In the summer, many of us go outside to swimming pools, parks, or campsites. However, others find it the perfect time of year to head indoors and get back to the movies.
This summer, Greater Columbus multiplexes will be chock-full of potential blockbusters, including the long-delayed Top Gun sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, an exciting new installment in the Jurassic Park franchise, Jurassic World Dominion. and the latest installment in the ever-evolving Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor: Love and Thunder.
For viewers whose movie tastes lean towards the classics, the CAPA Summer Movie Series returns to the Ohio Theater, and for those who want to see a great movie and feel the summer breeze, checking out one of the many outdoor movie series might be the way to go best bid.
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• Top Gun: Maverick May 27: Nearly four decades after the original film — not to mention three full years since the sequel’s release — the long-awaited Top Gun: Maverick is set to make its way into multiplexes. Tom Cruise reprises his role as Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell alongside Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly and Jon Hamm.
• Jurassic World Dominion June 10: Dinosaurs and humans mix on earth in the latest film in the series that began with Steven Spielberg’s 1993 blockbuster Jurassic Park – and the cast of the original Jurassic Park films (including Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum) will be mixed with the cast of the more recent Jurassic World films (including Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard).
• “Light Year,” June 17: They thought Buzz Lightyear’s saga would end with Toy Story 4. Not So Fast: New computer-animated family movie features Chris Evans’ voice as the ‘real’ (not the toy) Buzz Lightyear. Uzo Aduba, Peter Sohn and Keke Palmer will also be there with vocal performances.
• “Elvis”, June 24: Previous actors who played the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll include Kurt Russell and Bruce Campbell. Now, in director Baz Luhrmann’s new biopic, aspiring actor Austin Butler — best known for his supporting role in Once Upon a Time. . . in Hollywood” – takes on the role. Tom Hanks stars as Elvis’ manager and all-around guru, Colonel Tom Parker.
• “Minions: The Rise of Gru” July 1: The tiny yellow life forms are back in the computer-animated sequel. Vocal talent includes Steve Carell, Pierre Coffin and Taraji P. Henson.
• “Thor: Love and Thunder,” July 8: As the Marvel Cinematic Universe moves on. . . and further. . . .and further, Chris Hemsworth returns in the title role of the Norse god superhero. Other superhuman figures impersonate Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie; Natalie Portman as Jane Foster/Mighty Thor; and Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher.
• DC League of Super Pets July 29: The DC Comics cinematic universe will go to the dogs (and other animals) with this computer-animated feature featuring a menagerie of superhero pets including Krypto the Superdog (voiced by Dwayne Johnson), Ace the Bat-Hound (Kevin Hart) and PB, a pot-bellied pig from Wonder Woman (Vanessa Bayer).
• Salem’s Lot, September 9: To ring in the fall, Gary Dauberman, screenwriter of It Chapter Two, is writing and directing a new adaptation of Stephen King’s vampire novel. Lewis Pullman, Alfre Woodard and William Sadler star in the horror film reboot.
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Venues for summer film series
Many of the performances take place outdoors from sunset.
John F Wolfe Columbus Commons
East Rich and South High Street
• Free movie nights8:15 p.m. on select days in May, June and July: The Commons will be the venue to screen Encanto (May 28), Frozen 2 (June 11), The Lion King (June 24) June) and “Sing 2” (July 22).
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
4850 Powell Road, County Delaware
• “Summer Nights in Zoombezi Bay”, Fridays in July from 5pm to 10pm: Zoombezi Bay keeps its gates open late to host live entertainment as well as film screenings at 8pm” (July 8), “Sing 2” (July 15), “ Santa Clause 2 (July 22) and Frozen 2 (July 29).
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303 W. Broad Street, downtown
• 21+ Outdoor Movie Series, at sunset on select Thursdays from June to October: the park hosts performances for adult audiences. Most films are R-rated, and highlights include The Big Lebowski (June 2), Forgetting Sarah Marshall (July 28), and Remember the Titans (August 25). Food trucks will be on site and wine will be available for sale.
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170 W. Dublin-Granville Road, New Albany
• “Family Movie Nights”, 7:30 p.m., select Tuesdays in June, July and August: The family-friendly films A Bug’s Life (June 28), Monsters, Inc. (July 26) and Finding Nemo (August 16) will be shown shown in the amphitheater.
120 W. Goodale St., Victorian Village
• “Screen in the Green” at sunset on select Fridays in July, August and September: The softball field hosts outdoor screenings of the films “Labyrinth” (July 15), “Moulin Rouge” (August 19) and “Coco” (September 16).
Easton town center
160 Easton town centre
• “Movies by Moonlight” Tuesdays in June: The shopping complex is the site of four outdoor film screenings: “Encanto” (June 7), “Inside Out” (June 14), “Trolls World Tour” (June 21) and “The Wizard of Oz” (June 28th).
39 E. State St., downtown
• CAPA Summer Movie Seriess, June 16-Aug. 4: After two summers of shortened schedules, the classic film series returns for nine weeks and around 25 feature films, including the opening weekend of the Robin Williams-Nathan Lane comedy The Birdcage (June 16) and Francis Ford Coppola’s mafia masterpiece The Godfather” (June 17-19). Other films include Plane! (June 23-24), My Fair Lady (June 25-26), Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (July 8-9), Alfred Hitchcock’s Notorious (July 30-31) and The Wrong Man (August 11-12) and the Michael Keaton version of Batman (August 5-6). On June 25th and July 30th there will be two shows of cartoon antics on Saturday mornings.
Drive In South
3050 S. HIGH ST.
• Screenings all summer long into fall: The biggest releases of the summer movie season are sure to hit this drive-in landmark in southwest Columbus.
Upper Arlington Parks System
• “Movies in the Parks”: Various parks in the community are hosting outdoor screenings through August, including Free Willy at Thompson Park, 2020 McCoy Road (June 24) and Raya and the Last Dragon, Sunny 95 Park, 4395 Carriage Hill Lane (July 8). ). .
Wexner Center for the Arts
1871 N. High St., OSU campus
• “Federico Fellini,” July 7–Aug. 18: The Arts Center on the Ohio State University campus celebrates Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini’s (1920-1993) centenary two years later: this major retrospective of Fellini’s much-admired films – including masterpieces such as ‘La strada’ (July 7) , “8 1/2” (July 14) and “Juliet of the Spirits” (August 4) – was originally scheduled for 2020, when Fellini would have turned 100, but was postponed due to the pandemic.