From Book to Film

The beloved summer family film series returns for its seventh year!

And the best part? Admission is free with a library card thanks to a partnership with the Columbus Metropolitan Library. From May 25 – August 14, the series will feature a different movie inspired by a great book every week, all summer long.

So bring the family to GFC every weekend this summer for movies that remind us that reading is an adventure.


Wizard of Oz, The (1932) 4k Restoration

G | 1hr 42min

One of the most famous musical films and the first film from Hollywood to use color. Young Dorothy finds herself in a ...

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  • May 25th
  • May 26th
  • May 27th
  • May 28th
  • May 29th
  • May 30th
  • May 31st
  • June 1st
Secret Garden, The (1993)

drama, family, fantasy | 1hr 41min

A young British girl born and reared in India loses her neglectful parents in an earthquake. She is returned to England ...

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  • June 2nd
  • June 3rd
  • June 4th
  • June 5th
Paddington (2015)

PG | 1hr 35min

Rated PG For mild action and rude humor. From the beloved novels by Michael Bond and producer David Heyman (Harry ...

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  • June 9th
  • June 10th
  • June 11th
  • June 12th
  • June 13th
  • June 14th
  • June 15th
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) in 35mm

G | 1hr 40min

A poor boy wins the opportunity to tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory of ...

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  • June 16th
  • June 17th
  • June 18th
  • June 19th
  • June 20th
  • June 21st
  • June 22nd
Fantastic Mr Fox (2009)

PG | 1hr 27min

Rated PG For action, smoking and slang humor. Fantastic Mr. Fox is visionary director Wes Andersons first animated ...

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  • June 23rd
  • June 24th
  • June 25th
  • June 26th
  • June 27th
  • June 28th
  • June 29th
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 Bride. In this ...

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  • June 30th
  • July 1st
  • July 2nd
  • July 3rd
  • July 4th
  • July 5th
  • July 6th
Shrek (2001)

adventure, animation, comedy, family | PG | 1hr 30min

Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek (Mike Myers) whose precious solitude is suddenly ...

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  • July 7th
  • July 8th
  • July 9th
  • July 10th
  • July 11th
  • July 12th
  • July 13th
Spy Kids (2001)

action, adventure, comedy, family | PG | 1hr 28min

Two young kids become spies in attempt to save their parents, who are ex-spies, from an evil mastermind. Armed with a ...

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  • July 14th
  • July 15th
  • July 16th
  • July 17th
  • July 18th
  • July 19th
  • July 20th
Boxtrolls, The (2014)

adventure, animation, comedy, family | PG | 1hr 36min

Eggs (Isaac Hempstead-Wright), an orphan, lives with the Boxtrolls — a community of quirky, mischievous creatures ...

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  • July 21st
  • July 22nd
  • July 23rd
  • July 24th
  • July 25th
  • July 26th
  • July 27th
A Little Princess (1995)

drama, family, fantasy | G | 1hr 37min

A young girl is relegated to servitude at a boarding school when her father goes missing and is presumed ...

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  • July 28th
  • July 29th
  • July 30th
  • July 31st
  • August 1st
  • August 2nd
  • August 3rd
Iron Giant, The (1999) 4k Restoration

action, adventure, animation, family | PG | 1hr 30min

In this animated adaptation of Ted Hughes’ Cold War fable, a giant alien robot (Vin Diesel) crash-lands near the ...

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  • August 4th
  • August 5th
  • August 6th
  • August 7th
  • August 8th
  • August 9th
  • August 10th
Matilda (1996)

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

Story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever and ...

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  • August 11th
  • August 12th
  • August 13th
  • August 14th
  • August 15th
  • August 16th
  • August 17th