Saturday, April 16

Indianapolis Museum of Art Announces Summer Outdoor Films Schedule

IMA Announces Films for its Annual Summer Nights Series

For the first time, tickets for all films will be available for advance purchase
beginning April 15 for IMA members and May 2 for the general public

Photo credit: IMA
INDIANAPOLIS, INApril 15, 2011— The Indianapolis Museum of Art announced today the schedule for its 36th annual Summer Nights film series. From June 3 to August 26, 2011, movies will be shown every Friday in the IMA’s amphitheater, located on the west side of the Museum and facing 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park.

Since the series debuted in 1976, the IMA has hosted 283 screenings of films ranging from classics to modern hits. This year, highlights include films from six different decades and a mystery pick shown as part of the Indianapolis International Film Festival (film to be announced one week in advance). The 2011 series begins June 3 with Mommie Dearest, presented in part by Indy Pride, Inc. and Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival.

2011 Summer Nights Film Schedule
June 3:            Mommie Dearest (1981, dir. F. Perry, 129 mins., R)
June 10:          Blue Hawaii (1961, dir. N. Taurog, 102 mins., PG)
June 17:          The Sandlot (1993, dir. D. Evans, 101 mins., PG)
June 24:          The Wiz (1978, dir. S. Kumet, 134 mins., G)
July 1:             Zoolander (2001, dir. B. Stiller, 89 mins, R)
July 8:             Poltergeist (1982, dir. T. Hooper, 114 mins., PG)
July 15:           Clerks (1994, dir. K. Smith, 92 mins., R)
July 22:           Indianapolis International Film Festival Secret Screening
July 29:           Top Gun (1986, dir. T. Scott, 110 mins., PG)
August 5:         Grease – Sing-a-Long (1978, dir. R. Kleiser, 110 mins., PG)
August 12:       To Catch a Thief (1955, dir. A. Hitchcock, 106 mins., NR)
August 19:       Labyrinth (1986, dir. J. Henson, 101 mins., PG)
August 26:       Superman (1978, dir. R. Donner, 143 mins., PG)

 *Film schedule subject to change.

Ticketing, Hours and Concessions
The gates open at 6:30 p.m. to the public for picnicking (6 p.m. for IMA members); films begin at sunset. Patrons are invited to bring their own picnics (non-alcoholic beverages only), blankets and lawn chairs. A variety of concessions, including alcoholic beverages, will be available for purchase on-site.

Ticket prices are IMA members $5 / adults $10 / children 6 and under free. Starting Friday, April 15, IMA members may purchase advance tickets online, at the IMA Welcome Center or by calling 317-955-2339. Ticket sales for the general public will begin Monday, May 2. Tickets are non-refundable.

The IMA is open until 9 p.m. on Fridays. Patrons may visit the Museum’s galleries, have a cocktail in Nourish CafĂ©, shop in the Museum Store, or enjoy a stroll through 100 Acres before attending the films.

Inclement Weather
Films will be shown in The Toby in the event of inclement weather; film will begin at 9 p.mFilm locationcan be confirmed after 5:30 p.m. on the day of the film. Call 317-923-1331 or check the calendar of events at

Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated columnist, travel writer, music, restaurant and performing arts critic. Catch her as Indy’s Arts & Entertainment Adviser on 93 WIBC and follow her on Twitter @ejmusgrave1 and Facebook.
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