If you find yourself missing the movie theater experience, there are lots of opportunities to watch creepy Halloween classics this month without the added horror of a crowded indoor cinema. Here are some of the family-friendly drive-in screenings popping up around Columbus.
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Ohio History Center—All Hallows’ Eve Presents: Sleepy Hollow Drive-in Series
The Ohio History Center is hosting a series of screenings of family-friendly Halloween classics with the added bonus of a retelling of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow as you leave. The first two screenings have already passed, but three more remain, including Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Hocus Pocus. Each Friday night screening will feature two show times for $40 per car, or $25 for members. Find more info on the Ohio History website.
Pickerington Community Pool—The Haunted Mansion
The City of Pickerington is hosting a free, one-night-only drive in screening of The Haunted Mansion in the parking lot of its community pool. There will be two showings at 6:45 p.m. and 9:15 p.m., but spots are filling up fast, so you’d better reserve yours now. More information and reservations can be found on the Pickerington website.
Coffman Park, Dublin—Not-So-Spooky Drive-In Movies
If you’re a resident of Dublin or the Dublin school district, the city is providing a free drive-in movie series for the whole family. The showings are at various weekend times and days through the end of October, and feature Halloween frights such as Coco, The Addams Family, and more. Registration is limited, so hurry over to the City of Dublin website.