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2022 Summer Movie Guide: Free and Low-Cost Indoor and Outdoor Movies

Enjoy Free and Low-Cost Movies around Columbus with your family!

By Alicia Amburgey, NW Columbus Publisher Mom June 17, 2022

With Summer here, and families looking to beat the heat, I've compiled a list of FREE and low-cost indoor and outdoor movies around Columbus this summer. 
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2022 Gateway Book To Film Series
Bring your library card for FREE admission to the Gateway Film Center (1550 N High St Columbus, OH 43201). Movies are every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am and 2 pm.
June 18 & 19 - Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
June 25 & 26 - The Witches (1990 version)
July 2 & 3 - The Wizard of Oz
July 9 & 10 - The Neverending Story
July 16 & 17 - Where the Wild Things are
July 23 & 24 - A Little Princess
July 30 & 31 - Paddington 2

2022 Phoenix Lennox 24 Free Summer Movie Series
Enjoy Free summer movies at 10am every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday! Admission is completely FREE, and there is a wonderful kiddie meal deal available for purchase. 
All ages are welcome. Doors open at 9am, and seating is limited to auditorium capacity.
June 21-23: Smurfs: The Lost Village and The LEGO Movie 2
June 28-30 A Dog’s Way Home and Teen Titans Go! to the Movies
July 5-7: Goosebumps 2 and Pokemon Detective Pikachu
July 12-14: The Croods: A New Age and Shrek
July 19-21: Trolls World Tour and The Secret Life of Pets 2
July 26-28: Despicable Me and Abominable
August 2-4: Sing 2 and Clifford the Big Red Dog
August 9-11: Minions and PAW Patrol: The Movie

2022 Kids Dream Summer Movie Series at Marcus Crosswoods
Catch a family-friendly movie for just $3 on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from June 5 through September 1, 2022. Marcus also offers $3 popcorn and drink specials.
Trolls World Tour June 19-20, 22-23
Paw Patrol: The MovieJune 26-27, 29-30
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs July 3-4, 6-7
Tom & Jerry July 10-11, 13-14
Sing 2 July 17-18, 20-21
Clifford the Big Red Dog – July 24-25, 27-28
The Croods: A New AgeJuly 31-August 1, 3-4
The Angry Birds Movie 2August 7-8, 10-11
Scoob!August 14-15, 17-18
Puss in BootsAugust 21-22, 24-25
Kung Fu PandaAugust 28-29, August 31-September 1

2022 Summer Kids' Series at Grandview Theater and Drafthouse
Come to Grandview Theater & Drafthouse (1247 Grandview Ave. Grandview, OH 43212) on Saturdays at 10:30 am to enjoy a FREE movie! Showtimes begin at 11am
Kicking off the 2022 Summer Kid's Series: The Mitchells v the Machines
Future shows include:
The Iron Giant
Trolls World Tour
Sing 2
The Wizard of Oz
Secret Life of Pets 2
Scoob
The Croods A New Age
Hotel Transylvania
Clifford the Bog Red Dog
The series is brought to you by Ohio's 529 College Advantage Plan.


2022 Free Summer Movies at The Strand Delaware
Enjoy a free movie and help the community! Every Tuesday at 10am and 2:30pm. All shows are free with a provided donation. 
View the list below for details!


2022 Summer Kids' Series at Studio 35 Cinema & Drafthouse
See a FREE movie at Studio 35 Cinema & Drafthouse (3055 Indianola Ave Columbus, OH 43202) Showtimes are every Saturday at 11:00am and the following Wednesday at 11:00am & 1:30pm. Admission is FREE!

Sat. June 18 & Wed June 22
Clifford 
Sat. June 25 & Wed June 29
Wizard of Oz  
Sat July 2 & Wed July 6
Secret Life of Pets
Sat. July 9 & July 13
Scoob!
Sat. July 16 & Wed July 20
Croods
Sat. July 23 & Wed July 27
Hotel Transylvania
Sat. July 30 & Wed Aug 3
The Mitchells vs The Machines
Sat. Aug 6 & Wed Aug 10
Sing 2
sponsored by Ohio’s 529 College Advantage


2022 CAPA Summer Movie Series
June 16–August 14. Some of these films are a great way to introduce your child (dependent on title) tween and teen to the classics! 10 packs of tickets are available through July 24th. For a full list of movies, prices  and details go HERE


Summer Movie Clubhouse at Cinemark (Carriage Place Movies 12)
Fun movies for kids at Cinemark movies! Tickets are $1.50 ea, with great concession specials as well. Tickets may be purchased at the box office on the day of the movie at the following locations: Cinemark Carriage Place Movies 12, Cinemark Polaris 18 & Xtreme, Cinemark Movies 16 Gahanna, and Cinemark River Valley Mall and XD Lancaster
The show starts every Wednesday at 10am!

Wednesday, June 22: Angry Birds
Wednesday, June 29: Scoob!
Wednesday, July 6: Sing 2
Wednesday, July 13: Paw Patrol The Movie
Wednesday, July 20: Tom & Jerry
Wednesday, July 27: Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway
Wednesday, August 3: Clifford


Additional Outdoor Movie Events!


Upper Arlington Movies in the Park
Bring a lawn chair, blankets, and snacks, and enjoy a movie in the great outdoors!
Movies are FREE and start at 7:30pm (movies cancelled for weather will not be rescheduled)
Friday, June 24: Free Willy
Friday, July 8: Raya and the Last Dragon
Thursday, July 21: Space Jam A New Legacy
Friday, August 12: The Greatest Showman


Columbus Commons
Park at the Columbus Commons Garage (55 E. Rich St & 191 S Third St)
June 24 – The Lion King
July 22 – Sing 2


Easton Movies by Moonlight
June 21: Trolls World Tour
June 28: Wizard of Oz


Movies at the Dam
June 18, 2022: Dolittle
July 16, 2022: Yogi Bear
August 20, 2022: Jungle Cruise
September 17, 2022: Open Season


Movies at the Metro Parks!
Friday, July 15 (9 pm) How to Train Your Dragon at Battelle Darby Creek (rain date: July 22)
Friday, August 19 (9 pm) Encanto at Sharon Woods Metro Park (rain date: Aug 20)
Saturday, August 27 (9 pm) Spiderman: No Way Home at Blendon Woods Metro Park
Friday, September 9 (8 pm) Luca at Blacklick Woods Golf Course
Saturday, September 17 (8 pm) Top Gun at Highbanks Metro Park
Friday, October 21 (8 pm)  Ghostbusters at Sharon Woods Metro Park



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