Last updated 7:39PM ET
October 19, 2017
WOUB Local News
WOUB Local News
OU to run Athena
(WOUB) - Ohio University says the College of Fine Arts plans to maintain the Athena Cinema as a working theater with an art film focus when it takes over management and programming of the Court Street facility July 1st.

The current management contract with University Cinemas is set to expire at the end of June and will not be renewed.

College of Fine Arts Dean Chuck McWeeny says University Cinemas will close the theater at the end of this week, and the college plans to reopen it in early July.

McWeeny says the College of Fine Arts is taking over "to provide outreach to the region through quality film experiences."

Also, he says -- " we want to program the theater's offerings to be consistent with our goal to weave the arts into the social and intellectual fabric of the institution."
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