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Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Address: 114 E. Kirkwood Sve., Bloomington, IN
Phone Number: 812-323-3020
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Ranked #5 of 18 Activities in Bloomington
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Theaters, Sights & Landmarks, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Theaters, Sights & Landmarks, Theater & Concerts
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Bloomington, Indiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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24 reviews 24 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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326 reviews 326 reviews
69 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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52 reviews 52 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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196 reviews 196 reviews
54 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Salt Flat,Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

I enjoyed my visit at theater. I enjoyed a live show. and a very funny and well acted performance by some very talented actors. It was a very refreshing experience.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I like when they save these theaters and find uses for them. A variety of events are brought here. Check to see what is going on while you are in Bloomington. Just off the square and walking distance to many eateries. Parking can be an issue as it is in most places downtown Bloomington.

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