New releases, classic film series

Penny (Jennifer Connelly) is a love interest Maverick (Tom Cruise) reconnects with in the new "Top Gun."

During the summertime, many of us head outdoors to pools, parks or campgrounds. Others, though, find it the perfect time of year to head inside and go back to the movies.

This summer, Greater Columbus multiplexes will be chock-full of potential blockbusters, including the long-delayed sequel to “Top Gun,” “Top Gun: Maverick,” a thrilling new installment in the “Jurassic Park” franchise, “Jurassic World Dominion,” and the latest episode in the ever-unfolding Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Thor: Love and Thunder.”

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For audiences whose taste in film runs toward the classics, the CAPA Summer Movie Series will return to the Ohio Theatre, and for those who want to catch a great flick and feel the summer breeze, checking out one of numerous outdoor film series may be the best bet.