One favorite summer tradition of Indianapolis residents is to pack up a picnic dinner and enjoy a summer movie at The Amphitheater at Newfields (Indianapolis Museum of Art or IMA). 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 in April. Tickets are $8 for members and $12 for non-members. Children need tickets too, a free ticket is available for children age 4 and under. Tickets for the Harry Potter Feature Film Series are $50 for members and $75 for non-members.

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2019 Summer Nights Movie Lineup at Newfields

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

June 7 – “Say Anything”
June 14 – “Sabrina”
June 15 – “Hairspray”
June 21 – “The Producers” 
June 28 – “Suspicion”
June 29 – “Independence Day” <– this one is on my list!
July 5 – “Ghost”

Harry Potter Feature Film Series

Watch the Harry Potter Series every night in the Toby Theater (yay, air conditioning)! Eight nights of Harry Potter!

July 13 – “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”
July 14 – “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” 
July 15 – “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”
July 16 – “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”
July 17 – “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”
July 18 – “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”
July 19 – “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1” 
July 20 – “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2”

July 26 – Indy Shorts International Film Festival. A screening of the best short films that are 40 minutes or less.
Aug. 2 – “To Have and Have Not”
Aug. 9 – “Bring it On” <– Also on my list!
Aug. 16 – “Moana” <— You KNOW this one is going to be popular for families
Aug. 23 – “13 Assassins”
Aug. 30 – “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” <– The classic version of course! Also on my list.

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 10 a.m. on April 16th for members only. On April 30th, grab your phone, tickets go on sale for everyone else at 10 a.m.

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.