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October Democratic Debate to be Hosted at Otterbein, Watch Party at the Gateway Film Center

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Update: The October 15th Democratic Presidential debate will be hosted in Central Ohio, on the campus of Otterbein University in Westerville starting at 8pm. The debate will be co-hosted by CNN and The New York Times. Locals are invited to tune in LIVE at The Gateway Film Center for a free screening co-hosted by Columbus Underground that will include discussion and drink specials — plus, cheering is encouraged for your favorite candidates!


Columbus Underground is excited to announce that in partnership with the Gateway Film Center, locals can participate in the political process through the screening of the 2020 Presidential debates. Each free-to-attend event will include not only the screening, but also panel discussions, expert analyses and active conversations.

“Bombarded with information in our 24-hour news cycle, it is important to have spaces where we can slow down and talk to one another about the issues,” stated Gateway Film Center President Chris Hamel. “The cinema has always been a place for political commentary — our public screenings of the presidential debates maintains this important legacy.”

The next screening takes place on Tuesday, October 15. Doors open at 7 p.m. for drinks and casual networking with the screening starting at 8 p.m. sharp.

The 12 confirmed candidates for the October debate include:

  • Former Vice President Joe Biden
  • New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker
  • South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg
  • Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro
  • Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard
  • California Sen. Kamala Harris
  • Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar
  • Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke
  • Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders
  • California billionaire Tom Steyer
  • Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren
  • Entrepreneur Andrew Yang

Additional debate screening event details will be published on the CU events calendar.

​Visit www.gatewayfilmcenter.org for more information.

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