Our extraordinary arts on the silver screen lineup transports you around the world, bringing you unique, insightful and live arts performances, and presenting them in the very best projection and sound – so it’s like you’re there. Immerse yourself in the top performing arts moments, the best documentaries and more from the comfort of our theater seats.

Young French Cinema

“Sensuality & intellectual engagement”, “thrilling vibrancy” of “a booming new generation”, “emotional & carefree story-telling” distilling “a blend of style & intensity”… Contemporary French directors have consistently been singled out for praise by the international press in the last few years.

The YOUNG FRENCH CINEMA program is one of the most convenient entry points to their works. For the third year in a row, it offers a selection of today’s best films and filmmakers. Most of the films selected in this program have premiered in 2015/2016 in top international festivals. The program mainly focuses on rising talents, from high-profile independent works to quirky comedies, powerful documentaries on the world we live in today, and exciting shorts.

The Young French Cinema program is made possible with the support of Puffin Foundation West.

Green Screen

Through our Green Screen series, we proudly present movies that make the world cleaner and greener. Learn what others are doing to make a difference, and get inspired to get in on the act.

Stage and Screen

Our Stage and Screen series brings you the best theater, ballet and opera performances from around the world on the big screen in the cozy confines of the film center.

Columbus Documentary Week

A celebrated hallmark series only at Gateway Film Center. Once a year, GFC president and head programmer Chris Hamel selects the best, boldest and brightest documentaries from around the world and plays them all in one place, for one week only.

As one of the finest collections of docs anywhere, Columbus Documentary Week is often a bellwether for the Academy Awards, regularly screening all best documentary nominees before they are announced. 


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