Do you like movies? Get out! For a film lover, what could be better than going to see a movie in a theater? What about going to see a movie in a totally unexpected place, like a ballpark, a bowling alley, a newspaper press room, or a catacomb deep under the city?
We created our Roving Cinema series to take films outside the four walls of a theater. Sure, as movie nerds, we all love the theater experience, but we also welcome the chance to appreciate some of our favorite films in cool places. In the process, we can crack open a cold beer, catch up with an old friend, and maybe even visit some place we’ve never been.
Most of our Roving Cinema films are cult classics, which is a fancy way of saying they didn’t make much money at the box office. They are the kinds of movies your weird cousin made you watch, or the things you would view on loop as a kid. Either way, they are totally fun, and they are perfect for viewing in a unique space.
Roving Cinema is made possible through a grant from the Efroymson Family Fund.
Five years and going strong
The Hits from our Cult Classic Series
Now in its fifth season, highlights from our Roving Cinema series include:
The Big Lebowski at Jillian’s
Big Trouble in Little China at Sun King Brewery
Blair Witch at the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s 100 Acres Art Park
Casablanca at the Athenaeum
Field of Dreams at Victory Field
Fight Club in the Catacombs under City Market
The Good, Bad and The Ugly at the Eiteljorg Museum
Gremlins at Sun King Brewery
Hairspray at Talbott Street
Labyrinth in the Catacombs under City Market
Monty Python and the Holy Grail at Sun King Brewery
The Neverending Story at Indy Reads Books
Newsies in The Indy Star Newsroom
This is Spinal Tap at Do317 Lounge
Waiting for Guffman at the Indianapolis Repertory Theater
Strange Brew at Sun King Brewery
Craig MincePresident / Indy Film Fest
"Roving Cinema started out as a great way to highlight the uniqueness of the city we love in conjunction with cult classic movies and has grown into something that the community has really embraced!"