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Summer outdoor movies to enjoy under the stars

Anne Evans Anne Evans Summer outdoor movies to enjoy under the stars
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The weather is nice enough that outdoor movie viewings and get-togethers have returned for 2013. The outdoor movie season starts tonight in Bexley with Madagascar 3. So get your favorite drinks, pop up some popcorn, get out the blankets and enjoy!

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

The Main Event in Bexley. Incorporates Movies on Main (a free, outdoor movie series on Capital University’s main lawn) into the festivities.
May 24th, Feature Movie: Madagascar 3
June 21, Feature Movie: How To Train Your Dragon
July 19, Feature Movie: Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark
August 16, Feature Movie: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
September 20, Feature Movie: The Princess Bride

Movie Under the Stars at Green Lawn Abbey
June 1 2013, Feature Movie: The King of Kings

Wex Drive-In, Wexner Center
Wex Drive-In outdoor film series continues for 2013.
Thursday, June 20, Feature Movie: Bride of Frankenstein (James Whale, 1935)
Thursday, July 18, Feature Movie: The Graduate (Mike Nichols, 1967)
Thursday, August 15, Feature Movie: Fantastic Mr. Fox (Wes Anderson, 2009).
Admission is free; visitors are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs starting at 8 pm. Screenings will begin at dusk (around 9 pm).

5th Annual Screen on the Green, Goodale Park
At the softball diamond in the southwest corner of Goodale Park. All movies begin at sundown and will be preceded by a half hour of classic cartoons. Each film will also feature themed contests and activities that encourage audience participation. A variety of food trucks and carts will sell refreshments, as organized by Food Fort Columbus. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and flashlights. There are no rain dates. Screen on the Green is free and open to the public. It’s made possible through organization and major funding by the Short North Civic Association, with additional funding by the Gateway Film Center and ComFest.

July 12, Feature Movie: Back to the Future
August 9, Feature Movie: Mean Girls
September 13, Feature Movie: Despicable Me

4th Annual Movies in the Park, Whetstone Park
Clintonville Rotary presents the 4th Annual Movies in the Park, held in the lower fields of Whetstone Park.
Saturday, June 8 at 8:30pm (approx), open to the public. Feature Movie: Madagascar 3

Dive-In Movies, Zoombezi Bay
Pre-show activities begin at the Wild Tides Wave Pool at 8 p.m. Zoombezi Bay admisson ticket or season pass is required and can be purchased online.
July 12 at 9:00pm, Feature Movie: Dr Seuss’ The Lorax
July 19 at 9:00pm, Feature Movie: Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
July 26 at 9:00pm, Feature Movie: The Goonies
August 2 at 9:00pm, Feature Movie: Shrek Forever After
August 9 at 9:00pm, Feature Movie: Jurassic Park

Movie Nights, Columbus Commons
Movies are free and start at dusk. Bring a blanket or chair. Food and non-alcoholic drinks allowed, and will also be sold.
June 1, Feature Movie: Crazy Stupid Love
June 21, Feature Movie: The Lorax
July 19, Feature Movie: Wreck It Ralph
August 2, Feature Movie: Hotel Transylvania
August 31, Feature Movie: Back to the Future

Movies by Moonlight, Easton
Tuesdays, in July and August, at dusk on the Town Square
Bring a blanket and food if you’d like.
July 2, Feature Movie: The Lorax
July 9, Feature Movie: The Muppet Movie (1979)
July 16, Feature Movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
July 23, Feature Movie: Incredibles
July 30, Feature Movie: Saige Paints the Sky: An American Girl® Movie
August 6, Feature Movie: Madagascar 3
August 13, Feature Movie: The Notebook
August 20, Feature Movie: Les Miserables
August 27 , Feature Movie: Mamma Mia

Movie in the Park, Upper Arlington
Movie nights at Thompson Park and drive-in movies at Mountview Baptist Church. The family friendly movies are shown on the City’s 24-foot screen and begin at dusk Movies at Thompson Park are held by the South Shelter House off McCoy Road.
Friday, June 14, Feature Movie: Little Giants (PG) – Sunny 95 Park
Friday, July 5, Feature Movie: The Pirates-Band of Misfits (PG) – Thompson Park
Thursday, July 18, Feature Movie: We Bought a Zoo (PG) – Thompson Park
Friday, August 2, Feature Movie: Lorax (PG) – Mountview Baptist Church (Drive-in)
Friday, August 16, Feature Movie: Madagascar 3 (G) – Thompson Park

Cinema Under The Stars, Gahanna
This outdoor movie series highlights Gahanna’s Creekside Park. Each evening will feature a feature film on the giant screen. Movie start times are approximate.
Rotary Stage: Creekside Park, 117 Mill Street
June 8, Feature Movie: Peter Pan (PG) 9pm
June 29, Feature Movie: Back to the Future (PG) 9pm
July 13, Feature Movie: Sandlot (PG) 9pm
July 27, Feature Movie: Indiana Jones (PG) 9pm
August 10, Feature Movie: The Avengers (PG13) 8:45pm
August 24, Feature Movie: Shrek (PG) 8:30pm
September 14, Feature Movie: Brave (PG) 8pm

Dive in Movies, Gahanna
Hunters Ridge Pool hosts three movie nights this summer beginning at approximately 8:30pm or dusk. Movies are free for members or $5 per person discounted admission begins at 4pm.
June 21, Feature Movie: Disney’s Earth (G)
July 12, Feature Movie: Madagascar (PG)
August 9, Feature Movie: Jaws (PG13)

Fryer Flicks on the Hill, Grove City
Each Thursday, a free, family-friendly movie will be shown at Fryer Park. Be sure to bring a blanket or lawn chair. Attendees may bring snacks (no glass), and concessions will be sold.
June 13, Feature Movie: Madagascar 3
June 20, Feature Movie: Shrek 2
June 27, Feature Movie: Hotel Transylvania
July 11, Feature Movie: Jumanji
July 18, Feature Movie: Igor
July 25, Feature Movie: Tangled
Aug. 1, Feature Movie: The Odd Life of Timothy Green
Aug. 8, Feature Movie: The Lorax
Aug. 15, Feature Movie: Oz: The Great and Powerful

NEW! Outdoor Summer Movie Series at Ten Pin Alley, Hilliard.
Dates and line-up include:
July 20, Feature Movie: The Incredibles
August 10, Feature Movie: Back to the Future
August 24, Feature Movie: The Princess Bride

DETAILS:
Free admission. All movies begin at dusk. No rain dates. Movies shown on grass area on 16’ x 9’ inflatable screen. Bring blankets,chairs and flashlights. Activities begin at 6:30pm; open cornhole and sand volleyball. No rain dates. Even though these are outdoor movies, please refrain from smoking and limited talking.

Movies on the Mile, Scioto Mile is not happening for 2013.

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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6 Responses to Summer outdoor movies to enjoy under the stars

  1. matchew May 24, 2013 10:24 am at 10:24 am

    Are the Screen the Green (Goodale Park) movies correct? They happen to be the same movies on the same dates as last year, so I am just curious.

  2. Anne Evans
    Anne May 24, 2013 10:30 am at 10:30 am

    Thanks, they are probably not announced yet then, thanks for catching that.

  3. Anne Evans
    Anne May 24, 2013 10:40 am at 10:40 am

    Updated with new dates and movies for Screen on the Green!

  4. matchew May 24, 2013 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm

    Awesome. Thank you!

  5. Anne Evans
    Anne May 28, 2013 11:00 am at 11:00 am

    Updated with Fryer Flicks on the Hill movies and dates

  6. everywoman August 4, 2013 1:30 pm at 1:30 pm

    Thanks Anne! There was also a viewing in Grandview this summer:

    Enjoy the great outdoors while
    you take in a flick with the family.
    Beginning at dark, spread out your
    blanket or settle into your lawn chair
    and watch one of Hollywood’s latest
    releases on a 24 foot inflatable screen.
    For more information regarding the
    movie, visit http://www.grandviewheights.org
    or call the Parks and Rec. office. Movie
    goers are encouraged to walk to the
    park due to limited parking.

    Location:Wyman Woods
    Time:Dark
    Date:Friday, July 12
    Cost:Free (Minors must be accompanied by an adult)

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