Drive-in Movies, Concerts and More 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!
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.
Easton Community Drive-In
After a successful summer sting, Easton has brought 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. Upcoming events can be found here.
Ohio History Drive-in
Ohio History Center is bringing back its popular summer drive-in theater for its Halloween-themed Sleepy Hollow Drive-in this fall. Every Friday in October will feature showings of classic seasonal movies at 5 and 8:30 p.m. Admission is $40/car or $25/member car and the schedule can be found here.
Coffman Park Drive-in Movies
Dublin’s Coffman Park, at the corner or Perimeter Drive and Emerald Parkway, will feature a series of not-so-spooky drive-in movies on October weekends. Movies are free, with donations accepted for the Dublin Food Pantry, but do require advance registration. Be sure to pack your own treats as no food will be sold on site. Find upcoming lineup here.
Westland Drive-in Concert Series
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 will admit 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. Check out upcoming performances here.