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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 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, plus Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams (with a free scoop for members) and free Pam’s Market Popcorn.

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.

Catherine Opie, Untitled #1, 2012

Be sure to RSVP for our Spring Exhibitions Preview on Friday, May 15—and don't miss a conversation with Catherine Opie and Jack Whitten right before the reception.

Stephin Merrit

Magnetic Fields front man Stephin Merritt brings an acoustic set (and longtime bandmate Sam Davol) to our intimate Performance Space on Saturday, May 16.

Hours

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