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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 and Film Columbus.

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 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

Your independent, non-profit Gateway Film Center invites you to join us for the greatest assembly of Hitchcock movies in history.

Every day in October, a classic Hitchcock feature will be playing at GFC. Every. Day.

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 our director of communications, Johnny DiLoretto, at jdiloretto@gatewayfilmcentercom. All submissions are due by 5 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 must-attend event and a new annual family tradition: Holiday Classics at GFC. See the holiday movies that defined the season, back again on the big screen as they were meant to be seen. 

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.

BFG, The

adventure, fantasy | PG | 1hr 55min

Ten-year-old Sophie is in for the adventure of a lifetime when she meets the Big Friendly Giant (Mark Rylance). ...

Opening at GFC:

06/30/2016

  • July 1st
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  • July 5th
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Broken On All Sides Screening and QA

documentary | NR | 68min

Movie: Tuesday, July 12 at 7:00pm

special event

  • July 12th
Cat In The Brain (1990)

horror | R | 1hr 24min

Acclaimed Italian horror maestro Lucio Fulci, director of ZOMBIE and THE BEYOND, stars in this blood-soaked epic as a ...

Opening at GFC:

07/01/2016

  • July 1st
  • July 2nd
  • July 3rd
  • July 4th
Finding Dory

animation | PG | 1hr 35min

With help from Nemo and Marlin (Albert Brooks), Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) the forgetful fish embarks on a quest to reunite ...

Opening at GFC:

06/16/2016

  • July 1st
  • July 2nd
  • July 3rd
  • July 4th
Free State of Jones

drama | R | 2hr 34min

 Written by Columbus native Leonard Hartman, directed by four-time Oscar nominee Gary Ross (THE HUNGER ...

Opening at GFC:

06/23/2016

  • July 1st
  • July 2nd
  • July 3rd
  • July 4th
Fright Club presents Sightseers

adventure, comedy, crime | NR | 1hr 28min

Party: Wednesday, July 13 at 6:30PM

Movie: Wednesday, July 13 at 8:00PM

special event

  • July 13th

8:00PM

Heavy Metal in 35mm

fantasy, sci-fi | R | 1hr 31min

Adventures from deep space to futuristic New York, and beyond. Each world and story is dominated by the presence of the ...

Opening at GFC:

07/08/2016

Buy Tickets

  • August 5th
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Howls Moving Castle (2004)

Rated PG When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking ...

Opening at GFC:

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  • July 20th
Independence Day: Resurgence

action, sci-fi | PG-13 | 2hr 45min

We always knew they were coming back. After INDEPENDENCE DAY redefined the event movie genre, the next chapter delivers ...

Opening at GFC:

06/23/2016

  • July 1st
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Jaws (1975) in 35mm

action, thriller | PG | 2hr 4min

Based on Peter Benchley’s best-selling novel, Steven Spielberg’s 1975 shark saga set the standard for the ...

Opening at GFC:

07/01/2016

  • July 1st
  • July 2nd
  • July 3rd
  • July 4th
Kikis Delivery Service (1998)

animation | PG | 1hr 43min

Kiki’s Delivery Service is a 1989 Japanese animated fantasy film produced by Studio Ghibli. It was written, ...

Opening at GFC:

07/08/2016

Buy Tickets

  • July 13th
Legend of Tarzan, The

action, adventure | PG-13 | 1hr 50min

It’s been nearly a decade since Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgård), also known as John Clayton III, left Africa to ...

Opening at GFC:

06/30/2016

  • July 1st
  • July 2nd
  • July 3rd
  • July 4th
Lucha Mexico with Artists Wrestling League

documentary | 1hr 45min

An exciting inside look at the stars of Lucha Libre, Mexicos distinctly colorful brand of professional wrestling, where ...

Opening at GFC:

07/22/2016

  • July 22nd
Neon Demon, The

horror, mystery | R | 1hr 50min

When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women ...

Opening at GFC:

06/23/2016

  • July 1st
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  • July 3rd
  • July 4th
Princess Bride (1987), The

action, adventure | PG | 1hr 38min

A fairy tale adventure about a beautiful young woman and her one true love. He must find her after a long separation ...

Opening at GFC:

07/01/2016

  • July 1st
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Purge: Election Year, The

thriller | R | 1hr 45min

Two years after choosing not to kill the man who killed his son, former police sergeant Barnes (Frank Grillo) has ...

Opening at GFC:

07/01/2016

  • July 1st
  • July 2nd
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  • July 5th
  • July 6th
Satanic

horror, thriller | R | 1hr 29min

Satanic follows a van full of young, college-aged coeds who are visiting old Satanic Panic-era sites in Los Angeles. ...

Opening at GFC:

07/01/2016

  • July 1st
  • July 2nd
  • July 3rd
Saturday Morning Cartoons at GFC

Come flip through the channels with us as we watch the best, funniest, most beloved and occasionally totally weird ...

Opening at GFC:

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  • July 9th
  • August 13th
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Saturday Morning Cartoons: July Edition

animation

Party: Saturday, July 9 at 10:00am

Opening at GFC:

07/09/2016

  • July 9th

10:00am

Sci-fi Sleepover: Fall Edition

sci-fi | NR

Party: Saturday, September 10 at 11:00pm

Movie: Saturday, September 10 at 11:59pm

special event

  • September 10th
Secret Life of Pets, The

animation | PG | 1hr 30min

Taking place in a Manhattan apartment building, Max’s life as a favorite pet is turned upside down, when his ...

Opening at GFC:

07/08/2016

  • July 7th
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  • July 12th
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Swiss Army Man

comedy, drama | R | 1hr 35min

 A wholly original, enormously entertaining, and deeply heartfelt look at what it means to be human, SWISS ARMY MAN is ...

Opening at GFC:

07/01/2016

  • July 1st
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