The AFS Cinema is temporarily closed due to the COVID 19 crisis.

A reopening plan is in the works. We believe in the power of great art to build community, and know that the AFS Cinema is necessary and vital to our city’s culture. We look forward to working together with the community to bring the Cinema back when it is safe to do so.

You can now watch AFS programming at home with AFS@home.

The AFS Cinema is Austin’s only non-profit art house theater, with a mission to bring the community together around great film. On one screen, we present new releases from international narratives to documentaries and independent films. The other screen is repertory, programmed with special series covering the gamut of film culture and history, from movements in international cinema to director retrospectives, restorations, classics and more. At our core, we seek to offer alternate perspectives from corporate and mainstream media, and support a culture that values art, artists and personal expression. Films from Texas filmmakers are frequently on our screens. We seek to be a beacon for all who value great cinema and global perspectives, and a hub for our creative community. 

The AFS Cinema features a full bar, beer on tap, and an array of concessions, from traditional fare like popcorn to snacks, treats and sweets from local purveyors like Easy Tiger and Lick Honest Ice Cream. 

AFS Cinema offers closed captioning devices on select films and enhanced audio headphones for all films. Contact boxoffice@austinfilm.org up to 72 hours prior to a screening to confirm availability.

Map & Directions

The lobby opens 30 minutes prior to the first screening of the day.

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752 (512) 322-0145 x 3214

Concessions & Drinks

Enjoy our full bar (including rotating draft beers, local and imported wines and craft cocktails), award-winning popcorn, and grab & go candy and snacks.

See our Menu

Event Rentals

The 5,000 square foot event hall located at the Cinema is available year-round for outside rentals, as are both theaters. Past events have included screenings, premieres, business conferences, presentations and film/tv/commercial production.

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Thanks To Our Annual Sponsors