The 2016 AJFF is a cinematic smorgasbord: 23 days, 77 films, and more screenings than ever – 169 to be exact (not counting the Day of Encores). It all may seem slightly overwhelming, but fear not. We've got some tips to help you along the way, and as we countdown the days to Opening Night, we'll be giving you pointers to smooth your festival experience.
For a complete list, check out the full Program Guide.
Festival Survival Tip: Take Advantage of Local Dining Options
Look, it's called dinner and movie for a reason, or in some cases, a movie then dinner. Film festivals give us permission to indulge in an all-day movie marathon. Theaters provide plenty of tasty snacks and drinks. For a bigger bite to eat, reward one of our nearby restaurant partners with your patronage.
Where to dine out around Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre:
1. Figo Pasta
2941 Paces Ferry
Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30339
Fast, casual Italian restaurant serving pastas, salad and sandwiches.
2. Fresh N Fit Cuisine
Blvd. SE, Suite 260
Atlanta GA, 30339
Enjoy convenient, chef-prepared gourmet meals from Fresh 'n Fit Cuisine!
3. Paces & Vine
4300 Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA 30339
A culinary playground of renowned Chef Ian Winslade who works directly with local farmers to bring the freshest, most exciting ingredients to your table, with a style that is equally fresh, creative, and comforting. Our menu is an exciting addition to Atlanta’s restaurant scene.
4. South City Kitchen
1675 Cumberland Parkway SE
Smyrna, GA 30080
Southern food takes on an upscale twist in the suburbs at South City Kitchen Vinings. Favorites like buttermilk fried chicken (voted best in Cobb County!) and creamy banana pudding share the spotlight with an extensive beer selection and adventurous wine and cocktail list.