The Forum Theatre is near Federation Square and Flinders Street Station. It opened in 1929 under the name of the State Theatre. Today (since 1996) it is part of the Marriner group of theatres which include the Regent, Princess and Comedy Theatres also in the CBD. The forum hosts a range of special events like fashion shows and concerts and is the venue for the annual Melbourne International Film Festival. This year (2013), the festival runs from 11th to 27th October. Many Melbourne Comedy Festival acts are presented here too.