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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

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.

48 Hour Film Project, The

NR

The 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend in which you and a team make a movie – write, shoot, and ...

Opening at GFC:

08/03/2015

  • August 3rd
A Lego Brickumentary

documentary | NR | 1hr 35min

Sure, kids love ’em — but grown-up fans of LEGO around the globe are unashamedly declaring their love of ...

Opening at GFC:

07/31/2015

  • August 3rd
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Alleluia

drama, thriller | NR | 1hr 33min

In this French-Belgian drama, Michel, a serial womanizer and hustler, meets and falls in love with Gloria. When Gloria ...

Opening at GFC:

08/14/2015

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

  • August 3rd
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Ant-Man

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

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

Opening at GFC:

07/17/2015

  • August 3rd
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Badass Barbarian Double Feature

action, adventure | R | 3hr 52min

Movie: Saturday, August 8 at 1:00 PM

special event

  • August 8th
Blind

Rated Sin categora Having recently lost her sight, Ingrid retreats to the safety of her home – a place where she ...

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  • August 15th
By Demons Be Driven

Rated UR An enforcer for a crime syndicate reemerges into the underworld after an unexplained absence. His former ...

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  • August 16th
Closer To God

horror, thriller | NR | 1hr 21min

A brilliant geneticist successfully clones the first human being, a baby girl named Elizabeth. The child fast becomes a ...

Opening at GFC:

08/07/2015

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Cop Car

thriller | R | 1hr 26min

Kevin Bacon goes full-on creepy as an unhinged sheriff in this chiller from Jon Watts (director of the little-seen but ...

Opening at GFC:

08/14/2015

Do I Sound Gay?

documentary | NR | 1hr 17min

Is there such a thing as a “gay voice”? Why do some people “sound gay” but not others? Why are ...

Opening at GFC:

08/07/2015

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Downtown Drive-in: Ferris Bueller's Day Off presented by North Market & GFC

Party: Friday, August 14 at 8:00 PM

Movie: Friday, August 14 at 9:15 PM

Opening at GFC:

08/14/2015

8:00 PM

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F

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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Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F 8/7 w/ Anime Punch

animation | 2hr

Party: Friday, August 7 at 7:45 PM

Movie: Friday, August 7 at 8:30 PM

special event

  • August 7th

7:45 PM

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F 8/8 w/ Anime Punch

animation | 2hr

Party: Saturday, August 8 at 7:45 PM

Movie: Saturday, August 8 at 8:30 PM

special event

  • August 8th

7:45 PM

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F Opening Night w/Anime Punch

animation | 2hr

Party: Tuesday, August 4 at 10:00PM

Movie: Tuesday, August 4 at 11:00PM

special event

  • August 4th

10:00PM

English National Opera: Carmen

NR | 2hr 45min

Presented by Stage and Screen A passionate tale of lust, seduction and betrayal, no other opera boasts as popular a ...

Opening at GFC:

08/12/2015

Fantastic Four

action, sci-fi | PG-13 | 1hr 46min

FANTASTIC FOUR, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on ...

Opening at GFC:

08/07/2015

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Fantastic Four, The (Geek Sneak)

action, sci-fi | PG-13 | 2hr 1min

A GFC Geek Sneak! New Mr. Fantastic Miles Teller (Whiplash) is joined by a cast of young, emerging stars to reimagine ...

special event

  • August 6th
FFOCOL

NR

Party: Thursday, August 13 at 6:00PM

Opening at GFC:

08/13/2015

  • August 19th

6:00PM

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Fright Club Presents Compliance (2012)

drama, thriller | R | 1hr 30min

Based on a true story of social engineering so impossible to believe, people Google-check their friends after the ...

Opening at GFC:

08/12/2015

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  • August 12th
Future Weather

Rated NYR When her single mom runs off to California, Lauduree, a passionate environmentalist, clings to her rural home ...

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  • August 17th
GFC Member Meet-up and Screening of The Tribe

drama | NR | 2hr 10min

Party: Friday, August 7 at 7:00 PM

special event

  • August 7th

8:30PM |

I Am Chris Farley

documentary | NR | 1hr 30min

Chris Farley lived his life full speed and committed to make everyone around him laugh out loud, and I Am Chris Farley ...

Opening at GFC:

07/31/2015

  • August 3rd
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Irrational Man

mystery | R | 1hr 36min

Director Woody Allen’s 46th feature film premieres August 7 at Gateway Film Center. When burned-out brilliant ...

Opening at GFC:

08/07/2015

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Keeping Room, The

drama | R | 1hr 35min

Left without men in the dying days of the American Civil War, three Southern women – two sisters and one ...

Opening at GFC:

08/13/2015

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  • August 13th
Landfill Harmonic

Rated NYR Kids living in a slum built on a landfill in Paraguay create an orchestra made of trash, The Recycled ...

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  • August 15th
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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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

action, adventure | PG-13 | 2hr 10min

The IMF is disbanded and Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is in the cold, leaving the landscape open for a new terrorist threat ...

Opening at GFC:

07/31/2015

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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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Muppet Treasure Island (1996)

action, comedy | G | 1hr 39min

 When young Jim Hawkins inherits a long-lost treasure map, he hires Captain Smollett (Kermit the Frog) and crew to ...

Opening at GFC:

07/31/2015

  • August 3rd
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Napolean Dynamite

Rated PG A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small ...

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  • August 20th
Napoleon Dynamite

Rated PG A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small ...

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  • August 20th
Paper Towns

dramedy | PG-13 | 1hr 53min

Based on the YA novel and presented by our Watch the Book program. A young man and his four friends embark upon the ...

Opening at GFC:

07/24/2015

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People, Places, Things

comedy | R | 1hr 25min

Will Henry (Jemaine Clement) is a graphic novelist and a professor in NYC. At his twin girls’ fifth birthday ...

Opening at GFC:

08/14/2015

Princess Mononoke (1997)

action, animation | PG-13 | 2hr 14min

One of Japan’s highest grossing films of all time from legendary animator Hiyao Mizayaki. A young warrior is ...

Opening at GFC:

08/14/2015

Princess Mononoke w/Anime Punch

animation | PG-13 | 2hr 14min

Party: Monday, August 17 at 6:00 PM

Movie: Monday, August 17 at 7:00 PM

Opening at GFC:

08/17/2015

6:00 PM

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
Southpaw

drama | R | 2hr 3min

Jake Gyllenhaal’s (Nightcrawler, End of Watch) most physical and possibly most dramatic role yet. A boxer fights ...

Opening at GFC:

07/24/2015

  • August 3rd
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Stanford Prison Experiment, The

drama, thriller | R | 2hr 02min

It is the summer of 1971. Dr. Philip Zimbardo launches a study on the psychology of imprisonment. Twenty-four male ...

Opening at GFC:

07/31/2015

  • August 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

T-Rex

Rated Sin categora 17-year-old Claressa T-Rex Shields from Flint, Michigan dreams of being the first woman in history ...

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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

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The End Of The Tour

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:

08/14/2015

The Look Of Silence

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

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

action, adventure | PG-13 | 2hr 36min

Henry Cavill (MAN OF STEEL) stars as Napoleon Solo in director Guy Ritchie’s THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E., a fresh ...

Opening at GFC:

08/14/2015

Tom at the Farm

drama, thriller | NR | 1hr 42min

In this psychological thriller based on the stage play by Michel Marc Bouchard, Tom, a young advertising copywriter, ...

Opening at GFC:

08/14/2015

  • August 16th
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

  • August 3rd
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Tribe, The

drama | NR | 2hr 10min

A truly unique and deeply primal experience told entirely in sign language — with no captions. A teen boy enrolls ...

Opening at GFC:

08/07/2015

  • August 7th
Vacation

adventure, comedy | R | 1hr 57min

Back on Holiday Road! Following in his father’s footsteps and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a ...

Opening at GFC:

07/29/2015

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit

animation, comedy | PG | 1hr 44min

Groundbreaking mix of live action and animation from Robert (Back to the Future) Zemeckis. Private eye Eddie Valiant ...

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08/07/2015

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Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (3D), The

action, drama | PG | 1hr 45min

A ten-year-old cartographer secretly leaves his family’s ranch in Montana where he lives with his cowboy father ...

Opening at GFC:

07/31/2015

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Zipper

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

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