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Green Screen Details

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 Details

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.

Wex at Gateway Details

Through our partnership with the Wexner Center for the Arts, we bring you unique, challenging and inspiring cinema from today’s modern masters.

Documentary Week Details

A celebrated hallmark series only at Gateway Film Center. Twice 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. 

Columbus Documentary Week is made possible with the support of Puffin Foundation West.

Purple Snowflakes Details

Our holiday themed film series for kids. Get in the spirit with touching fun holiday stories that are for the season.

Heebie-Jeebie Details

Fun, kid-friendly spooky films with thrills and chills the whole family will enjoy. 

Book to Film Details

GFC Families -

You may already know about our From Book to Film Program where we play family-friendly movies adapted from kids' favorite books. In partnership with the Columbus Metropolitan Library, we'll play a different movie inspired by a great book every week, all summer long. 

And the best part? Admission is free with any library card! So bring the family to GFC every weekend this summer for movies that remind us that reading in an adventure.

 

From Book to Film is brought to you in part through the generosity of Puffin Foundation West.

Sensory Friendly Films Details

For families and individuals with autism or developmental disabilities, these screenings are presented at a lower volume with the lights kept up in a "no-shushing" atmosphere.

Tickets to the Sensory Friendly Screenings are always free and are presented in conjunction with OSU's Nisonger Center.  

Hoot Details

The last Saturday of every month, we offer child-friendly short films from around the world, paired with music by the Shazzbots, time for dancing and lobby activities.

FilMM Details

Gateway Film Center’s unique screening series of rare, essential and influential movies presented in their glorious original 35mm & 70mm formats.

Oscar Movies Details

The most complete line up of Oscar nominated films in the city, right here at Gateway Film Center.

Super Tuesday Details

Recover from Monday with the bar-none best movie deal in the city. Enjoy $5 movies and all the popcorn you can eat, every Tuesday. 3D upcharges apply.

21 and Up Details

Shows and events for our customers who are 21 and over.

Geek Sneaks Details

The ultimate first-look celebration for the genre films we’re in
a frenzy to see. Geek Sneaks get you into the movie first, where you’ll experience them in the ultimate geeking-out atmosphere: parties, unique pre-show entertainment (think behind the scenes and rare footage) and themed drink and dining specials, with a group that loves the movie as much as you do!

GFC Exclusive Details

We built our reputation for the best programming in the country -- and maybe the world -- on our exclusives. Gateway Film Center brings you the movies you have to see ... but can't get anywhere else.

Student Special Details

Unique pricing, programming or promotions for students in our community.

World Cinema Details

Movies from around the globe, brought to the big GFC screen here in Columbus.

Nightmares Film Festival 2016 Details

Nightmares Film Festival is a destination horror and genre fest conveniently held in the heart of the Midwest: easily reached, easily navigated and inclusive Columbus, Ohio.

NFF sets itself apart from other genre fests by its deep year-round connection to the horror filmmaking community, which gives it the first line on the rarest, scariest, most daring and most unsettling films being created around the country.

Festival screenings are held at the world-renowned Gateway Film Center, named one of the 20 best art houses on the continent by Sundance. The film center’s dedicated team of expert projectionists – maybe the last such team in the country – oversees all presentation, to ensure every film looks and sounds its very best.

World-class screening facilities. Top-notch films. Filmmakers and fans being shocked and celebrated together. Nightmare Film Festival is a prestige festival and part of advancing horror filmmaking around the world.

Nightmares on High Street Details

The world's only weekly horror film festival. See a new hard-to-find, must-see horror feature every seven days. Seriously: no one else on the planet is doing this!

Monster Movies Details

Join Dr. Bob Tesla, fictional younger brother of Nikola Tesla, as he and his creature cohorts transform one auditorium into their personal laboratory to bring you timeless monster movies.

Nightmares from the Crypt Details

The best horror movies, resurrected from the past so you can see them on the big screen for maximum fright. Think greats like The Exorcist -- or better yet, don't. *Shiver*

Hitchcocktober Details

Our iconic annual celebration of the master of suspense. Hitchcock's best, his rarest and the ones you missed: all October long.

Show Us Your Shorts Details

An open-mic night for short films. On the last Monday of the month, register your short film by email, then come see it screen with a voting audience. Tickets are $5 dollars, and the audience-chosen best short takes home the dough!

Please send all submissions to [email protected]

All submissions are due by 6 p.m. the day before the program.

Ohio Grown Film Details

Film center-sponsored screenings that bring Ohio filmmakers an audience and let them share in ticket revenue.

Have an Ohio-grown film? Call us to schedule a screening today!

Homemade Horror Details

An annual screening of the best Ohio-made horror shorts.

As the home for horror in Columbus and statewide, once a year we collect and present the best scary, unsettling and frighteningly funny horror shorts from local filmmakers in one competition screenings. Winners get cash prizes and coveted screening slots before major studio features. 

Cinema Classics Details

Once a month, John DeSando and Johnny DiLoretto – film critics and hosts of the award-winning WCBE show Cinema Classics – choose an iconic film to bring back to the big screen. This is your chance to catch a movie that changed film history and inspired later favorites.

Gateway Up Late Details

Late night shenanigans! When 11 p.m. hits, we roll all movie prices to $5 and mix in the best retro, throwback and cult hits, then discount drinks and activate the coveted Up Late Spicy Pizza on the Torpedo Room and concessions menu.

Holiday Classics Details

A Columbus tradition: the films that defined the season, back on the big screen to enjoy with family and friends. 

Beer Tastings and Timeless Films Details

At the film center, we love beer about as much as we love movies. So we made the brilliant decision to marry the two in our Beer Tastings + Timeless Films series.

Join us each month as we screen iconic movies and show off our collection of craft and locally brewed beers. Tickets are $15, and include three samples, one pint, snacks and a great movie.

Ghibli at GFC Details

Every week beginning January 1 and continuing through May, the independent, non-profit Gateway Film Center will screen a film from the most important and influential anime company in the world, Studio Ghibli (jee-blee). Over the course of the series, the film center will present the entirety of the Studio Ghibli catalog, in the order of its original release.


Ghibli at GFC is the result of an extraordinary partnership struck between the film center, New York-based Gkids and the legendary Tokyo-based Studio Ghibli. Through the partnership, Columbus will house one of the first-ever U.S. presentations of the complete Studio Ghibli canon, which includes some of the most lauded anime films in history.

SIGN UP FOR GHIBLI AT GFC MEMBERSHIP (SERIES PASS) HERE

Nite Owl Theatre Details

Fans of the heyday of late-night television, look no further! 5-time Emmy Award winner, Fritz The Nite Owl returns to host this reboot of his show, Nite Owl Theatre, which ran nightly on WBNS 10tv in Columbus, OH from 1974-1991. Fritz presents the films in their pure form, checking in with you every 15 minutes or so, taking you to classic commercial breaks from the 70's and 80's making for a total retro late-night experience. So grab your popcorn and dim the lights!

Created by Fritz Peerenboom and filmmaker Mike McGraner, this new series features brand new Fritz bumpers, classic commercial breaks and some great late-night flicks!

Name 10 Trivia Details

Check out the big brain on Brad! Come with a team or play pickup when you get here, then have a blast fighting it out to determine whose noggin is packed with the most obscure factoids.

Celebrate Stallone Details

Yo. He’s a Hollywood legend, from his real-life come-from-behind story to his oil-and-muscle roles, and every year, we throw a screening and party in his honor.

Shaun of the Dead on Valentine's Day Details

Every Valentine's Day, return to the Winchester and fall in love all over again with our audience-favorite Shaun of the Dead screenings. Always perfectly paired with craft brews, themed drinks and date night dishes from The Torpedo Room.

Reelin' and Rockin' Details

A monthly rock documentary series held at 8 p.m. every third Wednesday of the month. DJs Brian Phillips and Colin Gawel from our partner CD1025 pick, present and host some of the very best concert movies, music documentaries and more. Happy hour specials for Reelin' and Rockin' begin at 7 p.m.

Nina West Presents Details

National sensation and Columbus's premier entertainer Nina West pairs some of her favorite movies with bawdy, hilarious programs that will have you cheering.

TV on the Big Screen Details

Academy Awards Celebration at GFC Details

The best Academy Awards party in the city! Hobnob with other Oscar fans, vote for your favorites and watch all the excitement on the big screen.

Groundhog Day Details

Take our ultimate fan test, returning every February with Punxsutawney Phil! Watch the Bill Murray classic Groundhog Day for 24 hours straight and win movie tickets for a year. 

Note: our iconic marathon sells out! Get your tickets quick and arrive early to lineup.

A Christmas Carol (1951)

drama, fantasy | G | 1hr 26min

A old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas ...

Opening at GFC:

12/06/2016

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  • December 6th
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Allied

action, drama, romance | PG-13 | 2hr 1min

The newest film from acclaimed director Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future). In 1942 North Africa, ...

Opening at GFC:

11/22/2016

  • December 2nd
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Always Shine

drama, thriller | 1hr 25min

Two women, both actresses with differing degrees of success, travel north from Los Angeles to Big Sur for a weekend ...

Opening at GFC:

12/04/2016

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  • December 2nd
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An Eye For An Eye

documentary | NR | 2hr

A true story of revenge, change and forgiveness as lived by Mark Stroman, a man arrested, convicted and sentenced to ...

Opening at GFC:

12/02/2016

  • December 2nd
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Arrival

drama, mystery, sci-fi | PG-13 | 1hr 56min

Denis Villeneuve (SICARIO, PRISONERS) directs this adaptation of Ted Chiang’s award winning 1998 novella, STORY ...

Opening at GFC:

11/10/2016

  • December 2nd
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Christine

drama | R | 1hr 55min

Rebecca Hall stars in director Antonio Campos’ (SIMON KILLER) third feature film, CHRISTINE, the story of a woman ...

Opening at GFC:

12/02/2016

  • December 2nd
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Christmas in Connecticut (1945)

comedy, romance | 1hr 42min

A food writer who has lied about being the perfect housewife must try to cover her deception when her boss and a ...

Opening at GFC:

12/11/2016

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  • December 11th
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Death Bed: The Bed That Eats

horror | NR | 1hr 17min

Movie: Wednesday, December 7 at 8:00PM

special event

  • December 7th
Die Hard (1988)

action, thriller | R | 2hr 11min

John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by ...

Opening at GFC:

12/02/2016

  • December 2nd
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Doctor Strange

action, adventure | PG-13 | 1hr 55min

Dr. Stephen Strange’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) life changes after a car accident robs him of the use of his hands. ...

Opening at GFC:

11/03/2016

  • December 2nd
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Edge of Seventeen, The

comedy, drama | R | 1hr 42min

Everyone knows that growing up is hard, and life is no easier for high school junior Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld), who is ...

Opening at GFC:

11/17/2016

  • December 2nd
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

fantasy | PG-13 | 2hr 20min

The year is 1926, and Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) has just completed a global excursion to find and document an ...

Opening at GFC:

11/17/2016

  • December 2nd
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in 70mm

fantasy | PG-13 | 2hr 20min

The year is 1926, and Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) has just completed a global excursion to find and document an ...

Opening at GFC:

11/27/2016

  • December 2nd
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Gremlins (1984)

comedy, fantasy, horror | PG | 1hr 51min

A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently ...

Opening at GFC:

12/16/2016

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Handmaiden, The

drama, thriller | NR | 2hr 24min

From Park Chan-wook, the celebrated director of OLDBOY, LADY VENGEANCE and STOKER, comes a ravishing new crime drama. ...

Opening at GFC:

11/18/2016

  • December 2nd
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Holiday Inn (1942)

comedy, drama, musical | 1hr 40min

At an inn which is only open on holidays, a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming ...

Opening at GFC:

12/04/2016

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  • December 4th
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Home Alone (1990)

comedy | PG | 1hr 43min

An 8-year old troublemaker must protect his home from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his ...

Opening at GFC:

12/03/2016

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  • December 3rd
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Hoot 69: Holiday Hoot

Party: Saturday, December 3 at 10:00AM

special event

  • December 3rd

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Its A Wonderful Life (1946) in 35mm

drama, fantasy | PG | 2hr 10min

An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he ...

Opening at GFC:

12/14/2016

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Loving

drama | PG-13 | 2hr 03min

From acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols (MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, TAKE SHELTER), LOVING celebrates the real-life courage ...

Opening at GFC:

11/23/2016

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Meet Me in St Louis (1944) in 35mm

comedy, drama | NR | 1hr 53min

In the year before the 1904 St Louis World’s Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even ...

Opening at GFC:

12/08/2016

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Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

comedy, crime, drama | NR | 1hr 36min

When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him ...

Opening at GFC:

12/01/2016

  • December 2nd
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Moana

animation | PG | 1hr 43min

A young woman uses her navigational talents to set sail for a fabled island. Joining her on the adventure is her hero, ...

Opening at GFC:

11/22/2016

  • December 2nd
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Moonlight

drama | R | 1hr 50min

A young man deals with his dysfunctional home life and comes of age in Miami during the “War on Drugs” era. ...

Opening at GFC:

11/11/2016

  • December 2nd
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Peter And The Farm

documentary | NR | 1hr 31min

Peter Dunning is the proud proprietor of Mile Hill Farm, which sits on 187 acres in Vermont. The land’s 38 ...

Opening at GFC:

12/02/2016

  • December 2nd
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

action, adventure, sci-fi | PG-13 | 2hr 13min

The Rebellion makes a risky move to steal the plans to the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to ...

Opening at GFC:

12/15/2016

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  • December 15th
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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Holiday Edition

animation

Party: Saturday, December 10 at 10:30AM

special event

  • December 10th
Sci-Fi Sleepover Winter Edition

sci-fi | 9hr

Movie: Saturday, December 3 at 11:59PM

special event

  • December 3rd
Scrooged (1988)

comedy, drama, fantasy | 1hr 41min

A selfish, cynical T.V. executive is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas ...

Opening at GFC:

12/09/2016

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  • December 9th
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Tank 432

horror | NR

From executive producer Ben Wheatley (KILL LIST) comes a mind-bending plunge into hallucinatory terror. Under siege by ...

Opening at GFC:

12/02/2016

  • December 2nd
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Trailer Apocalypse Redux! in 35mm

action | NR | 2hr

Who doesn’t love watching old, crazy movie trailers? No one! Trailer Apocalypse is an amazing collection of super ...

Opening at GFC:

12/10/2016

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  • December 10th
Walking Dead, The

drama, thriller | NR | 1hr

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Opening at GFC:

10/30/2016

  • December 4th