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.


Ever wonder what’s lurking in the Catacombs under City Market?

Maybe it’s the Well of Souls. On Thursday, March 28, the Indy Film Fest invites you to explore the historic Catacombs and have some cinematic fun at the Roving Cinema’s screening of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Arrive early and you’ll have the chance to test your luck in our idol weighing challenge. Seating is limited, so buy your tickets early to make sure you don’t miss out on the return of this great adventure.

Attendees will need to bring their own lawn chair for seating.

Please note, this screening in the Catacombs is 21 and over only!

Please note: Indianapolis City Market Catacombs are an undeveloped historic asset and are not handicapped accessible. The Catacombs feature a very rough, uneven dirt floor. The screening area is not navigable for guests with walkers, canes, strollers, or wheelchairs. We recommend low, closed-toed shoes. Alert to people with breathing sensitivities: the Catacombs are a musty, sometimes damp area.

5:30pm: Well of Souls opens
7:30pm: Raiders of the Lost Ark film begins

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Here Are a Few of the Historical Highlights

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

Clue at The Athenaeum

Die Hard at D’Amore (top of Salesforce Tower)

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