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Buskirk-Chumley Theatre

114 E. Kirkwood Sve., Bloomington, IN
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Ranked #6 of 18 Attractions in Bloomington
Type: Architectural Buildings, Theaters, Historic Sites
Most recent review
- Jun 5, 2014
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Bloomington, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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159 reviews 159 reviews
46 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
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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40 reviews 40 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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Southern Indiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Went and saw "To Kill A Mockingbird" - seats were nice and comfy - I think any location would be a good seat - sound was very good = there was upstairs seating as well - we went up and looked during intermission and it had good views of the stage as well. Very nice!

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Bloomington, Indiana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

I have seen a couple of shows and a play here. It's a really nice, old theater. Great sounds and a really nice atmosphere.

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Bloomington, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

This theater has a wonderful atmosphere, great for seeing acoustic instruments and is very charming. It is located on the main strip in Bloomington and is busy on friday and saturday nights.

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Greenwood, Indiana
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Perfect town, perfect venue. Clean, comfortable, great people. No live-nation bunk. No drunken buffoons.

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