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2009 Summer Nights Poll – The Results are in!

Summer Nights at the IMA

We asked the people and the people have spoken. The 2009 Summer Nights Poll results are now official and I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to participate. Without further delay, I present to you the winning films.

Rainout Poll Winner: Field of Dreams
On June 26, we will hopefully make up for last year’s frequent summer rains and show an inspiring film about the power of America’s favorite pastime. Starring Kevin Costner and James Earl Jones, we hope that “if you picked it, you will come.”

Lights, Camera, Action Flick Poll Winner: Fight Club
On July 10, join us as we marvel at Brad Pitt’s abs and his violent fraternity of misfits. Based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk and directed by David Fincher, Fight Club not only has a satisfying and complicated plot but is also visually stunning. Some cool effects with this one. Good pick.

Cult Classics Poll Winner: Dazed & Confused

On August 14, pack up your buddies and join us for a summer night where Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, Matthew McConaughey and the love of my life, Parker Posey, prepare Randall “Pink” Floyd (Jason Landon) for summer break. The music is good in this one too.

Music Poll Winner: High Fidelity *Updated 3/25/2009*

On August 28, music takes a leading role when we show this comedy about girls, mix tapes, and top five lists. Cusack siblings are onboard and Jack Black treats viewers with well timed quips and Belle and Sebastian references. If you’ve got a top five music list, I’d like to see it in the comments.

Thanks again to everyone who participated in our Summer Nights Poll. We had a great time going through the results and can’t wait for summer. See you under the stars!


The 2009 Summer Nights Film Schedule

*Updated 3/25/2009

June 5: Bourne Identity (2002)
June 12:  Roman Holiday (1953)
June 19: Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
June 26:  RAINOUTS POLL WINNER: Field of Dreams (1989)
July 3:  Goonies (1985)
July 17:  TBD (in collaboration with Indianapolis International Film Festival)
July 24:  The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)(Midnight showing; gates open at 10 p.m.)
July 31:  Gilda (1946)
August 7:  Hustle & Flow (2005)
August 14:  CULT CLASSICS POLL WINNER: Dazed & Confused (1993)
August 21:  V for Vendetta (2005)
August 28:  MUSIC POLL WINNER: High Fidelity (2000)
*Film schedule subject to change.

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4 Responses to “2009 Summer Nights Poll – The Results are in!”

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    Phil Says:

    Because I asked so nicely,

    Top Five “I’m Sick” Songs

    1. Painkiller – Judas Priest
    2. The Man of Metropolis Steals our Hearts – Sufjan Stevens
    3. Sabotage – Beastie Boys
    4. The Nurse Who Loved Me – Failure
    5. I’m Illy – T.I.

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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.
    I have been dissappointed by the movie selections in the past, but the last 2 years seem to be a little hipper.
    I still think they should add a couple more midnight showings of Rocky!!!

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    sarah Says:

    hi im sarah and i lilke the muesam bit could be improve i found a cell the security could be a little nice i smiled they frowned at me i like the art though

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