August 2013 Issue
These venues show a wide
range of films, from classics to family-friendly fare.
Even though we wait all winter for the summer sun, sometimes it’s nice to beat the heat by watching a film in a refreshingly cool theater.
On the other hand, some us who want to soak up every minute of the warm weather. Luckily, Ohio has plenty of outdoor screenings as well.
The following are a few of the summer movie options, most free or at minimal cost. Visit the websites for complete schedules.
Classic films never go out of style with the annual Summer Movie Series presented by CAPA at the Ohio Theatre in Columbus. Watch the 1917 silent film “The Little American,” Aug. 8–9. 614/469-0939, capa.com.
Get two tickets for the price of one and catch both an organ concert and a classic movie at the Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield Aug. 8 and 22. 419/522-2726, mansfieldtickets.com.
Cleveland’s PlayhouseSquare Palace Theatre will screen films for just $5 during the annual Cinema at the Square Aug. 1–18. Titles range from “2001: A Space Odyssey” to “Annie.” 216/241-6000, playhousesquare.org.
Enjoy some popcorn in the air-conditioned Victoria Theatre in Dayton for the Cool Film Series each weekend in August. James Bond 50th Anniversary Weekend, Aug. 2–4, offers three 007 favorites: “From Russia With Love,” “Goldfinger” and “Live and Let Die.” 937/228-7591, victoriatheatre.com.
The Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus goes on a global tour for “A Summer Abroad ’13” featuring international films, culminating in appearances by director Guy Maddin and actress/writer Isabella Rossellini on Aug. 24. 614/292-3535, wexarts.org.
FILMS AL FRESCO
Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy a free movie at Columbus Commons downtown at dusk on Aug. 2 (“Hotel Transylvania”) and 31 (“Back to the Future”). columbuscommons.org.
Spend a day at Zoombezi Bay Waterpark at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and stay late for the Dive-In Movies series with fun activities in the Wild Tides Wave Pool before the show, Aug. 2 and 9. 800/MONKEYS, zoombezibay.com.
The Wex Drive-In series will feature “Fantastic Mr. Fox” Aug. 15 at the Wexner Center Plaza in Columbus along with popcorn, ice cream and pizza. 614/292-3535, wexarts.org.
Take your family to Smale Riverfront Park in Cincinnati Aug. 16 and 30 to watch Cincinnati Circus performers and then a movie. 513/352-4080, cincinnatiparks.com.
Curl up with your special someone at Cincinnati’s Washington Park under the stars for the featured Date Night Movie, “Julia and Julia,” Aug. 17. 513/352-4080, washingtonpark.org.