Catch a movie at the South Drive-in Theatre in Columbus before they close for the winter. Drive-in movies are a perfect option for safe, entertainment. Make it a date or bring the family – they offer movies for everyone to enjoy.
The only remaining drive-in theatres in Columbus, the South has been going strong since 1950. This is a twin drive-in theatre, so there are 2 screens each showing 2 movies per night – with 3 movies on occasion. The concession stand is highly rated and very reasonably priced, so make sure you arrive hungry!
They are open through October from Friday – Sundays. Changes for 2020 and 2021 include reduced capacity so cars can park further away from each other. They will also implement increased space in concession and bathroom lines, and frequent cleaning. You’ll also be able to pay in advance online, or at the gate.
Tickets for South Drive-in Theatre
- Adults ages (12+) are admitted for $9.50 each on Friday and Saturday nights and holiday eves, and $7.50 on all other nights.
- $2 per child ages 5-11. Free for 4 and under.
Annual Trunk-or-Treat at South Drive-in Theater (Fright Night)
Saturday, October 23, 2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
MOVIE LISTINGS FOR FRI 10/22 TO SUN 10/24 ONLY: Trunk or Treat is ONLY on Saturday
SCREEN 1: (KIDS AGES 11 & UNDER)
- 8:14pm The Addams Family 2-PG
- 9:57pm Monster House (2006)-PG
- 11:31pm Goosebumps (2015)-PG (Fri 10/22 & Sat 10/23 ONLY)
SCREEN 2: (ADULTS AGES 12 & OVER)
- 8:16pm Halloween Kills-R
- 10:11pm Friday The 13th (2009)-R
- 11:50pm The Conjuring 2 (2016)-R (Fri 10/22 & Sat 10/23 ONLY!)
The Trunk or Treat event on Saturday features:
-Pumpkin painting contest for kids ages 11 & under.
-Trunk decorating contest for both screens. (Participants should bring pre packed candy to hand out to the trick or treaters)
- Screen 1 themed kids ages 11 & under.
- Screen 2 themed adults ages 12 & older.
-Trick-or-Treating around the theater on both screens.
-Costume contest on both screens.
- Screen 1 themed kids ages 11 & under.
- Screen 2 themed adults ages 12 & over.
-Face painting for all ages.
There will be roving monsters at each screen that are kid-friendly on Screen 1, and Scary on Screen 2. The monsters will stop once the movie starts on screen 1, but will continue during screen 2. They will not touch spectators, so please don’t touch them.
Gates open at 6 pm. General admission required. All Judging starts at 6:00 pm and will last the duration of the contests (6:00 pm-7:30 pm). Trick-or-treating starts at 6:00 pm and will last until 7:30 pm. Movies start at 8:00 pm. No registration needed.
Upcoming movie schedule at South Drive-In
Gate opens at 7 pm on Friday and Saturday nights, and 7:30 pm on Sunday night. They suggest arrive at least 1.5 hours -2 hours ahead of show time on Friday and Saturday nights, and 1 hour ahead of time on Sunday night.
The admission price is $9.50 for ages 12 and older on Friday & Saturday nights, $7.50 on regular Sunday nights, $2 for ages 5 to 11 every night, and ages 4 and under are free every night.
South Drive-In Flea Market
The South Drive-In is also home to a huge flea market! You’ll find 200 yard sales in one location at the South Drive-in Flea Market. It’s the largest outdoor yard sale and garage sale in Columbus since the 1970s. You’ll find clothing, footwear, housewares and tools, electronics and computers, art and photography. Yard sale pricing on everything for adults and children. Columbus’ giant outdoor yard sale and garage sale dealers also frequently have fresh vegetables and produce.
Spots are open if you want to be a seller. You can set up occasionally, or sell regularly. The cost to be a seller is $10 per space per day on Saturday and Sunday, $6 per space on Wednesday. There is no assigned parking or reserved spaces. You set your merchandise up next to your vehicle.
The Flea Market starts Saturday, May 23, and runs every Sat, Sun, Wed, from 5 am to 1 pm and a special flea market on Memorial Day 5/25 from 5 am to 1 pm. Arrive early for the best finds.
South Drive-In Theatre
3050 S High St.
Columbus, OH 43207
Phone: (614) 491-6771
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