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Address: 114 E. Kirkwood Sve., Bloomington, IN
Phone Number: 812-323-3020
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If you can catch a show, play, or concert at Buskirk Chumley, you're in for a treat. The theatre is old, but well kept up, and has quite a bit of history to it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Bloomington, Indiana, United States
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Bloomington, Indiana, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

If you can catch a show, play, or concert at Buskirk Chumley, you're in for a treat. The theatre is old, but well kept up, and has quite a bit of history to it.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Really incredible theater when you think of it in the small town seats are comfortable stages well lit and as an ambience very similar to what you find in a great New York theater

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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Nice place in the middle of town by great restaurants and bars. Very small and not a bad seat in the house.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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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
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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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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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13 reviews 13 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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341 reviews 341 reviews
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172 helpful votes 172 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 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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