The AFS Cinema is Austin’s only nonprofit 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. 

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

AFS is now offering electronic gift cards for tickets and classes. Click here to learn more and purchase.

Upcoming Screenings

Map & Directions

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

Mailing Address:

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), delicious popcorn, and grab & go candy and snacks.

Event Rentals

Whether you’ve always dreamt of having a theater all to yourself to watch your favorite flick or you want to fill the room to show your own movie, our theaters have all the charm of an arthouse, stocked with the latest technology. The theaters are also perfect location for recitals/performances, gaming competition, meetings and presentations.