AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center

Indie Movies, Movie Theater
8633 Colesville Rd (at Georgia Ave)
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 495-6720


  • Out of consideration for the dozens of people in line, please don't gather just outside the theater door to loudly discuss the ending of the movie.
  • The original Silver Theatre was designed by John Eberson and constructed in 1938. Restoration and expansion were completed in 2003.
  • If you prefer Bergman over blockbusters, this is the place for you. With a variety of festivals, classic film retrospectives, and innovative educational programming, its one of our favorite big scree
  • Huge, ornate theater with tons of room at the seats, great movies. Go see an indie flick and grab a beer.
  • Make plans to view the screenings of the 48 Hour Film Project each year, a competition for do-it-yourself filmmakers.
  • Thinking Sundance, not sequels? AFI Silver's your best bet. A real learning experience. And DC Caribbean FilmFest has been hosted here for the past few years - during Caribbean Heritage Month in June.
  • Like most other theaters, concessions is way overpriced. At $1.75 + $4 a cup of tea and small popcorn is the cheapest "meal deal" and satisfies my need to accompany movie viewing w. noshing.
  • THE place to see documentaries. Here to "Mine" about the misplaced pets after Hurricane Katrina.
  • Went to "The Young Victoria" with friends. Good take on Queen Victoria.
  • the girl with the dragon tattoo...they have good movies and great appearances...michael moore was there not too long ago
  • Don't miss seeing a movie here with a good beer & really good popcorn! It's the only theater popcorn I'll eat.
  • Take a good look at the theater, it's beautiful.
  • Awesome place for awesome movies.
  • a serious manit was really great
  • Silver Spring's best-kept secret. Check 'em out for some great festivals & films you probably won't find anywhere other than Netflix. Parking's really easy too.
  • Why not have a beer with your movie?
  • Awesome place with lots of old people who smell nice.
  • Check out some of the 80s movies during their popular summer series.
  • become an AFI member and get discounts all year
  • Great Movie theather lots of fun to visit and view!

Nearby places

8541 Georgia Ave
911 Ellsworth Dr (at Georgia Ave)
900 Ellsworth Drive