New type of cinema grill eyeing Indianapolis

May 22, 2013
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Flix BrewhouseCinema-eateries have come and gone in Indianapolis, but a more modern take on the well-worn model may be headed to the city. Local real estate sources attending the annual convention of the International Council of Shopping Centers in Las Vegas say Flix Brewhouse in Round Rock, Texas, is looking to expand, and Indianapolis is on the list. Flix bills itself as the only first-run movie theater in the world to incorporate a fully functioning microbrewery while serving fresh food. The company says it brews six of its own beers and offers 40 other draft brands, in addition to a wide selection of wines. The “Flix Mix” lobby is open seven days a week to non-moviegoers who might want to grab a bite and a beer without viewing a film. Where Flix might locate remains uncertain.

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  • Hope So!
    I really miss Hollywood Bar & Filmworks, and I think this concept can work here. When I clicked on this, I was really hoping it was going to be Alamo Drafthouse, because those are amazing.
  • This would be great to have
    My wife and I really miss Cinema Grill and would love to see a place like this take its place.
  • Yes Please
    I was so excited to go to the Cinema Grill when I moved close to it and I was so disappointed when I saw they closed. This place would be a great addition to Indy. Hopefully marketing it as a BrewHouse will help. Latitude 39 is thriving when other bowling alleys are closing, so we'll see.
  • Indie lounge
    Keystone Art Cinema and Indie Lounge is a great place to enjoy a movie and have a cocktail. They show a wide array of movies from independent film and documentaries to more mainstream (currently they have Ironman 3, Great Gatsby, Star Trek, and Hangover 3.) They also do a summer midnight series as well as one in October of popular midnight movies and cult classics.
  • Keystone Arts
    I would like to reiterate: Keystone Arts Cinema and the adjacent Indie Lounge offer an excellent venue for not only independent films, but also first-run films. Plus, the addition of the Indie Lounge makes for an ideal way to spend an afternoon or evening: get some wine or cocktails or beer and watch a movie. How could things get better than that?
  • Cocktails
    If all you want is cocktails, the AMC Showplace 17 is putting in a bar. I'm talking a full featured, get served food at your table and watch a movie experience. We don't have that now, and CinemaGrill paled in comparison to what was offered at Hollywood Bar & Filmworks before the owner went insane and left town.
  • Looking forward to it
    I really enjoyed the Hollywood Bar and Film works, they had good food and decent prices I understand that parking was one of the reasons for its closing. If other major events were going downtown parking was expensive if not impossible. Hope the new cinema bar will have parking.
    • Hollywood B&FW and Parking
      Aside from maybe Race Day, parking in downtown Indy is NEVER impossible. People are just lazy and want suburban conveniences.
    • Parking
      I absolutely HATE HATE HATE people that complain about parking in downtown and Broad Ripple. I have never once had trouble finding parking in either location. Even during the Super Bowl, I was able to find parking. Granted, I had to walk a little bit more, but walking would help one of the fattest and unhealthiest metros in the country.
    • Ugh parking
      Why do Hoosiers think they have to park an arm's reach away from everything? Even on event nights downtown, there's plenty of free parking if you're willing to walk a few blocks. It's so sad that businesses fail because Hoosiers are lazy.

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