March 26, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Seek Man Who Allegedly Exposed Himself in Silver Spring Theater

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man that police say indecently exposed himself at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring. According to police, the incident occurred on Friday, March 8 at around 1:30 p.m. Investigators have determined that the man “inappropriately touched himself” in front of a […]

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August 10, 2018 | Staff Writer

Josiah Henson Documentary Debuts in Silver Spring

“Josiah,” the documentary about Josiah Henson, debuted Friday night at the AFI Silver Theatre & Cultural Center in Silver Spring. Here’s an interview MyMCMedia did with Jared Brock, the filmmaker: A second screening of “Josiah” takes place Sunday, Aug. 12. Tickets are available, here. Narrated by actor and activist Danny Glover, the film traces Henson’s […]

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January 16, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Jan. 16, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Jan. 16, in Montgomery County: 1. It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Here’s a look at what’s open and what’s not in Montgomery County. 2. In Gaithersburg, volunteers are joining Montgomery Serves and Seneca Creek Community Church from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. to complete more than a […]

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July 19, 2016 | Staff Writer

AFI Silver Theatre Hosts the Korean Film Festival (VIDEO)

AFI Silver Theatre in partnership with Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art recently hosted the Korean Film Festival D.C. 2016 . CCM’s Crystal Park has the story from Silver Spring. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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February 4, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Media Festival and Competition Open to Montgomery County Youth

Gandhi Brigade is looking for the next big Hollywood director and photographer in Montgomery County. Middle School and high school students who reside in Montgomery County can now submit video and art submissions for the 2016 Montgomery County Youth Media Festival.  Gandhi Brigade Youth Media is hosting the festival and competition in partnership with  Montgomery County Public […]

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April 21, 2015 | Aline Barros

MCPS Students Are Up to the 5th Grade Challenge (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

It was a night of science, mathematics, and reading questions on April 20 at the annual “Are You Up to the 5th Grade Challenge?” The AFI Silver was the stage for questions about the Declaration of Independence, Henri Rousseau, closed circuits, and synonyms. Students from 39 Montgomery County Public Schools helped three contestants who were […]

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March 13, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

AFI Silver Hosts 2014 New African Films Festival

AFI Silver, the theatre and cultural center in Silver Spring, is hosting the 10th annual New African Films Festival, co-presented by AFI, TransAfrica and afrikafé, from March 13-20. This year’s festival features the largest selection of films to date, bringing examples of African filmmaking from all corners of the continent. Below is a list of […]

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November 12, 2013 | Staff Writer

75 Years of the Silver Theatre (Photos)

The AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, which today anchors the revitalization of downtown Silver Spring, was saluted on Nov. 12 by County Executive Ike Leggett and the County Council. The restoration of noted architect John Eberson’s historic 1938 Silver Theatre now is home to two stadium theatres, office and meeting space and reception and […]

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August 23, 2013 | Tamika Smith

Radio One Salutes Veterans of Color at the AFI

About 250 veterans to include the famed Tuskegee Airmen joined a special screening of the documentary “Veterans of Color” at the American Film Institute Theatre in Silver Spring on August 21. The documentary is part of an initiative introduced by Congress in 2000. It established a veterans project to preserve the stories of American war veterans and understand the […]

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May 22, 2013 | Jenna Umbriac

American Winter Screening – May 29

Join Councilmember Valerie Ervin and special guests May 29 at AFI Silver Spring, 7 p.m. for a free screening of American Winter, a powerful documentary film about families that follows the personal stories of families struggling in the aftermath of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Click here to register. American Winter is […]

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