AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center

Indie Movie Theater and Movie Theater
8633 Colesville Rd (at Georgia Ave), Silver Spring, MD 20910, United States
Likely open (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • Noon–10:00 PM
  • Mon–Fri
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
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AFI Silver is a non-profit theatre showcasing the best in new independent & foreign film, plus classic repertory programming.


Based on 178 votes

People like this place

  • Grandma: (11:40am) (1:25pm) (3:15) 7:15
  • The Hallow: 9:30pm
  • He Named Me Malala: (11:30am) (1:30pm) (3:30) (5:25) 7:20 9:15
  • He Never Died: 7:00pm
  • The Invitation: (4:30pm)
  • Mississippi Grind: (5:00pm) 9:00
  • What you need to know
    Nicolas P.
    "A great selection of independent, foreign & classic films."(3 Tips)
    Social News Network
    "... and constructed by John Eberson in 1938 and renovated in 2003. Student..."(2 Tips)
    "The original Silver Theatre was designed by John Eberson and..."(2 Tips)
    Dennis H.
    "Get the beers and popcorn"(6 Tips)
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  • films
  • popcorn
  • john eberson
  • original silver theatre
  • big screens
  • documentaries
  • beer
  • scenic views
  • wine
  • movies
  • discounts
  • desserts
  • coffee
  • disco
  • arts
  • Fox P.

    great entertainment

    Fox Podiatry · August 19
  • Gina H.


    Gina Hayes · July 18
  • Chris

    AFI serves booze! If you lack any integrity you can now get wasted and be even more annoying as you run your mouth during a movie. Stay classy Silver Spring.

    Chris · August 9, 2014
  • Chris

    Don't have the popcorn. It's the saddest thing ever.

    Chris · July 7, 2014
  • Nicolas P.

    A great selection of independent, foreign & classic films. Really inexpensive snacks and a wide selection of alcoholic drinks.

    Nicolas Pratt · June 5, 2014
  • Andrew C.

    If you get a chance to see a film in Theater 1, take it!

    Andrew Cybulska · April 23, 2014
  • Dennis H.

    Get the beers and popcorn

    Dennis Herndon · April 5, 2014
  • Anwar H.

    The beer & wine selection is surprisingly good.

    Anwar Hall · March 8, 2014
  • Eric C.

    Grab a beer!

    Eric Czajkowski · February 23, 2014
  • Johnnie G.

    Great Theater!

    Johnnie George · February 16, 2014
  • Tris W.

    12 years a Slave, 5 stars! (don't forget the tissues)

    Tris Wyatt · January 11, 2014
  • Promethean F.

    Great and easy venue to work with....

    Promethean Fundraising · November 21, 2013
  • Social News Network

    A great place to catch a classic film. The original Silver Theatre is an art deco masterpiece designed and constructed by John Eberson in 1938 and renovated in 2003. Student tickets are $9.

    Social News Network · August 11, 2013
  • Barbara D.

    Don't miss seeing a movie here with a good beer & really good popcorn! It's the only theater popcorn I'll eat.

    Barbara Delollis · August 11, 2013
  • Ismael V.

    Great theater, awesome audio and picture.

    Ismael Villalta · April 17, 2013
  • Erica W.

    Hot dogs are supposedly Nathan's which made me excited... only to find out they're microwaved. :( Nice place for a movie though!

    Erica Waters · February 6, 2013
  • Q. C. T.

    Have a Stout, and a pretzel , and enjoy the movie.

    Q. C. Tabscott · January 5, 2013
  • Thomas P.

    Awesome place with lots of old people who smell nice.

    Thomas Pruitt · August 7, 2012
  • Jon H.

    Huge, ornate theater with tons of room at the seats, great movies. Go see an indie flick and grab a beer.

    Jon Hussey · July 5, 2012
  • Maryland

    Make plans to view the screenings of the 48 Hour Film Project each year, a competition for do-it-yourself filmmakers.

    Maryland · June 20, 2012
  • Design Vibez

    DC C'bean Filmfest from 6/1 to 6/4, 2012. Bonus: the dessert reception in honor of the 50th Independence anniversaries of Jamaica AND Trinidad and Tobago (big year!) after "Fire in Babylon," Friday!

    Design Vibez · June 1, 2012
  • Girl Scouts of Central Maryland

    Bid on movie passes from AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center and support local Girl Scouts! Online auction begins April 4.

  • Steve H.

    The original theater (Theater 1) is the greatest place to see a film in the DC area.

    Steve Hickman · December 3, 2011
  • Moritz R.

    Take a good look at the theater, it's beautiful.

    Moritz Reiter · November 22, 2011
  • Stephanie R.

    Awesome place for awesome movies.

    Stephanie Real · November 13, 2011
  • 4sqMOCO

    The original Silver Theatre was designed by John Eberson and constructed in 1938. Restoration and expansion were completed in 2003.

    4sqMOCO · September 3, 2011
  • Heather

    There's beer at the concessions here- sit in the way back for the most comfort...

    Heather · September 1, 2011
  • Design Vibez

    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.

    Design Vibez · August 17, 2011
  • Zipcar

    If you prefer Bergman over blockbusters, this is the place for you. With a variety of festivals, classic film retrospectives, and innovative educational programming, it’s one of our favorite big scree

    Zipcar · July 21, 2011
  • Joey C.

    Check out some of the 80s movies during their popular summer series.

    Joey Cabrera · July 2, 2011
  • Sonny R.

    gonna watch a movie?!

    Sonny Romero · June 24, 2011
  • Now Owl

    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.

    Now Owl · February 26, 2011
  • kazahel

    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.

    kazahel · December 11, 2010
  • kazahel

    Try the coffee!

    kazahel · August 22, 2010
  • Juliette H

    THE place to see documentaries. Here to "Mine" about the misplaced pets after Hurricane Katrina.

    Juliette H · February 27, 2010
  • Natalie M.

    a serious manit was really great Read more

    Natalie Morningstar · January 14, 2010
  • Debbie F.

    Went to "The Young Victoria" with friends. Good take on Queen Victoria.

    Debbie Friez · January 4, 2010
  • Downtown S.

    the girl with the dragon tattoo...they have good movies and great appearances...michael moore was there not too long ago Read more

    Downtown Silver Spring · December 7, 2009
  • Shonali B.

    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. Read more

    Shonali Burke · October 31, 2009
  • Erik M.

    Why not have a beer with your movie?

    Erik Moe · September 22, 2009
  • Erik M.

    become an AFI member and get discounts all year

    Erik Moe · June 17, 2009

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