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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.

48 Hour Film Project A Block

Teams of Columbus filmmakers have a single weekend to write, shoot and edit short films! Up to 14 different short films ...

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  • August 9th
Bad Moms

comedy | R | 1hr 41min

In this new comedy from the grateful husbands and devoted fathers who wrote The Hangover, Amy (Mila Kunis) has a ...

Opening at GFC:

07/29/2016

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Captain Fantastic

comedy, drama, romance | R | 1hr 59min

Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, isolated from society, a devoted father (Viggo Mortensen) dedicates his ...

Opening at GFC:

07/29/2016

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Coraline (2009)

animation | PG | 1hr 41min

While exploring her new home, a girl named Coraline (Dakota Fanning) discovers a secret door, behind which lies an ...

Opening at GFC:

07/29/2016

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Equals

drama, sci-fi | PG-13 | 1hr 41min

Nia (Kristen Stewart) and Silas (Nicholas Hoult) begin a forbidden and passionate romance in a futuristic society where ...

Opening at GFC:

07/22/2016

  • July 28th
Escape From New York (1981) 35th Anniversary Restoration

fantasy | R | 1hr 39min

In 1997, a major war between the United States and the Soviet Union is concluding, and the entire island of Manhattan ...

Opening at GFC:

08/19/2016

  • August 19th
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Fritz The Cat (1972) in 35mm

animation | NR | 1hr 20min

In the hands of writer and director Ralph Bakshi, a popular underground comics character was the inspiration for the ...

Opening at GFC:

08/12/2016

  • August 12th
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Full Metal Jacket (1987) in 35mm

drama, war | R | 1hr 56min

Stanley Kubrick’s take on the Vietnam War follows smart-aleck Private Davis (Matthew Modine), quickly christened ...

Opening at GFC:

07/29/2016

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Ghostbusters

fantasy, sci-fi | PG-13 | 1hr 57min

Paranormal researcher Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy) and physicist Erin Gilbert are trying to prove that ghosts exist in ...

Opening at GFC:

07/14/2016

  • July 28th
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Greasy Strangler, The

horror, thriller | NR | 1hr 33min

The Los Angeles-set tale follows Ronnie, a man who runs a Disco Walking tour along with his browbeaten son, Brayden. ...

Opening at GFC:

10/10/2016

  • October 6th
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Haxan: Witchcraft Through The Ages (1922) w/Live Music

fantasy, thriller | NR | 2hr 2min

Party: Saturday, October 8 at 7:00PM

Movie: Saturday, October 8 at 7:00PM

special event

  • October 8th
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

  • August 5th
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Heavy Traffic (1973) in 35mm

animation | R | 1hr 20min

Ralph Bakshi’s semiautobiographical account of the life and times of a struggling inner-city ...

Opening at GFC:

08/19/2016

  • August 19th
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Hunt For The Wilderpeople

comedy, drama | PG-13 | 1hr 43min

Director Taika Waititi (WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS) brings his international hit to the United States and Gateway Film ...

Opening at GFC:

07/22/2016

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I Am JFK Jr.

documentary | NR | 1hr 30min

I AM JFK JR is an homage to America’s fallen prince and the Kennedy legacy. It is the story of a young man ...

Opening at GFC:

07/22/2016

  • July 28th
Infiltrator, The

drama, thriller | R | 2hr 07min

Based on a true story, US Customs agent Robert “Bob” Mazur (Bryan Cranston) goes deep undercover to ...

Opening at GFC:

07/12/2016

  • July 28th
Into the Forest

horror, sci-fi | R | 1hr 41min

A worldwide power outage sends the globe towards the brink of apocalypse, forcing two sisters living in their isolated ...

Opening at GFC:

07/29/2016

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It Would Have Been His Birthday

1hr 44min

Movie: Saturday, August 6 at 9:30PM

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  • August 6th
Jason Bourne

action | PG-13 | 2hr 03min

Matt Damon reprises his role as the former CIA agent with a hazy past. Paul Greengrass (CAPTAIN PHILLIPS) returns to ...

Opening at GFC:

07/28/2016

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Kenshin Part 1: Origin

Fans of the samurai genre will be awestruck by this riveting film adaption of the classic franchise! In the wake of a ...

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Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004) in 35mm

drama, thriller | R | 2hr 17min

Quentin Tarantino’s sprawling homage to action films of the East reaches its conclusion in the continuation of ...

Opening at GFC:

07/30/2016

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Lady Snowblood (1973)

action, thriller | R | 1hr 37min

A woman seeks the revenge that was her birthright in this action thriller from Japan. A gang of ruthless thieves break ...

Opening at GFC:

07/22/2016

  • July 28th
Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance (1974)

action, thriller | R | 1hr 29min

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Opening at GFC:

07/29/2016

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Life, Animated

documentary | PG | 1hr 29min

The inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family ...

Opening at GFC:

07/29/2016

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Lights Out

horror | PG-13 | 1hr 21min

Based on the 2013 award-winning short film by David F. Sandberg. When a bloodthirsty supernatural being that lurks in ...

Opening at GFC:

07/21/2016

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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:

06/29/2016

  • July 29th
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Lucha Mexico

documentary | 1hr 45min

The ultimate look behind the mask, this film documents the joyous spectacle of Lucha Libre, which has thrilled fans in ...

Opening at GFC:

07/22/2016

  • July 28th
Mad Max (1979) in 35mm

action | R | 93min

In a not-too-distant dystopian future, when man’s most precious resource — oil — has been depleted ...

Opening at GFC:

11/24/2016

  • November 24th
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981) in 35mm

action | R | 1hr 36min

After avenging the death of his wife and young son at the hands of a vicious gang leader, Max (Mel Gibson) drives the ...

Opening at GFC:

11/25/2016

  • November 25th
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) in 35mm

action | R | 1hr 48min

In the third of the “Mad Max” movies, Max (Mel Gibson) drifts into an evil town ruled by Turner. There he ...

Opening at GFC:

11/26/2016

  • November 26th
Mad Max: Fury Road in 35mm

fantasy, sci-fi | R | 2hr

Years after the collapse of civilization, the tyrannical Immortan Joe enslaves apocalypse survivors inside the desert ...

Opening at GFC:

11/27/2016

  • November 27th
Measure of a Man, The

drama, world-drama | NR | 1hr 33min

Vincent Lindon (BASTARDS) gives his finest performance to date as unemployed everyman Thierry, who must submit to a ...

Opening at GFC:

07/22/2016

  • July 28th
Raging Bull (1980) in 35mm

drama | R | 2hr 9min

The story of a middleweight boxer as he rises through ranks to earn his first shot at the middleweight crown. He falls ...

Opening at GFC:

08/27/2016

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Reel Rock 11

Party: Wednesday, December 31 at 7:00PM

special event

  • September 19th
Roseanne for President!

Twenty-five years after Roseanne Barrs groundbreaking number-one sitcom, Roseanne for President tells the tale of her ...

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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 17th
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 28th
Spiderwick Chronicles (2008), The

adventure | PG | 1hr 37min

Of the three Grace children, Jared (Freddie Highmore) has always been thought of as the troublemaker. So when strange ...

Opening at GFC:

07/22/2016

  • July 28th
Star Trek Beyond

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

The crew of the starship Enterprise embarks on another mission into deep space. This story, directed by Justin Lin ...

Opening at GFC:

07/21/2016

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Suicide Squad

action | PG-13 | 1hr 40min

Director David Ayer (Fury) helms the story based on the DC Comics antihero team of the same name. Intelligence officer ...

Opening at GFC:

08/04/2016

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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 28th