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Getting Here & Parking


The main airport for Winston-Salem is the Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO), located 20 miles away. For additional flight options, you may also want to consider the Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT), 84 miles away.


Winston-Salem is located at the intersection of I-40 (Business) and US-52 and is a convenient drive from most major Southern cities. Some of the closest commutes include: High Point (20 miles); Greensboro (28 miles); Chapel Hill (78 miles); Charlotte (80 miles); Roanoke, VA (106 miles); Raleigh (110 miles) and Asheville (145 miles).


Rooms are available at a special discounted rate for RiverRun attendees at both of the Festival’s hotel sponsors.

Twin City Quarter: Marriott (425 N. Cherry Street) provides modern accommodation and a convenient downtown location. The special RiverRun nightly rate is $119. For reservations please call (336) 725-3500.

The Hawthorne Inn (420 High Street) is a full-service hotel located near downtown Winston-Salem. The special RiverRun nightly rate is $79 including complimentary hot breakfast and free parking. For reservations please call (336) 777-3000.

Please go to Visit Winston-Salem for a comprehensive travel guide.


UNC-School of the Arts ACE Theatre Complex

Parking on campus is ONLY available for those with state issued Handicap parking passes or special RiverRun credentials. All parking for film screenings and events will be at the Gateway YWCA located at 1300 S. Main Street; a shuttle service will run every 20 minutes between the YWCA and ACE Theater (info below).

RiverRun Headquarters, a/perture, The Stevens Center

Parking for the RiverRun Headquarters (305 W. Fourth St.), a/perture Cinema (311 W. Fourth St.) and The Stevens Center (405 W. Fourth Street) will not be designated but is available on Fourth Street, Cherry Street and Marshall Street. It is metered parking but is free in the evening. There is also a paid parking deck located between Marshall and Cherry Streets and has entrances from either direction.

Hanesbrands Theatre and Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts

Parking for the Hanesbrands Theatre and The Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts (209 North Spruce Street) is available on Spruce St., directly across from the main entrance of The Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. For more information please call 336-747-1414.

Shuttle Service

The RiverRun International Film Festival is pleased to offer a shuttle service to the ACE Theater complex located on campus at UNC-School of the Arts.

  • Shuttle service originates at the Gateway YWCA located at 1300 S. Main Street, drops at the ACE Theatre at UNCSA and loops back to the parking lot at the YWCA.
  • The shuttle will run approximately every 20 minutes.
  • To arrive at your screening/event on the UNCSA campus, please arrive 45 minutes before your desired arrival time on campus.

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