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Free movies on the Indy Canal this summer offers unique in-the-water experience

Posted at 7:25 AM, Apr 16, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS — Downtown Indy is offering free movies on the Canal again this year and you can even rent an innertube and watch from in the water.

Indy Film Fest is partnering with Downtown Indy, Inc. to bring the Sunset Cinema on the Canal back to Indianapolis. Everyone is invited to watch free outdoor movies along the canal one Thursday each month starting in May.

A large screen will be placed at the north end of the Canal near the Admiral Spruance Basin on 11th Street.

Movie-goers can bring blankets/chairs and picnics to the grassy areas nearby. Food and drinks will also be available for purchase near Canal 337 between 7:30 – 9 p.m. each night.

  • For an even more unique experience, anyone 21 and older can pay $20 and receive a floating innertube (which you can keep) to watch the movie in the Canal. The $20 payment also includes two Sun King beers. In-water participants must pre-register online because innertubes are limited. Click the links below for more information.

The 2019 movies are:

All movies will begin at dusk which is around 9:15 p.m. during the summer.

“After a great first year, we wanted to bring back another in-Canal experience,” said Bob Schultz, senior vice president of marketing, communication and events for Downtown Indy, Inc. “Thanks to Indy Film Fest, we know this will be a unique event and fun for all attendees.”