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.

  • 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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    1. If I were a developer I would be looking at the Fountain Square and Fletcher Place neighborhoods instead of Broad Ripple. I would avoid the dysfunctional BRVA with all of their headaches. It's like deciding between a Blackberry or an iPhone 5s smartphone. BR is greatly in need of updates. It has become stale and outdated. Whereas Fountain Square, Fletcher Place and Mass Ave have become the "new" Broad Ripples. Every time I see people on the strip in BR on the weekend I want to ask them, "How is it you are not familiar with Fountain Square or Mass Ave? You have choices and you choose BR?" Long vacant storefronts like the old Scholar's Inn Bake House and ZA, both on prominent corners, hurt the village's image. Many business on the strip could use updated facades. Cigarette butt covered sidewalks and graffiti covered walls don't help either. The whole strip just looks like it needs to be power washed. I know there is more to the BRV than the 700-1100 blocks of Broad Ripple Ave, but that is what people see when they think of BR. It will always be a nice place live, but is quickly becoming a not-so-nice place to visit.

    2. I sure hope so and would gladly join a law suit against them. They flat out rob people and their little punk scam artist telephone losers actually enjoy it. I would love to run into one of them some day!!

    3. Biggest scam ever!! Took 307 out of my bank ac count. Never received a single call! They prey on new small business and flat out rob them! Do not sign up with these thieves. I filed a complaint with the ftc. I suggest doing the same ic they robbed you too.

    4. Woohoo! We're #200!!! Absolutely disgusting. Bring on the congestion. Indianapolis NEEDS it.

    5. So Westfield invested about $30M in developing Grand Park and attendance to date is good enough that local hotel can't meet the demand. Carmel invested $180M in the Palladium - which generates zero hotel demand for its casino acts. Which Mayor made the better decision?