Monday, May 27

Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) Summer Nights Film Series 2013 Lineup

Summer Nights Film Series is back for another great lineup of flicks to watch by starlight. It doesn't really get much better than that. You can take a picnic, blanket and your favorite movie monkey and enjoy a classic on the big screen.

Fridays, at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Rd., black and white cult classics, thrillers and 1980's sing-out-loud with the soundtrack films are shown throughout the summer ~ outdoors under a blanket of stars.

What you can bring: Picnic blankets and lawn chairs, non-alcoholic beverages, food, candles, bug repellent and citronella candles. I like that costumes are welcome and encouraged, particularly with the '80s movies.

Don't bring: candles over 12 inches, pets (sorry), grills, weapon (including knives),cigars/cigarettes and alcohol (they sell it).

New this year - the film fans get to choose the final flick. John Hughes fans will love the choices. Follow the link and cast a vote for your favorite John Hughes film by visiting the IMA Blog. At the end of voting, Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club or Pretty in Pink will be screened on August 30. The John Hughes selection is presented in partnership with the LGBT Indianapolis Film Festival.

2013 Summer Nights Film Schedule
*Film schedule subject to change*

June 7
(1959, dir. by Michael Gordon, 102 mins., NR)

June 14
Jurassic Park
(1993, dir. by Steven Spielberg, 127 mins., PG-13)

June 21
(1987, dir. by Emile Ardolino, 97 mins., PG-13)

June 28
(1978, dir. by John Landis, 109 mins., R)

July 5
Raiders of the Lost Ark
(1981, dir. by Steven Spielberg, 115 mins., PG)

July 12
(1956, directed by Walter Lang, 133 mins., G)

July 19
(1973, directed by William Friedkin, 121 mins., R)

July 26
(1946, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 101 mins., NR)

August 2
(1998, dir. by Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly, 118 mins., R)

August 9
(1986, dir. by David Anspaugh, 114 mins., PG)

August 16
(1946, dir. by Howard Hawks, 114 mins., NR)

August 23
(1998, dir. by Wes Anderson, 93 mins., R)

August 30

Ticket: IMA members $6 /adults $10 /children 6 and under free (ticket required). Tickets are available online at, at the IMA Welcome Center or by calling 317-955-2339. Tickets are non-refundable. 

NEW THIS YEAR: Show your ATM, Debit, or Credit card from The National Bank of Indianapolis and receive $1 off admission.

Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated fine-living, travel columnist, freelance writer and photographer, and performing arts and restaurant critic for Gotta Go. Read Infused, her spirits, wine & beer lifestyle column, at and and catch her as Indy’s Entertainment Adviser on 93 WIBC. Gotta Go is published on,, an in print. Follow her on Twitter @GottaGo, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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