The National Bank of Indianapolis Summer Nights Film Series

From June 6 to August 29, enjoy The National Bank of Indianapolis Summer Nights Film Series presented on Friday nights 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.

PLUS: Show your ATM, Debit, or Credit card from The National Bank of Indianapolis and receive $1 off admission. This discount is valid for on-site purchases only, though cardholders may call the ticket line at 317-955-2339 in advance to reserve their tickets.

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2014 Film Schedule

Film schedule subject to change.

Presented by

Sun King Brewing Co. is the Official Brewery of this program.

How much are tickets?

$10 Public
$6 Members (Must present current membership card for discount)
Free to children six and under (ticket required)

Where do I buy tickets?

Seating on the terrace is limited and most screenings sell out before doors open, so buy your tickets early!
ONLINE: Online sales will be available until 2 pm on the day of the film. After 2 pm, available tickets can be purchased on-site at the IMA Welcome Desk.

ON-SITE: Tickets can be purchased at the Welcome Desk. The Welcome Desk and Box Office will open at 6 pm for ticket sales and will call on the day of the show. Gates open at 7 pm.

Tickets are non-refundable.

Where are the movies shown?

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.

What time do the movies start?

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.

What should I bring?

Picnic materials, lawn chairs, 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.

Do you sell food & beverages?

Concessions, including alcoholic beverages, are available for purchase.

What is not allowed?

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.

What is there to do before the movie begins?

  • 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)
    PLEASE NOTE: The museum galleries close at 5 pm.

What happens in the case of rain or inclement weather?

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.

What about accessibility and special needs?

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.