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See More Movies Outside This Summer

Anne Evans Anne Evans See More Movies Outside This Summer
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Outdoor movie season is starting up again. This Saturday you can see The Muppets at Columbus Commons and UP in Gahanna. Enjoy watching a movie under the stars!

A couple taking in a movie under the stars at the Wex Drive-In. Photo by Lisa Ragland.

Movies in the Park at Columbus Commons
There will be a Summer Series and a Fall Series. More information. Movies begin at dusk.
2012 Summer Series
June 2 – The Muppets
June 9 – Cars 2
September 1 – The Rocky Horror Picture Show

2012 Fall Series
October 6 – Hunger Games (To be confirmed)
October 13 – Babe the Gallant Pig
October 20 – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
October 27 – How to Train Your Dragon

Wex Drive-In
The free Wex Drive-In outdoor film fest kicks off its sixth year on the Wexner Center Plaza at 15th Avenue and High Street on June 21 with Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tenenbaums. (In the event of rain, the screening will be moved to June 22.). The second Drive-In is July 19 with the original Sabrina, starring Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart, and concludes on August 16 with Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds (2005), starring Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning. Screenings begin at dusk (around 9 pm), bring blankets and lawn chairs and arrive early for the food, drink, and festivities. More information.

Movies on the Mile at The Scioto Mile
Movies are shown in Bicentennial Park. Admission is free. Movies begin at dusk. More information.

June 15 – Midnight in Paris. There will be a cornhole tournament at 5:30pm, registration begins at 5pm. Then there will be a Fashion Show by Swagg Revolution that beings at 7pm. Then the movie.

August 17 – Charlotte’s Web. Food and beverage sales begin at 7pm.

Movies By Moonlight at Easton
Tuesdays, in July and August, at dusk on the Town Square. More information.

July 3 – An American Tail
July 10 – Puss In Boots
July 17 – Annie
July 24 – Tangled
July 31 – Lion King
August 7 – The Help
August 14 – Muppets
August 21 – Karate Kid
August 28 – Sherlock Holmes

Clintonville Rotary’s 3rd Annual Movies in the Park
Saturdays in the lower fields at Whetstone Park. Movies shown at dusk, approx 8:45pm. Free.

June 9 – Tangled
August 25 – Shrek

Dive In Movies at Zoombezi Bay
Come to the park early for fun in the sun and then stay in the park after dark from some movie magic. Fridays. Pre-show activities begin at the Wild Tides Wave Pool at 8 pm. The movie begins at 9 pm. Zoombezi Bay admission ticket or season pass is required and can be purchased online. More information.

July 13 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
July 20 – How to Train Your Dragon
July 27 – A Christmas Story
August 3 – Zookeeper
August 10 – The Smurfs

Upper Arlington’s Movie in the Park Series
Movie nights at Thompson Park and drive-in movies at Mountview Baptist Church. Movies begin at dusk. Movies at Thompson Park are held by the South Shelter House off McCoy Road. More information.

2012 Schedule
Friday, June 14 – Sandlot (PG) – Sunny 95 Park
Friday, July 6 – Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG) – Sunny 95 Park
Thursday, July 19 – Karate Kid (PG) – Thompson Park
Friday, August 3 – Swiss Family Robinson (PG) – Mountview Baptist Church (Drive-in)
Friday, August 10 – Cars 2 (G) – Thompson Park

Gahanna’s Great Outdoors & Cinema Under the Stars
An outdoor event series that includes an outdoor cinema under the stars, interactive outdoor experiences (canoeing, fishing, creeking, hiking), family friendly games, food trucks and entertainment by Games 2U. More information.

June 2 – Location: Woodside Green Park, 213 Camrose Ct. Performer 7-9pm – Bob Ford. Movie 9pm – UP
July 7 – Location: Hannah Park, 6547 Clark State Rd. Performer 7p-9p – Bob Ford. Movie 9pm – Adventures of Tintin
August 4 – Location: Friendship Park, 150 Oklahoma Ave. Performer 7-9pm – Casey Redmond. Movie 9pm – Cool Runnings

Dive In Movies at the Hunters Ridge Pool in Gahanna
Hunters Ridge Pool, 341 Harrow Blvd. Movie begins at 8:30pm. Cost is $5 discount admission after 4pm. Members and Gate Fee attendees are free. More information.

June 8 – Chicken Little
July 13 – Twilight
August 10 – Free Willy

4th annual Screen on the Green movies in Goodale Park
This year will include interactive activities for each movie. Movies begin at sundown at the Goodale Park softball diamond in the southwest corner of the park. Food Fort Columbus will organize food trucks and carts. More information. Like Shortnorthcivic on Facebook.

July 20: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World — 8:30 p.m.
August 17: Steel Magnolias — 8:00 p.m.
September 21: The Sound of Music — 7:00 p.m.

Fryer Flicks on the Hill in Grove City
The annual outdoor movie series is held from June until beginning of August. Thursdays at Fryer Park, 3899 Orders Road Grove City OH 43123. Concessions available. Free. More information.

June 14 – Cars 2
June 21 – Bed Time Stories
June 28 – Dolphin Tale
July 5 – Happy Feet
July 12 – Big Miracle
July 19 – World’s Fastest Indian
July 26 – Tangled
August 2 – Toy Story 3

And if you want a more traditional Drive-In, head to the South Drive-in Theater at 3050 South High. Admission is $9 per adult and $1 for children under the age of 12. Movies usually change on Fridays.

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8 Responses to See More Movies Outside This Summer

  1. leftovers May 31, 2012 8:15 am at 8:15 am

    I was hoping for more than 3 summer movies at the Commons. I am hoping it is because they will be having other events…

  2. Briana Henry
    Briana Henry May 31, 2012 9:01 am at 9:01 am

    I love this!

  3. Twixlen May 31, 2012 9:34 am at 9:34 am

    I wish I could *favorite* an article. :D So informative!! Thanks, Anne!

  4. jungaroo May 31, 2012 11:22 am at 11:22 am

    Great list. Though I’m not sure how Midnight in Paris, cornhole, and a fashion show fit together.

  5. mesjackson
    mesjackson June 8, 2012 2:38 pm at 2:38 pm

    I agree with Twixlen – great article!

  6. Anne Evans
    Anne July 26, 2012 3:38 pm at 3:38 pm

    Updating here as well: Fetch Films Start Saturday July 28

    Our first of two Saturday Night at the Movies will be this Saturday,July 28 at 9:00 p.m. in Frank Fetch Park. “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” will be the movie. Bring your chairs , libations and snacks and have a great time with your neighbors enjoying a great classic. These events are sponsored by the German Village Garten Club and the Friends of Frank Fetch Park.

  7. www.buckeyeoutdoorcinema.com
    www.buckeyeoutdoorcinema.com July 29, 2012 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm

    Thank you again for a great article. So great to see outdoor movies thriving in Columbus Ohio! Remember, you can also bring the Drive In experience to your own backyard! Buckeye Outdoor Cinema not only provides outdoor movies for big city events but also Ohio State Night games or the backyard movie night! Free delivery for central Ohio communities! Check out our site for more information: http://www.BuckeyeOutdoorCinema.com Need some outdoor movie ideas? check out our new webpage: http://www.buckeyeoutdoorcinema.com/outdoor-movie-ideas.html#ideas

    Ohio Outdoor Movies Rock!

  8. geigondis August 31, 2012 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm

    Could someone clarify the details for screen on the green in goodale? I Would like to go for sound of music with kiddos but timing is everything with young ones. Do the cartoons start at 7 or the feature at 7? what time is food actually available? Thanks for the help.

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