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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 disabilites, these screenings are presented in lower volume with the lights kept up in a "no-sushing" 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

A month-long celebration of the suspense master, held lovingly every October at GFC. Four Hitch movies, with fun ways to participate, like original posters and collectible t-shirts. A guest and staff favorite.

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.

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

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  • July 9th
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Angst (1983)

horror, thriller

A troubled man gets released from prison and starts taking out his sadistic fantasies on an unsuspecting family living ...

Opening at GFC:

07/10/2015

Ant-Man

action, adventure | PG-13 | 1hr 57min

Meet one of the founding member of The Avengers: Ant-Man! Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but ...

Opening at GFC:

07/17/2015

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Badass Barbarian Double Feature

Rated R Conan the Barbarian: A vengeful barbarian warrior sets off to avenge his tribe and his parents whom were slain ...

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  • August 8th
Bernard Shakey Film Retrospective

biography, documentary | NR

Long one of folk and rock’s most respected artists, Neil Young—under the pseudonym Bernard Shakey—has also been ...

special event

  • July 6th
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Bernard Shakey Film Retrospective: Dead Man (1995)

drama | R | 2hr 01min

Rated R For for moments of strong violence, a graphic sex scene and some language On the run after murdering a man, ...

Opening at GFC:

07/07/2015

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  • July 7th
Bernard Shakey Film Retrospective: Greendale (2003) in 35mm

drama | NR | 1hr 27min

Rated UR A musical look at the lives and struggles of people in the small fictional town called Greendale. Long one of ...

Opening at GFC:

07/08/2015

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  • July 8th
Bernard Shakey Film Retrospective: Human Highway (1982)

comedy, drama | NR | 1hr 28min

Rated UR The new owner of a roadside diner stuck in a town built around an always leaking nuclear power plant plans to ...

Opening at GFC:

07/06/2015

  • July 6th
Bernard Shakey Film Retrospective: Journey Through The Past

documentary | R | 1hr 19min

Long one of folk and rock’s most respected artists, Neil Young—under the pseudonym Bernard Shakey—has also been ...

Opening at GFC:

07/08/2015

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  • July 8th
Bernard Shakey Film Retrospective: Muddy Track (1987)

documentary | NR | 2hr 12min

Long one of folk and rock’s most respected artists, Neil Young—under the pseudonym Bernard Shakey—has also been ...

Opening at GFC:

07/06/2015

  • July 6th
Bernard Shakey Film Retrospective: Neil Young Trunk Show

documentary | NR | 1hr 22min

Long one of folk and rock’s most respected artists, Neil Young—under the pseudonym Bernard Shakey—has also been ...

Opening at GFC:

07/09/2015

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  • July 9th
Bernard Shakey Film Retrospective: Rust Never Sleeps (1979)

documentary | PG | 1hr 43min

Rated PG Documentary covering Neil Youngs October 22, 1978 concert performance at the Cow Palace. Long one of folk and ...

Opening at GFC:

07/10/2015

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  • July 10th
Bernard Shakey Film Retrospective: Solo Trans (1979)

documentary | NR | 1hr

Long one of folk and rock’s most respected artists, Neil Young—under the pseudonym Bernard Shakey—has also been ...

Opening at GFC:

07/10/2015

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  • July 10th
Bernard Shakey Film Retrospective: The Monsanto Years

documentary | NR | 59min

Rated UR A very special work-in-progress screening, this is a document of the recording of the upcoming album The ...

Opening at GFC:

07/09/2015

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  • July 9th
Bernard Shakey Film Retrospective: Year of The Horse (1997)

documentary | R | 1hr 46min

Long one of folk and rock’s most respected artists, Neil Young—under the pseudonym Bernard Shakey—has also been ...

Opening at GFC:

07/07/2015

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  • July 7th
Child's Play (1988)

horror, thriller | R | 1hr 27min

Gunned down by Detective Mike Norris (Chris Sarandon), dying murderer Charles Lee Ray (Brad Dourif) uses black magic to ...

Opening at GFC:

07/17/2015

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Dope

comedy | R | 1hr 55min

A critical hit and audience favorite out of the Sundance Film Festival, in DOPE, Malcolm (Shameik Moore) is carefully ...

Opening at GFC:

06/18/2015

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Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F

action, adventure, animation | NR | 1hr 33min

One peaceful day on Earth, two remnants of Frieza’s army named Sorbet and Tagoma arrive searching for the Dragon ...

Opening at GFC:

08/04/2015

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Eden

drama | R

The story of the French DJ credited with inventing “French house” music in the ...

Opening at GFC:

07/10/2015

English National Opera: Peter Grimes

drama | NR | 3hr 10min

Party: Wednesday, July 8 at 2:00PM

Opening at GFC:

07/08/2015

  • July 8th
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

comedy | PG | 1hr 27min

From the beloved Roald Dahl novel of the same name, and written and directed by Academy Award winner Wes Anderson. In ...

Opening at GFC:

07/10/2015

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Felt

horror, romance | NR | 1hr 20min

Amy is hanging on by a thread. Struggling to cope with past sexual trauma and the daily aggressions of a male-dominated ...

Opening at GFC:

07/03/2015

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Fright Club Presents Slither (2006)

R

Rated R For for strong horror violence and gore, and language The sleepy town of Wheelsy could be any small town in ...

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Fright Night (1985)

horror, thriller | R | 1hr 46min

Charley Brewster (William Ragsdale) has a big problem: his neighbor Jerry Dandridge (Chris Sarandon) is a rather nasty ...

Opening at GFC:

07/10/2015

Gallows, The

horror, thriller | NR

Rated NYR 20 years after a horrific accident during a small town school play, students at the school resurrect the ...

Opening at GFC:

07/10/2015

  • July 9th
Geek Sneak: Ant-Man

action, sci-fi | PG-13

Party: Thursday, July 16 at 7:00PM

special event

  • July 16th
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)

adventure, drama | G | 1hr 24min

It’s the classic with the cover we all remember today. Three pets escape from a California ranch and must go on ...

Opening at GFC:

07/17/2015

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Inside Out

animation | PG | 1hr 42min

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her ...

Opening at GFC:

06/19/2015

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Jurassic World

action, adventure | PG-13 | 2hr 4min

Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, ...

Opening at GFC:

06/12/2015

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Live From New York!

biography, documentary | NR | 1hr 30min

See the origins of the impossible live comedy experiment that should never have worked — but became an icon. Live ...

Opening at GFC:

07/03/2015

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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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Magic Mike XXL

comedy, drama | R | 1hr 55min

In this bigger, slicker follow-up, nothing’s stripped down — but the bodies. Three years after Mike ...

Opening at GFC:

07/01/2015

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Manglehorn

drama | PG-13 | 1hr 37min

Left heartbroken by the woman he loved and lost many years ago, Manglehorn, an eccentric small-town locksmith, tries to ...

Opening at GFC:

07/03/2015

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Me and Earl and The Dying Girl

comedy, drama | PG-13 | 1hr 45min

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, Me and Earl and the Dying ...

Opening at GFC:

06/25/2015

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Minions

animation, comedy | PG | 1hr 31min

It’s a prequel to the animated blockbuster Despicable Me! Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob seek out a new ...

Opening at GFC:

07/10/2015

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Mr. Holmes

drama, mystery | PG | 1hr 44min

The character as you’ve never seen him before — portrayed by Sir Ian McKellen (The Lord of the Rings, ...

Opening at GFC:

07/17/2015

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Name 10 Trivia

Party: Thursday, July 9 at 8:00PM

special event

  • July 15th

8:00PM | Open to the public

Nite Owl Theatre: Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981)

action, adventure | PG | 1hr 55min

Fans of the heyday of late-night television, look no further! 5-time Emmy Award winner, Fritz The Nite Owl returns to ...

Opening at GFC:

07/18/2015

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PlantPure Nation

documentary | NR

The much-awatied follow-up to 2011’s Forks Over Knives. When nutritional scientist and author T. Colin Campbell ...

Opening at GFC:

07/05/2015

  • July 7th
Princess Bride (1987), The

comedy, drama | PG | 1hr 38min

One of the most moving, enduring and beloved movie fairy tales ever told, returned to the big screen as part of our ...

Opening at GFC:

07/03/2015

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Reelin` and Rockin` presents: The Damned (2015)

documentary | NR | 1hr 47min

Rated UR A documentary on The Damned, the first English punk artist to release a single and album. Having gone through ...

Opening at GFC:

08/19/2015

  • August 19th
Results

comedy | R | 1hr 45min

Recently divorced, newly rich, and utterly miserable, Danny (Kevin Corrigan) would seem to be the perfect test subject ...

Opening at GFC:

07/03/2015

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Stung

horror, sci-fi | NR | 1hr 30min

For catering staffers Paul and Julia, Mrs. Perch’s fancy garden party at her remote country villa is nothing out of ...

Opening at GFC:

07/10/2015

Ted 2

adventure, comedy | R | 1hr 55min

Newlywed couple Ted and Tami-Lynn want to have a baby, but in order to qualify to be a parent, Ted will have to prove ...

Opening at GFC:

06/26/2015

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Terminator Genisys

action, adventure | PG-13 | 2hr 6min

As he first promised in 1984: Arnold is back — but now he’s old, outmoded and vulnerable, which is bad news ...

Opening at GFC:

07/01/2015

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That Sugar Film

documentary | NR | 1hr 30min

A man eats only foods commonly perceived as “healthy” to discover the effects of a high-sugar diet on the ...

Opening at GFC:

07/17/2015

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Trainwreck

comedy, romance | R | 2hr 02min

From director Judd Apatow (KNOCKED UP, THE 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN) and write Amy Schumer (INSIDE AMY SCHUMER). Since she ...

Opening at GFC:

07/17/2015

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When Marnie was There

animation | PG | 1hr 43min

GFC ExclusiveA young girl is sent to the country for health reasons, here she meets an unlikely friend in the form of ...

Opening at GFC:

06/12/2015

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Wolfpack, The

documentary | R | 1hr 20min

GFC ExclusiveWINNER – Grand Jury Prize – 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Locked away from society in an ...

Opening at GFC:

06/26/2015

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