8 Great Places To See An Outdoor Movie In Columbus This Summer

| July 20, 2011 | 2 Comments

For the sixth year The Wexner Center presents their Wex Drive-In movie series. Photo: Wexner Center for the Arts.

For the sixth year The Wexner Center presents their Wex Drive-In movie series. Photo: Wexner Center for the Arts.

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy the many FREE outdoor movie screenings Columbus has to offer this summer. Here’s what’s showing on a lawn near you.

Wex Drive-In (Columbus)

The Wexner Center takes its summer Japanese movie, Kinema Japan, outdoors for its sixth summer season of Wex Drive-in.

Where: Wexner Center Plaza (map).
When: Pre-movie festivities start at 8pm (free Pam’s Market Popcorn, on-site food carts, Jeni’s Ice Cream and cash bar). Movies start at dusk.

  • July 21 – Battle in Outer Space
  • August 18 –  Howl’s Moving Castle

For more information, visit the Wexner Center or call 614-688-3261.

Movies + Music (Columbus Commons)

Live music is followed by movie screenings at the new Columbus Commons.

Where: Columbus Commons (map).
When: Music at 7 pm / Movies start at 9pm.

  • July 30 – Back to the Future
  • August 6 – Grease

For more information, visit Columbus Commons event calendar.

Movies on the Mile (Bicentennial Park)

Enjoy activities and movies at Bicentennial Park through August.

Where: Bicentennial Park (map)

When: Activities and concession sales begin at 7pm. Movies at dusk.

  • July 29 – The Pink Panther
  • August 5 – Inception
  • August 19 – Toy Story 3

For more information, visit Scioto Mile website.

Screen on the Green (Victorian Village)

The Short North Civic Association presents free screenings of Classic Cartoons at dusk and movies at dark through September.

Where: Goodale Park Softball Diamond (map).
When: Dusk – 11 pm.

  • July 22  -  Airplane!
  • August 19  -  Rear Window
  • September 16  - The Goonies

For more information, visit the Short North Civic Association.

Creekside Movie Nights (Gahanna)

Creekside Park offers outdoor family-friendly movies through August.

Where: Gahanna Rotary Stage at Creekside Plaza (map).
When: 9pm.

  • July 22 – Footloose
  • August 26 – Aladdin

For more information, visit Gahanna.gov or call 614-342-4250.

Fryer Flicks on the Hill (Grove City)

Grove City’s Fryer Flicks offers family-friendly movies at on the sledding hill at Fryer Park through August.

Where: Sledding hill at Fryer Park (map).
When: Dusk.

  • July 21 – West Side Story
  • July 28 – Over the Hedge
  • August 4 – Cars

For more information, visit Columbus Ohio Events or call 614-277-3050.

Movies By Moonlight Series (Easton Town Center)

Easton Town center offers a summer outdoor movie series featuring movies through August.

Where: 160 Easton Town Center (map).
When: Dusk.

  • July 26 – My Big Fat Greek Wedding
  • August 2 – Enchanted
  • August 9 – Gnomeo and Juliet
  • August 16 – Wall-e
  • August 23 – Raider’s of the Lost Arc
  • August 30 – Sleepless in Seattle

For more information, visit Easton Town Center or call 614-416-7000.

Movies in the Park (Upper Arlington)

The City’s Parks and Recreation Department hosts free family-friendly movie nights at Thompson Park and drive-in movies at Mountview Baptist Church.

Where: (See showtimes)
When: Dusk.

  • Thursday, July 21 – The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader | Where: Thompson Park (map)
  • Friday, July 29  - Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey! | Where: Mountview Baptist Church (map)
  • Friday, August 12 – Toy Story 3 | Where: Thompson Park (map)

For more information, visit the City of Upper Arlington website or call 614-583-5300.


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  • Tina53102

    don’t forget the south side drive in movies. http://www.drive-inmovies.com/

  • Buckeye Outdoor Cinema

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