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Summer Nights 2009 – Film Poll

The second annual American Idol-style Summer Nights Film Poll is back. This is your chance to tell us what you want to see on the big screen! Last year you voted, we listened, and you watched movies under the stars at the IMA: This is Spinal Tap, Glory, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Mummy, The Big Lebowski, Strangers on a Train, Devil in a Blue Dress, Dr. Strangelove, Sholay and Ghostbusters.

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Summer Nights 2008

Now it’s time to mark your calendars for season #34 of Summer Nights, June 5-August 28. As one of the few art museums in the country with an amphitheater, the IMA offers a unique movie-going experience. All you need is a blanket, some friends and a picnic basket full of goodies. And, by popular demand, another special midnight screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show is in the works.

Summer Nights at the IMAVOTE NOW! Below are four categories of films. Vote for your favorite film in each of the categories as often as you like. Polls close at noon on February 25, and results, including the full Summer Nights schedule, will be announced in March on the IMA Blog.

 

VOTING IS NOW CLOSED.
STAY TUNED TO THE IMA BLOG FOR OFFICIAL RESULTS IN MARCH!

 

*Licensing fees and restrictions may prohibit certain selections from being screened. However, the IMA will do all that is possible to secure and show all winning films.

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28 Responses to “Summer Nights 2009 – Film Poll”

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    Daniel Says:

    No sports movie section? I could predict the winner of that….Hoosiers.

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    Rebecca Says:

    Seriously — who the hell didn’t vote for Empire Records? I want to talk to you….

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    Koven Says:

    C’mon, French Connection!

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    Amber Says:

    This is so exciting!

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    aaron Says:

    Field of Dreams…perfect for outside

    how about a write in section for future considerations?

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    Tascha Says:

    I think Grindhouse would be perfect for summer nights! Just a thought..

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    Noelle Says:

    Yes aaron & all–please use the comments space to write in suggestions for future Summer Nights films. We’re all ears!

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    Emily Says:

    I love Summer Nights. I want to come to every one this year!

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    Mr. Bourne Lova! Says:

    Umm…I don’t see any of the Bourne films on this list.

    “Listen, people – do you have any idea who you’re dealing with? This is Jason Bourne. You are nine hours behind the toughest target you have ever tracked. Now I want everyone to sit down, strap in, and turn on all you’ve got. That would mean now!”

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    Stranger Says:

    Soup-erb all around

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    Frank Says:

    Cmon!! Spinal Tap for the music film!

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    Matt Says:

    Wild Style and/or Style Wars! Maybe in The Toby? Maybe??

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    Anonymous Says:

    It’s not just the film….it’s also the company. The more the merrier.

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    3snake3 Says:

    Frank: They showed Spinal Tap last year, dude.

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    Anonymous Says:

    A kids night would be great…maybe A Night at the Museum…

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    jason v. Says:

    you’re killing your father, larry.

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    dtaylor Says:

    grease / good times , brings you back to the days of simpler times and in todays world simpler is better.

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    Leslie Says:

    How about more classic films? I would be more inclined to go if it’s not something I’ll see on cable every weekend anyway. What about more Hitchcock? Kate Hepburn, Carey Grant, or Bette Davis? A Thin Man movie, maybe?

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    lee Says:

    How about featuring some Oscar winners?

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    GPrice Says:

    I think IMA should show nothing but classic films. Cult classics are different but to have Field of Dreams up against Hard Days Night is just silly…and The French Connection VS Fight Club? What is that? Fight Club is on cable almost every other day…

    Most of these films you can rent, buy or see on cable…why would I pay a cable bill and go out to see something I just paid to see at home?! I think idea should be to see classic films, award winners that are never likely to be shown in this type of venue so that more are exposed to film history and film as an art form. It is an art museum…

    A silent film series would be brilliant – or a run of classic Oscar winners. I know many who would buy a membership for that alone. Me included.

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    Anonymous Says:

    Please show The Big Lebowski again this summer!!! It was sold out when we tried to go last year. :(

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    Michelle Says:

    Please oh please show A Hard Day’s Night!!!

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    Ty Says:

    Last summer, The Goonies was cancelled due to rain and never reschuled. How about trying that one again!!

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    Anne Says:

    I think a kids/family movie night is a terrific idea!!

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    Last year we went early to Rocky Horror PS at the IMA and it was already sold out with about 100 people milling around that COULDN’T get in. There is no place in Indy that shows that now, and they could show that every Friday all summer and it would sell out every time. I hope that IMA realizes this when considering the movies. I think they could also have an early show, and show RHPS as a midnight movie like it has been traditionally been shown for over 20 years. I am not sure what the IMA’s goal is with showing movies, are they trying to make money, get people in the door, or increase membership? I think the audience for RHPS is perfect demographic.

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    My only complaint about the IMA’s movies is for years they had the most boring flicks. Movies that no one is going to pay to go out to see. I though many on last years list were much better choices.

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