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General Information

Attending AFI DOCS isn't your average day at the multiplex. In order for us to best accommodate as many of our attendees as possible, here is important information you'll need to know before you buy tickets:

  • Advance tickets are available online at and in person at the AFI Silver Theatre Box Office.
  • There are no refunds, exchanges or swaps.
  • If the allotment of advance sale tickets is exhausted we move the film into standby ticketing mode. Then, 15 minutes before the show starts, we will sell any unoccupied seats to people waiting in the standby line for that screening.
  • Arrive early. If you are not in your seat 15 minutes before the show, we may sell it to another guest from the standby line.
  • Credit card payments for all AFI DOCS screenings will be accepted at the AFI Silver Theatre Box Office or at our downtown DC box office location (June 19-22 only) at the Naval Heritage Center.
  • If tickets are still available on the day of a screening, they can also be purchased (cash only) on site at the screening venue.
  • Same day ticket screenings cannot be purchased online but patrons can purchase them in person at the screening's venue.

Individual Tickets

  • Tickets are $14.00 each for screenings on Saturday, Sunday and after 6:00 p.m. on weekdays. AFI Members at the 2-Star level and above and Amtrak Guest Rewards Members will receive a $1.00 advance sale discount per ticket. This discount is no longer valid once the festival begins on June 18, 2014.
  • Tickets for Thursday and Friday matinee screenings before 6:00 p.m. are $11.00 each.
  • Guggenheim Symposium is a Free Event. Seats can be reserved at (2 per person). Remaining tickets available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Tickets for Opening Night screening and reception are $75.00 (Advance sales only.)

Combo Ticket Package - $110.00
The best way to experience a ton of great movies with your friends and family.

  • Combo Ticket Packages are available for purchase at the AFI Silver Theatre Box Office only (not available for online purchase), May 28-June 17, 2014.
  • Select any combination of ten (10) tickets for film screenings at our downtown DC locations as well as the AFI Silver Theatre. You save $3.00 per ticket.
  • Screening selections for all 10 tickets must be made in one transaction.
  • AFI Members receive a 10% discount ($100.00 per Combo Ticket Package). A maximum of two (2) discounted packages allowed per AFI Membership.
  • Screenings subject to availability; purchase early for best selection.
  • The Combo Ticket Package is non-refundable.