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.
The IU Cinema has limited capacity with 260 seats. Patrons are encouraged to acquire tickets in advance.
Tickets for all Fall 2015 events will be on sale online starting August 17, 2015, unless otherwise noted in the program booklet for select events. For those who do not wish to purchase tickets online, a limited number of tickets will be available in person on the first day of the month prior to the screening (i.e., For an October screening, tickets will be made available in September.).
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.
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.
There is a limit of four tickets per person for each free event unless otherwise noted. 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.
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.
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
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.
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.