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Redefining movie-night classics with The Festival Lounge, a new casual dining option inside the Film Center.

The Festival Lounge celebrates the best international, national, and local film festivals with cocktails and menu offerings inspired by our mission to bring stories and storytellers to Columbus every day. The perfect place to share with friends, family, and fellow film fans, The Festival Lounge is ready for everyday celebrations, spirited conversations, and good food!

Featuring local selections and an all-vegetarian menu.

New summer season operating hours and menus coming soon!

The Festival Lounge is currently open for special programs, including receptions for visiting filmmakers, the Fright Club Live meet-up (second Friday of every month), and private reservations.

Planning a unique experience for your next meeting or party? Submit your request to for more information on reserving The Festival Lounge and screening rooms at Gateway Film Center.


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