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  

Summer Cinema Series

Jason Lee x GDAC present Summer Cinema Series at the PAAC
Tuesday Evenings, 8 PM, FREE
Festival Hall, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

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).

2017 Summer Cinema Series dates to be announced.



denton black film festival

Presented by Denton African-American Scholarship Foundation
January 27-29, 2017, 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

Presented by the Texas Filmmakers Corporation
April 19 - 23, 2017, Free General Admission

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

2016 Artist Grant Recipient, Susan Carol Davis, will have her short film "LIVING ART: JO WILLIAMS Seeing the World through an Artist's Eye" screened during the festival on Saturday, April 22. For more information on this specific event click here.