Art Cinéma

We believe that innovative contemporary design can support and encourage community sustainability


Built in the 1930’s as a Chrysler dealership and serving as a post office shipping and tire recap plant, this warehouse-style buildling in Downtown Athens is now home to Ciné, an art house theater and performance space. Ciné contributes to a growing arts scene on the western end of Downtown by preserving and adding onto a historic structure and reactivating it with a community oriented use. Inside, exposed brick walls and steel trusses frame a dramatic lobby and gallery space, leading to state of the art screening rooms.

Transforming this former warehouse into a world-class art cinema included not only renovations of the historic brick structure, but also the construction of a rear addition to house two screening rooms. D.O.C. collaborated with AV and Theater specialist James Bond to ensure that the viewing experience within the theaters was unmatched. In addition to screening rooms, the building was also configured with a “Lab” space for community events, and a street-fronting retail space.