Outdoor Movies in Columbus - Columbus Moms Network

Outdoor movies are a fun summer event for the whole family to enjoy! Check out our list of outdoor movies happening this summer in Columbus. In the event of rain or inclement weather, please double check the event website, or social media for any weather related cancellations or changes.

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Movies in the Parks (Upper Arlington)

Experience the joy of movie watching in the great outdoors. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks to enhance your movie-watching experience. If a movie is cancelled due to inclement weather (rain or winds over 15 mph), it will not be rescheduled (weather hotline: 614-583-5345). Movies are free.

2024 Movies in the Parks Series Lineup

Wonka (Rated: PG) | Friday June 14 at 7pm.
Location: Thompson Park, 4250 Woodbridge Rd

Wish (Rated PG) | Friday, July 12 at 7pm
Location: Sunny 95 Park, 4395 Carriage Hill Ln

Trolls Band Together (Rated PG) | Friday, August 9 at 7pm
Location: Thompson Park, 4250 Woodbridge Rd


There’s something enchanting about watching the stars of some of the hottest PG flicks under the stars of a steamy summer night. And talk about a big screen. We have a ginormous movie screen for a larger-than-life viewing of the show, plus six acres of lawn seating. No chair kicking or popcorn throwing here.

May 25 – Encanto*

June 21 – The Secret Lives of Pets** – CANCELED DUE TO HEAT, RESCHEDULED TO AUGUST 2.

July 12 – Ratatouille**

September 7 – Coco*

*These dates follow our free Family Fun Day programming.

**For the June 21 and July 12 free movie night, gates will open at 8 p.m. following a ticketed Columbus Symphony Orchestra Popcorn Pops performance. If you arrive before 8 p.m., you will not be permitted into the park until the previous ticketed event is finished.


The Main Event is an outdoor summer movie series located in the heart of Bexley, East Main Street. At each Main Event, there are featured musical performances, family activities, crafts, and food trucks to enjoy before the movie begins.

Friday, May 31- The Super Mario Bros. – Movie Rated PG. 9pm

June 21: Honey, I Shrunk The Kids & Science –Movie Rated PG. 8:30pm

Saturday, September 14: Wonka – Movie Rated PG. 8pm


Friday Night Flicks (Pickerington)

June 21, 2024 – August 02, 2024  |  Dusk. Sycamore Creek Park Amphitheater, Pickerington. Bring a blanket and chairs to enjoy a free movie with family and friends.

Friday, June 21, 2024 – Barbie

Friday, July 19, 2024 – The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Friday, August 2, 2024 – Migration

New Albany Summer Movie Series

Join us this summer for games, balloon benders, special performances, and more!

Luca (PG)- June 21 at The Preserve

Trolls Band Together (PG)- July 19 at Windsor

Barbie (PG-13)- August 10 at Bevelhymer Park


2024 Screen on the Green – Goodale Park

Screen on the Green is back and better than ever! Pack your chair and blanket and join the Short North Civic Association this summer on the softball field in Goodale Park for movies under the stars, projected on a giant inflatable screen with cinema-quality sound. Admission is FREE for all. Parking is available on adjacent streets and the Convention Center garage is easy walking distance.

Barbie – Screen on the Green

July 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Serial Mom – Screen on the Green

August 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wonka – Screen on the Green

September 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Movies at the Dam 

Join us all summer long for some dam fun movie nights! Prepare to enjoy the enchantment of the silver screen in a unique outdoor atmosphere. Bring your loved ones, friends, and a warm blanket for an unforgettable FREE movie night series!

Snacks are available for purchase through our good friends at SACCA.
Please note that movie start times vary throughout the summer due to the changes to the sunset time.

June 15th: Black Panther @ 9:30pm
July 27th: Barbie @ 9:30pm
August 17th: Wonder Park @ 9pm
September 21st: Migration @8pm

Summer Movies at Worthington Libraries

June 7, 2024, 8:30pm – 11:00pm at Northwest Library Backyard
July 12, 2024, 8:30pm – 11:00pm at Northwest Library Backyard
August 2, 2024, 8:30pm – 11:00pm at Northwest Library Backyard

Movie Under the Stars

Star Wars: IV – A New Hope. Friday, May 24: 8pm at Gallant Woods Park


Movie Nights at Topiary Park 

Come together at the beautiful Topiary Park downtown for free movie nights throughout the summer.
Movies start around sunset but we’ll have food trucks, activities and entertainment prior to kick off the films. Stay tuned as we announce additional programming and entertainment.
Friday, May 24 : Crazy Rich Asians
Friday, June 28: Rent
Friday, July 26: National Treasure
Friday, August 23: Barbie
Friday, September 27: West Side Story (Original)
Friday, October 25: Hocus Pocus

Grove City Movies in the Park

We’re moving to Town Center Park! Enjoy the free, annual outdoor movie series with friends and family under the stars!

  • When: Wednesday evenings, 8 p.m., children’s activities begin at 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Town Center Park, 3359 Park St.

Watch popular films from your car, pack lawn chairs or blankets, and enjoy a movie under the stars with family and friends. Each week features interactive, movie-themed activities at 7:30 p.m. Participants may bring snacks and beverages (no glass containers, please) or purchase refreshments in Town Center before the movie. Smoke- and alcohol-free event

Wednesday, June 26: Super Mario Bros

Wednesday, July 3: Field of Dream

Wednesday, July 17: The Little Mermaid (2023)

Wednesday, July 24: The Grinch (2018)

Wednesday, July 31: Trolls

Wednesday, August 7: Migration

Wednesday, October 5: RV

Cinema Under the Stars Gahanna

Bring your family and friends to enjoy cinema under the stars! This movie series includes yard games, crafts, and other great activities to enjoy before the movie plays on the big screen. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to find a spot on the hill at Friendship Park to watch the show. Movie will begin at dusk. In the event of weather-related cancellation, please visit Gahanna.Gov for updates.

Friday, June 21: Super Mario Bros

Friday, July 19: Soul

Friday, August 16: The Little Mermaid (2023)

Movies at McNamara

For two evenings each summer neighbors come together at McNamara Park to watch a movie under the stars. Bring a picnic, chair, blanket, bug spray, and family for a new release that starts at dusk. The popcorn is free and reservations are not required to attend.

If rain is forecasted, the Township will decide to cancel the event by 3:00 p.m. and will post a notice on this website and on the Township’s Facebook page.  If forced to cancel due to rain or other circumstances, the movie will be rescheduled for August 10, 2024.

2024 Line Up:

June 8: Migration sponsored by Westerville Public Library; arrive early to enjoy a visit with Ohio School of Falconry.

July 13: Barbie

August 10 (rain date)

Movies in the Park (Galloway)

Bring the family and enjoy an outdoor movie on the big screen. This is a free event on June 14. Gates open at 8p.m. and the movie begins at sunset. Concessions available for purchase.

This list will be updated as more outdoor movies are announced, so check back often! See you at the movies!


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