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IU Cinema Mission

Indiana University Cinema…a place for film.

The Indiana University Cinema is a world-class facility and program that is dedicated to the scholarly study and highest standards of exhibition of film in its traditional and modern forms. The cinema reinforces Indiana University's longstanding commitment to excellence in the arts, research and continuous enhancements to pedagogy. The cinema strengthens university and community diversity by providing fictional and non-fictional cinematic glimpses into other cultures in a shared environment. The cinema is Indiana University's first research facility capable of collectively revisiting cinematic texts archived within the vast and renowned film print collections held on the Bloomington campus.

Mission Strategies

  • To program a film series that will educate, entertain and enrich the lives of faculty, staff, students and residents of the community, helping to fulfill the University's public engagement mission
  • To enhance the use, scholarship and research associated with the Indiana University film collections and other archives around the world
  • To function primarily as a curatorial film theatre, maintaining world-class facilities, technologies, programs and customer service
  • To provide meaningful educational experiences outside of the classroom