This summer’s series kicks off June 5 and will run through Aug. 28. The lineup includes:
June 5: National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983, dir. Harold Ramis, 98 mins., R)
Jam to road trip mixtapes, play tourism attraction trivia and watch a crowd-sourced slideshow of awkward summer vacation photos (and don’t forget to share your own!)
June 12: Heathers (1988, dir. Michael Lehmann, 103 mins., R)
Step back in time with an ‘80s Night celebration! Dress up in Heather’s-inspired attire, pose for a glamour shot and rock out to ‘80’s music. You can even win special prizes if your name is Heather! Presented in conjunction with the LGBT Film Festival.
June 19: Casablanca (1942, dir. Michael Curtiz, 102 mins., PG)
Test your knowledge of classic films with a trivia contest, and then face off with your best Bogart impression.
June 26: Psycho (1960, dir. Alfred Hitchcock, 109 mins., R)
Play Hitchcock trivia and snap a selfie in the Psycho-inspired photo booth.
July 3: Jaws (1975, dir. Steven Spielberg, 124 mins., PG)
Kick off Fourth of July weekend with Shark Night at the IMA. Lounge in inflatable pools, play with beach toys and participate in various shark related games. Presented in partnership with Indy Film Fest.
July 10:Flash Gordon (1980, dir. Mike Hodges, 111 mins., PG)
It’s Superhero Night! Dress up as your favorite superhero and compete to win prizes by showing off your superpowers.
July 17:Shaun of the Dead (2004, dir. Edgar Wright, 99 mins., R)
Zombify yourself and enjoy a record throwing contest, zombie movie trivia and other undead activities.
July 24: Elf (2003, dir. Jon Favreau, 97 mins., PG)
Celebrate Christmas in July with presents, carols, plenty of sugar and lots of cheer.
July 31: Major League (1989, dir. David S. Ward, 107 mins., R)
Make your own baseball card, unleash your fastball in the pitching booth and play baseball trivia.
The final month of films were picked by the public as part of the Movie Madness bracket challenge.
Winner of Classic category
Aug. 7: Singin’ in the Rain (1952, dir. Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly, 103 mins., NR)
Enjoy a live musical performance and join in a giant sing-a-long prior to the show.
Winner of Cult category
Aug. 14: The Big Lebowski (1998, dirs. Joel and Ethan Coen, 117 mins., R)
Show off your bowling skills while being a “Dude for the Day.”
Winner of Thriller/Suspense category
Aug. 21: The Shining(1980, dir. Stanley Kubrick, 146 mins., R)
Show off your best ax-happy Nicholson impression in the “Here’s Johnny!” photo booth.
Winner of ‘80s category
Aug. 28: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986, dir. John Hughes, 103 mins., PG-13)
Participate in a Pointillism staring contest, lip sync to Danke Schoen and celebrate a piece of Chicago in Indy.
Tickets and Pricing
Tickets are $6 for IMA members and $12 for the public, unless otherwise noted, and are available for purchase in advance at the Guest Services Desk, online or by phone at 317-955-2339. Tickets are also available at the door, but are not guaranteed, as some films may sell out before the day of showing. Member tickets are now on sale, and tickets for the general public will be available beginning May 4. All tickets are non-refundable. Show your National Bank of Indianapolis ATM, debit or credit card for $1 off your ticket purchase.
New this year, the IMA is offering two different season ticket packages, both available to members only. The season pass package is available for $70 and includes one ticket to each film all summer long. For those who really love movies, become an inaugural Film Buff with a membership add-on for $240. The Film Buff package includes one ticket to every film the IMA presents from June 2015 through May 2016, with the exception of partnership film festivals presented at the IMA. The Film Buff package includes The National Bank of Indianapolis Summer Nights Film Series (2015 season), the Winter Nights Film Series, the special event screening of Back to the Future in October, Cereal Cinema and B-Movie Bingo films, along with other selected films. Film Buffs will also receive special reserved seating all summer long. The Film Buff package is limited to 100 members.
Parking, Arrival and Film Programming
Parking is free for all visitors and available in the main surface lot or underground parking garage. Gates open at 7 p.m. with films starting at sunset (approximately 9:30 p.m.).
Preshow programming begins at 7 p.m. Movie goers can also bring food and non-alcoholic beverages. Sun King Brewing Co. is the official brewery of this program and will offer beer and wine available for purchase at each screening. Food will also be available for purchase from King David Dog. Grills and open flames are not permitted.
Inclement Weather and Accessibility
Films will be shown at 9 p.m. in The Toby in the event of inclement weather. Film location can be confirmed after 6 p.m. on the day of the film by calling 317-923-1331 or by checking the calendar of events at www.imamuseum.org/calendar. Seating for attendees with limited mobility is available and Assistive Listening Devices are available for use. Closed-captioning (when available) can be arranged with one week’s notice. Call 317-923-1331 for additional information.
About The National Bank of Indianapolis
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About the Indianapolis Museum of Art
The Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) is located on a 152-acre campus of lush gardens, historic homes, outdoor sculptures, inspiring performance and gallery spaces. Founded in 1883, the IMA is among the 10 oldest and 10 largest encyclopedic art museums in the United States and features significant collections of African, American, Asian, European, contemporary art and design arts that spans 5,000 years of history. With innovative programming to engage guests of all ages, the IMA offers a variety of interactive experiences inside the galleries, throughout the campus and within the local community. From gardening demos in the Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse to outdoor film screenings in the IMA Amphitheater to community celebrations in The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres, guests are invited to engage with art and nature in exciting new ways at the IMA. Along with the Indianapolis campus, the IMA also owns the Miller House and Garden in Columbus, Ind., one of the nation’s most highly regarded examples of mid-century Modernist residences. For more information visit www.imamuseum.org.