Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

Washington, D.C. Performing Arts

American Film Institute Silver Theatre and Cultural Center

  • 8633 Colesville Rd. Map It
  • Silver Spring
  • Film
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 05/23/2014

Fodor's Review

This state-of-the-art center for film is a restoration of architect John Eberson's art deco Silver Theatre, built in 1938. In addition to its many educational offerings, the AFI hosts film retrospectives, festivals, and tributes celebrating artists from Jeanne Moreau to Russell Crowe. The AFI Silver also hosts the annual Silver Docs festival, which features some of the world's best documentaries and appearances by some of the greatest filmmakers, such as Martin Scorsese.

Performing Art Information


8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, Maryland, 20910, United States

Map It



Updated 05/23/2014


Map View

Map of

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?



No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE e-mail communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

How we use your email

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.