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Ciné Has Forgotten Its Purpose

It is so disappointing to see that Ciné shows the same commercial blockbusters that University 16 and Beechwood Cinemas show on their big screens. What happened to Ciné’s original mission to offer Athenians an alternative to the commercial fare offered by the other theaters? Weren’t we promised more?  Foreign films, art films, small independent films, classics, film festivals focusing on the works of the greats like Huston, Malick and Hitchcock? Sure, some may prefer the small theater and the wine bar, but when was the last time that Ciné made the effort to find out what Athens and the UGA community want to see at their alternative cinema? There must be a good explanation for the current programming, so what is it?