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Address: 114 E. Kirkwood Sve., Bloomington, IN
Phone Number: 812-323-3020
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Musical Performance

Enjoyed the musicians and charming older theatre. They offer good performers often with distinct 'flavor'.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Enjoyed the musicians and charming older theatre. They offer good performers often with distinct 'flavor'.

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Evansville, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Liked everything about this concert! Great venue and memorable music! House was packed, but felt intimate and close to the performers.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The Buskirk Chumley Theatre is an outstanding venue for plays, music or anything that requires a nice stage. It is city owned and as nicely renovated movie theatre. This particular outing, we saw "Shrek the Musical" put on by the outstanding Cardinal Stage Company! This theatre is an absolute gem for the city of Bloomington. We have seen some great... More 

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Solsberry In
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a beautiful old historic building. For years it was a movie theater. Now they have live performances. It is worth going just to see the old building. They host a lot of community events that benefit the town. A very nice place.

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Anderson, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I've been going to this theater for close to ten years now to see music acts when they stop through Bloomington, and it's always a treat. The last time I visited was in the fall of 2013 to see the supremely talented Jens Lekman. The place is beautifully constructed and well maintained, and the sound is tremendous no matter where... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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330 reviews 330 reviews
69 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We used to bring our first daughter here for Disney animated movies. Then it fell on hard times only to be rescued by the city and civic groups. A great venue for concerts and the like.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I've been here to see musical performances, theatrical productions, and most recently to hear Junot Díaz speak. I love the atmosphere and decor of the old theater. The acoustics are good--you can hear perfectly from anywhere. They have concessions, including beer and wine. Easy to buy tickets online or at the box office. They also do will call.

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Bloomington, Indiana, USA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Having lived in Bloomington for the past 40 years, I can remember when the Buskirk-Chumley was the Indiana Theater and only showed movies. Now it's primarily a live-show venue, hosting a variety of plays, music and other performances. It's also the home of the annual Bloomington Pride Film Festival. Much of the old-school charm endures and has been lovingly preserved.

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Fishers, Indiana
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199 reviews 199 reviews
55 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

This theater is an Art Deco gem just off the town square in Bloomington, IN. Nicely preserved thanks to dedicated volunteers, it offers an eclectic mix of shows.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

If you have been to any Performance Theater this one will not knock your socks off. Yes, it is intimate, has a few shows a year, but it seems to be vacant most of the time sitting idle screaming USE ME! Its a former movie theater so the site lines are great.

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