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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. 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 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.

A Bigger Splash

crime, mystery | R | 2hr 4min

While vacationing on a Sicilian island with her boyfriend (Matthias Schoenaerts), a rock star (Tilda Swinton) receives ...

Opening at GFC:

05/27/2016

  • May 26th
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  • June 1st
Belladonna of Sadness

animation | NR | 1hr 33min

 One of the great lost masterpieces of Japanese animation, never before officially released in the U.S., BELLADONNA OF ...

Opening at GFC:

05/20/2016

  • May 23rd
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  • May 25th
  • May 26th
Captain America: Civil War

action | PG-13 | 2hr 40min

Political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability when the actions of the Avengers lead to collateral ...

Opening at GFC:

05/05/2016

  • May 23rd
  • May 24th
  • May 25th
  • May 26th
CKTC Buddhist Center Fundraiser

documentary | NR

We’re inviting everyone to come to Gateway Film Center at 7 p.m. on Monday June 13 to enjoy two films with Buddhist ...

Opening at GFC:

06/13/2016

  • June 13th
FFOCOL All Access Early Pass

The Film Festival of Columbus returns to Gateway Film Center June 2 to 11. FFOCOL ’16 will once more present ...

Opening at GFC:

06/02/2016

  • June 2nd
FFOCOL: A Song for You: The Austin City Limits Story

documentary | NR | 1hr 36min

From Willie Nelson to Wilco, Ray Charles to Radiohead, A Song For You: The Austin City Limits Story offers the ultimate ...

Opening at GFC:

06/05/2016

  • June 5th
FFOCOL: As I Am: The Life and Times of DJ AM

documentary | NR | 1hr 49min

A retrospective look at the life and work of influential electronic music DJ, Adam Goldstein, known as DJ ...

Opening at GFC:

06/03/2016

  • June 3rd
FFOCOL: Catch-22

horror | NR | 1hr 33min

With Hurricane Sandy looming on the horizon, five hard-lived friends come to from a send-off celebration alongside an ...

Opening at GFC:

06/03/2016

  • June 3rd
  • June 9th
FFOCOL: Chasing Bonnie and Clyde

documentary | NR

‘Don’t build prisons, they cost too much!’ In this era of Great Recession, the conservative and ...

Opening at GFC:

06/06/2016

  • June 6th
FFOCOL: Dirty Beautiful

comedy, drama | NR | 1hr 35min

David is a young, struggling writer very alone in the world. Kat is a lost soul recently left homeless by her ex. Both ...

Opening at GFC:

06/03/2016

  • June 3rd
FFOCOL: From Nowhere

drama | NR | 1hr 29min

Three undocumented Bronx teenagers are graduating from high school while navigating the treacherous waters of trying to ...

Opening at GFC:

06/04/2016

  • June 4th
FFOCOL: How to Let Go of the World: and Love All the Things

documentary | NR

When documentarian Josh Fox realizes, after much soul searching, that the answers for how to respond to the degradation ...

Opening at GFC:

06/05/2016

  • June 5th
FFOCOL: June Falling Down

comedy, drama | NR

A young woman returns home to Wisconsin for her best friends wedding and the one year anniversary of her fathers ...

Opening at GFC:

06/05/2016

  • June 5th
FFOCOL: Maya Angelou and Still I Rise

documentary | NR | 1hr 52min

The first feature documentary about the remarkable writer, poet, actress, activist Maya ...

Opening at GFC:

06/10/2016

  • June 10th
FFOCOL: Ohio Shorts

comedy, drama | NR

STOLEN DREAMS: Stolen Dreams is a film about a star high school basketball player who was raised in a single parent ...

Opening at GFC:

06/08/2016

  • June 8th
FFOCOL: Phantom Boy

animation | NR | 1hr 24min

An 11-year-old boy becomes an unlikely superhero when he discovers that he has the ability to leave his body and fly ...

Opening at GFC:

06/04/2016

  • June 4th
FFOCOL: Poindexter

documentary | NR

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Opening at GFC:

06/06/2016

  • June 6th
FFOCOL: Searching for Augusta

documentary | NR

Emmy award-winning director Mike Edwards and world-renowned military historian Martin King bring to the screen the Emmy ...

Opening at GFC:

06/06/2016

  • June 6th
FFOCOL: The 4th

comedy | NR

It’s the 4th of July in LA and Jamie, a down on his luck illustrator who’s behind on rent, tries to throw a ...

Opening at GFC:

06/04/2016

  • June 4th
FFOCOL: The Fits

drama | NR | 1hr 12min

While training at the gym 11-year-old tomboy Toni becomes entranced with a dance troupe. As she struggles to fit in she ...

Opening at GFC:

06/03/2016

  • June 3rd
FFOCOL: The Land

drama | NR | 1hr 42min

THE LAND tells the story of four teenage boys who devote their summer to escaping the streets of Cleveland, Ohio to ...

Opening at GFC:

06/07/2016

  • June 7th
FFOCOL: Uncle Howard

documentary | NR | 1hr 36min

When Howard Brookner lost his life to AIDS in 1989, the 35-year-old director had completed two feature documentaries ...

Opening at GFC:

06/05/2016

  • June 5th
FFOCOL: US International Shorts

drama | NR

ZAAR:Zaar is a suicide bomber who enters a random diner to bomb himself in a terrorist attack but listening and ...

Opening at GFC:

06/08/2016

  • June 8th
FFOCOL: Weiner

documentary | NR | 1hr 36min

WINNER – 2016 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL GRAND JURY PRIZE – DOCUMENTARY Sexts, lies, and Carlos Danger: watch ...

Opening at GFC:

06/04/2016

  • June 4th
FFOCOL: West of Her

drama, romance | NR | 1hr 30min

Dan signs on to travel with a mysterious stranger named Jane, laying cryptic tiles in the roads of cities across ...

Opening at GFC:

06/07/2016

  • June 7th
Framelines

documentary

Filmmaking is the new garage band because everyone with a cell phone camera to IMAX are making movies and telling ...

Opening at GFC:

05/23/2016

  • May 23rd
From Book to Film Launch Party

Help us kick off From Book To Film 2016, and support this and future year’s family programs!Join Gateway Film ...

Opening at GFC:

05/25/2016

  • May 25th
Ghibli Fans Choice Screening: Princess Mononoke

Rated PG13 For for images of violence and gore. For the first time, the ground breaking Japanese art of animation is ...

Opening at GFC:

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  • June 4th
Global Engagement Series - Men and Chicken

mystery, sci-fi | NR | 1hr 44min

Free w BuckID.Two outcast brothers get to know their biological family and discover the horrible truth about themselves ...

Opening at GFC:

05/25/2016

  • May 25th
Green Room

horror, thriller | R | 1hr 34min

GREEN ROOM is a brilliantly crafted and wickedly fun horror-thriller starring Patrick Stewart (STAR TREK: THE NEXT ...

Opening at GFC:

04/29/2016

  • May 23rd
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High-Rise

action | R | 1hr 52min

HIGH–RISE stars Tom Hiddleston as Dr. Robert Laing, the newest resident of a luxurious apartment in a high-tech ...

Opening at GFC:

05/13/2016

  • May 23rd
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I Am Wrath

action, drama | R | 1hr 32min

A man is out for justice after a group of corrupt police officers are unable to catch his wifes ...

Opening at GFC:

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  • June 2nd
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
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Jurassic Park

adventure, sci-fi | PG-13 | 2hr 06min

In Steven Spielberg’s massive blockbuster, paleontologists Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) ...

Opening at GFC:

05/25/2016

  • May 25th
Lobster, The

comedy, romance | R | 1hr 48min

Oscar nominated director Yorgos Lanthimo’s THE LOBSTER, is a love story set in the near future where single ...

Opening at GFC:

05/27/2016

  • May 26th
Louder Than Bombs

drama | R | 1hr 49min

A widower (Gabriel Byrne) and his two sons must cope with new details about the death of his wife (Isabelle Huppert), a ...

Opening at GFC:

05/20/2016

  • May 23rd
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Love and Friendship

From Jane Austens novella, the beautiful and cunning Lady Susan Vernon visits the estate of her in-laws to wait out ...

Opening at GFC:

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  • May 26th
Man Who Knew Infinity, The

biography, drama | PG-13 | 1hr 48min

 Based on the untold story of one of the greatest minds of his generation, THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY charts the ...

Opening at GFC:

05/13/2016

  • May 24th
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Men And Chicken

comedy, mystery | NR | 1hr 44min

 MEN AND CHICKEN is a darkly hilarious slapstick comedy starring Mads Mikkelsen (HANNIBAL) about a pair of ...

Opening at GFC:

05/20/2016

  • May 23rd
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My Golden Days

drama | R | 2hr

MY GOLDEN DAYS centers on Paul Dedalus, an anthropologist preparing to leave Tajikistan, who has a series of flashbacks ...

Opening at GFC:

05/20/2016

  • May 23rd
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Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising

comedy | R | 2hr

After a sorority moves in next door, which is even more debaucherous than the fraternity before it, Mac (Seth Rogen) ...

Opening at GFC:

05/20/2016

  • May 23rd
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Nice Guys, The

comedy, mystery | R | 2hr

Shane Black (KISS KISS BANG BANG, IRON MAN 3) directs this police drama set in Los Angeles during the 1970s, and ...

Opening at GFC:

05/20/2016

  • May 23rd
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  • June 7th
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Pele: Birth of a Legend

drama | PG | 1hr 47min

Pelé. A name known around the world, a sports legend who changed soccer forever, and a national hero who carried the ...

Opening at GFC:

05/20/2016

  • May 23rd
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  • May 26th
Princess Mononoke

Rated PG13 For for images of violence and gore. For the first time, the ground breaking Japanese art of animation is ...

Opening at GFC:

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  • June 4th
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) in 35mm

action, fantasy | 1hr 55min

Renowned archeologist and expert in the occult, Dr. Indiana Jones, is hired by the U.S. Government to find the Ark of ...

Opening at GFC:

06/12/2016

  • June 12th
Saturday Morning Cartoons at GFC

animation

Party: Saturday, June 11 at 10:00am

special event

  • June 11th
Sing Street

drama | PG-13 | 1hr 46min

 From director John Carney (ONCE, BEGIN AGAIN), SING STREET takes us back to 1980s Dublin seen through the eyes of a ...

Opening at GFC:

05/07/2016

  • May 23rd
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  • May 26th
Tale of Princess Kaguya, The (Dubbed)

animation | PG | 2hr 17min

A tiny nymph found inside a bamboo stalk grows into a beautiful and desirable young woman, who orders her suitors to ...

Opening at GFC:

05/22/2016

  • May 25th
The Meddler

comedy, drama | PG-13 | 1hr 40min

With a new iPhone, an apartment near the Grove, and a comfortable bank account left to her by her beloved late husband, ...

Opening at GFC:

05/27/2016

  • May 23rd
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Viva

drama, foreign-language | 1hr 40min

VIVA stars Héctor Medina as Jesus, a young hairdresser working at a Havana nightclub that showcases drag performers, ...

Opening at GFC:

05/13/2016

  • May 23rd
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Welcome To Happiness

drama, sci-fi | NR | 1hr 48min

There’s a magical door in Woody’s closet that allows those who go through it to erase mistakes from their past. ...

Opening at GFC:

05/20/2016

  • May 23rd
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  • May 26th
When Marnie Was There (Dubbed)

animation | PG | 1hr 43min

Upon being sent to live with relatives in the countryside, an emotionally distant tomboy explores a long-abandoned ...

Opening at GFC:

05/29/2016

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  • May 28th
When Marnie Was There (Subtitled)

animation | PG | 1hr 43min

Upon being sent to live with relatives in the countryside, an emotionally distant tomboy explores a long-abandoned ...

Opening at GFC:

05/29/2016

Buy Tickets

  • May 29th
X-Men: Apocalypse

action | PG-13 | 2hr

 With the emergence of the world’s first mutant, Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level ...

Opening at GFC:

05/27/2016

  • May 26th
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