(Tim Burton, 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, and free Pam’s Market Popcorn.
Inspired by the 1960s Topps trading card series, the hilarious sci-fi satire Mars Attacks! finds Earth invaded by Martians, with every attempt at peaceful overtures from our leaders answered with a ray gun. Our civilization is lost…until Slim Whitman comes to the rescue. The all-star cast includes Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michael J. Fox, Natalie Portman, Jim Brown, and the great Sylvia Sidney in her final role. (106 mins., 35mm)
In the event of rain, the film screens in Mershon Auditorium at 9 PM. Heirloom café is open until 8 PM if you want to grab a bite before heading outside.
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
SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS FOR FILM/VIDEO
Rohauer Collection Foundation
MAJOR SUPPORT FOR WEX DRIVE-IN
The Scotts Company
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