Drive-In Movies


Drive-In Movies have taken a new spin this year and are popping up all over Columbus. Grab a blanket, some snacks and watch a movie from the trunk of your car under the stars.

Take a look at the places hosting Drive-Ins this summer. {This information is subject to change, so check the links and confirm dates/times/pricing.}

Most of these Drive-Ins require registration and have a limited amount of spots available. There are also guidelines and rules in place that vary for each location so read those before purchasing a ticket.

Easton Sunset Series Drive-In Movies

When: Tuesday-Saturday nights from May 22 – July

Where: The parking lot located in Easton’s newest district.

Price: $10 per car

Website: Easton Sunset Series Drive-In Movies

Drive-In Zoovies

When:Friday and Saturday nights beginning on June 19 and ending on July 11. There are two showings per night. One is at 5:30 pm and the other is 9:30 pm.

Where: The parking lot of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Price: $25 per vehicle for zoo members (includes one bag of popcorn) and $30 per vehicle for non-zoo members. Save $10 when you get admission to two movies in a weekend.

Website: Drive-In Zoovies

The City of Dublin

When: Saturdays: June 27, July 11, July 25, August 8, August 15

Where: Coffman Park Event Lawn

Price: Free of charge but a donation of non-perishable food item and/or cash contribution to the Dublin Food Pantry is suggested.

Website: Coffman Park Drive-In Movies

Drive-In Movie Night

When: Sunday nights until July 26 from 6:30-8:30 pm

Where: The Naz Church in Grove City

Price: free but you can order food from The Naz Cafe

Website: The Naz Movie Night

Parking Lot Cinema

When: various dates in June

Where: Marcus Theatres- Pickerington Cinema

Price: $30 per car

Website: Pickerington Movie Theatre

Pride of Ohio Drive-In Movie Series

When: July 11 and August 8 (4:30 pm and 8:30 pm)

Where: The parking lot of Ohio History Center

Price: free/car registration required- $9.50 snack pack and $1.35 water

Website: Pride of Ohio Drive-In Movie Series

drive-in theatresSouth Drive-In Theatre

This theatre has been around for a long time and is the classic drive-in movie experience.

When: weekends

Where: 3050 S High St., Columbus, OH 43207

Price: per person pricing varies on age

Website: South Drive-In Theatre

Skyview Drive-In

This is another typical drive-in theater that has been around since 1948.

When: the schedule gets posted week by week

Where: 2420 E. Main St., Lancaster, OH 43130

Price: per person pricing varies (If you want to bring your own food, you must purchase the $5 outside food permit when you purchase your tickets.)

Website: Skyview Drive-In

Drive-Ins were very popular in the past so heading to one of these should spark interesting conversations for your family. Have a fun night of good old fashioned fun!

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Amy Onifer
Amy is an "on the go momma" to two spunky and fun loving kids (ages 9 & 8). She came to Columbus to pursue a career in elementary education and decided this was home. She’s an avid traveler, yet can’t master the art of packing. Her philosophy is bring it all because you don’t know if you’re going to need it. If you ever decide to take a trip with her, don’t worry about bringing a camera because she’ll take enough photos of the experience that it will likely crash your hard drive. Before kids, you could find everything neatly organized and straight vacuum lines in her carpet, but these days she's not bothered with worrying about the small stuff. You can catch her belting out her favorite song, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” and using her two left feet to bust a move with her family during their frequent impromptu dance parties. She loves living in such a family-friendly city!