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Fridays this summer: Watch movies outside at IMA

Posted at 3:51 PM, Apr 07, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS -- Your summer Friday nights should be spent outside, and the Indianapolis Museum of Art is back for its 40th (yes, 40th) season of the Summer Nights Film Series.

The IMA Amphitheater plays host for a variety of movie genres beginning June 3, including the winners of a 64 film-bracket they ran on their website with fan voting in March.

Tickets start at $8 for members and $12 for non-members. They go on sale to the general public May 4, and to members beginning April 11.

Get there early for each show, too, because trivia, mini golf, beer and gourmet hot dogs will be available to keep you busy as the sunset cascades over the horizon. 

Here's a look at the lineup:

June 3: Bad Boys (1995, dir. Michael Bay, 118 mins., R)
Miami policemen Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) and Mike Lowry (Will Smith) must switch places to protect a murder witness while investigating a heroin heist. Before the show, enjoy music and DJ lessons from Deckademics DJ School, compete in '90s trivia and strike a pose in the Bad Boys photo booth.

June 10: Eighties Adventure Double Feature- Adventures in Babysitting (1987, dir. Chris Columbus, 102 mins., PG-13) and Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989, dir. Stephen Herek, 90 mins., PG-13)
Adventures in the big city and through time and space await! Dress like a historical figure or your favorite comic hero for an evening of '80s art and music trivia, tunes from DJ Scott Stulen and limited edition poster sales designed by Ronlewhorn Industries. 

June 17: Rebel Without a Cause (1955, dir. Nicholas Ray, 111 mins., PG-13)
Indiana’s own James Dean stars as Jim Stark, a troubled young man in a new town. Participate in a mini golf challenge, play rebel trivia and channel your inner James Dean in the '50s photo booth.

June 24: Army of Darkness (1992, dir. Sam Raimi, 82 mins., R)
Ash (Bruce Campbell) is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D. where he must battle an army of the dead. Before the show, watch a chainsaw sculpture demonstration, make medieval crafts and enjoy tunes from DJ Kyle Long.

July 1: Remember the Titans (2000, dir. Boaz Yakin, 113 mins., PG)
Watch the inspiring true story of a newly appointed African-American high school football coach and his students’ first season as a racially integrated team. Wear your favorite team jersey or '70s attire, compete for the best score in a combine challenge and play football trivia.

July 8: The Iron Giant (1999, dir. Brad Bird, 88 mins., PG)
A young boy must protect his friend—an alien robot—from government agents. Join the fun before the show with the IMA Drawing Club, a collaborative robot sculpture, spoken word performances and a demonstration from Deckademics DJ School.

July 15: Roman Holiday (1953, dir. William Wyler, 118 mins., NR)
Princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn) escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman (Gregory Peck).  Arrive early to compete in an Audrey look-a-like contest, try your hand at jewelry making and test your knowledge with classic film trivia. Enjoy music by DJ Kyle Long and limited edition poster sales designed by Ronlewhorn Industries.

July 22: Crazy for Swayze Double Feature- Road House (1989, dir. Rowdy Herrington, 114 mins., R) and Dirty Dancing (1987, dir. Emile Ardolino, 100 mins., PG-13)
Celebrate Patrick Swayze at this special double feature! Before the show, take a wild ride on a mechanical bull and join the Firefly Cove Talent Show. Enjoy music by DJ Scott Stulen and limited edition poster sales designed by Ronlewhorn Industries.

July 29: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977, dir. Steven Spielberg, 137 mins., PG)
In Muncie, Ind., lineman Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) encounters a UFO and begins to have visions that lead him to Devil’s Tower. Before you settle in for this supernatural thriller, compete in a mini golf challenge, hop into the alien abduction photo booth and enjoy music from DJ Kyle Long.

Aug. 5: Winner of ’90s/’00s
Moulin Rouge! (2001, dir. Baz Luhrmann, 127 mins, PG-13)
A young English poet falls in love with Moulin Rouge’s star and courtesan, Satine, in this Baz Lurhmann musical. Enjoy a PG-13 Burlesque performance and music trivia before the film.

Aug.12: Winner of ’40s/’50s
Casablanca (1942, dir., Michael Curtiz, 102 mins., PG)
In WWII Casablanca, Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) encounters his former flame (Ingrid Bergman).  Come early to try out our Casablanca photo booth and compete in classic film trivia.

Aug. 19: Winner of ’60s/’70s
West Side Story (1961, dirs. Jerome Robbins & Robert Wise, 152 mins., NR)
In this classic retelling of Romeo & Juliet, two teenagers from rival gangs fall in love only to end in tragedy. Dress in your favorite '50s attire for a Jets versus Sharks dance-off before the film!

Aug. 26: Winner of ’80s
The Princess Bride (1987, dir. Rob Reiner, 98 mins., PG)
Buttercup, Westley, Inigo and Fezzik take us on an adventure full of sword fights, revenge, pirates and true love. Dress like characters from the film for our photo booth and join a fencing class during the preshow programming.

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