Free Outdoor Movies

Is there anything better than watching movies outside under the stars on a warm summer night? Maybe only if they were free, right? Well, you’re in luck! Columbus is filled with free, outdoor summer movies. Plus, you don’t even need to sneak in the snacks because they suggest bringing your own! Make sure to bring a blanket and/or chair, too.


Time: 6:30 pm with music and kids activities by Piccadilly, the Bexley Public Library, and Bexley Recreation & Parks.

Place: Capital University’s Main Street Lawn

Fri, May 25Coco (PG)Capital's Front Lawn
Fri, June 15Princess BrideCapital's Front Lawn
Fri, July 13Lion KingBexley Pool
Fri, Aug 10TrollsCapital's Front Lawn
Fri, Sept 21Star Wars - The Last JediCapital's Front Lawn

Columbus Commons

Time: 8:15 pm

Place: 160 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215

Sat, May 26The Greatest ShowmanColumbus Commons
Fri, June 29To be announcedColumbus Commons
Fri, July 13CocoColumbus Commons


Time: 8:30 pm

Place: 160 Easton Town Ctr, Columbus, Ohio 43219

Tues, June 5The Wizard of OzEaston
Tues, June 12The Emoji MovieEaston
Tues, June 19The MuppetsEaston
Tues, June 26Despicable Me 3Easton
Tues, July 10Paddington 2Easton
Tues, July 17CocoEaston
Tues, July 24ElfEaston
Tues, July 31The Lego MovieEaston
Tues, Aug 7WonderEaston
Tues, Aug 14Sherlock GnomesEaston
Tues, Aug 21 Peter RabbitEaston
Tues, Aug 28 Beauty and the BeastEaston

Green Lawn Abbey

Time: 9:00 pm

Place: Green Lawn Abbey – 700 Greenlaw Ave. Columbus, OH 43223

Cost: $5

Fri, June 8Mildred PierceGreen Lawn Abbey

Grove City

Time: Dusk

Place: Fryer Park, 3899 Orders Road, Grove City, OH

Thurs, June 7Despicable Me 3Fryer Park
Thurs, June 14Beauty and the BeastFryer Park
Thurs, June 21Wonder WomanFryer Park
Thurs, June 28Peter Rabbit Fryer Park
Thurs, July 5Justice LeagueFryer Park
Thurs, July 12Star Wars - The Last JediFryer Park
Thurs, July 19CocoFryer Park
Thurs, July 26Cars 3Fryer Park


Time: 8:00 pm

Place: Hilliard Municipal Park, 3800 Veterans Memorial Dr, Hilliard, Ohio 43026

Sat, June 16Daddy DaycareHilliard Municipal Park
Sat, Aug 11 Little GiantsHilliard Municipal Park

Nightlight 614 (21+)

Time: Gates open at 7:00 pm, Movie starts at 9:00 pm

Place: Genoa Park in Franklinton (right behind Cosi)

Cost: Tickets are $6 advance, $15 at the door. Beer and wine are not free, but available for $6-8.

Sun, July 12The Breakfast ClubGenoa Park
Sun, Aug 2The Devil Wears PradaGenoa Park
Sun, Aug 16Wedding CrashersGenoa Park
Sun, Aug 30Almost FamousGenoa Park
Sun, Sept 6Fight ClubGenoa Park
Sun, Sept 20 Pretty WomanGenoa Park
Sun, Sept 27Napoleon DynamiteGenoa Park
Sun, Oct 11Ghostbusters (1984)Genoa Park


Time: Dusk

Place: Sycamore Creek Park Amphitheater

Fri, June 1Despicable Me 3Sycamore Creek Park Amphitheater
Fri, June 8The Nut Job 2: Nutty by NatureSycamore Creek Park Amphitheater
Fri, June 15The Lego Ninjago MovieSycamore Creek Park Amphitheater
Fri, June 22Beauty and the BeastSycamore Creek Park Amphitheater
Fri, June 29BeethovenSycamore Creek Park Amphitheater
Fri, July 6No Movie - July 4th Celebration
Sycamore Creek Park Amphitheater
Fri, July 13CocoSycamore Creek Park Amphitheater
Fri, July 20Cars 3Sycamore Creek Park Amphitheater
Fri, July 27 The IncrediblesSycamore Creek Park Amphitheater

Upper Arlington 

Time: Dusk

Place: Thompson Park at the South Shelter off of McCoy Road, unless noted otherwise

Fri, June 8Charlotte's WebMount view Christian Church (Drive-In)
Fri, June 22Honey I Shrunk The KidsFamily Camp Out - Sunny 95 Park
Thurs, July 12Angels in the OutfieldSummer Celebration - Thompson Park
Fri, July 27Monsters, IncThompson Park
Fri, Aug 10Paddington IIThompson Park