The beloved summer tradition, The National Bank of Indianapolis Summer Nights Film Series returns to Newfields on Fridays and select Saturdays this June, July, and August. Bring your friends and family
The beloved summer tradition, The National Bank of Indianapolis Summer Nights Film Series returns to Newfields on Fridays and select Saturdays this June, July, and August. Bring your friends and family and watch movies under the stars at Newfields. All you need is a chair or a blanket; concessions and beverages will be available for purchase. You are welcome to pack your own picnic (with non-alcoholic beverages only) if you’d like. For those who like to be prepared, sunscreen and bug spray are always a good idea.
As a proto-romcom and the foundation from which countless homages and remakes have sprung, The Philadelphia Story demands our respect and our attention. Undoubted legends, Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart, and the self-realized goddess Katherine Hepburn, waltz around themes of love, lust, money, and pursuit of happiness in this 1940 blockbuster hit. This film is one of three play adaptations of this year’s Summer Nights picks. Director George Cukor deftly expands the stage to the screen in showing the grandeur, wealth, and inner anxieties of the Lord family. Although the audience is enamored by Hepburn’s gliding poses (to mean almost every meaning of the word pose), Cukor takes care to show the neurotic vulnerability of Tracy Lord in ever scene making it impossible to pick a suitor for both Lord and the audience.
Directed by George Cukor, 1940, 112 minutes, Not Rated.
Content Warning: This film contains potentially triggering content.
Tags: physical harm, misogyny, sexism, smoking and excessive drinking, allusion to suicide
The National Bank of Indianapolis Summer Nights Film Series features 15 films this year. To see the full lineup, click here
2022 Summer Nights at Newfields Film Series Lineup
- Friday, June 3 | The Philadelphia Story
- Friday, June 10 | Call Me by Name
- Friday, June 17 | Brewster’s Millions
- Friday, June 24 | Friday the 13th Part III
- Friday, July 8 | To Sir, With Love
- Friday, July 15 | Ever After: A Cinderella Story 13)
- Friday, July 22 | Indy Shorts International Film Festival
- Saturday, July 23 | Indy Shorts International Film Festival
- Friday, July 29 | Cruella
- Friday, August 5 | Gaslight
- Saturday, August 6 | Encanto
- Friday, August 12 | Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
- Friday, August 19 | Chungking Express
- Saturday, August 20 | Guardians of the Galaxy
- Friday, August 26 | Chocolat
(Friday) 7:00 pm - 11:50 pm
4000 N Michigan Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46208