From Book to Film

The beloved summer family film series returns for its ninth year in 2019!

Gateway Film Center has again partnered with Columbus Metropolitan Library to promote reading, family together time, and appreciation of great movies with our celebrated summer series, From Book to Film.

From May 24 – August 22, the series will feature a movie inspired by a great book every day, all summer long. Admission is free with a library card (up to 4 admissions).

Brought to you in part by Puffin Foundation West and PNC.


NeverEnding Story, The (1984)

adventure, drama, family | PG | 1hr 42min

A troubled boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious ...

Opening at GFC:


  • July 19th
  • July 20th
  • July 21st
  • July 22nd
  • July 23rd
  • July 24th
Shrek (2001)

adventure, animation, comedy | PG | 1hr 30min

A mean lord exiles fairytale creatures to the swamp of a grumpy ogre, who must go on a quest and rescue a princess for ...

Opening at GFC:


  • July 26th
Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory (1971)

family, fantasy, music | G | 1hr 40min

A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka’s ...

Opening at GFC:


  • August 2nd
Holes (2003)

adventure, comedy, drama | PG | 1hr 57min

A wrongfully convicted boy is sent to a brutal desert detention camp where he joins the job of digging holes for some ...

Opening at GFC:


  • August 9th
Babe (1995)

comedy, drama, family | G | 1hr 31min

Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer ...

Opening at GFC:


  • August 16th