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.


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

adventure, family, fantasy | PG | 2hr 22min

It’s Harry’s third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new “Defense Against the Dark ...

Opening at GFC:


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  • May 24th
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  • May 30th
Princess Bride, The (1987)

action, adventure, family | PG | 1hr 38min

While home sick in bed, a young boy’s grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters ...

Opening at GFC:


  • May 31st
Howl's Moving Castle (2004)

adventure, animation, family | PG | 1hr 59min

When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell ...

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  • June 7th
Paddington 2 (2018)

adventure, comedy, family | PG | 1hr 43min

Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of ...

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  • June 14th
Matilda (1996)

comedy, family, fantasy | PG | 1hr 42min

Story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever and ...

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  • June 21st
An American Tail (1986)

adventure, animation, family | G | 1hr 20min

While emigrating to the United States, a young Russian mouse gets separated from his family and must relocate them ...

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  • June 28th
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

adventure, animation, comedy | PG | 1hr 27min

An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the ...

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  • July 5th
Coraline (2009)

animation, drama, fantasy | PG | 1hr 40min

An adventurous 11-year-old girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but ...

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  • July 12th
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 ...

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  • July 19th
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 ...

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  • 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