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Drive-In Activities in Columbus

Drive-in experiences have made a major comeback in Columbus since the onset of COVID-19. Starting with nostalgia-inducing drive-in movies, options have since expanded to include concerts, shows, food truck rallies and more. We’ve rounded up a number of drive-in activities in Columbus for anyone looking for a safe and socially distanced night out with their quarantine crew!

South Drive-in Theater

The South Drive-in is Columbus’ only remaining true drive-in theater and has been in operation since 1950. While continuing to offer the latest and greatest in drive-in movies, The South Drive-in has also begun offering comedy shows and concerts to accommodate diversifying interests of its patrons. Check out the schedule here.

Community Drive-Ins

Makeshift drive-in experiences began popping up during the summer of COVID-19, and many seem here to stay after being embraced by the community. After a successful summer stint, Easton continues to bring back its drive-in experience with seasonally appropriate movies and events. Located in its newest district, just north of Forbidden Root, Forty Deuce and The Beeline, tickets are just $10/car (unless otherwise noted) and benefit the Easton Community Foundation. Ohio History Center's popular summer drive-in theater transforms to a Halloween-themed Drive-in in the fall. Prime Social Group (PSG) is putting on socially distant, COVID-19 compliant drive-in concerts at the defunct Westland Mall, located across from the Hollywood Casino. Local and national touring acts ranging from country, EDM, rock and more make up a lineup that sure to have something for absolutely everyone. Each ticket admits one standard passenger vehicle (car, truck, SUV) with up to four passengers, with additional passenger tickets being offered for a maximum vehicle capacity of up to six people per vehicle. 

View the upcoming drive-in events below.