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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

Join us for this free family film series that brings your favorite books to the big screen. Presented every summer in partnership with the Columbus Metropolitan Library.

Admission is free with a library card.

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

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 CD 102.5 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.

Avenged

crime, drama | R | 1hr 36min

An undercover cop risks his career (and life) to settle a ...

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03/06/2015

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Birdman

comedy, drama | R | 1hr 59min

Rated R For language throughout, some sexual content and brief violence. Birdman, or The Unexpected Virtue of ...

Opening at GFC:

10/14/2014

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Buzzard

comedy, drama | NR | 1hr 37min

Paranoia forces small-time scam artist Marty to flee his hometown and hide out in a dangerous Detroit. With nothing but ...

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03/06/2015

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Champs

action, documentary | NR | N/Ahr

GFC Exclusive  From inner-city housing projects to the biggest stages in boxing, this insightful and provocative ...

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03/13/2015

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Chappie

action, sci-fi | NR

After being kidnapped by two criminals during birth, Chappie becomes the adopted son in a strange and dysfunctional ...

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03/06/2015

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Cinderella

adventure, drama | PG

A live-action retelling of the classic fairy tale about a servant step-daughter who wins the heart of a ...

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03/13/2015

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Cinema Classics- Night of the Hunter (1955)

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  • March 8th
Divergent Series: Insurgent, The

action, adventure | PG-13 | 119min

Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to ...

Opening at GFC:

03/20/2015

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Ejecta

horror | NR | 1hr 27min

The story of one night on earth that changed everything we know about the ...

Opening at GFC:

03/06/2015

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Faults

drama | NR | 1hr 29min

Claire is under the grip of a mysterious new cult called Faults. Desperate to be reunited with their daughter, ...

Opening at GFC:

03/06/2015

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Focus

comedy, crime | R

A veteran grifter takes a young, attractive woman under his wing, but things get complicated when they become ...

Opening at GFC:

02/27/2015

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Get Out Network

Join this special one-time screening of this series of short videos that will inspire all of us to become conscious, ...

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Globe on Screen: The Tempest

drama | NR | 2hr 49min

Prospero, Duke of Milan, usurped and exiled by his own brother, holds sway over an enchanted island. He is comforted ...

Opening at GFC:

03/15/2015

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It's Hard Being Loved By Jerks

documentary | NR | 1hr 50min

Presented by Rendezvous With French Cinema Islamic groups sue French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo after it ...

Opening at GFC:

03/19/2015

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Kidnapping Mr. Heineken

crime, drama | R

The inside story of the planning, execution, rousing aftermath and ultimate downfall of the kidnappers of beer tycoon ...

Opening at GFC:

03/06/2015

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Kingsman: The Secret Service

action, comedy | R | 1hr 40min

A veteran secret agent takes a young upstart under his ...

Opening at GFC:

02/13/2015

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Leviathan (Theatrical)

drama | R | 2hr 20min

In a Russian costal town, Nikolai is forced to fight a corrupt mayor when he finds out his house is to be demolished. ...

Opening at GFC:

02/27/2015

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Maps To The Stars

drama | R | 1hr 51min

The Weiss family is the archetypical Hollywood dynasty: father Stafford is an analyst and coach, who has made a fortune ...

Opening at GFC:

02/27/2015

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October Gale

NR | 1hr 31min

A doctor takes in a mysterious man who washes ashore at her remote cottage with a gunshot wound. Quickly they both ...

Opening at GFC:

03/06/2015

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Patricks Day

drama, romance | NR | 1hr 42min

When a young man with mental health issues becomes intimate with a suicidal flight attendant, his obsessive mother ...

Opening at GFC:

03/07/2015

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Road Hard

comedy | NR | 1hr 38min

Years after his movie and sitcom career has run dry, Bruce Madsen (Adam Carolla) is reduced to headlining one dingy ...

Opening at GFC:

03/06/2015

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Song Of The Sea

adventure, animation | PG | 1hr 33min

Saoirse is a child who is the last of the selkies, women in Irish and Scottish legends who transform from seals into ...

Opening at GFC:

02/06/2015

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These Final Hours

drama, sci-fi | NR | 1hr 37min

Presented by Nightmares on High Street As Earth approaches a cataclysm that will be its end, a self-obsessed man heads ...

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03/06/2015

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Total Recall (1990)

action, sci-fi | R | 1hr 53min

When a man goes for virtual vacation memories of the planet Mars, an unexpected and harrowing series of events forces ...

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03/06/2015

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Turn It Up

NR | 1hr 26min

A celebration of the electric guitar, hosted by Kevin Bacon and featuring interviews & performances by B.B. King, ...

Opening at GFC:

03/18/2015

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What We Do in the Shadows

comedy | PG-13 | 1hr 26min

Flatmates Viago, Deacon and Vladislav are three vampires just trying to get by in modern society. From paying rent and ...

Opening at GFC:

02/27/2015

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