Sponsor a Seat

Be a part of IU Cinema forever

When you make a gift of $1,000 or more, your contribution will be recognized with a permanent plaque on one of our trademark crimson seats.

More importantly, you will support our enlightening films, visits from notable filmmakers, and unique cinematic experiences—and help make them accessible for all audiences.

Two audience members

How to sponsor a seat

  • Go to our online giving page.
  • Select the IU Cinema Fund.
  • In the write-in area, type “Sponsor a seat.” You can add your plaque inscription there if you want, or we can contact you about it later.

If you prefer to contact us directly, write to iucinema@indiana.edu and we will help you with your gift.

The ability to interact with the Cinema’s guests and hear what they have to say about their movies is unique. We want the Cinema to be able to continue bringing them here. And our gifts may get somebody else to also contribute.

Terry Sloan, who has sponsored several seats with his wife, Cheryl Baumgart