AFI Silver Theatre Proof of Vaccination Guidelines
Updated 2/10/22. Guidelines subject to change.

AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center requires proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test result from within the past 72 hours for entry. Everyone entering the theatre must show proof as specified below.

Note: our current attendance policy ALSO requires masks to be worn inside AFI Silver (see below).

Government-issued photo ID + one of the following which includes your name, type of COVID-19 vaccine provided and date last dose administered:

  • vaccination card
  • photo of your vaccination card as a separate document
  • photo of your vaccination card stored on a phone or electronic device
  • MyIR digital vaccination certificate from Maryland or DC
  • Virginia Immunization Information System (VIIS) vaccination certificate (as a separate document or a digital certificate on your phone/device)
  • documentation of full vaccination from a healthcare provider (which includes your name and confirms that you're fully vaccinated* against COVID-19)
  • CLEAR app digital vaccination certificate

*Please note: "fully vaccinated" means more than two (2) weeks have passed since receiving your primary series of Covid-19 vaccines: one-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson/Janssen) or your second dose of an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) or other FDA or World Health Organization-approved vaccine.


Government-issued photo ID + negative COVID-19 PCR test within three (3) days of visit.

Please be advised that "rapid/antigen" and "antibody" test results are not accepted. 

Additional Health & Safety Precautions

The following precautions to help ensure the health and safety of our staff and for the comfort of our patrons remain in place at this time:


  • If you are experiencing symptoms such as fever or cough, or have had exposure to someone experiencing symptoms, please refrain from visiting the theatre until you are well.

Masks Required

  • All guests are required to wear masks when visiting the theatre. Mask removal is only allowed while consuming concession items in your theater seat.

Social Distancing

  • Staff and patrons are encouraged to maintain a comfortable social distance whenever physically possible.
  • Patrons are asked to leave the building following their completed screening.

Building and Operational Safety

  • MERV-13 filters have been installed throughout the HVAC system.
  • Outside air intake increased, with full building air exchange every 15 minutes.
  • Automatic hand sanitizer dispensers are available throughout the building.
  • Contactless payment terminals installed.
  • Touchless ticket scanners installed.
  • Plexiglass barriers placed at all café, concession and ticket-taking stations.

Staff Health and Safety

  • All AFI Silver staff have been trained on current procedures and safety measures relating to COVID-19 prevention.
  • Staff must use gloves when preparing concession orders.