Sunday, May 12, 2013
Celebrate the summer movie release with some of these local tie-ins.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Ben Gross
Sunday, May 12
The Great Gatsby is slated to premier on the big screen and it's inspiring people to delve deeper into the story’s history, culture, music, food and drink. Starting with F. Scott Fitzgerald’s grave at St. Mary’s Church in Rockville, there are a number of local places to help you get your Gatsby on, according to The Washington Post. If you venture to Fitzgerald’s gravesite, take note of the epitaph, which reads, “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” This quote is the final line in The Great Gatsby. You can view costumes, set designs, paintings and films from the Gatsby era at the National Gallery of Art’s “Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes” exhibit, which opens May 12. Check out some Art Deco …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
A Pet wedding, campfire, underwear run and more in our Valentine's guide.
- VALENTINE'S DAY GUIDE
- Ben Gross
Sunday, February 10
Dinner at a dimly-lit local restaurant. A bouquet of red roses and a heart-shaped box of chocolates. An intimate home cooked meal for two by candlelight. While the "old stand-bys" can offer a nice time on Valentine's Day, what if you are single, are trying to diet and don't want the chocolate or just feel like you're stuck in a rut? Shake things up this year and try one of these alternatives to the traditional Valentine's Day activities: Brookside Gardens in Wheaton will host a Singles' Campfire on Friday, February 8 from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Singles aged 35-50 can enjoy hot cider and engage in ice-breakers, warm-up and some nature-themed games around a blazing campfire. The AFI in Silver Spring is featuring a series of great movie romances …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Activities may include a double scary movie feature at AFI Silver, a 5K obstacle course and a performance at The Fillmore.
What better way to feel really alive than to consort with the undead for a night? Silver Spring's Zombie Night, an event that will replace the annual Zombie Walk, is planned for Saturday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m., according to the event's website. Organizers wrote that logistics and red tape--insurance policies, planned sidewalk repair and cost--kept the traditonal walk from happening. "But you've been strong and patient. You've planned your costumes and consumed gray matter. And you've made this one of the great annual events in Silver Spring," reads the event website. "We don't want to let that go. To that end, we are working with local organizations, including AFI Silver Theatre, the Silver Spring Urban District, The Fillmore and a variety …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The film festival in Silver Spring takes place during Hispanic Heritage Month.
The Latin American Film Festival returns to the AFI Silver Theatre in downtown Silver Spring for its 23rd year. The festival, which runs from Sept. 20 to Nov. 8, showcases more than 50 films from Latin American countries (plus Spain and Portugal). General admission tickets are $12 each, but moviegoers also can buy festival passes. Additionally, a select number of films are only $5 each. See the festival program for a complete list of films.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Annual documentary film festival descends on downtown Silver Spring this evening through Sunday.
If you’re planning on heading down to the AFI to enjoy SilverDocs the nation’s preeminent documentary film festival with accompanying international conference, we hope you find this handy Patch guide helpful. We’ve compiled our best transportation tips and links to movie screening times, conference topics and purchasing tickets. Tammy Shea, vice president of corporate affairs and communications for Discovery Communications, Inc. (SilverDocs main corporate sponsor) urges event-goers to “take the Metro, and make a day of it. Be sure you plan on enough time to explore some of the different restaurants, shops and other great destinations that downtown Silver Spring has to offer.” The AFI is located just south of the intersection of Colesville …
Friday, April 15, 2011
Save $50-$200 on AFI Silverdoc passes with today’s Downtown Deal!
Today’s Downtown Deal—from AFI—fantastic savings on four different passes and packages to the 2011 AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs series, from June 20-26. From $50 savings on the Silver Film Buff Pass, which includes an invitation for one to Opening Night, no tickets required for weekday, daytime screenings, 10 regular screening vouchers and access to festival lounge, happy hours and evening parties) to a $200 savings on the Platinum All Access Package (two Sterling Passes, an invitation for four to Opening Night, Guggenheim Symposium and Closing Night, priority seating for all regular screenings, access to Conference programming, festival lounge, happy hours and evening parties and four regular screening vouchers to use as gifts) you …