Real summer fun can mean reel enjoyment

INDIANAPOLIS — Real summer fun can mean reel enjoyment under the stars.

The 2022 National Bank of Indianapolis’ Summer Nights Film Series kicks off June 3 in The Amphitheater at Newfields, 4000 Michigan Road.

All you need is a chair or a blanket. Concessions and beverages will be available for purchase. You are welcome to pack your own picnic (with non-alcoholic beverages only) if you’d like. For those who like to be prepared, sunscreen and bug spray are always a good idea.

Doors open at 7 p.m., and the evening will kick off with music and activities before the screening. The movie will begin as twilight turns to night. Over the summer, 15 films will be shown—everything from black-and-white classics to modern blockbusters.

New this year, Summer Nights tickets will be sold as individual tickets and premiere reserved section seating will be available accommodating one to six people. Premiere reserved sections will be sold at a fixed price with a maximum of six tickets.

Individual tickets are $9 for members and $12 for public and reserved sections are $60 for members and $78 for public. In the event of inclement weather, films will be shown in The Toby Theater at 9 p.m.

Here is the scheduled lineup:

Friday, June 3: “The Philadelphia Story” (1940, director George Cukor, 112 mins., NR)

Friday, June 10: “Call Me by Your Name” (2017, director Luca Guadagnino, 132 mins., R)

Friday, June 17: “Brewster’s Millions” (1982, director Walter Hill, 97 mins., PG)

Friday, June 24: “Friday the 13th Part III” (1982, director Steve Miner, 95 mins., R) presented with Indy Film Fest

Friday, July 8: “To Sir, With Love” (1967, director James Clavell, 100 mins., NR)

Friday, July 15: “Ever After: A Cinderella Story” (1998, director Andy Tennant, 121 mins., PG-13)

Friday, July 22: Indy Shorts International Film Festival (Oscar shorts)

Saturday, July 23: Indy Shorts International Film Festival (Award Winners)

Friday, July 29: “Cruella” (2021, director Craig Gillespie, 134 mins., PG-13) presented with Indiana Fashion Foundation

Friday, Aug. 5: “Gaslight” (1944, dir. George Cukor, 114 mins., NR)

Saturday, Aug. 6: “Encanto” (2021, directors Jared Bush, Byron Howard, and Charise Castro Smith, 99 mins., PG)

Friday, Aug. 12: “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” (1958, directors Richard Brooks and Dan Fogelman, 108 mins., NR)

Friday, Aug. 19: “Chungking Express” (1994, director Wong Kar Wai, 102 mins., PG-13)

Saturday, Aug. 20: “Guardians of the Galaxy” (2014, director James Gunn, 121 mins., PG-13)

Friday, Aug. 26: “Chocolat” (2000, director Lasse Hallstrom, 121 mins., PG-13)