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They tell me that once upon a time the Pagrati Alsos, that lovely green space also known as ‘the little Forest of Pagrati’, once had an outdoor theater. Eventually the theater was replaced by a children’s playground, perhaps a sign of changing demographics. But demographics shifts continue and now an active group of people in the neighborhood have started getting together to organize various events in the park just announced Wednesday night at the Movies. The movies are screened in the basket ball court in the center of the park, and of course they are free. Showtime is 9 pm and the great thing is that you can bring your own food and drink to the show.
The Alsos is located at Spirou Merkouri and Eftichidou streets, a 5 minute walk from the Old Olympic Stadium or catch the number 2, 4 or 11 trolley from Syntagma and it will drop you in front (get off near the McDonald’s).
Up next:
Night on Earth by Jim Jarmusch (excellent film) Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 9 pm (in English with Greek subtitles)

Coming soon:

September 22, 2010    The Monster (Roberto Begnini)
September 29, 2010  Brazil   (Terry Gilliam) and (ok, so they continue into October, who am I to complain?)
October 6, 2010    Chaos (the Taviani brothers).

By Athensguide

How does a little girl from Skokie, Illinois find herself in historical Athens, leading curious explorers through the winding streets of Plaka, down "pezodromos" to hidden ouzeries for tempting mezedhes and homemade barrel wine? The journey began more than twenty years ago, and regardless of whether the wanderlust comes from the spiritual and culture DNA flowing through my veins, or the alignment of the stars on that cold mid-December day this Sagitterian came into the world, I never seem to tire of exploring my adopted homeland of Greece. Here you'll join me as I explore Athens: be it the back streets of Psirri and Gazi, or through the National Gardens and Zappeio where a family of turtles makes their home, or down wide, treelined Imittou Street in Pagrati, which pulses with Athenian life 24 hours a day. And while Athens has stolen my heart, the rest of Greece vies for my curiousity and wanderlust. My two guys (that'd be the Greek God, Vasilis and our Greek dog, Scruffy) and I can often be found settling in for a long weekend in some charming mountain village, or a quaint fishing port on a nearby island, or learning how Greek vitners are producing wines that rival some of Napa Valley's finests productions, or celebrating a panayeri in Epirus or sharing in the festivities as a family of Cretan sheepherders come together to sheer their 1500 sheep in the spring ... And if you happen to find yourself heading to Athens, consider finding yourself a real home for your stay. Living amongst the locals, be it for 3 nights or 3 weeks, will offer you the chance to experience true Athens, beyond the Acropolis. Choose from one of our 5 beautiful penthouse and historical homes, and who knows, I may be leading you down that winding "pezodromo" to our favorite hidden ouzerie!

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