Roundup: Outdoor summer movie series

By Columbus Alive
From the May 31, 2012 edition

Every summer numerous places around Columbus offer free outdoor movie screenings that let couples and families soak in classic and family-friendly films under the stars. This year there are a few changes: There are no screenings at Gahanna’s Creekside, and Bicentennial Park is offering a not-very-kid-friendly screening of “Midnight in Paris” on the Scioto Mile — a perfect opportunity for some mid-summer romance. Here are a few of the most popular outdoor movie spots worth checking out.

Columbus Commons Summer Series

Where: Columbus Commons

160 S. High St., Downtown

When: Dusk

What to bring: Lawn chairs, blankets and coolers (no alcoholic beverages allowed)

What’s showing:

June 2: “The Muppets”

June 9: “Cars 2”

Sept. 1: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”

More info: columbuscommons.org

Cinema Under the Stars

Where: Gahanna parks

When: 9 p.m., with live music beginning at 7 p.m.

What to bring: Blankets or lawn chairs

What’s showing:

June 2: “UP” at Woodside Green Park

July 7: “Adventures of Tintin” at Hannah Park

Aug. 4: “Cool Runnings” at Friendship Park

More info: gahanna.gov

Fryer Flicks on the Hill

Where: Fryer Park sledding hill

3899 Orders Rd., Grove City

When: Dusk on Thursdays

What to bring: Blanket or lawn chairs, snacks or cash for popcorn and ice cream

What’s showing:

June 14: “Cars 2”

June 21: “Bed Time Story”

June 28: “Dolphin Tale”

July 5: “Happy Feet”

July 12: “Big Miracle”

July 19: “The World’s Fastest Indian”

July 26: “Tangled”

Aug. 2: “Toy Story 3”

More info: grovecityohio.gov

Movies on the Mile

Where: Bicentennial Park

229 Civic Center Dr., Downtown

When: Activities begin at 5 p.m.; the movie starts at dusk

What to bring: Blanket or lawn chairs. For the June 15 movie, which is co-hosted by Columbus Young Professionals Club, bring money for food and alcohol, as well as an interest in fashion; “Martinis & Models,” the first outdoor fashion show on the Scioto Mile, starts at 7 p.m.

What’s showing:

June 15: “Midnight in Paris”

Aug. 17: “Charlotte’s Web”

More info: sciotomile.com

Wex Drive-In

Where: Wexner Center Plaza

1871 N. High St., Campus

When: Festivities begin at 8 p.m.; movie begins at dusk

What to bring: Blanket or lawn chairs, plus ID and money for the cash bar

What’s showing:

June 21: “The Royal Tenenbaums”

July 19: “Sabrina”

Aug. 16: “War of the Worlds” (2005)

More info: wexarts.org

Movies by Moonlight series

Where: Easton Town Square

160 Easton Town Center, Easton

When: Tuesdays at dusk

What to bring: A blanket and snacks from your favorite mall eatery

What’s showing:

July 3: “An American Tail”

July 10: “Puss in Boots”

July 17: “Annie”

July 24: “Tangled”

July 31: “Lion King”

Aug. 7: “The Help”

Aug. 14: “Muppets”

Aug. 21: “Karate Kid”

Aug. 28: “Sherlock Holmes”

More info: eastontowncenter.com

Screen on the Green

Where: Goodale Park

120 W. Goodale St., Victorian Village

When: Sunset

What to bring: Blankets, flashlights and a youthful sense of humor for the half-hour of cartoons preceding the movie

What’s showing: Movies haven’t been announced yet, but the dates are July 20, Aug. 17 and Sept. 21.

More info: shortnorthcivic.org