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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 brighest 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 nominess before they are announced. 

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. This year we're doing something even bigger and better: our From Book to Film Summer Adventure! 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 Summer Adventure Treasure Map

Pick up a From Book to Film treasure map at any Columbus library branch or at the film center’s box office and take a trip through miraculous, inspiring and thrilling movies that began life as books. The more movies you watch, the more token stickers you’ll earn for your map. Turn them in at the end of the adventure for great film center prizes!

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 in lower volume with the lights kept up in a "no-shushing" atmosphere.

Tickets are $5, and all proceeds benefit the Ohio State University 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.

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.

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.

This year’s celebration is a fundraiser for the Greater Columbus Film Commission, which means in addition to all the fun you'll have, you'll also be helping to promote and produce film here in Central Ohio.

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! Come to the ticket release party to guarantee your spot and score some other perks, like first-in seating.

(T)ERROR

documentary | NR

 (T)ERROR is the first documentary to place filmmakers on the ground during an active FBI counterterrorism sting ...

Opening at GFC:

09/05/2015

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  • September 5th
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A Gay Girl in Damascus

documentary | NR | 1hr 24min

When well-known Syrian blogger Amina Arraf – purportedly kidnapped by local authorities during the Arab Spring ...

Opening at GFC:

09/04/2015

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  • September 4th
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American Ultra

action, comedy | R | 1hr 39min

AMERICAN ULTRA is a fast-paced action comedy about Mike (Jesse Eisenberg), a seemingly hapless and unmotivated stoner ...

Opening at GFC:

08/21/2015

  • August 31st
  • September 1st
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Amy

documentary | R | 2hr 8min

Director Asif Kapadia (SENNA) directs this intimate documentary about pop sensation Amy Winehouse. Despite just two ...

Opening at GFC:

07/10/2015

  • September 6th
Armor of Light, The

documentary | NR | 1hr 28min

THE ARMOR OF LIGHT, follows the journey of an Evangelical minister trying to find the courage to preach about the ...

Opening at GFC:

09/04/2015

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  • September 4th
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Attack on Titan Part 1

action, adventure | NR | 1hr 38min

A teenage boy named Eren Jaeger must use his special gift to fight alongside with the military to defeat the titan ...

Opening at GFC:

10/01/2015

  • September 30th
  • October 1st
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Attack on Titan Part 2

action | NR

Japan, present day. The sudden arrival of the Titans—mysterious, gigantic humanoid creatures who devour human beings ...

Opening at GFC:

10/20/2015

  • October 20th
  • October 22nd
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  • October 25th
  • October 27th
Beltracchi: The Art Of Forgery

documentary | NR | 1hr 33min

A mesmerizing, thought-provoking yet surprisingly amusing documentary on the life and times of Wolfgang Beltracchi, who ...

Opening at GFC:

09/04/2015

  • September 5th
  • September 6th
  • September 7th
Best of Enemies

documentary | R | 1hr 27min

In 1968, ideological opposites William F. Buckley Jr. and Gore Vidal hold a series of riveting, nationally televised ...

Opening at GFC:

09/04/2015

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  • September 4th
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Big Max

documentary | NR

Big Max is a feature length documentary by Columbus filmmaker Justin Russell which documents a month in the life of Max ...

Opening at GFC:

09/04/2015

  • September 4th
Bikes vs Cars

documentary | NR | 1hr 30min

Bikes vs Cars depicts a global crisis that we all deep down know we need to talk about: Climate, earth’s ...

Opening at GFC:

09/04/2015

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  • September 4th
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Bonobos: Back to The Wild

documentary | NR | 1hr 30min

Rated UR The critically important work by renowned naturalist Claudine Andre to save the endangered bonobo apes of the ...

Opening at GFC:

09/04/2015

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  • September 4th
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Breath of Life

documentary | NR | 1hr 22min

 A chance to stop fooling ourselves about who we are and where we are ...

Opening at GFC:

09/05/2015

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  • September 5th
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Call Me Lucky

comedy, documentary | NR | 1hr 46min

Barry Crimmins was a volatile but brilliant bar comic who became an honored peace activist and influential political ...

Opening at GFC:

09/03/2015

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  • September 3rd
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Diary of A Teenage Girl, The

drama | R | 1hr 42min

Like most teenage girls, Minnie Goetze (Bel Powley) is longing for love, acceptance and a sense of purpose in the ...

Opening at GFC:

08/28/2015

  • August 31st
  • September 1st
  • September 2nd
Digging for Fire

drama | R | 1hr 25min

Young married couple Tim (Jake Johnson) and Lee (Rosemarie DeWitt) have planted the seeds of a family in their East ...

Opening at GFC:

08/28/2015

  • August 31st
  • September 1st
  • September 2nd
End of The Tour, The

drama | R | 1hr 46min

THE END OF THE TOUR tells the story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter (and novelist) David ...

Opening at GFC:

08/21/2015

  • August 31st
  • September 1st
  • September 2nd
Every Last Child

documentary | NR | 1hr 23min

 Families and healthcare workers find themselves in the cross-hairs of politics and violence as they attempt to ...

Opening at GFC:

09/04/2015

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  • September 4th
  • September 5th
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Fast Times at Ridgemont High Happy Hour Screening

comedy | PG-13 | 1hr 30min

Special happy hour screening- all Ohio Drafts $4A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their ...

Opening at GFC:

09/14/2015

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  • September 14th
Fright Club Presents Sheitan (2006)

horror, thriller | NR | 1hr 34min

A French erotic horror/comedy that will have you laughing one minute, gagging the next. You’ve heard the story: ...

Opening at GFC:

09/09/2015

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  • September 9th
Homemade Horror Short Film Festival

Join us for the fourth annual Homemade Horror Short Film Festival at Gateway Film Center, where Ohio filmmakers submit ...

special event

  • October 28th
Homme Less

documentary | NR | 1hr 27min

Homme Less is a 2014 documentary on fashion photographer and former model Mark Reay. The film was the feature debut of ...

Opening at GFC:

09/04/2015

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  • September 4th
  • September 7th
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Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot

comedy, documentary | NR

In 2000, David Wain and Michael Showalter set out to make their first film Wet Hot American Summer. It was a low budget ...

Opening at GFC:

09/06/2015

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  • September 6th
I Touched All Your Stuff

documentary | NR | 1hr 32min

Christopher Kirk, a bored American geek, moves to Colombia to chase Escobar’s hippos. Once there, he falls in ...

Opening at GFC:

09/04/2015

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Listen to Me Marlon

biography, documentary | NR | 1hr 42min

John Battsek (Waiting for Sugarman) worked with Marlon Brando’s estate to gain access to more than 200 hours of ...

Opening at GFC:

08/28/2015

  • August 31st
  • September 1st
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Look of Silence, The

documentary | PG-13 | 1hr 43min

The Look of Silence is Joshua Oppenheimer’s powerful companion piece to the Oscar®-nominated The Act of Killing. ...

Opening at GFC:

08/14/2015

  • August 31st
  • September 1st
  • September 2nd
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Love Live! The School Idol Movie

animation, comedy

The story is set in Tokyo, where an old school right in between the neighborhoods of Akihabara, Kanda and Jinbocho is ...

Opening at GFC:

09/13/2015

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  • September 13th
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Love Live! The School Idol Movie w/Anime Punch

NR

Party: Monday, September 14 at 6:00 PM

Movie: Monday, September 14 at 7:00 PM

special event

  • September 14th
Lutah

documentary | NR | 1hr 8min

LUTAH explores the life of a little known architect who left a big legacy. She designed iconic buildings such as the ...

Opening at GFC:

09/09/2015

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  • September 9th
Mask You Live in, The

documentary | NR | 1hr 37min

Explores how our culture’s narrow definition of masculinity is harming our boys, men and society at large and ...

Opening at GFC:

09/08/2015

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  • September 4th
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Meru

documentary | R | 1hr 30min

three elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt to climb Mount Meru, one of ...

Opening at GFC:

09/04/2015

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  • September 4th
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Montage of Heck

documentary | NR | 2hr 25min

An authorized documentary on the late musician Kurt Cobain, from his early days in Aberdeen, Washington to his success ...

Opening at GFC:

09/04/2015

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  • September 4th
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Out to Win

documentary | NR | 1hr 39min

A documentary that serves as an overview and examination of the lives and careers of aspiring and professional gay and ...

Opening at GFC:

09/05/2015

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  • September 5th
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Outrageous Sophie Tucker, The

documentary | NR | 1hr 36min

The rags to riches story of Sophie Tucker, the iconic superstar who ruled the worlds of vaudeville, Broadway, radio, ...

Opening at GFC:

09/09/2015

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  • September 7th
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Radical Grace

documentary | NR | 1hr 26min

RADICAL GRACE follows three fearless nuns who risk their place in the Catholic Church to follow another higher calling: ...

Opening at GFC:

09/05/2015

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  • September 5th
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Show Us Your Shorts

NR

Party: Monday, August 31 at 9:00PM

Movie: Monday, August 31 at 9:00PM

special event

  • August 31st
Sinister 2

horror | R | 1hr 36min

A young mother and her twin sons move into a rural house that’s marked for ...

Opening at GFC:

08/21/2015

  • August 31st
  • September 1st
  • September 2nd
Sixteen Candles Happy Hour Screening

comedy, romance | PG | 1hr 33min

Special happy hour screening- all Ohio drafts $4Writer-directorJohn Hughes nailed the 80s teen experience with this ...

Opening at GFC:

09/07/2015

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  • September 7th
Station to Station

Rated UR A train travels 4,000 miles across North America with a revolving community of artists and musicians who ...

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  • September 4th
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Steve Jobs: The Man in The Machine

documentary | R | 2hr 7min

In his signature black turtleneck and blue jeans, shrouded in shadows below a milky apple, Steve Jobs’ image was ...

Opening at GFC:

09/03/2015

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  • September 3rd
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Straight Outta Compton

biography, drama | R | 2hr 30min

The group NWA emerges from the streets of Compton, California in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes pop culture with ...

Opening at GFC:

08/14/2015

  • August 31st
  • September 1st
  • September 2nd
Superbad Happy Hour Screening

comedy | R | 1hr 43min

Special happy hour screening- all Ohio drafts $4 Might have been the movie that resurrected high school comedies. ...

Opening at GFC:

08/31/2015

  • August 31st
Tab Hunter Confidential

documentary | NR | 1hr 30min

The story of matinee idol Tab Hunter from teenage stable boy to closeted Hollywood star of the ...

Opening at GFC:

09/05/2015

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  • September 5th
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Tangerine

comedy, drama | R | 1hr 28min

It’s Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee (Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) is back on the block. Upon hearing that her ...

Opening at GFC:

08/07/2015

  • August 31st
  • September 1st
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Turbo Kid

comedy, sci-fi | NR | 1hr 33min

In a post-apocalyptic future, THE KID, a young solitary scavenger obsessed with comic books must face his fears and ...

Opening at GFC:

08/28/2015

  • August 31st
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UnSlut

documentary | NR

UnSlut: A Documentary Film features conversations with those who have experienced sexual shaming, including the family ...

Opening at GFC:

09/05/2015

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  • September 5th
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When Animals Dream

horror | R | 1hr 25min

A teenage girls sexual awakening unleashes something primal within, revealing a dark family secret. On the run and in ...

Opening at GFC:

08/28/2015

  • August 31st
  • September 1st
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When Giants Fall

documentary | NR | 1hr 18min

The ivory trade is a cruel business. Every 15 minutes an elephant is killed for its ivory. 65 percent of the continents ...

Opening at GFC:

09/04/2015

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  • September 4th
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Who Is Gil Scott-Heron?

documentary | NR | 1hr

Who Is Gil Scott-Heron? is a film by BAFTA nominated film makers Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard. Seeking to answer the ...

Opening at GFC:

09/04/2015

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  • September 4th
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Z For Zachariah

sci-fi | PG-13 | 1hr 35min

Craig Zobel (COMPLIANCE) directs this adaptation of the best selling novel by Robert C. O’Brien. Following a ...

Opening at GFC:

08/28/2015

  • August 31st
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Zipper

drama | R | 1hr 52min

A family man has it all until he risks losing everything due to his inability to fight off his obsessive temptation for ...

Opening at GFC:

08/28/2015

  • August 31st
  • September 1st
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