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.


The IU Cinema has limited capacity with 260 seats. Patrons are encouraged to acquire tickets in advance.

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.

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.

Typically, tickets for IU Cinema free events are available the first day of the month prior to the screening, (i.e., For an October screening, tickets will be made available in September.). There is a limit of four tickets per person for each free event unless otherwise noted. We also offer a limited number of tickets for online presale at the beginning of the semester for all screenings each semester. These presale tickets will incur the online fee of $1 per ticket. The date those tickets will be available online will be announced on our weekly email list, our website cinema.indiana.edu, and our social media pages. 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.

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 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 Lots

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.