The Lady from Shanghai
The Wexner Center brings the big screen outside for 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, pizza from Mikey’s Late Night Slice, and free Pam’s Market Popcorn. All films screened in 35mm!
Gorgeous Elsa Bannister (Rita Hayworth) lures seaman Mike O’Hara (Welles) into an intricate web of intrigue, betrayal, and murder. (The two were married but estranged during the filming.) The unforgettable finale in a funhouse hall of mirrors is an amazing demonstration of Charles Lawton, Jr.’s brilliant camerawork and Welles’s flamboyant direction. (87 mins., 35mm)
In the event of rain, the screening will move inside the center and start at 9 PM.
Wexner Center members receive a commemorative Wex Drive-In mug and discounted drinks at every film. Become a member through the Wex Drive-In and receive a Wexner Center Film/Video t-shirt and two additional free film passes (a $34 value). Click here for more information on the benefits of membership and to join.
AdmissionFree for to all audiences (advanced registration required)
Wex Drive-in is presented with support from Orange Barrel Media.
Additional funding is provided by the Corporate Annual Fund of the Wexner Center Foundation and Wexner Center members.
In-kind support provided by Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams.
Promotional support is provided by CD 101, The Alternative Station, and The Other Paper.
Community partners are: Ohio Statehouse and Downtown Residents’ Association of Columbus.