AFI Silver Theatre & Cultural Center


Created by the citizens of Montgomery County, Maryland, the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center is dedicated to artists, educators and audiences of the world.

The AFI Silver will present the richness of American and world cinema, exploring all forms of the moving image in the digital era and seeing the screen itself as a source of literacy, learning and vision for the future.

AFI is America's preeminent arts organization dedicated to advancing and preserving the art of film, television, digital media and other forms of the moving image.

Increasingly, our notions about history, human relationships, scientific exploration, psychology and art are influenced by watching movies. The AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center examines this phenomenon by presenting an unprecedented variety of film and video programming, augmented by filmmaker interviews, panels, discussions, musical performances and other events that place the art on-screen in a broader cultural context, while amplifying its power to engage and affect an audience.

The AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center is a state-of-the-art moving image exhibition, education and cultural center. Anchored by the restoration of noted architect John Eberson's historic 1938 Silver Theatre, it also features 32,000 square feet of new construction housing two stadium theatres, office and meeting space, and reception and exhibit areas.

The exceptional technical facilities of the AFI Silver include film formats from 16 to 70mm, high-definition digital cinema video projection, broadcast quality video recording and distance learning capabilities via satellite, fiber and the Internet. Whether it's silent film at the proper frame rate with live musical accompaniment, 70mm wide screen spectaculars or digital cinema, the AFI Silver will offer state-of-the-art technology in each of its three theatres - with seating for 400, 200 and 75, respectively - as well as in its world-class conference room, all available to rent.


8633 Colesville Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20910


(301) 495-6700


Upcoming Events

Fri, Oct 30, 2015 – Sat, Nov 21, 2015

Nearby Restaurants & Dining

8537 Georgia Ave
(143 feet S)
8541 Georgia Ave
(150 feet SW)
8626 Colesville Rd
(162 feet W)
8624 Colesville Rd
(181 feet W)
8622 Colesville Rd
(187 feet W)
8606 Colesville Rd
(190 feet W)

Nearby Shopping and Services

8633 Colesville Rd
(105 feet W)
8642 Colesville Road
(125 feet NW)
8636 Colesville Rd
(127 feet W)

Nearby Parking

801 Ellsworth Dr
(805 feet NE)
8212 Colonial Ln
(0.3 miles S)

Nearby VanGo Stops

Nearby Public Transportation

8413 Ramsey Ave
(985 feet SW)