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Roman Holiday


Images courtesy of Paramount Pictures

Roman Holiday

William Wyler, 1953

Wex Drive-In

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. On tap for the evening: 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.

A Summer Abroad: Cinema italiano

Most of us won't be sunning on the Amalfi coast or dining near the Trevi Fountain this summer, but this series helps you imagine a splendid Italian holiday. Made by Italian filmmakers and/or filmed in Italy, the selection of classics and new releases features such outstanding directors as Fellini, Visconti, and De Sica and spectacular scenery from Rome, Venice, and the Italian countryside.<br><br><strong>Ticket Package</strong><br>Save when you buy 10 tickets to use at any indoor<a href=""><em>Cinema italiano</em></a>screening.<br>$60 general public<br>$40 members, students, and senior citizens

Thu, Aug 19, 2010 8 PM

Starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn, this classic romantic comedy garnered an astonishing ten Academy Award nominations and was Hepburn's debut in a starring role.

Roman Holiday chronicles the European adventures of Princess Ann, played by Hepburn, as she abandons the crushing responsibilities of her regal duties to explore Rome on her own. While posing as "Anya Smith," she meets reporter Joe Bradley, played by Peck. The star-crossed pair fall in love as they explore the city together. The film is noted for its breathtaking views of landmarks in Rome, including the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon, the Coliseum, and the Trevi Fountain. (119 mins., 35mm)

In the event of rain, the Wex Drive-In will be postponed til the next day (Friday). If it's still raining, the film will screen in the Film/Video Theater at 9 PM (without accompanying refreshments).

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