War of the Worlds

Film/Video

Images courtesy of Paramount Pictures

War of the Worlds

Steven Spielberg, 2005

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.

Thu, Aug 16, 2012 8 PM

Aliens from outer space are invading the Wex Drive-In.

Steven Spielberg turned out one of the most gripping sci-fi films of the decade with War of the Worlds, his update on the H.G. Wells novel and Byron Haskin’s 1953 film adaptation. Tom Cruise stars as a single father who struggles to keep his children alive and together as Earth is assaulted by alien invaders. (112 mins., 35mm)

Eats at Wex Drive-In
Stop by Heirloom’s new food cart for delicious treats like freshly grilled sliders, artisan cheese and fruit plates, and fresh hummos with vegetables and housemade pita chips. You can also purchase beverages from our cash bar.

Rain Date
In the event of rain, this Wex Drive-In takes place on Friday, August 17, same time, same place.

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection closes Dec 31. Don't miss the exhibition artnet named among the world's 25 "must-see shows."

Artists featured in Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

Learn more about the artists represented in Transfigurations at our dedicated website. (Educators will also find curriculum resources to support their K–12 classrooms.)