The Talk of the Town Wex Drive-In Downtown

Film/Video

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The Talk of the Town
Wex Drive-In Downtown

George Stevens, 1942

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. 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.

Thu, Aug 28, 2008 8 PM

UPDATE: Tonight's event is most certainly still happening.

Ready for a road trip? Join us as the Wex Drive-In heads to the crossroads of the city (and state) for this special one-off screening on the Ohio Statehouse grounds.

Bring your chairs or blankets to the Statehouse West Plaza (on the High Street side of the building). Catering by Design, the Ohio Statehouse caterer, will be providing a cash bar and fresh grilled items for purchase. Just like at the Wexner Center, the actual screening will begin at dusk.

Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, and Ronald Coleman team up in a surprising romantic comedy about justice. Stevens crafts a satisfying and suspenseful film by blending the playfulness of 1930s’ screwball comedies into the socially conscious debates of 1940s’ dramas. Coleman, as a law professor in line for the Supreme Court, and Grant, as an accused arsonist, spar politically and romantically, as both fall for Arthur’s small-town teacher. (118 mins., 35mm)

In the event of rain, this screening will be canceled.

Member Exclusives!
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.

Make It an Evening...
Come downtown (or stay busy with culture downtown) even before the Drive-In party starts: Visit the OSU Urban Arts Space for the Art Builds Bridges event from 4 to 8 PM. You can join a discussion about art and ecology, tour the Urban Art Space galleries, participate in a tasting of organic wines, or check out the building's "green" rooftop garden. Everything is free except the wine tasting. Find out more at the OSU Urban Art Space web site.

Talk of the Town Clip:

Saintseneca

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