Austin Insider Blog

This blog, written and curated by Visit Austin staff, shares the things that visitors love and locals can't get enough of.

Where to Catch a Movie in Austin

Austin is becoming popular in the film world. From major box office hits to cult classics, Austin has provided a spectacular landscape for filmmakers to bring their vision to life. Since film is such an important part of Austin's artistic offerings, it only makes sense that the city has a variety of…

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Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In

There is nothing quite like the drive-in experience. Watching movies outdoors under the moonlight, with the evening breeze blowing through open windows and a bag of popcorn in hand, just seems like more of an event than kicking it inside a movie theater. And since it’s practically outdoor movie…

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Austin Film Festival 2024

The annual Austin Film Festival (AFF) returns October 24-31, 2024 with the renowned writers conference and a full week of film premieres. For the past 31 years, the conference has focused on the craft of filmmaking, with a who’s who of Hollywood talent speaking on panels about screenwriting…

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Cine Las Americas 2020 Virtual Showcase

Taking place on consecutive weekends, July 16-19 and July 23-26, the 2020 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival will present a Virtual Showcase of 49 films (7 features, 32 shorts and 10 music videos) hailing from 12 different countries. The Cine Las Americas lineup represents the works of…

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AAAFF's Virtual Online Shorts Festival

The Austin Asian American Film Festival's Online Shorts Festival will take place June 11-17, 2020. The virtual festival will be held in lieu of the regularly planned 12th annual festival next month. AAAFF 2020—with in-person screenings and a slate of feature films—is currently postponed to late…

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Visiting the AFS Cinema

AFS Cinema is the place to immerse yourself in world-class film culture, from the most exciting independent titles and Austin-made movies to art house classics and newly-restored screen gems. Regular screenings and special events showcase the wide variety of films visitors can enjoy at the cinema…

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