Venues and Travel

This year, AFI DOCS returns to a number of landmark Washington, DC, venues in addition to our beautiful AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, MD. Check the festival guide (and your tickets) to confirm the venue at which your selected films will be shown.


AT&T Box Office And DOCS Lounge
DAC Building
421 7th St. NW
Washington, DC 20004


Landmark E Street Cinema
555 11th St. NW
Washington, DC 20004

National Archives and Records Administration
William G. McGowan Theater
700 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20408

National Portrait Gallery
The Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium
8th and F Streets, NW
(Use G St. entrance)
Washington, DC 20001

Naval Heritage Center
Burke Theater
701 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004

Newseum Annenberg Theater
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

Regal Gallery Place
701 7th St., NW
Washington, DC 20001

Metro: All of these theaters are located within walking distance of the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro Stop on the Red, Yellow and Green Lines.

Parking: Paid parking is available throughout Penn Quarter.


AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Parking: There are two public garages that offer convenient access to AFI DOCS: the Wayne Ave. Garage between Georgia Ave. and Fenton St., and the Town Square Garage at the corner of Ellsworth Dr. and Fenton St.

Metro: AFI Silver Theatre is walking distance from the Silver Spring Metro Stop on the Red Line. For more information, visit:


Amtrak offers a 10% discount off the lowest available rail fare to Washington, DC between June 14, 2015 and June 24, 2015. To book your reservation call Amtrak at 1 (800) 872-7245 or contact your local travel agent. Please refer to Discount Fare Code X86W-929 when making your reservation to qualify for a 10% discount. This discount cannot be booked on-line. This offer is not valid on the Auto Train and Acela service. Offer valid with Sleepers, Business Class or First Class seats with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges. Fare is valid on Amtrak Regional all departures seven days a week, except for holiday blackouts.

Take in all that AFI DOCS has to offer and save 30% on a companion fare on Amtrak Northeast Regional service into Washington, DC when you reserve through the "Book It Now" link at

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