Classic Westerns at IMAX

For a limited time, the IMAX Theater in the Indiana State Museum will give Western film fans the chance to see classics on the largest screen in the state to coincide with the Eiteljorg Museum’s The Reel West exhibit.

On the docket now (more to be added)

·      THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY: April 11 at 7 p.m. Set in the Civil War, a mysterious stranger (Clint Eastwood) forms an unlikely partnership with an outlaw (Eli Wallach). Purchase tickets here.

·      WESTWORLD: May 9 at 7 p.m. Westworld is a futuristic theme park where paying guests can pretend to be gunslingers in an artificial Wild West populated by androids. Purchase tickets here.

·      NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN: June 13 at 7 p.m. A hunter finds the grisly aftermath of a drug deal and takes the abandoned cash while a wild chase ensues. Purchase tickets here.

Other highlights

All of these flms are represented one way or another in the The Reel West exhibit, including a full costume worn by Javier Bardem as Anton Chigurh in NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN. Moviegoers can see The Reel West free of charge at the Eiteljorg when they present their IMAX ticket stub from one of these Western movies.

“We’re very excited to partner with our White River State Park neighbor, the IMAX Theater in the Indiana State Museum, for the The Reel West exhibt,” Martha Hill, vice president for public programs at the Eiteljorg Museum, said. “It’s a perfect collaboration and we’re thrilled the IMAX is showing these iconic Western films. The Reel West spans generations of influential Westerns, and these movies certainly fit the bill.”

About the exhibit

The Reel West candidly examines how early Westerns romanticized life in the American West and how they overlooked or distorted the roles of women and Native Americans, Latino, and LGBTQ communities. Visitors also will learn about important historical and recent Western films that convey the diversity of the West — some more realistically, some satirically or ironically. Through its key themes, The Reel West explores how Westerns have shaped Americans’ perceptions of their own national identity and how those themes in Westerns have evolved over time. The Reel West runs from March 3, 2018, to Feb. 3, 2019, in the Eiteljorg’s special exhibit gallery and is included with regular Eiteljorg admission; and museum members are free.

Tickets and information

The IMAX Theater in the Indiana State Museum is one of the premier theaters to see these films, as it is the largest screen in the state.  Advanced tickets and reserved seats are on sale online now. In addition to offering exciting and educational cinematic options, the downtown IMAX validates parking in the White River State Park parking garage for moviegoers. For more information, visit

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