Tired of mainstream movies
and in Columbus, Ohio
Then head over to one of the Drexel Movie Theatres
The original Drexel. Bought by Jeff and Kathy Frank in 1981,
who turned it from a second-run theater
into an art house
The theater get its name from the intersection on which it sits:
Drexel and Main in the upscale
Today there are three screens - one large and
two small. Adjoining the theater is the Drexel Radio Cafe
where one can purchase coffee drinks
, and beer
consumption in the cafe
2256 East Main Street, Columbus, OH 43209
For showtimes call 614-231-9512
The owners of the original Drexel rescued this theater in the
now-trendy Grandview Heights
part of Columbus. Having only
, this theater feels just like it must have in the
heyday of the silver screen
. One walks through a long foyer
to buy a ticket which is immediately torn in half. Beyond the
modest concession stand is the roomy theater, filling the small
building. The Drexel Grandview usually shows art films and foreign
films, but not one which is being shown at the Drexel East.
With the popular Stauf's
cafe as well as
several excellent restaurants nearby, the Grandview Drexel is perfectly
located for a dinner-and-movie date
, with the possibility of a stroll
thrown into the mix.
1247 Grandview Ave, Columbus, OH 43212
For showtimes call 614-486-6114
The huge Arena Grand Theatre just opened next door to Nationwide Arena,
the home of the Columbus Blue Jackets, and offers a first class
movie-going experience. Here you can have a drink at the bar or a meal
at the cafe before the movie, but be sure to call ahead for
reserved seating. The Arena Grand has 8 screens and shows a mixture
of mainstream Hollywood films, art films, and foreign films.
Geared towards adult and family patrons, the theater doesn't offer
any teen movies. The theater is a sort of reincarnation of the
downtown movie house, the RKO Grande which existed until the latter
decades of the 20th century.
175 West Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH
For showtimes call 614-469-5000.
Visit the website
www.arenagrand.com for directions, as the Arena District
is a little tricky to navigate.
Showtimes and directions for all three theatres can be found at
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