Catch a movie with an Ohio beer (or ice cream)
The past few years have seen a trend of movie theaters adding amenities like beer, cocktails, and entrees that aren’t $8 hot dogs, but Columbus has been ahead of the game for years. Studio 35, an independent theater in the quietly progressive Clintonville neighborhood, has been open since 1938 and features nearly 40 rotating taps. If you’re not a beer drinker, perhaps cocktails at the Gateway Film Center (and its attached restaurant, The Torpedo Room) will entice you; local movie-inspired art adorning the walls makes the Gateway’s halls feel like an art gallery run by Quentin Tarantino, which probably helped earn it honors from the Sundance Institute Art House Project. And be sure to catch screenings projected on the side of Ohio State’s acclaimed art museum, the Wexner Center, during its Summer Outdoor Film Fest.