Our Story

Gateway Film Center is Central Ohio’s world-class nonprofit, independent film center, presenting a nationally-renowned mix of independent, world, documentary and local films.

It has been named Columbus’s best movie theater by every major city publication, and was recognized as a top-20 North American art house by Sundance.

Our Mission

We believe in the power of movies to strengthen, unite, challenge, and inspire our community. As a nonprofit cinema, we are committed to screening films from around the world within a sustainable business model. We curate an experience where the stories shown on our screens and the artists who create them are treated with respect and appreciation.






Senior Leadership Team


Chris Hamel 


Grace Cole
Director of Marketing & Communications


Alexander Davis 
Director of Development


Laura Moushey
Director of Finance & Administration 

John Umland 
Director of Operations


Board of Directors


Amanda Hoffsis
Board Chair, Campus Partners


Trudy Bartley
 The Ohio State University


Dace de la Foret
Nationwide Insurance


Jami Goldstein
Greater Columbus Arts Council 


Sebastian Ibel
Ibel Agency

Larry H. James
Crabbe, Brown & James LLP

Keith Myers
The Ohio State University

Tom Rieland
WOSU Public Media

Xen Riggs
The Ohio State University

Gene Smith
The Ohio State University

Advisory Board of Directors


Jami Goldstein
Board Chair, Greater Columbus Arts Council 

Dana Bromberg

Mike Brown
City of Columbus 

Matthew Couch
The Ohio State University

John DeSando

Gregg Dodd
Columbus Metropolitan Library

Maria Durant
ABC 6 | FOX 28

Cicely Enriquez
The Owens Group

Michael Farrell
Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

Corey Favor
Ohio Health

Heather Llewellyn
Equitas Health 

Patrick Locy
Mindstream Interactive 

Hope Madden
Columbus Underground

Mike Sorboro
Mikey’s Late Night Slice

J.C. Speiser
Beecher Hill