Summer Outdoor Movies in Columbus

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Do you love watching summer outdoor movies in Columbus? We have a great list of places to see those flicks in the fresh air! From Columbus’ last remaining drive-in, to cool poolside movies, and more, this is the place to find your favorite summer outdoor movies in 2016!

Columbus Commons

Bring your picnic blankets and lawn chairs for FREE family movies one Friday a month under the stars at Columbus Commons following the Popcorn Pops event for kids (tickets required for Popcorn Pops, not for the movie.) For best seating, you’ll want to consider going to the concert first and staying for the movie. No tents, staked umbrellas, alcohol, or plastic tarps permitted.

  • June 24, 8:15pm Honey I Shrunk the Kids
  • July 22, 8:15pm Minions

Easton’s Movies by Moonlight

Tuesday evenings at dusk through August 30, bring a blanket and snacks and enjoy Easton’s outdoor summer movies for FREE!

  • July 5, Field of Dreams
  • July 12, Matilda
  • July 19, Inside Out
  • July 26, The Good Dinosaur
  • August 12, Tomorrowland
  • August 9, Hotel Transylvania 2
  • August 16, School of Rock
  • August 23, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
  • August 30, The Goonies

South Drive-in Theater

This is the classic drive-in experience! Located at 2050 S High Street.  Admission is $9.50 for 12 and up, $1.00 for ages 5-11, and under four is free! Check website for listings, movies play rain or shine (they did once close for a tornado…but most weather is business as usual!)

Zoombezi Bay Dive-in Movies

Offering Dive-in Movies at the wave pool every Friday July 8-August 5.  You must purchase entry to the waterpark to see the movies.

  • July 8, 9-11pm Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
  • July 15, 9-11pm The Peanuts Movie
  • July 22, 9-11pm Home
  • July 29, 9-11pm Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
  • Aug 5, 9-11pm Minions

Free with Zoombezi Bay admission, After-5 tickets available for $10 per guest.

Fryer Flicks on the Hill

Take in an outdoor movie in Grove City!  They inflate a large screen at the bottom of the sledding hill and everyone gathers on the hill to watch.

Held at 3899 Orders Road on Thursdays at dusk until July 28th.  Rain dates will be rescheduled in August.

Family PG Movies

  • July 7,  Dolphin Tale 2
    July 14,  Max
    July 21, Inside Out
    July 28, Minions

Adult Date Night Movie

Childcare is offered for this adult-only movie at the Grove City YMCA starting at 7pm.  Cost is $5 for the first child and $1 for each additional child in the same family.  There will be food trucks and refreshments.  As with the other movies, alcohol is prohibited.

  • July 16, The Intern

If you have another favorite outdoor movie venue in the Columbus area, tell us, we’d love to add it!

Note: The dates and times here were correct as of publishing, but weather and other issues can cause changes. Please refer to venue websites via the provided links before you make your plans.

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