We do more than just show movies. We present transformative cinematic experiences.

One of the nation’s most prestigious arthouse cinemas—located on the campus of IU Bloomington—IU Cinema uses film and cinema studies for intellectual edification and cultural emancipation. IU Cinema's programming is focused on the world’s most entertaining, fascinating, and thought-provoking films; films that will make you feel, grow, think, learn—and fall even more in love with cinema.

IU Cinema - Film for All. 

Films and much more

Our 300+ annual events include movies of all kinds and many ways to engage more deeply with film.

You can hear from prominent filmmakers and scholars, see rarely shown titles, and enjoy one-of-a-kind programs, like the premiere of a score for a silent movie. Because we want our events to be inclusive and accessible, about half of them are free.

An experience like no other

The pristine quality. The crimson seats. The enriching events. The community of film aficionados. Once you see a film at IU Cinema, you won’t want to go anywhere else.

For students, it’s a wonderful life

At IU Cinema, students have many chances to learn about the industry and put their talents and skills to use.

Students can screen their films, lead discussions with filmmakers, curate programs, have filmmakers critique their work in masterclasses, work as projectionists, write for our blog, promote events, volunteer as ushers, and more.

Volunteer at IU Cinema

Since IU Cinema opened in 2011:

2,900+public events

1,500+free events

300+visiting filmmakers or scholars

Indiana University Cinema is just incredible. . . . There’s nothing like it anywhere else. For a film junkie, this is nirvana.

Joseph Bernard, visual artist and filmmaker
A conductor and musicians in an orchestra pit
An audience watches a black and white film.

During a 2017 screening of The Scar of Shame, Renèe Baker conducted a live, world-premiere performance of a new orchestral score she composed for the film. The musicians were students in IU’s Jacobs School of Music.