Top 5 Ways to Watch a Movie in August

Summer nights call for summer movies, and the city has some fun outdoor (and air-conditioned) screening options this week.

1. FamilyFlickn’ is a pop-up mobile theater that brings the fun to families. With a lack of movie theaters and kid-friendly events in Bond Hill, Roselawn, and Avondale, People’s Liberty Grantee Amber Kelly created a “party bus” that screens wholesome movies for free (first come, first served). Look for the bus on August 12 from noon–5 p.m. at Mercy Health in Bond Hill.

2. Summer ain’t over yet. Get outside (and out of your Netflix rut) with Summer Cinema at Washington Park. Every Wednesday at 8 p.m., you can watch a movie from the comfort of the park’s lawn. Grab a blanket, stop by the concession stand for a local beer, and enjoy one of life’s greatest indoor activities, out of doors.

3. The Drive-In Theater as a nostalgic summer tradition is, unfortunately, becoming something of a relic. Luckily the Starlite Drive-In in Amelia and the Holiday Auto Theatre in Hamilton are still screening new movies and offering classic concessions—all at vintage prices. Bonus: Just visiting their websites brings on a welcome blast from the past.

4. Catch the final film in 5 WGRR’s 40th Anniversary Series on Sunday. This summer, the station has been celebrating 1977’s cinematic-gems-turned-cult-classics with monthly showings. The quintessential sports comedy Slap Shot will screen at Eastgate Brew & View on August 13 at 5 p.m.

5. Not feeling the summertime nostalgia? Take advantage of technology and watch the newest movies in total air-conditioned luxury. Envision Cinemas in Blue Ash and CinéBistro at Liberty Center have it all: full food and bar menus, high-powered digital screens, and plush seating. End the summer fully relaxed—and completely full.

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