Grab your lawn chair or blanket! Outdoor movies are hot this summer in Columbia, SC, and whether you're planning a fun family outing, a romantic date or just looking to kick off the weekend with friends, there are movies showing every single weekend this summer. Here's a list of outdoor movie showings and events continuing throughout the 2012 summer season:

ZOOvie Nights

Experience a wildly different twist to family movie night with the all-new ZOOvie Nights at Riverbanks Zoo & Garden. Grab your lawn chair and enjoy family-friendly, outdoor movies in the Palmetto Plaza on select Friday nights in June and July.
June 15 - Zookeeper
June 29 - Puss in Boots
July 6 - Kung Fu Panda
July 13 - Dolphin Tales
July 27 - Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

Stay up to date with ZOOvie Nights on Facebook.

Movies at in the Park at Finlay Park
The City of Columbia brings Movies in the Park back to Finlay Park this summer.
June 15 - Gulliver's Travels'
June 22, 'Ramona and Beezus'
June 29, 'Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader'
July 6, 'Mr. Popper's Penguins'
July 13, 'Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked'
July 20, 'Rio'
July 29, 'We Bought a Zoo'

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Find out more about movies at Finlay Park on The State's article.

Movie Nights at Sesquicentennial State Park
Perfect for the family and free with Sesquicentennial State Park admission, Movie Night kicked off last weekend and continues on the second Friday of each month through August.
July 13 - A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventure
August 10 -Yogi Bear

Movies in the Park at North Springs Park
Free for the whole family, catch one of two outdoor movie features this summer at North Springs Park in Northeast Columbia - this Friday, June 15 and Friday, August 3.

Movies Under the Stars
Enjoy one of three outdoor family-friendly movies hosted at various parks throughout the region, hosted by Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission.
June 23 - The Zookeeper, Crooked Creek Park
July 21 -  The Adventures of Tin Tin, Seven Oaks Park
August 11 - The Lorax, Saluda Shoals Park's Splash Park

Movie Night at City Roots
This summer's movie nights at City Roots, Columbia's urban sustainable farm, wrap up this Saturday, June 16, with Monty Python and the Holy Grail beginning at 9:15.
Presented by Rosewood Community Council, Rosewood Merchant Association and City Roots. Stay up to date with Rosewood Community Council and look out for fall movie nights on Facebook and Twitter.

Movies at
The Big Mo' (Monetta Drive-In) Theatre
Catch an authentic drive-in movie any weekend this summer just a short drive from Columbia's city center. The Big Mo' is the region's only authentic drive-in movie theatre and offers triple feature drive-in movies Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights throughout the entire summer (as well as spring and fall).
Find out what's showing at

Looking to catch a movie indoors? View our listings of movie theaters in Columbia, SC.