The IU Cinema is searching for a new director to replace founding director Jon Vickers, who has been in charge of the cinema since 2010. During Vickers’ tenure, the cinema has shown over 2,700 public events and issued more than 290,000 tickets to both IU students and film enthusiasts alike.
The search for Vickers’ successor will be led by Provost Professor Greg Waller, the unit director of Cinema and Media Studies. Joining Waller will be IU faculty such as Terri Francis, Joan Hawkins and Arthur Liou. More information regarding the search for Vickers’ replacement can be found here.
The director is responsible for numerous important functions for the maintenance and running of the cinema. In addition to supervising staff and managing finances, they also help develop relationships with industry insiders, IU partners and filmmakers.
The cinema itself has become a staple for screening movies of both domestic and international productions. The theater seats 260 patrons and shows a film nearly every day. From recent award-winnings movies such as “Black Panther” to special events such as the marathon of the original “Star Wars” movies in August, Vickers has allowed the IU Cinema to share its eclectic tastes with the larger Bloomington community.
Information is available for showings online at the IU Cinema website. Tickets are available online, as well as at the IU Auditorium Box Office or in the IU Cinema lobby an hour before each showing.