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The Most Unique Meeting & Party Venue In Central Ohio

The Gateway Film Center is located in the vibrant South Campus Gateway, an urban destination featuring a unique shopping experience and great restaurants and lounges. The Gateway Film Center is Columbus's only boutique cinema devoted to commercial, foreign, and independent film while also providing a striking setting for any meeting or event.

The film center's main lobby features an eclectic combination of unique lighting, stainless steel, and glass with ample space for seating or standing events. The staircase leading to our second lobby, also known as The Martini Shot Lounge, is an exquisite example of modern architecture. Here you will find a full bar and lounge as well as private entrances to some of our state-of-the-art auditoriums. The lobby's two-story wall of glass allows guests to comfortably people watch from the luxurious lounge while enjoying cocktails, signature coffee drinks or hor devours.

Specific attention to detail was paid to the design of the auditoriums, built with the discriminating film lover in mind. The Gateway Film Center's auditoriums are black-box style, feature Dolby Digital surround sound, stadium seating, retractable armrests with cup holders at each seat, and wall-to-wall screens. The two largest houses offer limited leather seating, with the other 4 auditoriums feature velvet seats.

The Gateway Film Center is an elegant and sophisticated venue for any sort of event. Whether it's your turn to plan the company meeting or you'd like us to host a cocktail party, the film center has the expertise to make your event flawless.  To learn more about booking your next event at the Gateway Film Center please send a message to