From Book to Film

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

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 14, the series will feature a movie inspired by a great book every day, all summer long. Daytime admission is free with a library card. (Our special 7 p.m. Monday happy hour screenings are regular ticket price.)

Bring the family to GFC this summer for movies that remind us that reading is an adventure.


Fantastic Mr Fox (2009)

PG | 1hr 27min

Fantastic Mr. Fox is visionary director Wes Anderson’s first animated film, utilizing classic handmade stop ...

Opening at GFC:


  • 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 ...

Opening at GFC:


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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 ...

Opening at GFC:


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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 ...

Opening at GFC:


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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 ...

Opening at GFC:


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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 ...

Opening at GFC:


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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 ...

Opening at GFC:


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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 ...

Opening at GFC:


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