In December, Ciné was voted Best Date Spot in The Red & Black Best of Campus & The Classic City readers' poll. Thank you R&B!

Best Date Spot — Ciné

Nothing screams romance louder than your local arthouse theater. The good news: Athens’ moviehouse is very much thriving. The owners recently raised enough money to buy their historic building and won a statewide award. This nonprofit plays throwbacks, hits and anything in between. And the best part? The full bar.



We took a field trip to the capitol this week to receive a Governor's Award for the Arts and Humanities! Ciné was one of 10 organizations statewide to receive this year's award, and we are honored to have been nominated alongside some of the best arts organizations in the state. We look forward to many more years of serving our community with film and arts programming at 234 W. Hancock Avenue.

Thank you to the Athens Downtown Development Authority for nominating Ciné, and to our friends Kathy Prescott, Grady Thrasher, Crystal Furlong, Lemuel ‘Life’ LaRoche and Andrew N. Shearer for their wonderful testimonials.

The award is a handcrafted driftwood sculpture by Valdosta-based folk artist Amy Lansburg. The Governor's Award for Arts and Humanities is presented by Georgia Council for the Arts and Georgia Humanities. Read more about the award and the other recipients HERE