Grab an Inner Tube and Join the Fun!

Indy Film Fest is proud to partner with Downtown Indy, Inc. for our Sunset Cinema on the Canal series!

Everyone is invited to watch FREE outdoor movies on along the Canal in Downtown Indianapolis. A large movie screen will be located on the north end of the Canal near the Admiral Spruance Basin (11th Street).

Free seating is available on the grassy areas surrounding the canal basin. Movie-goers are invited to bring blankets, chairs, and picnics to enjoy during the movies. In addition, food and soft drinks will be available to purchase near Canal 337 by Thomas Caterers. Additionally, Bike Indianapolis will provide safe, secure bike parking during the movie, so save money on parking and ride your bike.

The fun begins at 7:00 PM. Movies will start after dusk, at around 9:00 PM.

Our 2019 lineup:

  • June 20: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • July 18: Splash
  • August 22: Days of Thunder
  • September 5: Grease (rain date)
    • Due to inclement weather – Greased Lightning! – we are postponed the screening of Grease. Everyone who purchased a VIP In-Water ticket will receive a ticket to the rescheduled date, plus a ticket to one of the three other Sunset Cinema on the Canal events. If you have any further questions, please reach out to Indy Film Fest at

Movie fans age 21 and over looking for a one-of-a-kind, in-water experience can purchase a VIP In-Water Admission. For $20, you will receive access to the canal (you will get wet!), an inner tube to float in (and keep!), and a Sun King beer to enjoy during the movie. Inner tubes, provided by 9 on Canal Apartments, are limited. Pre-registration is required.