Location within Maryland
|Architectural style||Art Deco|
|Address||8633 Colesville Road|
|Town or city||Silver Spring, Maryland|
|Design and construction|
Stadium in Smaller TheatersFlat in Large Theater with Free Premium Seating in back (Awarded on a first come first served basis)
|Seating capacity||400, 200, and 75|
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center or commonly known as 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 modern art-house and independent films, alongside a slate of classic films. It is run by the American Film Institute.
The theater reopened in 2003. 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 theater regularly exhibits classic films in series defined by Genre (Such as Westerns) , Era (90s Cinema), Elements Featured (Disco), Film Components (Technicolor) Franchise (Indiana Jones) Star (John Wayne), Director (Steven Speilberg), Composer (John Williams) or Screenwriter (Dalton Trumbo)
Other notable annual film festivals include The Latin American Film Festival during The Fall (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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