Enjoy movies under the stars with friends and family around Columbus throughout the summer. There are outdoor movie options almost every night of the week Tuesday-Saturday through much of the Summer! Please check individual websites for details, weather cancellations, or event changes.
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Tuesday Outdoor Movies
Movies by Moonlight at Easton
Easton Town Center hosts Movies by Moonlight every Tuesday at dusk in June, July, and August, featuring favorite family movies and new animated releases. Bring a blanket and snacks for this outdoor movie series under the stars.. Bring a blanket and snacks. Click here to see the movie list!
The Gateway Picture Show
The Gateway Picture Show is held on the 2nd Tuesday from June through September at the Gateway Plaza brought to you by Gateway – University District. The theme for 2019 is “Milestone Anniversaries”. Shows start at dusk, but arrive early for a good spot!
This FREE all-ages event (PG-13 recommended) will be held outside in the back of Gateway plaza (by the parking garage and Pearl Alley). Popcorn is provided by GFC, and you can purchase an adult beverage from The District PourHouse. You may also grab to-go food and non-alcoholic drinks from any of the nearby eateries. Off-the-ground chairs or blankets and cushions are recommended, as the plaza is bricked.
- Tuesday, June 11: But I’m a Cheerleader
- Tuesday, July 9: When Harry Met Sally
- Tuesday, August 13: American Pie
- Tuesday, September 10: Sixteen Candles
Wednesday Outdoor Movies
Thursday Outdoor movies
Grove City Fryer Flicks on the Hill
Grove City Fryer Flicks on the Hill is held Every Thursday through July on a large inflatable screen at dusk on the sledding hill at Fryer Park (3899 Orders Road). Pack a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy these classics under the stars. Bring snacks (no glass); refreshments will be available for sale. Click here for movie schedule or scroll down for all movies day by day.
Wexner Center Plaza at 15th Avenue and High Street shows outdoor movies once a month through the Summer. Bring blankets, chairs, and your favorite snacks, and enjoy beverages from the cash bar. There will also be refreshments from Jeni’s Ice Cream and other vendors for purchase (free scoop for members), and beer from Seventh Son Brewery for purchase. Click here for movie schedule or scroll down for all movies day by day.
Friday and Saturday Outdoor Movies
Lights, Cameras, Movies at Polaris Fashion Place
Catch a FREE movie on Fridays in the Polaris Lifestyle Center near The Cheesecake Factory. Watch some of your favorite movies under the stars and don’t forget to bring your family, friends, chairs and blankets! Movies will start around 8:30 p.m.
- Friday, August 2: Dumbo
- Friday, August 9: The Lego Movie 2
- Friday, August 16: Peter Rabbit
- Friday, August 23: Shrek
Uptown Movie Series in Westerville
Head to Uptown Westerville on select Fridays for a free screening of a family-friendly movie on the lawn of City Hall, 21 S. State St. Grab dinner in Uptown Westerville and then head to the courtyard with chairs or blankets to settle in for the show. All movies begin at dusk.
- Friday, July 19: Inside Out (PG)
- Friday, Aug. 2: Jurassic Park (PG-13)
- Friday, Aug. 16: Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13)
Summer Movie Series in New Albany
New Albany Parks & Recreation are celebration summer with the 2019 Summer Movie Series. Previously held at Wexner Community Park, this year they are bringing the movies to various locations around New Albany each month. In addition to the movie each night, families can enjoy balloon benders, face painters, inflatable obstacle courses, yard games and more.
Each event will have different special attractions. Festivities begin at 6 pm, with the movie starting around 9 pm. Click here for movie schedule or scroll down for all movies day by day.
The Main Event in Bexley
The Main Event in Bexley events are typically held once a month on Fridays and the fun begins at 7:00 p.m. on Capital University’s Main Street Lawn (except 7/19), with the movie following the music and kids activities by Piccadilly, the Bexley Public Library, and Bexley Recreation & Parks.
Each month will feature a theme based upon the movie being shown, with activities for kids and families centered on that month’s theme. See schedule here.
Upper Arlington Movies in the Park
Upper Arlington Movies in the Park begin at dusk at the parks listed on the schedule. Bring chairs, blankets, and snacks for these fun events, which include a drive-in, family campout, and movie under the stars. See the schedule here.
Friday Night Flicks
Friday Night Flicks. Free movie under the stars at Sycamore Park Amphitheater in Pickerington at dusk on Fridays through August 2. Bring a blanket and chairs to enjoy a movie on the white barn with family and friends. See schedule here.
Movie Night at Deer Haven Park
Movie Night at Deer Haven Park. Events start at 7 pm, movie begins at 9:30 pm. 4183 Liberty Road, Delaware, OH 43015. Schedule tba.
Columbus Commons Movie Night
Columbus Commons Movie Night will be held after Family Funday and Popcorn Pops. Popcorn Pops concerts require a ticket ($10.60) and begin at 5 p.m., but the park will open to the public after the concert around 8:15 p.m. for the free movie under the stars.
- Saturday, May 25: Ralph Breaks the Internet (8:15 pm). Get there early for Family Funday from 4-8 pm with carousel rides, a family activities, crafts, and more.
- Friday, June 21: Mary Poppins Returns (8:15 pm). Come early for Popcorn Pops with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra beginning at 7 pm. Tickets are required for Popcorn Pops ($8-$10), but the gates will open for the free movie at the conclusion of the concert.
- Friday, July 13: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (8:15 pm). Come early for Popcorn Pops with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra beginning at 7 pm. Tickets are required for Popcorn Pops ($8-$10), but the gates will open for the free movie at the conclusion of the concert.
Metro Parks Outdoor Movies
Movie Nights in Huber Park Reynoldsburg
Movie Nights in Huber Park Reynoldsburg feature free movies begin at dusk. Enjoy food vendors, family games, and crafts before the show beginning at 6 pm. Movies tba.
- Saturday June 1
- Saturday June 15
- Saturday July 6
- Saturday July 20
- Saturday August 3
- Saturday August 17
Marysville Movies in the Park
Marysville Movies in the Park. Pack your blankets, chairs, and favorite snack for a movie night under the stars at various parks. Movies start at dusk.
- Saturday, June 8 Ralph Breaks the Internet at Mill Valley South
- Saturday, August 3 The Little Mermaid at Dive-In at Municipal Pool
- Saturday, September 14 Mary Poppins Returns at Partners Park
- Saturday, October 12 Hocus Pocus at Legion Park Amphitheater
Topiary Park Summer Movie Nights
Pack a picnic and spread out your blankets in Topiary Park at 8 p.m. in the park while you enjoy a variety of outdoor activities until show time. There will be a local food truck on site, plus FREE popcorm. Films will begin at dusk. 480 East Town Street, Columbus
- June 29 – Shawshank Redemption
- July 27 – Ready Player One
- August 24 – The Hunger Games
Flicks in the Heights
Flicks in the Heights with Grandview Heights Parks and Recreation Bring your blanket or lawn chair and relax for a family friendly outdoor movie. Each movie will begin at approximately 7:45 p.m. Free to the Public. Concession stands may be open.
May 31 – Angels in the Outfield at Buck Field
June 25 – Ralph Breaks the Internet at First Ave Park
July 25 – Elf at the Pool
Floating Flicks at Worthington Pools
Floating Flicks at Worthington Pools. Relax on a lounge chair or float on a raft while watching a family favorite on a large outdoor screen. This event is FREE for members. Non-members pay the evening gate fee; pool admission ranges from $5-$15. Most events are Friday nights. Movie details tba.
Outdoor Movies with Admission
Nightlife 614 Outdoor Film Series for Adults
Nightlife 614 Outdoor Film Series for Adults. These nights are dedicated to hanging out with other young professionals and feature food trucks, breweries, wineries, and movies at Genoa Park near COSI in Downtown Columbus. Tickets are $9 in advance or $15 at the door (sell-outs likely)
Movies Under the Stars at Green Lawn Abbey
Movies Under the Stars at Green Lawn Abbey. Tickets are $5 at the door. Movie at dark. Skyward Grille will be selling food, or you can bring a picnic. Movie is in the side yard, plenty of free parking. Rain date is the next night (Saturday). Bring your chairs and blankets. All money raised goes to the restoration of Green Lawn Abbey. Movies are typically scheduled once a month.
Skyview Drive-in in Lancaster, Ohio
South Drive-in Theater
The South Drive-in Theater is located on the South Side of Columbus, showing movies on Friday – Sunday in Spring and more frequently during the summer. Admission is $2-$9.50; 4 and under free.
Upcoming Outdoor Movies in Columbus, day-by-day
(Movies will be listed for the next 30 days, and the list will constantly update – bookmark this page!)
UPDATES NOT AVAILABLE FOR 2018 yet
Not yet announced for 2019. Bring a blanket and snacks for a fun evening and a movie. Rain location will be inside Everal Barn at Heritage Park, 60 N. Cleveland Ave.
Enjoy FREE family-friendly and date night outdoor movies under the stars through May on the patio of The Daily Growler, located outside the Food Hall. So bring your lawn chairs and blankets to claim your spot then enjoy free fun activities! Movies begin around 9 pm. See upcoming movies for Sunset Cinema .