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AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center

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The Film is Great Every Time

Whoever picks out the content does a fabulous job. The main restored art deco theatre is an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MyAccountwasPirated
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Just what we need in downtown Silver Spring

AFI is a cultural cornerstone in downtown Silver Spring that includes art house films. Silverdocs... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2019
Hope L L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whoever picks out the content does a fabulous job. The main restored art deco theatre is an opportunity to make a memory that will last a life time. The two other theatres are smaller but exceptional quality theatre arts spaces. You are able to purchase...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

AFI is a cultural cornerstone in downtown Silver Spring that includes art house films. Silverdocs Film Fest is great

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Hope L L
Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

When you see a film at the Silver Theater, you are not only seeing a film, you are also supporting AFI. The main theater is large and beautiful, the two smaller theaters have stadium seating.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

. The soul of cinema can be found in the iconic Silver Spring AFI Silver. It is located in the center of Silver Spring. Silver Spring itself is culturally confused but the mission of this theater is focused and a treasure for all cinematic buffs...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TCfromDC
Reviewed January 13, 2019

This is a remodeled and saved lovely old theater. Downstairs there is a huge hall with seating for several hundred. As well, there are 2 smaller theaters. They usually have a series of films on a specific topic or actor. Parking lot nearby.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

The four of us went to see "If Beale Street Could Talk." The film was great. The theater even better. Art Deco theme. Comfortable seats. A beautiful, right-sized place to see good cinema.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jaseaton
Reviewed December 11, 2018

In spite of the name, this is a movie theater. First runs and repertory. The main theater is a restored grand old movie house with a huge screen. The second theater is okay and the third is not much bigger than a closet.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Joseph R
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Even when they show blockbuster type movies the crowd is well- managed and courteous. And wine! It’s great when they bring back terrific movies from ten or even fifty years ago; some movies just need a big screen.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Shebasilverspring
Reviewed November 6, 2018

They play pretty cool movies. Some old classics, some international, I love that. Good variety other than mainstream stuff.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Anshu M
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Watch for the film festivals; everything you’d ever want to see. The full range from film noire to every kind of foreign film. Plus, beer! Movies and beer... what could possibly be better?

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Paul D
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