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Wex Drive-In American Graffiti


Image courtesy of Unviersal Studios

Wex Drive-In
American Graffiti
George Lucas, 1973

Wex Drive-In

The Wexner Center brings the big screen outside for 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, pizza from Mikey’s Late Night Slice, and free Pam’s Market Popcorn. All films screened in 35mm!

Soundtrack Available: Music in American Film

Watch—and listen to—classic movies whose popular music soundtracks propel action, underscore emotion, heighten authenticity, and stay in our memories. Organized by Wexner Center Film Curator David Filipi, the<i>Soundtrack Available</i>series features films notable for their creative and thoughtful use of popular music as a cinematic element. Many spawned soundtrack albums whose impact equaled that of the films themselves.

Thu, July 23, 2009

Weather Update: We're sorry to report that due to weather, tonight's outdoor screening of American Graffiti is being moved indoors. The screening will begin around 9 PM and is still free.

American Graffiti is being presented as a free outdoor screening in our Wex Drive-In series. Come at 8 PM to claim your spot and get ready with drinks (cash bar), snacks, and free popcorn and Jeni’s ice cream. The film begins at dusk.

DJ Wolfman Jack spins the records that set the mood in this hit-filled coming-of-age film set amid the sock hops and drive-ins of Modesto, California, in the pre–Vietnam War era. Songs include Del Shannon's "Runaway" and the Platters' "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes." (110 mins., 35mm)

Wexner Center members receive a commemorative Wex Drive-In mug and discounted drinks at each outdoor film. Not yet a member? If you join at any Wex Drive-In screening, you'll receive a film/video T-shirt and two additional film passes (a $34 value).

In the event of rain or other bad weather, you can see American Graffiti in the Film/Video Theater at 9 PM.

Attending this event? Let your friends know and RSVP on Facebook.


SOUNDTRACK-THEMED DRINKS: Check out the Soundtrack Available-themed drinks at Surly Girl Saloon (1126 North High Street, Columbus) this summer (examples include The Easyrider and The Manhattan).

REDUCED PRICED SOUNDTRACKS: Visit Used Kids Records (1980 North High Street, Columbus) to browse and buy soundtrack recordings with discounts available if you bring in a ticket stub from any Soundtrack Available movie.

Ballet Boys

Enjoy 25% off purchases and complimentary gift-wrapping in the Wexner Center Store, a free film screening, an exclusive gallery tour, and more during Member Appreciation Days, coming up December 3–6.

Temporary closure

Wexner Center for the Arts

The Wexner Center for the Arts is temporarily closed. Sorry for the inconvenience.