Newfields Summer Nights Movie Series Schedule

Newfields summer nights outdoor movies at the Indianapolis art museum

One favorite summer tradition of Indianapolis residents is to pack up a picnic dinner and enjoy a summer movie at the Newfields Summer Nights presented by the National Bank of Indianapolis. The outdoor Amphitheater at Newfields (Indianapolis Museum of Art or IMA) is host to outdoor movies under the stars. 

Tickets for Newfields Summer Nights Movies

Tickets sell out quickly so be sure to mark your calendar with your favorite selection of movies and snatch up your tickets as soon as they’re available on April 20, 2023. Tickets are $9 for members and $12 for non-members. Children need tickets too, a free ticket is available for children aged 5 & under. 

Along with family favorite picks, scary thrillers, and decades-old classics, Newfields will host an Audience Vote film in partnership with Indiana Black Expo, Inc.’s Film Festival, as well as a super-secret film for the adventurous moviegoer on the final date of the series.

| Buy tickets | <– Available on April 20th

2023 Summer Nights Movie Lineup at Newfields

All movies begin when “twilight turns to night” which in the past has been around 9:30 pm. Doors open at 7 pm so you can get a good seat, and enjoy a picnic dinner, music, and activities.

  • Friday, June 2: The Big Sleep (1946, dir. Howard Hawks, 114 mins., NR) 
  • Friday, June 9: But I’m a Cheerleader (1999, dir. Jamie Babbit, 85 mins., R) 
  • Friday, June 16: Predator (1987, dir. John McTiernan, 107 mins., R) 
  • Friday, June 23: Finding Nemo (2003, dir. Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich, 100 mins., G)
  • Friday, June 30: Crazy Rich Asians (2018, dir. Jon M. Chu, 120 mins., PG-13) 
  • Friday, July 7: Audience Vote presented with Indiana Black Expo, Inc. 
  • Friday, July 14: Rear Window (1954, dir. Alfred Hitchcock, 112 mins., PG)
  • Saturday, July 15: Desperado (1995, dir. Robert Rodriguez, 104 mins., R) 
  • Friday, July 21: Indy Shorts International Film Festival (Oscar® Shorts)
  • Saturday, July 22: Indy Shorts International Film Festival (Award Winners) 
  • Friday, July 28: Fist of Fury (1972, dir. Wei Lo, 107 mins., R)* 
  • Friday, August 4: The Mummy (1999, dir. Stephen Sommers, 124 mins., PG-13) 
  • Saturday, August 5: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995, dir. Aditya Chopra, 181 mins., NR)* 
  • Friday, August 11: To Kill a Mockingbird (1962, dir. Robert Mulligan, 129 mins., NR) 
  • Friday, August 18: Evil Dead II (1987, dir. Sam Raimi, 84 mins., R) presented with Indy Film Fest in The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park 
  • Saturday, August 19: Set It Off (1996, dir. F. Gary Gray, 123 mins., R) in The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park
  • Friday, August 25: Super-Secret Film (120 min, PG)

Buy Tickets for Newfields Summer Nights

Tickets sell out so quickly, I’m guessing that Newfields members will get the bulk of them, but save the date nonetheless: ticket sales open at 11 a.m. on April 20th for members only. On April 25th, grab your phone, tickets go on sale for everyone else at 11 am.

What to Bring to Summer Nights at Newfields

Pack a yummy picnic but leave the alcoholic beverages at home. Or, purchase concessions at the event. Bring a chair if you’d like to sit in the back row of each tier or bring along blankets to spread out. Blankets are recommended for all in case chair seating areas are full.

Bug spray is a MUST and most evenings you’ll also need sunscreen if you arrive when the doors open.

You can purchase beer, wine, and snacks from the Culinary Arts team.  Newfields is currently a cashless campus; credit or debit cards are the only forms of payment accepted at this time. Plan to come early to snag the perfect spot! 

Newfields Summer Nights Rain Plan

The Newfields Summer Nights Film Series takes place rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, films will be shown in The Toby at 9 p.m. If the screening is halted due to inclement weather less than 45 minutes into the screening, guests will receive a full refund. 

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