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Salem Film Fest 2018


    The Cabot

    The Cabot is a North Shore treasure, having been a fixture of downtown Beverly for more than 35 years.  The theater primarily shows independent and foreign films, and as well as live performances.  No ordinary building, The Cabot is a rare survivor. Only about 250 similar movie palaces still exist out of an estimated 20,000 theaters built in the 1920s. The Cabot is an elegant, 1920s-era building, which is ornate and appointed, giving customers the experience of viewing films in a truly cultured environment.


    At the center of Salem Film Fest from the beginning, CinemaSalem is a cozy downtown theater featuring gentle lighting and a generous stage. It’s the perfect setting for a filmmaker Q&A or a live music interlude. Voted Best North Shore Movie Theater five times.

    National Park Service Visitor Center

    On March 17, 1938, the Salem Maritime National Historic Site was the first national historic site in an urban setting established by the National Park Service under the National Historic Sites Act of 1935. The Visitor Center auditorium consists of over 200 seats in a comfortable, contemporary screening environment.

    Notch Brewery & Tap Room

    Launched in 2010 by Chris Lohring, Notch Brewing was the first brewing company in the U.S. to focus exclusively on Session Beer. Session beer is born of workers beer, where refreshment and taste go hand in hand. It slaked the thirst of laborers while they plowed the fields, mined for coal, fired the blast furnace and forged steel. When water was tainted, session beer saved civilization. It’s 4.5% ABV and lower, difficult to brew and a pleasure to drink. Every great beer brewing nation brews and enjoys session beer, and the US is no exception.

    Old Town Hall

    Old Town Hall is the earliest surviving municipal structure in Salem, Massachusetts (dating from 1816-17) and an outstanding Federal Style building. The second floor of the building, Great Hall, has always been used as a public hall, and contained Town offices until 1837.

    PEM Morse Auditorium

    Through its exhibitions, programs, publications, media and related activities, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) strives to create experiences that transform people’s lives by broadening their perspectives, attitudes, and knowledge of themselves and the wider world. Since 2010, PEM has been one of Salem Film Fest’s key supporters and partners.


    Rockafellas in historic downtown Salem, has a storied background, at times serving as a church, a bank and rather fittingly as the largest jewelry store in the country. Rockafellas restaurant was established in the famous Daniel Low Building in 2003, founded by Terence Marchino, Kevin Marchino, and David McKillop.

    Their expansive, full-service bar is the perfect place to enjoy one of our specialty drinks and a few Bar Bites with friends.


    Sea Level Oyster Bar

    Salem’s only restaurant to boast an indoor outdoor bar provides amazing views, the freshest seafood, gourmet pizza and an amazing beer selection.  Sea Level is the perfect venue for the Saturday night after-party with visiting filmmakers, film goers and all forms of film lovers.

    Endicott College Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts, Rose Performance Hall

    Contemporary art, dance, music, and theater in the heart of Endicott’s campus.  Named in honor of Walter J. Manninen; art collector, benefactor, and entrepreneur, the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts embodies the heart and spirit of the arts at Endicott, and serves as a cultural resource for the larger North Shore community. We encourage you to attend some of the many stellar performances, unique programs, and museum-quality exhibits the Center presents each year.