There’s no denying that summer is outdoor movie season. And because we’re such big fans of it, and since Columbus has no shortage of opportunities to catch a screening, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite recurring series this summer.
Family Movie Night, East Market
The newly-opened East Market has received plenty of attention on the culinary end, but it’s also hosting a free, family friendly movie night throughout the summer. In fact, you can catch a movie there tonight. The Near East Side hub will be showing “Clifford the Big Red Dog” this evening at dusk (approximately 8:50 p.m.). Screenings will also take place Aug. 4 and Aug. 28.
Upper Arlington Movies in the Park, Thompson Park
Upper Arlington is hosting its own outdoor movie series, with the majority of them taking place in the city’s Thompson Park. Next up in the series is a screening of “Space Jam: A New Legacy” tonight at dusk. Make sure to check the event’s website beforehand, as the screening location does change several times.
Movies Under the Stars, Green Lawn Abbey
While this movie series isn’t free, the historic backdrop of Green Lawn Abbey more than makes up for the $5 cover charge, and all proceeds benefit the abbey’s restoration. The popular comedy-driven adventure “Goonies” will be screened on July 29 at 7:30, with a picnic taking place beforehand at 6:30 .
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Movies at the Dam, Below Dam Recreation Area
The Alum Creek Park Rangers are blending the outdoors with family-friendly movies this summer, and everyone’s invited. The movie series takes place in the Below Dam Recreation Area, near to the Alum Creek Dam. Fittingly, the series is showing movies with a focus on the natural world. “Jungle Cruise” is next on the screening schedule, and will be played on Aug. 20.
Outdoor Movies for Adults, Genoa Park
While family friendly movie nights are a classic way to enjoy quality time with your loved ones during the summer, sometimes you need an evening away from the kids, too. 614 Nightlife’s Outdoor Movies for Adults in Genoa Park is just that. The event also features food trucks, beer and wine, and even live music. Tickets are $9.99 in advance or $18 at the door.
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