Summer movie series and outdoor venues offer free or discounted movies.

The South Drive-In offers movies nightly during the summer.


Theaters at Polaris and Carriage Place offer summer movies that are PG or G for families for $5 for 10 movies in advance for the whole series or $1 each at the box office. They also offer weekly email coupons with deals on concession items. Mondays are "Reel Family Time" with movies on Monday $1 per person for 3 or more.


Kids Dream Summer Seies offers movies on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for $2. Theaters are at Crosswoods (Worthington off U.S. 23) and Pickerington.

The Strand in Delaware

The Strand's Summer 2014 Kids Movie Series starts June 10. Movies will be shown on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Admission is a donation of an item or cash to charity. For a list of the most needed items, visit

CAPA Summer Movies at Ohio Theater

Movies begin June 6 with the 1978 version of Superman starring the late Christopher Reeve. A series of 10 tickets cost $25. Ages 13-18 can get the series for $5. At the day of show, tickets are $4 or $3.50 for senior citizens. The series runs through Aug. 10. Among the special events is an appearance by Fritz the Nite Owl for some horror films.

Grandview Theater

Movies will be shown at 3:30 p.m. each Wednesday and cost $3.30. The Phantom Tollbooth plays tomorrow, Zathura June 18 and Wreck-it Ralph June 25. Movies run through Aug. 13. All movies are G or PG, with the exception of Mad Monster Party, which is NR.

AMC Theaters

So far, they haven't released anything about a summer movie series. I will update this if I find out anything.

South Drive-In

Admission is $9 for adults, but just $1 for ages 11 and younger at the South Drive-in, located at 3050 S. High St.

Not at theaters:

-Easton Town Center will host "Movies by Moonlight" Tuesday evenings in July and August.

-Fryer Park in Grove City will have "Fryer Flicks on the Hill" beginning at dusk on Thursdays beginning June 12. (Coolers-no glass-are allowed and concessions will be available, too.)

-"Cinema Under the Stars" begins Saturday, June 14 with "Back to the Future" at 9 p.m. in the Rotary Stage at Gahanna's Creekside.

-Columbus Commons will hold a movie night after the Columbus Symphony concert on Friday, June 20, with "Frozen" at 8:15 p.m. On July 18 at 8:15 p.m., the park will screen "The Lego Movie." Both events are free.

-The North Market hosts Drive-In movies in its parking lot with "Ghostbusters" as its next film on Friday, June 13 around 9 p.m. Cost is $5 for pedestrians (bring a chair or blanket) and $19 per carload. Market vendors will sell concessions.

-The Wexner Center starts its Wex Drive-In movies with "Bottle Rocket" at 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 19. Admission is free for all ages.