all around, charming art details everywhere, comfortable chairs & space, and the screen is large and the sound is very good.

All that of course, are mere details when you can see the Acropolis being lit up as the night falls, and between one scene and another, you can't resist but gaze into the magnificent Parthenon. A unique experience I highly recommend both for cinema & history lovers.

And a final detail: the cinema is run by the same family for over 30 years, so it's always a pleasure to come back and have a chat, and support their business. Not to be missed!
Written June 8, 2019
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Christie, thank you very much for your kind words. Always a pleasure to see you 😊
Written June 10, 2019
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nienkedesmares
33 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Yesterday we went to visit the open air cinema. When we went on to pay our two tickets the man behind the counter told us that our cards weren’t working.. We thought there was some kind of malfunction, so we continued to pay in cash. I checked my debit account today and saw that the money was withdrawn from my account. So we paid twice!! DON’T GO HERE, they are betraying you.
Written October 16, 2018
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tsyxoulaki
Athens157 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Couples
I don't think that there is an outdoor cinema that has a view of the Acropolis, anywhere else in the world....I just love it...
Written February 14, 2014
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Lalaki-Papaki
Athens, Greece1,860 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Couples
We visited this excellent outdoor cinema a summer night of August!

The view of the lighted Acropolis and the August moon were so romantinc! Sometimes, we paid attention more on the view rather than on the film. But to be honest, the film was quite average, but still, it doesn't really matter which movie you will watch.

The homemade cherry drinks are absolutely reccomended to acompany the nice view and cinema experience!

Every Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday, the price of the ticket is 6 euros, and all the other days is 8 euros. The price for students and children is always 6 euros.

The owner and his family are very polite and they work all together in this nice family business!!!
Written August 14, 2013
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