The Best Indy Area Movie Theaters for Families

Cinemark 8

1848 E Stop 13 Road, Indianapolis IN 46227

If you cringe at the thought of full-price tickets for the whole family this is the theater for you. With $2.50 movies daily ($4.50 3D, $1.75 discount day on Tuesday) you can hardly afford not to go! Movies at this south Indy theater are late-run, but still current enough that your kids’ will be able to discuss their favorite scene with friends at school. 

Studio Movie Grill

3535 W. 86th Street, Indianapolis

This dine-in theater is a great option for dinner and a movie all in one…no hangry kids and no candy overdose…win-win! SMG is best for kids old enough to not have to go potty “RIGHT NOW” as it can be a bit tricky to maneuver past other guests dinner trays. Check Groupon before you go as they often have a $5 ticket deal. 

Tibbs Drive-In

480 South Tibbs Avenue, Indianapolis 

Indy’s only remaining drive-in movie, Tibbs opens in March and remains open until early fall. The four screens each show a double feature each night. A small playground keep young ones busy while they wait for dusk, but this theater is best for kids old enough to stay up late! Pack a picnic, blankets, and get ready to settle in!

IMAX at the Indiana State Museum

650 W. Washington St. Indianapolis

The State Museum IMAX is a great option for families who are interested in documentary style IMAX films that often aren’t shown in the usual theaters. Science lovers will be amazed at the ‘Extreme Weather’ and ‘Humpback Whales’ movies and the like, which are also great for young children who might not usually sit through an entire film. The State Museum also shows block busters like Lego Batman and StarWars.

UA Circle Center 9

49 W. Maryland St. Indianapolis

Clean and comfortable, this theater is in a great location for a day of family fun. With plenty of restaurants, museums, and other family activities nearby it’s easy to work around movie times. There is an arcade and, of course, lots of shopping, and mall security ensures things stay calm during late night shows.

GQT Hamilton 16 IMAX + GDX

13825 Norell Rd.Noblesville

About as luxurious as a movie theater can be, this is the place for true film lovers. Before viewing a film on their GDX (Giant Digital Experience) screens parents can order beer and wine at Screen Taps bar, select seats on a digital kiosk, and have the option to choose IMAX, 3D, and even D-BOX Motion Effects when applicable, and all seats are stadium seating with high-back rockers. Ahhhh.

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