COVID Safety, Rules, & Policies

The health and safety of our guests and of our staff are our top priority. Austin Film Society follows the guidance and recommendations of the CDC and health experts. In alignment with these guidelines the following protocols will be followed until further notice:

AFS Cinema
Austin Public



AFS Cinema encourages patrons to wear masks inside the venue, regardless of vaccination status, when not eating or drinking. Please put on your mask to ensure the health and safety of all.

Social Distancing

AFS Cinema is opening capacity to 100% for all shows, effective March 24, 2022. Social distancing is recommended for all unvaccinated individuals. 

Hand Sanitizers

Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the lobby and at entrance areas for patrons’ use.

Wash Hands

We ask that all visitors wash their hands. All employees will be required to wash their hands in accordance with city health and food safety guidelines.

Feeling sick?

If you are feeling sick or showing signs of a fever, please stay home. Anyone with active symptoms may be asked to leave and we will refund your ticket.

Sanitization & Cleaning

All highly trafficked areas within the facility will be routinely cleaned and sanitized.


Masks are optional in city facilities, which includes Austin Public.

We are currently fully operational and at 100% percent and that means all studios and meeting spaces will be available at all times within current hours of operation and based on normal capacity limits.


  • Sunday 11am-7pm
  • Monday 2-10pm
  • Tuesday 2-10pm
  • Wednesday 2-10pm
  • Thursday 2-10pm


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