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Sundance at Gateway: Lineup and Tickets

Hope Madden Hope Madden Sundance at Gateway: Lineup and Tickets

Sundance Film Festival 2021 begins this Thursday, January 28, in Park City, Utah. And in Columbus, Ohio. Beginning Thursday, Gateway Film Center will host in-person screenings for 11 Sundance films as part of the festival’s first-ever program of constellation theaters. As president and programmer of one of those in the network of theaters, Chris Hamel […]

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Sundance Comes to Gateway Film Center

Hope Madden Hope Madden Sundance Comes to Gateway Film Center

For the first time, you can attend the Sundance Film Festival without leaving Columbus. In fact, there are two ways. You can buy tickets to screen films on their custom-designed online platform via festival.sundance.org or you can visit the Gateway Film Center. For its 2021 program, the Sundance Film Festival will take a digital approach. […]

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NFF: Masquerade Launches Wednesday

George Wolf George Wolf NFF: Masquerade Launches Wednesday

It was the summer of widespread discontent, and Jason Tostevin, programmer and co-founder of Nightmares Film Festival at Gateway Film Center, had a decision to make.  In only four years, Tostevin and his team had built NFF into a festival dubbed “the Cannes of Horror,” with a reputation as a can’t-miss fest experience that was […]

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Gateway Film Center Reopening Soon

Hope Madden Hope Madden Gateway Film Center Reopening Soon

It’s been five long months, but Gateway Film Center is the next Columbus movie theater to turn on the projectors and pop some corn. The film center reopens Monday, August 31, with limited screenings, cashless ticketing, and extra large plans for Tenet. “I am not a patient person,” says Chris Hamel, GFC president and programmer […]

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Gateway Takes Popular Family Series Virtual

Hope Madden Hope Madden Gateway Takes Popular Family Series Virtual

Chris Hamel, president and programmer of Gateway Film Center, hopes the theater will reopen soon. In the meantime, though, GFC has been experimenting with different virtual opportunities to share and promote films. Most recently, it re-launched its popular series From Book to Film as an online program: From Book to Film from Home. A years-long […]

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Award-Winning Shorts Series Comes to Gateway

Hope Madden Hope Madden Award-Winning Shorts Series Comes to Gateway

“A roller coaster of imagination and possibility,” is what ShortsTV is calling its program of animated shorts—the first in a series of short film compilations being screened virtually via cinema websites across the country. Here in CBUS, you can watch their One Small Step beginning this weekend via Gateway Film Center’s virtual screening room. Every […]

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Checking In on CBUS Indie Cinemas

Hope Madden Hope Madden Checking In on CBUS Indie Cinemas

What do you miss? I miss free beverage refills. Opening a new can of Diet Coke every time I finish the last instead of hitting the soda fountain at Chipotle is costing me a fortune. I also miss going to the movies. A lot of us in CBUS do, and more than that, we’re worried […]

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