If you find yourself missing the true Halloween experience this year, there are lots of opportunities to watch creepy Halloween classics this weekend without the added horror of a crowded indoor cinema. Here are some of the family-friendly drive-in screenings popping up around Columbus.
Ohio History Center—All Hallows’ Eve Presents: Sleepy Hollow Drive-in
The Ohio History Center is hosting a screening of the family-friendly Halloween classic, “Hocus Pocus”, on Friday, October 30. There’s even an added bonus of listening to the “Legend of Sleepy Hollow” story on your radio while driving through some of your favorite All Hallows’ Eve scenes as you exit. . Each Friday night screening will feature two showtimes for $40 per car, or $25 for members. Find more info on the Ohio History website.
CAPA’s Spook Out Movie Magic Presents a Special Halloween Screening
CAPA is celebrating the Halloween season with a screening featuring “the name in laughter from the hereafter,” “Beetlejuice”, at the historic Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.) on Friday, October 30 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and must be pre-purchased through the CAPA web site. Pre-show Halloween-themed entertainment will be provided by CAPA featured organist Clark Wilson from the keys of the Ohio Theatre’s treasured “Mighty Morton” theatre organ 30 minutes prior to the screening.
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Flying Horse Farms Halloween Drive-in Screening
Flying Horse Farms provides healing, transformative camp experiences for children with serious illnesses and their families–free of charge. Join them this Friday for an upscale night at the drive-in featuring Disney’s “Coco”. Come together for a family-friendly event that celebrates camp, complete with a special camp-themed silent auction, live music provided by The Andy Shaw Band, gourmet snack boxes, a movie favorite, and a big dose of camp fun, all from the comfort of your own car! This event is the perfect socially distanced night out. Tickets are $250 per car, which includes 4 gourmet snack boxes and your choice of beverage. Each ticket purchased covers the cost for a camper family to attend too! For more information visit Flying Horse Farm.
The McCoy Center Presents a Special Halloween Screening
The McCoy Center (100 W. Dublin-Granville Rd., New Albany) will host a special community Halloween celebration screening of “Ghostbusters”, Saturday, October 31, utilizing the Mershad Digital Experience, a state-of-the-art, digital projection and sound system that delivers superior brightness and color rendering, digital surround sound, and a full-immersion experience. Tickets are $5 and must be pre-purchased through the McCoy 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 this Friday and Saturday. The showings include Halloween favorites such as “ET” and “Hocus Pocus”. Registration is limited, so hurry over to the City of Dublin website.
Per the Governor’s order, capacities for all of these screenings will be limited and patrons will be asked to follow safety protocols including socially distanced seating and mandatory face coverings.