Frequently asked Questions

What is the seating capacity of the theater?

The Indiana Theater currently has capacity for 285 seated and 30 standing room patrons.

Can my band play at the theater? Do you book comedy or other acts?

We schedule bands, comedians, and other live entertainment throughout the year and are always looking for talent for both headliners and opening acts.  If you are interested in being considered, please send your information to   

If you are just starting out or would like exposure, consider attending one of our Open Mic Nights on the last Thursday of every month.  We can support full bands.

Can I screen my independent film at the theater?

Yes!  We love supporting local artists!  There are several options for you.  We do offer discounts for artists.

  • You can rent the full theater and host your own premiere.  This can allow for a screening as well as panel discussion or Q&A.  Includes full use of the lobby.  Ticketed events are welcome.  More information on rentals can be found here.
  • You can have a private party of 25 or less guests to enjoy your film.  More information on private parties can be found here.
  • You can partner with us and show a short film before an event on our schedule.  This is the most cost-effective method of sharing your short film, and any costs are often offset by ticket sales.  Options are available for you to create an event partnership with us from scratch or to utilize existing programming.  Please email us for more information
I want to hold a fundraiser. Can I do it at the theater?

Yes! We offer discounts for nonprofit events. Our rental specifics can be found here. For additional questions, please contact us at

Can you play a specific movie?

We can if the film is available for viewing in a theater like ours.  Some movies have licensing restrictions that do not allow us to offer it publicly.  These restrictions do not apply to private events, so if you would like to watch your favorite film with your friends, we would recommend you book a private party!

Do you have concessions?

Yes, we have a full concession bar available for all movies and events.  Specialty items in addition to our menu are available at certain shows.  Concessions are also available for rentals if desired.

Do you serve alcohol?

We do not serve alcohol directly.  However, we bring in outside vendors for most of our live entertainment and special events.  All of our concerts include an alcohol vendor.  Past vendors have included Al Patti’s, Noble Stein Brewing, Disobedient Spirits, and Levity Brewing.  Alcohol vendors are announced on event pages as that information becomes available.  Alcohol is not available for movie showings unless they are part of a special event.

Do you take credit cards?

Yes! We accept all major credit cards as well as CashApp and ApplePay.

Why do you have ticket fees online? How can I avoid ticket fees?

We utilize a third-party system for our ticketing, which allows us to offer pre-sales for all our events as well as different packages for concerts and special events. Fees are dictated by this system, but we strive to keep them as low as possible. Fees apply for any credit card ticket sale whether online or in person.
If you would like to avoid these fees, you can purchase tickets with cash at our box office or concession stand. Tickets are available for cash advance purchase for any show or event that has been announced on our website, up to six months in advance. Cash tickets for concerts are also available at select locations in Indiana approximately two to three weeks prior to the event. Events do sell out early.

Do you have any job opportunities?

We do occasionally have job openings, but the majority of our staff are volunteers.  The best way to get involved is to volunteer with us.  Some events are paid on an independent contractor basis.  Consistent volunteers get offered these opportunities first, but volunteering does not guarantee a paid opportunity.  You can fill out the form for volunteers here. Any current job opening is listed here.

How can I help?

Thank you for your interest in helping revive The Indiana Theater and contribute to its success! We
need help in many areas.

Do you have a balcony? I remember a balcony!

No….and if you remember one, you, too, have fallen victim to a very special Indiana version of the Mandela effect It never existed–at least not in your lifetime!

The theater was built in 1924 with a balcony and 1500 total seats and was intended for vaudeville.  But just four short years later, in 1928, it was converted into a movie house and the balcony was demolished and the offices that currently exist took its place.  The theater down the street, The Manos (where Bob’s Subs is currently located), did have a balcony.  That theater closed and was demolished in the 1980s.  It is possible that many people conflate the two theaters in their minds.  Or perhaps there truly are parallel universes, and this anomaly has snuck through into our collective memories…

If you swear we are wrong and you clearly remember a balcony when you were younger, you aren’t alone!  Even the executive director is convinced that there was a balcony when she was in high school—so you will be in good company if you walk in and ask about how to get to the balcony that they say never existed!

Do you have a lost & found?

Yes! If you forgot something at our theater, ask about it at the concession stand.