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AFI Silver

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Status  Operating
Country  United States
Opened  1938
Architectural style  Art Deco
Type  Theater
Completed  1938
Phone  +1 301-495-6700
Architect  John Eberson
AFI Silver
Town or city  Silver Spring, Maryland
Seating type  Stadium in Smaller Theaters Flat in Large Theater with Free Premium Seating in back (Awarded on a first come first served basis)
Address  8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA
Similar  Chevy Chase Theater, Uptown Theater, The Fill Silver Spr, Bethesda Theatre, AMC Hoffman Center 22

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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 AFI Silver is the result of a restoration project for the original Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, which was designed by movie palace architect John Eberson and constructed in 1938.

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.

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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 Spielberg), Composer (John Williams) or Screenwriter (Dalton Trumbo)


The AFI Silver hosts the annual AFI Docs documentary festival (formerly known as Silverdocs).

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 include The Latin American Film Festival during The Fall (which began in 1989) and the European Union Film Festival in November (1987)


AFI Silver Wikipedia