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Gateway Film Center Converts to Non-Profit Status

Walker Evans Walker Evans Gateway Film Center Converts to Non-Profit Status

The Gateway Film Center is celebrating their fifth anniversary tomorrow, and is using the opportunity to make a big announcement as well. The organization is switching from a for-profit movie theater to a non-profit model. “We have always been a community and mission-driven film center,” said GFC President Chris Hamel. “Transitioning to a non-profit organization […]

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Get a Double Dose of Hitchcocktober

Hope Madden Hope Madden Get a Double Dose of Hitchcocktober

Back in February, the Gateway Film Center and Studio 35 Cinema & Drafthouse announced a partnership, but by October that pairing will turn dark and dizzy. Murderous schemes will unravel. Animals will attack. There’s even a promise of zombies. Not to worry – two of Columbus’s pillars in independent cinema are sharing Hitchcocktober, an annual […]

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Gateway Film Center is the Film Festival in Our Own Back Yard

Hope Madden Hope Madden Gateway Film Center is the Film Festival in Our Own Back Yard

“If you go to a major film festival,” says Chris Hamel, president of the Gateway Film Center, “or even a minor film festival, for that matter, there’s a certain energy – from the staff that works there, the patrons who are attending movies. And of course, there’s a ridiculously eclectic mix of titles, so you […]

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Discuss Science and Superheroes at Gateway Film Center

Hope Madden Hope Madden Discuss Science and Superheroes at Gateway Film Center

Blockbuster season approaches, and the Gateway Film Center (1550 North High Street) is launching a series that embraces the nerd at the center of some of the biggest flicks Hollywood will throw at us. Remember, you can’t spell “science fiction” without science. Beginning May 1, The Science of Superheroes offers a series of panel discussions […]

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Film Festival of Columbus Joins Forces with Independents’ Day

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Festival of Columbus Joins Forces with Independents’ Day

Columbus gets the chance to expand its celebration of corporate liberation, as Independents’ Day 2013 and the Film Festival of Columbus (FFOCOL) decide to be independent together. Nestled for the weekend of September 20 – 23 on Gay Street in downtown Columbus, Independents’ Day is an event that seeks to celebrate our town’s independent culture […]

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Gateway Film Center Announces New Restaurant Concept

Walker Evans Walker Evans Gateway Film Center Announces New Restaurant Concept

The Gateway Film Center announced yesterday evening that they will be partnering with local restauranteur Elizabeth Lessner to relaunch their in-house restaurant and bar offerings. Few details have been made available about the new concept, but it is said to have an atmosphere similar to other Columbus Food League restaurants. “Liz is an expert in […]

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Gateway’s Indie Film Showcase Cures the Blockbuster Blahs

Hope Madden Hope Madden Gateway’s Indie Film Showcase Cures the Blockbuster Blahs

Already tired of blockbuster season? The Gateway Film Center has just the remedy. Their Independent Film Showcase launches this week, running May 9 to May 16. This edition of the semiannual event screens seventeen flicks you’d be hard pressed to find onscreen anywhere else. Anchored by Brit filmmaker Ken Loach’s charming The Angels’ Share – […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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