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Green Screen Details

Through our Green Screen series, we proudly present movies that make the world cleaner and greener. Learn what others are doing to make a difference, and get inspired to get in on the act.

Stage and Screen Details

Our Stage and Screen series brings you the best theater, ballet and opera performances from around the world on the big screen in the cozy confines of the film center.

Wex at Gateway Details

Through our partnership with the Wexner Center for the Arts, we bring you unique, challenging and inspiring cinema from today’s modern masters.

Documentary Week Details

A celebrated hallmark series only at Gateway Film Center. Twice a year, GFC president and head programmer Chris Hamel selects the best, boldest and brighest documentaries from around the world and plays them all in one place, for one week only.

As one of the finest collections of docs anywhere, Columbus Documentary Week is often a bellwether for the Academy Awards, regularly screening all best documentary nominess before they are announced. 

Purple Snowflakes Details

Our holiday themed film series for kids. Get in the spirit with touching fun holiday stories that are for the season.

Heebie-Jeebie Details

Fun, kid-friendly spooky films with thrills and chills the whole family will enjoy. 

Book to Film Details

GFC Families -

You may already know about our From Book to Film Program where we play family-friendly movies adapted from kids' favorite books. This year we're doing something even bigger and better: our From Book to Film Summer Adventure! In partnership with the Columbus Metropolitan Library, we'll play a different movie inspired by a great book every week, all summer long. 

And the best part? Admission is free with any library card! So bring the family to GFC every weekend this summer for movies that remind us that reading in an adventure.

From Book to Film Summer Adventure Treasure Map

Pick up a From Book to Film treasure map at any Columbus library branch or at the film center’s box office and take a trip through miraculous, inspiring and thrilling movies that began life as books. The more movies you watch, the more token stickers you’ll earn for your map. Turn them in at the end of the adventure for great film center prizes!

Sensory Friendly Films Details

For families and individuals with autism or developmental disabilites, these screenings are presented in lower volume with the lights kept up in a "no-sushing" atmosphere.

Tickets are $5, and all proceeds benefit the Ohio State University Nisonger Center.

Hoot Details

The last Saturday of every month, we offer child-friendly short films from around the world, paired with music by the Shazzbots, time for dancing and lobby activities.

Oscar Movies Details

The most complete line up of Oscar nominated films in the city, right here at Gateway Film Center.

Super Tuesday Details

Recover from Monday with the bar-none best movie deal in the city. Enjoy $5 movies and all the popcorn you can eat, every Tuesday. 3D upcharges apply.

21 and Up Details

Shows and events for our customers who are 21 and over.

Geek Sneaks Details

The ultimate first-look celebration for the genre films we’re in
a frenzy to see. Geek Sneaks get you into the movie first, where you’ll experience them in the ultimate geeking-out atmosphere: parties, unique pre-show entertainment (think behind the scenes and rare footage) and themed drink and dining specials, with a group that loves the movie as much as you do!

GFC Exclusive Details

We built our reputation for the best programming in the country -- and maybe the world -- on our exclusives. Gateway Film Center brings you the movies you have to see ... but can't get anywhere else.

Student Special Details

Unique pricing, programming or promotions for students in our community.

World Cinema Details

Movies from around the globe, brought to the big GFC screen here in Columbus.

Nightmares on High Street Details

The world's only weekly horror film festival. See a new hard-to-find, must-see horror feature every seven days. Seriously: no one else on the planet is doing this!

Monster Movies Details

Join Dr. Bob Tesla, fictional younger brother of Nikola Tesla, as he and his creature cohorts transform one auditorium into their personal laboratory to bring you timeless monster movies.

Nightmares from the Crypt Details

The best horror movies, resurrected from the past so you can see them on the big screen for maximum fright. Think greats like The Exorcist -- or better yet, don't. *Shiver*

Hitchcocktober Details

A month-long celebration of the suspense master, held lovingly every October at GFC. Four Hitch movies, with fun ways to participate, like original posters and collectible t-shirts. A guest and staff favorite.

Show Us Your Shorts Details

An open-mic night for short films. On the last Monday of the month, register your short film by email, then come see it screen with a voting audience. Tickets are $5 dollars, and the audience-chosen best short takes home the dough!

Please send all submissions to our director of communications, Johnny DiLoretto, at jdiloretto@gatewayfilmcentercom. All submissions are due by 5 p.m. the day before the program.

Ohio Grown Film Details

Film center-sponsored screenings that bring Ohio filmmakers an audience and let them share in ticket revenue.

Have an Ohio-grown film? Call us to schedule a screening today!

Homemade Horror Details

An annual screening of the best Ohio-made horror shorts.

As the home for horror in Columbus and statewide, once a year we collect and present the best scary, unsettling and frighteningly funny horror shorts from local filmmakers in one competition screenings. Winners get cash prizes and coveted screening slots before major studio features. 

Cinema Classics Details

Once a month, John DeSando and Johnny DiLoretto – film critics and hosts of the award-winning WCBE show Cinema Classics – choose an iconic film to bring back to the big screen. This is your chance to catch a movie that changed film history and inspired later favorites.

Gateway Up Late Details

Late night shenanigans! When 11 p.m. hits, we roll all movie prices to $5 and mix in the best retro, throwback and cult hits, then discount drinks and activate the coveted Up Late Spicy Pizza on the Torpedo Room and concessions menu.

Holiday Classics Details

A must-attend event and a new annual family tradition: Holiday Classics at GFC. See the holiday movies that defined the season, back again on the big screen as they were meant to be seen. 

Beer Tastings and Timeless Films Details

At the film center, we love beer about as much as we love movies. So we made the brilliant decision to marry the two in our Beer Tastings + Timeless Films series.

Join us each month as we screen iconic movies and show off our collection of craft and locally brewed beers. Tickets are $15, and include three samples, one pint, snacks and a great movie.

Double Barrel Details

Every Fourth of July weekend, the Double Barrel series rides again with a tribute to some of the best Westerns ever made.

Nite Owl Theatre Details

Fans of the heyday of late-night television, look no further! 5-time Emmy Award winner, Fritz The Nite Owl returns to host this reboot of his show, Nite Owl Theatre, which ran nightly on WBNS 10tv in Columbus, OH from 1974-1991. Fritz presents the films in their pure form, checking in with you every 15 minutes or so, taking you to classic commercial breaks from the 70's and 80's making for a total retro late-night experience. So grab your popcorn and dim the lights!

Created by Fritz Peerenboom and filmmaker Mike McGraner, this new series features brand new Fritz bumpers, classic commercial breaks and some great late-night flicks!

Name 10 Trivia Details

Check out the big brain on Brad! Come with a team or play pickup when you get here, then have a blast fighting it out to determine whose noggin is packed with the most obscure factoids.

Celebrate Stallone Details

Yo. He’s a Hollywood legend, from his real-life come-from-behind story to his oil-and-muscle roles, and every year, we throw a screening and party in his honor.

Shaun of the Dead on Valentine's Day Details

Every Valentine's Day, return to the Winchester and fall in love all over again with our audience-favorite Shaun of the Dead screenings. Always perfectly paired with craft brews, themed drinks and date night dishes from The Torpedo Room.

Reelin' and Rockin' Details

A monthly rock documentary series held at 8 p.m. every third Wednesday of the month. DJs Brian Phillips and Colin Gawel from our partner CD1025 pick, present and host some of the very best concert movies, music documentaries and more. Happy hour specials for Reelin' and Rockin' begin at 7 p.m.

Nina West Presents Details

National sensation and Columbus's premier entertainer Nina West pairs some of her favorite movies with bawdy, hilarious programs that will have you cheering.

TV on the Big Screen Details

Academy Awards Celebration at GFC Details

The best Academy Awards party in the city! Hobnob with other Oscar fans, vote for your favorites and watch all the excitement on the big screen.

This year’s celebration is a fundraiser for the Greater Columbus Film Commission, which means in addition to all the fun you'll have, you'll also be helping to promote and produce film here in Central Ohio.

Groundhog Day Details

Take our ultimate fan test, returning every February with Punxsutawney Phil! Watch the Bill Murray classic Groundhog Day for 24 hours straight and win movie tickets for a year. 

Note: our iconic marathon sells out! Come to the ticket release party to guarantee your spot and score some other perks, like first-in seating.

A Little Princess (1995)

drama | PG | 1hr 37min

A young girl is relegated to servitude at a boarding school when her father goes missing and is presumed ...

Opening at GFC:

06/05/2015

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Aloha

drama | NR

A celebrated military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and re-connects with a long-ago ...

Opening at GFC:

05/29/2015

  • May 29th
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Avengers: Age of Ultron

action, adventure | PG-13 | 2hr 21min

Rated PG13 Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all ...

Opening at GFC:

05/01/2015

  • May 24th
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Cinema Classics: Young Frankenstein (1974)

comedy | PG | 1hr 46min

Party: Sunday, June 7 at 2:00PM

special event

  • June 7th
Club Life

drama | NR

A night club promoter tries to make a name for himself in New York ...

Opening at GFC:

05/29/2015

  • May 29th
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Dark Star: HR Giger's World

documentary | NR | 1hr 35min

He feels at home in places we would flee from and lives his life among the very things we fear. Throughout his life, HR ...

Opening at GFC:

05/29/2015

  • May 29th
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  • June 1st
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Entourage

comedy, drama | R

Film star Vince Chase and his cronies take on ...

Opening at GFC:

06/05/2015

  • June 10th
  • June 11th
Ex Machina

drama, sci-fi | R | 1hr 48min

A young programmer is selected to participate in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the ...

Opening at GFC:

04/24/2015

  • May 24th
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Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! in 35mm

action, comedy | R | 1hr 23min

Rated PG13 Three strippers holding a young girl hostage come across a crippled old man living with his two sons in the ...

Opening at GFC:

05/22/2015

  • May 24th
  • May 25th
Films Cool 101 How to See a Movie

FILM’S COOL 101: HOW TO SEE A MOVIE Better movie-watching for life! We all know how to watch a movie: ticket, ...

Opening at GFC:

06/03/2015

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  • June 3rd
Globe on Screen: Midsummer Nights Dream

drama, theatre | NR | 3hr 2min

Hermia loves Lysander and Helena loves Demetrius – but Demetrius is supposed to be marrying Hermia… When the Duke ...

Opening at GFC:

05/31/2015

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  • May 31st
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Good Kill

action, drama | R | 1hr 42min

In the shadowy world of drone warfare, combat unfolds like a video game–only with real lives at stake. After six ...

Opening at GFC:

05/22/2015

  • May 24th
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Heaven Adores You

documentary | NR | 1hr 44min

Movie: Wednesday, May 20 at 8:00PM

Opening at GFC:

05/20/2015

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How to Save Us

drama, horror | NR | 1hr 18min

Brian Everett’s younger brother Sam goes missing on the island of Tasmania during the middle of a mysterious ...

Opening at GFC:

06/05/2015

  • June 10th
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How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

animation | PG | 1hr 38min

A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns ...

Opening at GFC:

05/29/2015

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  • May 29th
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Human Centipede Trilogy

horror | NR

Party: Thursday, June 4 at TBA

Opening at GFC:

06/04/2015

  • June 10th

TBA | Open to the public

Insidious: Chapter 3

horror | NR

A prequel set before the haunting of the Lambert family that reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier reluctantly ...

Opening at GFC:

06/05/2015

  • June 10th
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Jaws (1975) in 35mm

Rated PG When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a ...

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  • July 3rd
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Jaws (35mm)

Rated PG When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a ...

Opening at GFC:

//

  • July 3rd
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Lambert and Stamp

biography, documentary | R | 1hr 57min

A documentary that reveals how the unlikely partnership between aspiring filmmakers Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert ...

Opening at GFC:

05/29/2015

  • May 29th
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Mad Max: Fury Road

action | R | 2hr

An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, ...

Opening at GFC:

05/15/2015

  • May 24th
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Man From Reno

crime | NR | 1hr 51min

In a small town south of San Francisco, Sheriff Paul Del Moral (Pepe Serna) is driving home through the fog when he ...

Opening at GFC:

05/22/2015

  • May 24th
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National Theatre Live: Man and Superman

NR

Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List, Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays ...

Opening at GFC:

06/03/2015

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  • June 3rd
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Neverending Story, The (1984)

action, sci-fi | PG | 1hr 42min

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

Opening at GFC:

05/22/2015

  • May 24th
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Nite Owl Theatre: Gremlins (1984)

horror | NR

Fans of the heyday of late-night television, look no further! 5-time Emmy Award winner, Fritz The Nite Owl returns to ...

Opening at GFC:

05/23/2015

Pitch Perfect 2

comedy, romantic-comedy | PG-13 | 1hr 55min

Collegiate a cappella group the Barden Bellas enter into an international competition that no American team has ever ...

Opening at GFC:

05/15/2015

  • May 24th
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PlantPure Nation

Rated UR The documentary film PlantPure Nation tells the story of three people on a quest to spread the message of one ...

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  • July 5th
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Poltergeist (2015)

horror, thriller | PG-13 | 1hr 33min

Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi and director Gil Kenan reimagine and contemporize the classic tale about a family whose ...

Opening at GFC:

05/22/2015

  • May 24th
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Reality

comedy | NR | 1hr 35min

In the alternate reality of the LA entertainment industry, a cameraman (French comedy star Alain Chabat) has 48 hours ...

Opening at GFC:

05/22/2015

  • May 24th
Slow West

drama | R | 1hr 24min

Writer John M. Maclean (HIGH FIDELITY, IGBY GOES DOWN) makes his feature film directorial debut in this stylish ...

Opening at GFC:

05/22/2015

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Spike Island

drama | R

Emilia Clarke (GAME OF THRONES) and Elliott Tittensor star in this story about a wannabe rock band in Manchester who ...

Opening at GFC:

06/05/2015

  • June 10th
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Tangerines

drama | NR | 1hr 28min

Set in 1992, during the growing conflict between Georgia and Abkhazian separatists in the wake of the Soviet ...

Opening at GFC:

05/22/2015

  • May 24th
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The Fly (1986)

horror | R | 1hr 36min

A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes ...

Opening at GFC:

06/05/2015

  • June 10th
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The House Across the Street

horror, thriller | NR | 1hr 30min

Amy has moved east from Kansas, determined to start a new life. She thinks she has found the perfect small quiet town, ...

Opening at GFC:

05/29/2015

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The Human Centipede III: Final Sequence

horror | NR | 1hr 40min

Party: Friday, May 29 at TBA

Opening at GFC:

05/29/2015

  • May 29th
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TBA | Open to the public

The Human Centipede Trilogy!

horror

Movie: Thursday, June 4 at 6:30PM

Opening at GFC:

06/04/2015

  • June 10th
The Nightmare

documentary

From Rodney Ascher, the director of “Room 237″, comes a documentary-horror film exploring the phenomenon of ...

Opening at GFC:

06/05/2015

  • June 10th
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The Seven Five

documentary | R | 1hr 42min

Meet the dirtiest cop in New York City history. In the 1980s, Michael Dowd patrolled the mean streets of one of the ...

Opening at GFC:

05/29/2015

  • May 29th
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Tomorrowland

action, adventure | NR | 2hr 10min

Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a ...

Opening at GFC:

05/22/2015

  • May 24th
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Videodrome (1983)

sci-fi, thriller | R | 1hr 27min

A sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual ...

Opening at GFC:

05/29/2015

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