(Wes Anderson, 1996)
The Wexner Center brings the big screen outside for Wex Drive-In, our annual series of free, festive, open-air film screenings on the Wexner Center Plaza at 15th Avenue and High Street. All Wex Drive-In movies start at dusk (generally around 9 PM), but you’re invited to come at 8 PM to choose your spot. Pack up a few blankets or lawn chairs, and get ready to enjoy beer from Seventh Son Brewing and wine from our cash bar, pizza from Mikey’s Late Night Slice, plus Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams (with a free scoop for members) and free Pam’s Market Popcorn.
Wes Anderson’s auspicious debut feature Bottle Rocket stars Owen and Luke Wilson and Robert Musgrave as a trio of misfits who can’t quite get their elaborate plans for a life of crime off the ground after knocking off a small bookstore. Also with James Caan. (92 mins., 35mm)
In the event of rain, the film screens in Mershon Auditorium at 9 PM. Stop by the galleries at 7 PM for a curators’ talk, and learn more about the cartoon and comics-inspired exhibitions currently on view at the Wex. Heirloom café is open until 8 PM if you want to grab a bite before heading outside.
Upcoming Wex Drive-Ins in 35mm:
Rear Window on Thu, July 17
Mars Attacks! on Thu, Aug 14
Major support for Wex Drive-In provided by The Scotts Company.
Additional support provided by Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and Pam’s Market Popcorn, LLC.
Community partners: Seventh Son Brewing and Mikey’s Late Night Slice.
Free for all audiences
MAJOR SUPPORT FOR WEX DRIVE-IN
The Scotts Company
SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS FOR FILM/VIDEO
Rohauer Collection Foundation
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR WEX DRIVE-IN
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Pam’s Market Popcorn, LLC
COMMUNITY PARTNER FOR WEX DRIVE-IN
Mikey’s Late Night Slice
GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council