The National Bank of Indianapolis Summer Nights Film Series
From June 7 to August 30, enjoy The National Bank of Indianapolis Summer Nights Film Series presented every Friday night in the IMA's spectacular outdoor amphitheater. Since the series debut in 1976, the IMA has hosted screenings of films ranging from black-and-white classics to modern hits. Before the film, explore the galleries, gardens, or The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres, where general admission is always FREE.
New this year!
Final Fridays, every final Friday of the month / 6:30-11 pm / Free / Cash bars
Come early June 28, July 26 and August 30 for Happy Hour, then take a tour, make a work of art, and enjoy music curated by DJ Kyle Long.
PLUS: Show your ATM, Debit, or Credit card from The National Bank of Indianapolis and receive $1 off admission.
Become a Member and Save!
IMA members receive discounted tickets to all of the Summer Nights films. (Public $10 / Members $6) Join the IMA today for as little as $50.
- June 7: Pillow Talk (1959)
- June 14: Jurassic Park (1993)
- June 21: Dirty Dancing (1987)
- June 28: National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
- July 5: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
- July 12: The King and I (1956)
- July 19: The Exorcist (1973)
- July 26: Notorious (1946)
- August 2 : There's Something About Mary (1998)
- August 9: Hoosiers (1986)
- August 16: The Big Sleep (1946)
- August 23: Rushmore (1998)
- August 30: The Breakfast Club (1985)
Film schedule subject to change.
$6 Members (Must present current membership card for discount)
Free to children six and under (ticket required)
Tickets for IMA members are on sale now. Tickets will be available to the public beginning May 1.
ONLINE: Online sales will be available until 2 pm on the day of the film.
ON-SITE: Tickets can be purchased at the Welcome Center. The box office will open at 6 pm on the evening of a film.
Tickets are non-refundable.
The IMA's outdoor amphitheater, located on the west side of the Museum, facing the canal and The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres. Check individual film listings for up to date information on start times or venue changes.
The gates open for picnicking at 7 pm; films begin at dusk (approximately 9:30 pm in the early summer and closer to 9:15 for August films). For rain-days, films in The Toby will also begin at 9 pm. Check individual film listings for up to date information on start times or venue changes.
Picnic materials, lawn chairs, candles, food, non-alcoholic beverages, blankets, bug repellent, citronella candles, and your friends are our suggestions. Please remember blankets, lawn chair space is limited. Costumes also welcome.
Concessions, including alcoholic beverages, are available for purchase at the café.
You may not bring pets, candles taller than 12 inches, grills, knives, or alcoholic beverages. Bag search will occur prior to admittance to the amphitheater. This is also a non-smoking venue. Concessions, including alcoholic beverages, are available on-site for purchase.
- Patrons may visit the museum galleries, which are open until 9 pm and free.
- Have a picnic with friends and family.
- Have a cocktail or snack in IMA Cafe
- Shop in the Museum store
- Visit The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres (hand stamps will be issued for getting in and out)
The movie will be screened indoors in The Toby at 9 pm, so leave your lawn chairs and blankets in the car (outside food and beverage is allowed, just make sure your cooler is small enough to fit under your seat). WTHR's meteorologist Nicole Misencik will advise the IMA on when to move the film indoors. Follow @NicoleWTHR and @IMAMuseum for the latest updates or become a fan of the IMA on Facebook. The weather decision will be made by 6 pm on the day of the film. Check the online calendar or call 317-923-1331 to confirm.
People with limited mobility can be seated in the row at top of the amphitheater; ask an IMA staff member for assistance upon arrival. Assistive Listening Devices are available for use; ask for one as you enter the amphitheater. Closed-captioning available when possible. Please request at least one week in advance by calling 317-923-1331.