Columbus Outdoor and Drive-In Movie Experiences for Summer 2021

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Local businesses are getting creative with their outdoor summer movies in 2021! Check out one of these drive-in movie options for your family this summer!

The summer of 2020 is unlike any other! The summer is usually packed full of movie deals and outdoor movies in every neighborhood and suburb. While the summer of 2020 isn’t going to look exactly like that, you don’ have to miss out on a movie under the stars!

Malls and theaters are opening their parking lots for drive in movies! Check out these movie options that are either happening every night or on a limited basis! And don’t forget South Drive-In Theatre which is  a permanent drive-in theater on the south side of Columbus!

1. Moonlight Movies at Polaris Fashion Place

Drive in movies will take place on Fridays in May at Polaris Fashion Place in the Main Entrance parking lot. The movies are free but you can reserve your ticket online. ALL DATES ARE SOLD OUT FOR 2021.

2. Movies at Moonlight at Easton Town Center

Free outdoor movies will take place on Tuesday evenings in June in the Town Square at dusk. 2021 movies include:

June 1: Wizard of Oz
June 8: The LEGO Movie 2
June 15: Field of Dreams
June 22: Despicable Me
June 29: Sonic the Hedgehog

Socially distant circles for guests will be available on a first come first serve basis!

3. South Drive In Theatre

South Drive In is a permanent drive-in movie theatre. The theater is open weekends only. Online ticketing is available, however cards and cash will be accepted at the gate. Kids 4 and under are free every night and kids ages 5-11 are only $2. A concession stand and restrooms will also be available. There are two screens and 4 movies are shown each evening.

4. Skyview Drive In

Skyview Drive-In is a permanent drive-in movie theater in Lancaster! Tickets are currently only sold online. Kids 3 and under are free and ages 4-11 are $4 each. 12 and up are $8/each. Movies start at 9:00 PM. There is a concession stand with a full menu available or you can purchase a food permit for $5 to bring in outside food.

5. Free Friday Flicks in the Park

Register online to watch a movie in your car in the parking lot of the Community Center in Hilliard! 2021 dates so far include June 18.

6. Gahanna Summer Drive-In Series


Head to Headley Park for drive-in concerts and movies! Register in advance if you want to attend!

7. Movie on the Lawn at C3 Church

On select Fridays at C3 Church in Canal Winchester, they will show a movie on the lawn! Popcorn and snacks are provided.

8. Metro Parks Movie Nights

July 29 – September 25, 2021 there will be 6 movies at various Metro Parks! All movies start at dark. Refreshments are provided. 



–>> Need more to do this summer? Sign up for a Summer Reading Program or try out one of these 25 Fun Outdoor Activities in Columbus for the Whole Family! <<– Or take a look at this list of over 100 fun things to do in Columbus!

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