Getting Here and Directions

Flights

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.

Driving

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).

Hotels

Rooms are available for RiverRun attendees at The Hawthorne Inn,  The Brookstown Inn, and the Historic Graylyn Inn.  For futher details, please call our main office at (336) 724-1502.

Contemporary charm, modern amenities, gracious service, and truly southern cuisine blend beautifully at The Hawthorne Inn & Conference Center, just a few short blocks from RiverRun headquarters (420 High St.) Call (336) 777-3000 for reservations.   The Brookstown Inn (200 Brookstown Avenue) is an historic old textile mill that has been renovated into a modern hotel right in the heart of Winston-Salem. For reservations please call (336) 725-1120. Graylyn Inn (1900 Reynolda Road) is an enchanting 1920’s estate features 86 well-appointed guest rooms situated on 55 acres located on the historic Reynolda Mile just minutes from downtown. For reservations, please call 1-800-472-9596 and ask for the “RiverRun Getaway Package.”

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

Parking

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. As it was in 2015, all parking for film screenings and events will be at the Novant Health facility located at 1405 S. Broad Street (behind the Gateway YWCA); a shuttle service will run every 20 minutes between the RiverRun parking area and ACE Theatre.

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.

SECCA

Parking is available directly outside of SECCA. For more information please call (336) 725-1904.
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 behind 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.