Catch a Family Film at the Ohio History Center

Melissa Kossler Dutton
Characters played by (from left) David Tomlinson, Angela Lansbury, Roy Snart, Cindy O'Callaghan and Ian Weighill travel to the Isle of Naboombu in “Bedknobs and Broomsticks,” the 1971 Disney movie.

Forget dinner and a movie. This winter at the Ohio History Center, families can enjoy history and a movie. The museum is once again organizing family-friendly evenings at an affordable price.

The First Friday Film Series, a highlight of the OHC’s winter programming, provides families with an opportunity to explore the venue and enjoy a kid-friendly movie, said public relations manager Emmy Beach. “The event starts at 5 [p.m.]. When visitors come, they can explore the museum,” she said. “We also have crafts that families can do together.”

The museum also sets up a theater-style concession stand selling candy and popcorn, she said. Movies begin at 7 p.m.

The scheduled lineup is:

  • Jan. 4 – “Bedknobs and Broomsticks”
  • Feb. 1 – “The Mighty Ducks”
  • April 5 – “Field of Dreams”

Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for ages 4–12 and free for ages 3 and younger and Ohio History Connection members. The center is located at 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus.

For more information, go to ohiohistory.org/visit/ohio-history-center.