Plan Your Visit

Information on our location, parking, and more

IU Cinema is the perfect place to see films and attend movie-related events. We do our best to ensure a flawless screening and an immersive experience for all.

Everyone is welcome at IU Cinema. If you have any questions about your visit, feel free to contact us.

Entrance to the cinema


IU Cinema is located at 1213 E. Seventh Street, in the heart of the IU Bloomington campus.

We are at the east end of the IU Auditorium building. Our main entrance is on the north side, facing the Herman B Wells Library.

See a map of our location

Hours and months of operation

We host approximately 75-85 events per semester, screening films 4-5 days per week. Most shows start at 7 pm, but we also have select matinees and late-night screenings.

IU Cinema is closed on campus holidays as well as for several weeks each summer, when we do maintenance, training, and administrative work.


IU parking permit holders

We are located near many IU parking lots and the East garage. In addition to wherever your permit normally allows you to park, you may park in any non-24-hour space Monday through Friday evenings from 5 pm until 7 am, and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Visitor parking

East garage

This is the nearest parking garage to IU Cinema. Located at 150 N. Eagleson Ave. (formerly N. Jordan Ave.), between Third and Seventh Streets, this garage is free of charge from 6 pm Friday to 7 am Monday. The lower level and some spaces on the upper level are reserved for IU parking permit holders. Guest parking will be located around the perimeter and first row of the upper level. The hourly rate is $3 an hour, and the maximum daily rate will be $30. Guests are required to pay using either the ParkMobile app or one of two kiosks located on that level.

Parking garage information and rates
Free weekend parking

You have several options for free weekend parking.

Auditorium permit

If you regularly attend IU events, we highly recommend you consider purchasing an Auditorium (AU) permit. It enables you to park in any garage or non-24-hour EM-P, EM-S, or ST space on evenings and weekends for any IU Cinema, IU Auditorium, Musical Arts Center, or IU Theatre event.

With an AU permit, you can park in many surface lots near the Cinema and in the East garage without paying an hourly rate. Please note that this permit is not valid for weekday matinees.

The AU permit costs approximately $32 and is valid July-June, requiring annual renewal.

Contact IU Parking Operations to purchase an Auditorium permit
Evening permit

You can use this permit to park in any garage or non-24-hour space from 5 pm to 7 am on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Learn more and buy and Evening permit
Pay lots and more parking options

The Office of Parking Operations has information about more parking options on IU’s campus.

Accessible parking

Nearly all parking locations on campus are ADA-accessible.

Several lots and buildings near IU Cinema—including the Wells Library and the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center—offer parking specifically for people with disabilities. A valid IU parking permit is required at all times, unless you park in a metered disabled space.

Learn more about parking for people with disabilities
Bicycle Parking

Bike racks are located in front of IU Cinema on the east side of the loading dock.