Magic in Moonlight as Outdoor Cinemas Open in Greece

Movies | Associated Press | June 8, 2020, 2:53 pm
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 Moviegoers watch the 2019 South Korean black comedy film Parasite at the Panathinea outdoor cinema in Neapoli, central Athens. (Image: AP)
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Moviegoers watch the 2019 South Korean black comedy film Parasite at the Panathinea outdoor cinema in Neapoli, central Athens. (Image: AP)

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 Projector operator Pavlos Lepeniotis operates his equipment and peers out from the projection booth at the Zephyros open-air cinema that specializes in films from past decades in Athens'. (Image: AP)
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Projector operator Pavlos Lepeniotis operates his equipment and peers out from the projection booth at the Zephyros open-air cinema that specializes in films from past decades in Athens'. (Image: AP)

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 Christina Tsouta cleans an old projector on display at the Zephyros open-air cinema that specializes in films from past decades in Athens'. Like so much else, Greece's open-air cinemas, where patrons can enjoy a movie in the flower-scented moonlight with a drink, a snack and even a smoke, have been hard-hit by lockdown measures. (Image: AP)
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Christina Tsouta cleans an old projector on display at the Zephyros open-air cinema that specializes in films from past decades in Athens'. Like so much else, Greece's open-air cinemas, where patrons can enjoy a movie in the flower-scented moonlight with a drink, a snack and even a smoke, have been hard-hit by lockdown measures. (Image: AP)

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 A black and white movie is shown on a screen as projectionist Pavlos Lepeniotis operates his equipment from the projection booth at the Zephyros open-air cinema that specializes in films from past decades in the Petralona, district in central Athens. (Image: AP)
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A black and white movie is shown on a screen as projectionist Pavlos Lepeniotis operates his equipment from the projection booth at the Zephyros open-air cinema that specializes in films from past decades in the Petralona, district in central Athens. (Image: AP)

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 Christina Tsouta cuts leaves as projector operator Pavlos Lepeniotis connects the speakers at the Zephyros open-air cinema that specializes in films from past decades in Athens'. (Image: AP)
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Christina Tsouta cuts leaves as projector operator Pavlos Lepeniotis connects the speakers at the Zephyros open-air cinema that specializes in films from past decades in Athens'. (Image: AP)

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 Owner Meri Panou operates her equipment inside a projection booth at the Dionisia open-air cinema in Athens. (Image: AP)
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Owner Meri Panou operates her equipment inside a projection booth at the Dionisia open-air cinema in Athens. (Image: AP)

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 A cat stands on an old projector on display at the Zephyros open-air cinema that specializes in films from past decades in the Petralona district in central Athens. (Image: AP)
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A cat stands on an old projector on display at the Zephyros open-air cinema that specializes in films from past decades in the Petralona district in central Athens. (Image: AP)

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 Actor Anthony Quinn is shown on the screen in La Strada, a 1954 Italian drama film directed by Federico Fellini at the Zephyros open-air cinema that specializes in films from past decades in Athens' central Petralona district, on the first day it opened after the easing of Greece's coronavirus lockdown. (Image: AP)
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Actor Anthony Quinn is shown on the screen in La Strada, a 1954 Italian drama film directed by Federico Fellini at the Zephyros open-air cinema that specializes in films from past decades in Athens' central Petralona district, on the first day it opened after the easing of Greece's coronavirus lockdown. (Image: AP)

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 People watch a trailer for the 2019 movie
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People watch a trailer for the 2019 movie "Pinocchio" at the Thisio outdoor summer cinema as the Ancient Acropolis is seen lit up in the background. Cine Thision is one of the oldest open-air movie theaters in Athens, built in 1935. (Image: AP)

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 Projector operator Pavlos Lepeniotis paints the projection booth at the Zephyros open-air cinema that specializes in films from past decades in Athens' central Petralona district. (Image: AP)
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Projector operator Pavlos Lepeniotis paints the projection booth at the Zephyros open-air cinema that specializes in films from past decades in Athens' central Petralona district. (Image: AP)

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 Moviegoers stand outside the entrance of the Thision outdoor summer cinema where moviegoers watch films under the ancient Acropolis. Cine Thision is one of the oldest open-air movie theaters in Athens, built in 1935. (Image: AP)
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Moviegoers stand outside the entrance of the Thision outdoor summer cinema where moviegoers watch films under the ancient Acropolis. Cine Thision is one of the oldest open-air movie theaters in Athens, built in 1935. (Image: AP)

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 People watch
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People watch "I would rather not" by stand-up comedians Vironas Theodoropoulos and Michalis Mathioudakis at the Panathinea outdoor cinema, in Neapoli, central Athens. (Image: AP)

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 Projector operator Pavlos Lepeniotis and his wife Christina Tsouta, place a poster for an upcoming film outside the Zephyros open-air cinema that specializes in films from past decades in the Petralona district in central Athens. (Image: AP)
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Projector operator Pavlos Lepeniotis and his wife Christina Tsouta, place a poster for an upcoming film outside the Zephyros open-air cinema that specializes in films from past decades in the Petralona district in central Athens. (Image: AP)

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 Passers by looks at movie notices outside the Thision outdoor summer cinema where moviegoers watch films under the ancient Acropolis. (Image: AP)
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Passers by looks at movie notices outside the Thision outdoor summer cinema where moviegoers watch films under the ancient Acropolis. (Image: AP)

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 Katerina Dimitrakopoulou wearing a protective mask sits inside a ticket booth as she speaks with a moviegoer at the Panathinea outdoor cinema, in Neapoli, central Athens. (Image: AP)
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Katerina Dimitrakopoulou wearing a protective mask sits inside a ticket booth as she speaks with a moviegoer at the Panathinea outdoor cinema, in Neapoli, central Athens. (Image: AP)

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 Moviegoers stand next to a painting by Pavlos Karakasidis showing the 2019 movie 'Joker' at the Panathinea open-air cinema, in central Athens. (Image: AP)
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Moviegoers stand next to a painting by Pavlos Karakasidis showing the 2019 movie 'Joker' at the Panathinea open-air cinema, in central Athens. (Image: AP)

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 An afternoon downpour hits the Zephyros open-air cinema that specializes in films from past decades in the Petralona district in central Athens. (Image: AP)
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An afternoon downpour hits the Zephyros open-air cinema that specializes in films from past decades in the Petralona district in central Athens. (Image: AP)

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 Panathinea outdoor cinema in Neapoli, central Athens, is seen in an aerial view as moviegoers watch the 2019 South Korean black comedy film Parasite. (Image: AP)
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Panathinea outdoor cinema in Neapoli, central Athens, is seen in an aerial view as moviegoers watch the 2019 South Korean black comedy film Parasite. (Image: AP)

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