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Guide to the Movie Theaters of Northwest Indiana

Believe it or not, Northwest Indiana is actually a great hub for Cinema. We get most of the major movie releases, including a lot of art movies thanks to a great network of movie theaters in the region.

Here’s a breakdown of all the cinemas and multiplexes in the area.

Lake County


The Kennedy is a small two screen theater located in downtown Hammond.

The Kennedy Theatre

6735 Kennedy Avenue, Hammond, IN – (219) 845-5336


The two Showplace theaters in Schererville usually get pretty much every movie that comes out. They’re state of the art theaters with stadium seating and digital sound.

Keresotes Showplace 16

875 Deercreek Drive, Schererville, IN – (800) 326-3264 x1612

Keresotes Showplace 12

1400 Eagle Ridge Drive, Schererville, IN – (800) 326-3264


The Showplace 12 in Merrillville shows first run movies (the latest releases) while it’s sister theater across the street show second run movies at a substantial discount ($3 last time I went).

Keresotes Showplace 12

2590 Southlake Mall Drive, Hobart, IN – (800) 32632646

Keresotes Merrillville 10

2360 East 79th Avenue, Merrillville, IN – (800) 326-3264 x824

Art Theater

230 Main Street, Hobart, IN – (219) 942-1670

The Art Theater is a gem of a theater. It’s really old and has a beautiful frescoed ceiling. It was recently bought out and remodeled. They show recent releases and it’s a pretty cheap night out.

Porter County


Goodrich Portage 16 IMAX

6550 US Highway 6, Portage, IN – (219) 764-7469

This massive multiplex also gets most new releases but it’s hallmark is obsiouly it’s IMAX screen which is well worth the extra money.


Cinemark 12

700 Porter’s Vale Blvd., Valparaiso, IN – (800) 32632646

The Cinemark in Valpo is much smaller and more intimate that the other huge multuplexes in Northwest Indiana. Much better suited for a quiet date out.

49 Drive-In Theatre

675 N. Calumet Avenue, Valparaiso, IN – (219) 462-6122

The 49 is a must! To read more about the 49er, read my previous post here.

LaPorte County

Michigan City:

Keresotes Showplace 14

100 Meijer Drive, Michigan City, IN – (800) 326-3264


LaPorte Cinema

608 Colfax Ave, LaPorte, IN – (219) 326-7469

To get the latest showtimes for all these theaters, check out this helpful page from Google.

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Written by : Jonathan Thomas is a blogger based in Northwest Indiana. He's passionate about the Indiana Dunes and Lake Michigan and wants to share all the fun possible in the area with the rest of the world. When not blogging for Travel Indiana, he hangs his hat at his Anglophile blog - Anglotopia and Niche Blogger Today. If you want to connect with him, you can contact him on Twitter @jonathanwthomas Jonathan receives compensation from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development in exchange for blogging. For more information, please see our FTC Disclosure page.