Location within Maryland
|Architectural style||Art Deco|
|Address||8633 Colesville Road|
|Town or city||Silver Spring, Maryland|
|Design and construction|
|Seating capacity||400, 200, and 75|
The AFI Silver is a three-screen movie theater complex in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland, just north of Washington, D.C. in the United States. It plays both art-house and mainstream movies. It is run by the American Film Institute.
The theater reopened in 2003. It is known to be the most technically advanced motion picture exhibition outlet in North America. It features the ability to show 16mm, 35mm, DLP digital projection and 70mm vertical, HDCAM, Betacam, Betacam SP/SX, DigiBetacam, DVCAM, Mini DV, DVD, VHS, Blu-ray, D5, and DVCPRO all in state-of-the-art projectors.
The AFI Silver hosts the annual AFI Docs documentary festival (formerly known as Silverdocs) sponsored by various groups. http://www.afi.com/afidocs/sponsors.aspx#.U7hCt_ldXmc It also hosts the Washington, DC events of the annual 48 Hour Film Project, which was founded by Mark Ruppert in Washington.
Other notable annual film festivals which started at its original theater at the John F. Kennedy Center include the Latin American Film Festival during September - October (which began in 1989) and the European Union Film Festival in November (1987)
- AFI Silver Official Homepage
- AFI Docs AFI Docs Homepage
- AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Arts Center Silver Spring's Downtown
- Silver Spring: Then & Again - The Silver Theatre
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