From Book to Film

The beloved summer family film series returns for its eighth year in 2018!

Gateway Film Center has again partnered with Columbus Metropolitan Library to promote reading, family together time, and appreciation of great movies with our celebrated summer series, From Book to Film.

From May 25 – August 23, the series will feature a movie inspired by a great book every day, all summer long. Admission is free with a library card (up to 4 admissions).

Brought to you in part by Puffin Foundation West and PNC.


Neverending Story, The (1984)

adventure, drama, family | PG | 1hr 42min

A troubled boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious ...

Opening at GFC:


  • June 23rd
  • June 24th
  • June 25th
  • June 26th
  • June 27th
  • June 28th
Princess Bride, The (1987)

adventure, family, fantasy | PG | 1hr 38min

While home sick in bed, a young boy’s grandfather reads him a story called The Princess ...

Opening at GFC:


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  • June 29th
  • June 30th
  • July 1st
  • July 2nd
  • July 3rd
  • July 4th
  • July 5th
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

family, fantasy | G | 1hr 40min

Charlie receives a golden ticket to a factory, his sweet tooth wants going into the lushing candy, it turns out ...

Opening at GFC:


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  • July 6th
  • July 7th
  • July 8th
  • July 9th
  • July 10th
  • July 11th
  • July 12th
Jumanji (1995)

adventure, family, fantasy | PG | 1hr 44min

When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers ...

Opening at GFC:


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  • July 13th
  • July 14th
  • July 15th
  • July 16th
  • July 17th
  • July 18th
  • July 19th
Iron Giant, The (1999)

action, adventure, animation | PG | 1hr 26min

A young boy befriends a giant robot from outer space that a paranoid government agent wants to ...

Opening at GFC:


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  • July 20th
  • July 21st
  • July 22nd
  • July 23rd
  • July 24th
  • July 25th
  • July 26th
Hunger Games, The (2012)

adventure, sci-fi, thriller | PG-13 | 2hr 22min

Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister’s place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in ...

Opening at GFC:


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  • July 27th
  • July 28th
  • July 29th
  • July 30th
  • July 31st
  • August 1st
  • August 2nd
Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

adventure, drama, family | PG | 1hr 41min

Yearning for escape and adventure, a young boy runs away from home and sails to an island filled with creatures that ...

Opening at GFC:


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  • August 3rd
  • August 4th
  • August 5th
  • August 6th
  • August 7th
  • August 8th
  • August 9th
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

action, adventure, animation | PG | 1hr 38min

A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns ...

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  • August 10th
  • August 11th
  • August 12th
  • August 13th
  • August 14th
  • August 15th
  • August 16th
Wizard of Oz, The (1939)

adventure, family, fantasy | PG | 1hr 42min

Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her ...

Opening at GFC:


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  • August 17th
  • August 18th
  • August 19th
  • August 20th
  • August 21st
  • August 22nd
  • August 23rd