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 »


Ways to Give

Your name in lights. Support critically acclaimed cinema in Bloomington. In exchange for your contribution to Indiana University Cinema, you have the opportunity to name one of our cinema facilities or programs after yourself or a loved one.

Program Naming Opportunities

Your support of individual film series and programs provides funding to bring the most important films, interesting filmmakers, and musicians to the Indiana University Cinema. Please contact Jon Vickers ( for more information regarding IU Cinema Program Naming Opportunities.

Filmmaker in Residence Program
CINEkids International Film Series
Silent Film with Orchestra Series
Live in 2K Digital Performing Arts Series
International Arthouse Series

Thank you to the Ryder Film Series for their sponsorship each year since opening in 2011.

Silent Film with Piano and Organ Series
From the IU Archives Film Series

Building Naming Opportunities

Please contact Jon Vickers ( for more information regarding IU Cinema Building Naming Opportunities.

The Indiana University Cinema

Show your commitment to the scholarly study of film. Naming rights are available for the entire Indiana University Cinema.

Digital Cinema Technology

IU Cinema’s Barco 2K DCI-compliant digital projector is considered the brightest on the planet. This projector offers a cinematic experience that is at least equal to that of a traditional 35mm answer print.

Archival Motion Picture Equipment

Indiana University Cinema’s archive-quality 35mm and 16mm reel-to-reel Kinoton projectors are the same used in the Library of Congress and the most respected film archives. They offer the capability to screen silent films and other historically significant pieces from the early history of cinema.

Projection Booth

This room is where movies come to life. As a THX® certified cinema, our Projection Booth is one of the best equipped anywhere in the United States.

Orchestra Pit

The unique design of the historic University Theatre can still be seen in the Orchestra Pit, which provides space for live musical performances to accompany silent film screenings. The Orchestra Pit is a testament both to Indiana University Cinema’s commitment to archival film presentation and the university’s world-renowned music school.

Exhibition Hall

The lower-level Exhibition Hall offers a space to showcase cinematic artifacts from the Lilly Library and other personal collections. Used as a reception space for visiting filmmakers, exhibits rotate frequently and serve as a complement to screenings.

Assistant Director of Cinema Systems Office

Near the Exhibition Hall, this office provides a space for the Cinema’s professional technical support staff.

Business Manager’s Office

Also near the Exhibition Hall, this administrative office provides space for booking films, coordinating travel for visiting filmmakers, and supporting cinema operations.