Karl Freund, 1932
The Wexner Center brings the big screen outside for the Wex Drive-In series of free open-air film screenings on the Wexner Center Plaza. Bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating at these festive, informal events. All Drive-In movies start at dusk (generally around 9 PM), but you are invited to come at 8 PM to choose your spot and enjoy the company of friends and fellow film fans. Refreshments and snacks on tap for the evening: craft beer from Seventh Son Brewing and wine from our cash bar, plus Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams (with a free scoop for members), Pam’s Market Popcorn, and pizza from Mikey’s Late Night Slice.
Join us under the stars as we begin another summer of outdoor films at the Wex. In June, you can see the Universal horror classic The Mummy.
Boris Karloff stars in the atmospheric chiller as a mummy revived after thousands of years and causing mayhem as he searches for his reincarnated mate. (75 mins., 35mm)
In the event of rain, the screening and party will move inside the Wexner Center.
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.
Parking alert:: The Ohio Union Garage is closed through June 30 as part of its ongoing renovation. (College Road between 12th Avenue and 17th Avenue is also closed.) Nearby parking alternatives include the Arps Garage, about one block north of the Wexner Center, and South Campus Gateway. During this period the Arps Garage will be open for visitor parking during weekdays as well as evenings and on weekends.
Free for to all audiences (advanced registration required)
Significant contributions for the Wexner Center’s 2008–09 film/video season are made by the Rohauer Collection Foundation.
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.