Visiting the Cinema
The Indiana University Cinema is located at 1213 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, Indiana. We are located at the East end of the IU Auditorium building. Our main entrance is on the North side, facing the Wells Library.
Hours of Operation
The Indiana University Cinema screen films most days of the week during the fall and spring semester. Monday through Thursday, screenings generally begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday screenings begin at 6:30 p.m. Weekend matinees begin at 3 p.m.
You will need tickets for all IU Cinema screenings, even those that are free of charge. You can pick up tickets at the IU Auditorium Box Office, which is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Box Office is closed on weekends, national holidays, the week of IU spring break and during the IU winter break.
During most days the Box Office is open, patrons are permitted to park on the front curb of the Auditorium for up to 15 minutes in order to purchase tickets. When passing the parking attendant in front of the Indiana Memorial Union on 7th St., simply let him or her know that you are purchasing tickets and you should be waved through. Please visit our Parking Information page for information on show night parking.
A box office in the Cinema lobby is also open 60 minutes prior to any screening.
Tickets for IU Cinema events are made available the first day of the month prior to the screening.
For free events, patrons with tickets must be in the cinema at least five minutes before the screening to be guaranteed a seat.
There is a limit of four tickets per person for each free event.
If all tickets have been issued for a free event, the IU Cinema will recognize a standby line to seat additional patrons, if seats are available. Formation of this line will be formally recognized by IU Cinema staff 60 minutes prior to the screening. The IU Cinema lobby has limited capacity and may not be able to accommodate all patrons waiting for tickets.
If you wish to purchase your tickets by credit card over the telephone and do not live in the Bloomington area, you may do so with the addition of a $10 service fee per order for processing and handling.
If you would like further ticketing information, please call (812) 855-1103.
Parking is available at the Jordan Avenue parking garage or at parking lots near the cinema. Due to construction during the summer of 2013, the Wells Library parking lots will be closed, with the exception of accessible parking with a Handicap tag. For full details on the construction parking plan visit here.
Jordan Avenue Garage
Monday–Friday (until 6 p.m.): $1–$2/per 30 minute increments
Maximum of $6 after 5 p.m.
Friday (after 6 p.m.) – Sunday: Free
Parking is available at surface lots near the Indiana University Cinema after 5 p.m. from Monday through Thursday. During the week, you will need a parking permit.
Auditorium (AU) permits are available for $28 a year. It allows you to park free of charge in any Zone A, C, or E space on evenings and weekends of an IU Cinema event.
From Friday at 8 p.m. through Sunday, parking lots are open to all visitors.
Indiana University Cinema offers accessible seating for patrons.