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Series & Events

Nov. 30–Dec. 19
Now in its 36th year, the 2023 AFI European Union Film Showcase continues its tradition of bringing the best in European cinema to DC-area audiences. This year's lineup features 51 films representing all 27 EU member states, including award winners, regional box-office hits, debut works by up-and-coming talents and new works by leading auteurs, plus 21 of the top contenders for this year's Academy Award® for Best International Feature Film and seven U.S. premieres. .

Tickets and all-access Passports on sale now!

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Get the most out of the Showcase -- at a significant discount -- with the all-access Passport, valued at more than $750! Click on "Gifts & Passes" at the top right of this page to purchase. READ MORE about the AFI European Union Film Showcase.

All tickets just $8!

Join us for a new monthly late-night series showcasing classic, soon-to-be classic and should-be-classic horror, sci-fi, action, fantasy and cross-genre gems hand-picked by the AFI Silver programming team. We promise deep cuts — sometimes literally — underrated classics, sneak peeks, new restorations and all-time favorites up on the big screen, the way late-night movies are meant to be seen!

Monthly selections will be announced on an ongoing basis.

Nov. 8–Feb. 11
AX Cinema Nights™ brings passionate fans together for immersive and unforgettable community experiences. Presented by Anime Expo®, the largest celebration of Japanese pop culture in North America, and Iconic Events Releasing, AX Cinema Nights™ features the best new and classic anime films in movie theaters across the country.

AFI Silver is proud to co-present Solas Nua's annual Capital Irish Film Festival (CIFF). Now in its 18th year, the four-day festival brings the best of contemporary Irish cinema by filmmakers from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland to audiences in the D.C. metropolitan area. Early Bird All-Access passes are now on sale and the full line-up will be announced in early 2024.

For more information, visit solasnua.org/ciff.

The Capital Irish Film Festival is supported by Culture Ireland, Screen Ireland, the Embassy of Ireland, the Government of Ireland Emigrant Support Programme, and the Northern Ireland Bureau.

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See them all with the CIFF All-Access pass! The pass grants one admission to every screening in the 2024 Capital Irish Film Festival, including Opening Night, at a significant savings. Click on "Gifts & Passes" at the top right of this page to purchase.

Early Bird CIFF All-Access Pass (through Dec. 6): $137
CIFF All-Access Pass (after Dec. 6): $150

Individual tickets will go on sale when the full lineup is announced on Feb.1, 2024

Dec. 17–24
This holiday season, enjoy perennial Christmas classic IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE alongside '80s favorites DIE HARD (yippee ki-yay, mistletoers!) and THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL in its restored Director's Cut, including "Love Is Gone" aka "Belle's Song." Also in the mix this year are Will Ferrell in ELF, the Dan Aykroyd & Eddie Murphy two-hander TRADING PLACES, the intertwining stories in LOVE ACTUALLY and naughty crime story BAD SANTA.

Select screenings on Thurs, Dec. 21, Fri, Dec. 22, Sat, Dec. 23, Sun, Dec. 24 feature intros by Jeremy Arnold, author of Turner Classic Movies' "Christmas in the Movies: 30 Classics to Celebrate the Season." His book will be available in the lobby for sale and signing. Makes a great gift for the movie lover in your life!

Tickets for children 12 and under are just $5 for all films in the Holiday Classics series (RATED R films excepted).
Naughty after Nine! Tickets for Holiday Classics screenings at 9:00 p.m. or later are just $9.

Select screenings on feature intros by Jeremy Arnold, author of “Christmas in the Movies,” newly published in a deluxe expanded edition. His book will be available in the lobby for sale and signing. Makes a great gift for the movie lover in your life!

An ongoing slate of limited engagements, updated weekly.