Greater Denton Arts Council


Experience the best of cinema with Thin Line Fest, Denton Black Film Festival, and film screenings at the Arts Center and Campus Theatre.

Visitors enjoy screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, presented in partnership with Alamo Drafthouse Cinema  


JASON LEE X GDAC present Summer Cinema Series at the PAAC
Festival Hall, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Tuesdays through July 26, 8 PM, FREE
Join Jason Lee and friends for contemporary and classic cinema in the galleries each week this summer.
Sweets from Atomic Candy, sodas, and popcorn for purchase, BYOB over 21 (ID required)

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb | June 21
Paris, Texas | June 28
The Breakfast Club | July 5
Dazed and Confused | July 12
Clerks | July 19
The Last Picture Show | July 26

Denton Black Film Festival
Presented by Denton African-American Scholarship Foundation
January 27-29, Campus Theatre and Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Denton Black Film Festival (DBFF) is a weekend long festival celebrating the diverse stories and culture of the black community through film, music and art. The festival will feature narratives, documentaries, and shorts submitted by filmmakers from all over the country and internationally. Screenings will be held at the historic Campus Theatre in downtown Denton. For full schedule and tickets, visit

Thin Line Fest
Thin Line is a film, music, and photography festival held over 5 days in Denton, Texas. For five days, Thin Line will deliver an engaging program of high quality documentary films and world-class music. In addition, the festival presents a diverse selection of photography, on exhibition at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. For details, visit