Summer Movies Under The Stars

Movies By Moonlight

Summer brings me so much joy! Partly because of the weather, but mostly because of all the summer activities and long drawn out days. This FREE summer activity is not only free, it is offered throughout Central Ohio at local parks and community areas. Movies under the stars allows your kids the freedom of the outdoors, all while enjoying a movie that appears on a projector screen. My family packed up picnic style with blankets, chairs, snacks, etc. Find a space on the grass, and once the sun clears....a movie appears! I give this free summer activity a child friendly review of 10 out of 10. Be aware that movies are scheduled to start at dusk. My experience is that they will wait until nightfall (9-930p) before it really starts. No worries, some communities have parks, food trucks, etc to keep you entertained. Below is a list of all movies and districts they will appear! Hope you enjoy!

Please click the links to learn there location!

May 29 – The Main Event in Bexley, showing Big Hero 6

June 2 – Movies by Moonlight at Easton, showing Wizard of OZ

June 5 – Friday Night Flicks in Pickerington, showing Planes

June 9 – Movies by Moonlight at Easton, showing Ratatouille

June 11 – Fryer Flicks on the Hill in Grove City, showing Brave

June 12 – Friday Night Flicks in Pickerington, showing Balto

June 12 – Movies Under the Stars at Green Lawn Abbey, showing The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

June 13 – Movies in the Park at Whetstone Park, showing E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

June 13 – Saturday Cinema on the Square in Lancaster, showing Paddington

June 16 – Movies by Moonlight at Easton, showing Father of the Bride

June 18 – Wex Drive-In on the lawn at the Wexner Center, showing The Darjeeling Limited

June 18 – Fryer Flicks on the Hill in Grove City, showing E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

June 19 – Downtown Drive-In at North Market, showing Mean Girls

June 19 – Friday Night Flicks in Pickerington, showing The Big Green

June 19 – Classic Movie Series at Everal Barn in Westerville, showing Hook

June 23 – Movies by Moonlight at Easton, showing The Boxtrolls

June 25 – The Main Event in Bexley, showing Night at the Museum

June 25 – Fryer Flicks on the Hill in Grove City, showing Into the Woods

June 26 – Movies at the Pool, Hunters Ridge Pool in Gahanna, showing The Lego Movie

June 26 – Movie in the Park in Upper Arlington, showing Heavyweights

June 26 – Movie Nights at Columbus Commons, showing Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

June 26 – Friday Night Flicks in Pickerington, showing Mary Poppins

June 30 – Movies by Moonlight at Easton, showing Hook

July 2 – Fryer Flicks on the Hill in Grove City, showing Hook

July 2 – Movie in the Park in Upper Arlington, showing WOSU’s Columbus Neighborhoods, Tri-Village

July 7 – Movies by Moonlight at Easton, showing Despicable Me

July 9 – Fryer Flicks on the Hill in Grove City, showing Maleficent

July 10 – Friday Night Flicks in Pickerington, showing Remember the Titans

July 10 – Movies Under the Stars at Green Lawn Abbey, showing The Mad Magician

July 10 – Dive-in Movies at Zoombezi Bay, showing How to Train Your Dragon 2

July 11 – Saturday Cinema on the Square in Lancaster, showing How to Drain Your Dragon 2

July 14 – Movies by Moonlight at Easton, showing Paddington

July 16 – Wex Drive-In on the lawn at the Wexner Center, showing Touch of Evil

July 16 – Movie in the Park in Upper Arlington, showing Jumanji

July 16 – Fryer Flicks on the Hill in Grove City, showing When the Game Stands Tall

July 17 – Screen on the Green in Goodale Park, showing Poltergeist

July 17 – Dive-in Movies at Zoombezi Bay, showing Jumanji

July 17 – Classic Movie Series at Everal Barn in Westerville, showing Cinderella

July 17 – Friday Night Flicks in Pickerington, showing Frozen

July 21 – Movies by Moonlight at Easton, showing An American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success

July 23 – Fryer Flicks on the Hill in Grove City, showing Big Hero 6

July 24 – Downtown Drive-In at North Market, showing Batman

July 24 – Movie Nights at Columbus Commons, showing Annie (Original)

July 24 – Movies at the Pool, Hunters Ridge Pool in Gahanna, showing Big Hero 6

July 24 – Dive-in Movies at Zoombezi Bay, showing The Pirates-Band of Misfits

July 24 – Friday Night Flicks in Pickerington, showing Ratatouille

July 28 – Movies by Moonlight at Easton, showing Cinderella (1950)

July 30 – Fryer Flicks on the Hill in Grove City, showing Planes: Fire & Rescue

July 31 - Topiary Garden Theater Night at the Movies in the Topiary Park, Jurassic Park

July 31 – The Main Event in Bexley, showing The Incredibles

July 31 – Movie in the Park in Upper Arlington, showing Big Hero 6

July 31 – Friday Night Flicks in Pickerington, showing Rudy

July 31 – Dive-in Movies at Zoombezi Bay, showing RIO 2

Aug 1 – Movie Night in the Shoe, showing Big Hero 6 ($5 per person for Team Buckeye/Pelotonia)

Aug 4 – Movies by Moonlight at Easton, showing Harry Potter at the Sorcerer’s Stone

Aug 7 – Dive-in Movies at Zoombezi Bay, showing Penguins of Madagascar

Aug 8 – Saturday Cinema on the Square in Lancaster, showing Cinderella (2015)

Aug 11 – Movies by Moonlight at Easton, showing Big Hero 6

Aug 13 – Wex Drive-In on the lawn at the Wexner Center, showing Cry-Baby

Aug 14 – Movies Under the Stars at Green Lawn Abbey, showing Psycho

Aug 14 – Movie in the Park in Upper Arlington, showing Paddington Bear

Aug 14 – Downtown Drive-In at North Market, showing Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Aug 18 – Movies by Moonlight at Easton, showing UP

Aug 20 – Fryer Flicks on the Hill in Grove City, showing Wall-E

Aug 21 – Screen on the Green in Goodale Park, showing Wizard of OZ

Aug 21 – Classic Movie Series at Everal Barn in Westerville, showing Beethoven

Aug 21 – The Main Event in Bexley, showing Breakfast Club (date night!)

Aug 25 – Movies by Moonlight at Easton, showing Back to the Future

Aug 28 - Topiary Garden Theater Night at the Movies in the Topiary Park, showing The Wiz

Aug 28 – Movie Night in the Shoe, showing Avengers ($5 per person benefits Team Buckeye/Pelotonia)

Aug 28 – The Main Event in Bexley, showing Harry Potter

Aug 28 – Movie in the Park in Upper Arlington, showing McFarland, USA

Sept 11 – Movies Under the Stars at Green Lawn Abbey, showing The Blob

Sept 18 – Screen on the Green in Goodale Park, showing Babe

Sept 25 – The Main Event in Bexley, showing Sandlot

Sept 26 - Topiary Garden Theater Night at the Movies in the Topiary Park, showing The Secret Garden