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Summer Movies Series In Columbus

It may not officially be summer yet, but it sure feels like it.

One of my favorite activities as a kid was going to outdoor movies. Now back in my day, we had to walk uphill both ways to the drive-in theatre… just kidding. In all seriousness, there weren’t as many great outdoor movie options in the 90s, but luckily, the trend has finally caught on.

There are dozens of awesome films screening around the city, from adults only extravaganzas to documentaries to family-friendly animated films, there really is a movie night for everyone! Grab some blankets, pack up the cooler, and don’t forget the bug spray! It’s time to relax under the stars.

NightLight 614 (21+)

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What: This summer movie series is for grown-ups only! Season tickets are sold out, but individual tickets are still available for $9 in advance and $15 day of. Tickets for the first four films go on sale on May 31, but I wouldn’t recommend waiting. These events are incredibly popular and sell out quickly. There will be food trucks, craft brews, and live music before the film starts.
When: July-October, movies begin at sundown.
Where: Genoa Park, 303 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215

The Breakfast Club | July 12
The Devil Wears Prada | August 2
Wedding Crashers | August 16
Almost Famous | August 30
Fight Club | September 6
Pretty Woman | September 20
Napoleon Dynamite | September 27
Ghostbusters| October 11

Topiary Park

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What: Head to the Topiary Park in the Discovery District for three summer movies under the stars. There will be food truck grub available for purchase and free popcorn to munch on during the film. Admission is free.
When: Once per month, June-August at 7:15 p.m.
Where: Topiary Park, 480 E Town St, Columbus, OH 43215

Marley & Me | June 30
Howl’s Moving Castle | July 28
Arrival | August 25

Fryer Flicks on the Hill


What: Snuggle up on the slope at Fryer Park for a family-friendly summer movie series! The films are free to the public and families can bring their own snacks (no glass) or purchase refreshments there.
When: June 7 through July 26 at dusk.
Where: Fryer Park, 3899 Orders Road, Grove City, OH 43123

Despicable Me 3 | June 7
Beauty and the Beast (2017) | June 14
Wonder Woman (2017) | June 21
Peter Rabbit | June 28
Justice League | July 5
Star Wars: The Last Jedi | July 12
Coco | July 19
Cars 3 | July 26

Bexley Main Event

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What: The Bexley Main event is one of the cities coolest family traditions. Bring the kids for a fun movie night, kids activities, special guests, and more! The Main Event is free for the whole family.
When: June-September, movies begin at dusk.
Where: Capital University, E Main St & College Ave, Bexley, OH 43209

Princess Bride | June 15
Lion King | July 13 | Special Main Event at The Bexley Pool
Trolls | August 10
Star Wars: The Last Jedi | September 21

Easton Movies by Moonlight

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What: Easton is pulling out all of the stops for their Movies by Moonlight this year. They’ve got great family films lined up and the best part is, it’s all free!
When: June 5- August 28, the movies begin at sundown.
Where: Easton Town Center, 160 Easton Town Center, Columbus, OH 43219

The Wizard of Oz | June 5
The Emoji Movie | June 12
The Muppets (2011) | June 19
Despicable Me 3 | June 26
Paddington 2 | July 10
Coco | July 17
Elf | July 24
The LEGO Movie | July 31
Wonder | August 7
Sherlock Gnomes | August 14
Peter Rabbit (2018) | August 21
Beauty and the Beast (2017) | August 28

New Albany Summer Movie Series

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What: The 6th Annual New Albany Summer Movie Series is back. Pack your blankets, lawn chairs, and picnic baskets for an evening under the stars. The screen will go up at dark and alcohol, pets, and glass containers are prohibited. Admission is free.
When: June-August, movies begin at sundown.
Where: Wexner Community Park, 7600 Swickard Woods Blvd, New Albany, OH 43054

Trolls | June 27
Pixar Night | July 13
Black Panther | August 10

Metro Parks Summer Movies

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What: The Columbus Metro Parks is hosting a free summer series, open to all ages (although parents should use discretion for movie selections). The films range from family-movies to documentaries.
When: June-August, various times.
Where: Various Metro Parks

PBS Nature presents “Leave it to Beavers” | June 15 at 7:30 p.m. | Battelle Darby Creek Nature Center
Wonder Woman | June 23 at 9: 30 p.m. | Glacier Ridge
Jumanji | June 30 at 9:30 p.m. | Blenden Woods Cherry Ridge Program Area
Disney Nature presents “Bears” | July 21 at 7:30 p.m. | Battelle Darby Creek Nature Center
Coco | July 21 at 9 p.m. | Glacier Ridge
PBS Nature Presents “Charlie and the Curious Otters” | August 3 at 7:30 p.m. | Battelle Darby Creek Nature Center
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story | August 3 at 9 p.m. | High Banks Big Meadow Picnic Area
LEGO Batman | August 17 at 8 p.m. | Sharon Woods

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