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Indianapolis Movie Theaters: A Complete Guide

It’s time to go to the movies and enjoy all the latest new movie releases out now in theatres!

In a city as big and bountiful as Indianapolis, Indiana, there are so many local movie theaters near you to choose from that it can be hard to know where to start. Just searching “movie theaters near me” is overwhelming AF––what’s the difference between one theater and another? Is it worth the trek across town to go to a local movie theater with reclining seats versus the one around the corner? Do I want to ball out and get drinks served at my seat, or keep it chill at an independent theater with drinks and unique food offerings? With dozens of movie theatres within the Indianapolis area, it’s no wonder you don’t know where to start!

Don’t worry, we’re here to help make your decision easier. We’ve narrowed it down to 10 of our favorite local movie theaters to help you make the most of your Indy movie theater experience.

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Grab some movie theater popcorn and get comfy as we dive into our Indianapolis movie theater guide!

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Indianapolis Movie Theaters: AMC Indianapolis 17 

The AMC Indianapolis 17 offers a variety of viewing experiences to guests including 2D, RealD 3D, Dolby Cinema, and IMAX. Dolby Cinema combines advanced audio and visual technology with reclining seats to captivate movie audiences!

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The AMC Indianapolis 17 serves a variety of food options that can be ordered ahead using the AMC Theatres app. In addition to standard movie theater fare, the AMC Indianapolis 17 features an enhanced menu with loaded hot dogs and stone-fired flatbread pizzas. Guests can choose a drink from the Coca-Cola Freestyle machine, or order an alcoholic beverage from MacGuffins Bar.

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This theater is fitted with AMC’s signature recliners and has reserved seating so you don’t have to worry about arriving early to get dibs on your favorite spot! One reviewer on Google complimented the AMC Indianapolis 17 saying it is, “One of the best movie theaters on the South side of Indianapolis. The employees here are always nice, the popcorn is fresh, the seat quality is really good.”

AMC Indianapolis 17

4325 S Meridian St

Indianapolis, IN 46217

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View AMC Indianapolis 17 movie showtimes and buy movie tickets here.

Indianapolis Movie Theaters: Living Room Theaters

Located in the Bottleworks District, Living Room Theaters shows the latest blockbusters and independent films. According to their website, Living Room Theaters was “founded by filmmakers who wanted to elevate the cinema experience for moviegoers.”

Living Room Theaters’ auditoriums are fitted with comfortable recliners and rockers, as well as unique lighting designed for each theater! Movies are digitally projected in 2K and 4K resolution with 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound. The auditoriums are on the smaller side, making for an intimate movie-watching experience.

Living Room Theaters has a restaurant and bar on site so guests can enjoy a meal before or after their movie. The menu features a variety of options including salads, pizzas, and sandwiches. The restaurant also serves beer, wine, cocktails, and dessert!

One reviewer on Google wrote that Living Room Theaters had an “Interesting and cool vibe, with great food, friendly greeters, and clean/comfy theater rooms.”

Living Room Theaters

745 E 9th St Suite 810

Indianapolis IN 46202

View Living Room Theaters movie showtimes and buy movie tickets here.

Indianapolis Movie Theaters: Keystone Art Cinema

Located in Indianapolis’ Fashion Mall, Keystone Art Cinema is operated by Landmark Theaters. The theater shows the latest Hollywood releases, independent films, and documentaries in 7 state-of-the-art auditoriums. Keystone Art Cinema’s theaters use both conventional and digital projectors to screen films.

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Keystone Art Cinema offers an assortment of gourmet movie snacks. Movie-goers can visit the Indie Lounge, where they can order a locally crafted alcoholic beverage to take back to their seat. The theater has stadium seating with comfortable, cushioned chairs. Seating is unreserved, so be sure to get there early for a good spot!

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After visiting Keystone Art Cinema one reviewer on Google wrote, “This is a cool spot. It is the place that’ll show the neat niche movies that big theaters don’t run. Smooth, easy to find and clean.”

Another reviewer said that the great sound quality helped them feel immersed into the film.