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Washington DC Film: Film Around Washington DC

Below are our Washington DC Film recommendations, with information on location, admission, transportation/parking, theater history and other points of interest in Washington DC Art.

American Film Institute (AFI) Silver Theatre and Cultural Center

Located a little north of Washington, D.C. in Silver Spring, Maryland, the AFI Silver movie theater complex has three screens that showcase both mainstream flicks and the usual art-house fare. Originally designed by architect John Eberson and opened in 1938, the theater was recently restored and reopened in 2003.

Since the AFI Silver is run by the American Film Institute, it should be no surprise that the theater is committed to …more…

Avalon Theatre

Now nearly ninety years old, the nonprofit Avalon Theatre is a lot like a one stop shop for a great night on the town. Not only do you get a wide variety of choices in terms of a great date film (or, for that matter, a great non-date film) you can also enjoy a bite to eat at the sophisticated Avalon Theatre Café, which features locally roasted coffee from Swing …more…

Warehouse Theater (Downtown Art Complex)

Formerly a multi-arts venue that booked rock bands, screened the work of local filmmakers, hosted small film festivals and generally brought a little taste of the avant-garde to downtown DC, skyrocketing rents have forced the Downtown Art Complex to scale itself back recently. The space still functions, as of August 2011, as the Warehouse Theater, a 120-seat black box theater that stages small, intimate theater pieces. ...more...