Tickets are required for all IU Cinema screenings. You can purchase tickets online and pick them up at the IU Auditorium box office during regular hours or 60 minutes prior to any screening. Learn more about IU Cinema tickets »


Parking is available near the IU Cinema at the Jordan Avenue Garage (the top level is open to all visitors). If you have an IU parking pass, you can park at surface lots near the IU Auditorium during the week after 5 p.m. Parking is free on weekends. Learn more about IU Cinema parking »

Visiting the Cinema

View of IU Cinema building from outsideThe 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.

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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.

Ticketing Information

The IU Cinema has limited capacity with 260 seats. Patrons are encouraged to acquire tickets in advance. Tickets are required to attend all screenings, unless otherwise noted. Tickets are available at the IU Auditorium Box Office during regular business hours (Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during each semester), online through http://www.cinema.indiana.edu/tickets (There is a $1 surcharge per ticket on online orders.), and in the IU Cinema lobby one hour prior to any screening, if tickets are still available.

The IU Auditorium 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.

On Sale Dates
Tickets for all Spring 2016 events are on sale online now, unless otherwise noted in the program booklet for select events. For those who do not wish to purchase tickets online, tickets are also available for purchase through the IU Auditorium Ticket Office (Monday–Friday: 10 am–5 pm) or in the IU Cinema lobby 60 minutes prior to any screening, with some limitations. For more ticketing information, call 812-855-1103.

More than half of our screenings are free of charge to everyone. The remainder of our events are typically either $3 or $3 for IUB students/$6 for the public. Occasionally we present a special event with a higher cost. You can find ticket price information within the listing for each event.

Purchase Limits/Standby Policy
There is a limit of four tickets per person for each free event unless otherwise noted. There is no limit on ticket purchases for paid events. If all tickets have been issued for an event, the IU Cinema will recognize a standby line to seat additional patrons, if seats are available. Patrons with tickets must be seated at least five minutes before the screening to be guaranteed a seat.

Ticket Exchange/Refund Policy
Ticket exchanges can only be made for the same film title (i.e. for a film that screens more than once, patrons may exchange their ticket for a different screening date). No ticket refunds are offered.

Doors to the IU Cinema building


Parking is available at the Jordan Avenue parking garage or at parking lots near the cinema. Due to construction, the Wells Library parking lots are 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 5 p.m.): Rates begin at $1.50 for 30 minutes and max at $26 for after 3 ½ hours.
Maximum of $10 for vehicles entering after 5 p.m.
Friday (after 5 p.m.) – Sunday: Free

Community Parking Permits
If you are a regular attendee of IU events, we highly recommend you consider purchasing an Auditorium (AU) permit, available for the 2015–2016 year at $30 for July–June. It allows you to park free of charge in any Zone A, C, or E space on evenings and weekends of IU Auditorium, IU Theater, and IU Cinema events. This would allow you to park anywhere in the upper level of the Jordan Avenue garage (without paying an hourly rate), the lower level of the Jordan Avenue garage, or in many of the surface lots near the Cinema. Please note, however, that these passes are NOT valid for Monday–Friday matinee screenings. Call Parking Services at (812) 855-9848 for more information.

From Friday at 5 p.m. through 11 p.m. on Sunday, parking lots are open to all visitors.

Building Policies

We thank our patrons for being respectful and compassionate of others during our film screenings and events. IU Cinema respects every patron’s First Amendment Rights. However, as part of a public institution, we have a duty and a responsibility to maintain the safety of all patrons.

Outlined below are general policies regarding appropriate conduct at IU Cinema. Violation of any of these building policies could result in removal from IU Cinema without a forthcoming refund.

Please see an IU Cinema staff member to report any incidents.

Mobile Phones/Electronic Devices
Mobile phones and other electronic devices must be silenced or turned off during all IU Cinema events.
The use of cameras and recording devices is strictly forbidden during any film screening. However, for most lectures, film introductions, and/or post-film Q&A sessions, patrons are permitted to take photographs, unless noted otherwise. Approval to video or audio record lectures, film introductions, and/or post-film Q&A session must be obtained directly with IU Cinema staff prior to the day of the event.

The recording of copyrighted material is illegal. Piracy is a serious federal offense punishable by federal laws. This act will not be tolerated on IU Cinema property. Cinema staff reserves the right to inspect any device if the patron is suspected of any recording. Violators will be ejected from the Cinema after all recordings have been confiscated for evidence. Authorities will be contacted and charges will be filed.

Food and beverages are not permitted inside of the IU Cinema theater space, with the exception of water. Please feel free to consume food in the upper or lower lobbies before entering the theater space.

Large Items/Bags
IU Cinema does not permit any items inside of the theater space that cannot be contained at the seat of the patron, including bicycles, oversized luggage, or large musical instruments. Please do not use the seat next to you to store items. If you have a large item that cannot be contained within your seat, please see a house manager for assistance.

Costumes and Masks
IU Cinema does not permit items that would detract from the movie-going experience, including fake weapons, face-covering masks, or large hats. Patrons possessing such items will be asked to remove and store them for the duration of the film screening/event.

Disruptive Behavior
Disruptions can interfere with the enjoyment of all IU Cinema patrons. Any patron disturbing others in any way—including excessive talking, aggressive behavior, using excessive profanity, alcohol and drug-induced behavior, using electronic devices during a screening or event, and engaging in disorderly conduct or vandalism—will first receive a verbal warning from Cinema staff. If the disruption continues, Cinema staff reserves the right to remove patrons engaging in or causing disruptive behavior.

Alcohol, cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, and illicit drugs are not permitted on IU Cinema property.


Indiana University Cinema offers accessible seating for patrons. This seating is provided on a first-come-first-served basis.

Lost and Found

Items that are found in IU Cinema are kept until the end of the semester in which they are found. To inquire about an item believe to be left at IU Cinema, please email iucinema@indiana.edu or call (812) 855-2646. At the end of each semester, all unclaimed items are donated to a local charity.