Programs & Events

The Avalon Theatre supports its mission by exhibiting some of the most exciting year-round film programs in the Washington DC area. Our film series offer the newest in independent features, family films and world cinema, giving local filmgoers the chance to see alternative films on the big screen all year long.

Click on a film series to find out more, including any currently programmed films for that series.

Worldwide Wednesday film programs presented in partnership with foreign embassies

Lions of Czech Film

8:00pm, The second Wednesday of each month.
An invaluable opportunity to see the best of Czech cinema.

French Cinémathèque

8:00pm, The third Wednesday of each month.
A monthly showcase of contemporary French cinema.


8:00pm, The fourth Wednesday of each month.
Offering the best contemporary Israeli cinema.


Avalon-sponsored film programs

Avalon Docs

8:00pm, the first Wednesday, every other month.
A showcase of the best in documentary film, curated and presented by the Avalon Theatre.

Senior Cinema Thursdays

10:30am, the third Thursday of each month.
A showing of the Avalon’s current feature film at a special discounted rate for seniors.

Avalon In Focus

Scheduled periodically.
Special single night premieres featuring post-screening discussions.

Weekend Family Matinee

Scheduled periodically.
Featuring classic films, current titles and live performances for the whole family that are engaging, respectful and ridiculously fun!

Other programs presented at the Avalon Theatre

The Cinema Club

Scheduled periodically on Sunday mornings at 10:30am.
The nation’s premier sneak preview film society shows and discusses the best American independent and foreign films of the season before they hit local screens.

(hosted by outside parties)

Scheduled periodically.
Occasionally the Avalon will rent our space to an outside party for a film or other event we believe our audience might enjoy.