Roundup: Outdoor summer movie series

Heather Gross, Columbus Alive

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