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Fright Club Lives… At The Drexel Theatre

Hope Madden Hope Madden Fright Club Lives… At The Drexel Theatre

Fright Club, the late night film series showcasing overlooked and underseen horror gems, moves to the Drexel Theatre (2254 E. Main St.), kicking off the new collaboration on Friday, June 20, with Michael Haneke’s experiment in terror, Funny Games. “It’s a film series for real horror fans,” says George Wolf, co-programmer and co-host. Wolf, midday […]

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Award Winning Ohio Filmmaker Brings New Satire Home

Hope Madden Hope Madden Award Winning Ohio Filmmaker Brings  New Satire Home

Columbus gets one chance to see Ohio filmmaker Jeff Rosenberg’s hilarious satire OJ: The Musical on the big screen. This Tuesday, June 17 – the 20th anniversary of the Bronco chase – Rosenberg screens his new film at Lennox Town Center (777 Kinnear Rd.). Rosenberg received his BFA in playwriting from Ohio University. By the time […]

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Grandview’s Mom & Pop Theatre is Looking to Put Down Roots

Hope Madden Hope Madden Grandview’s Mom & Pop Theatre is Looking to Put Down Roots

The final profile in our series covering Columbus’s wealth of independent cinema options looks at the youngest of the five theatres – sort of. Though their Grandview Theatre has only officially been open for business since late 2009, owners Jennifer Stancel and her husband David Nedrow don’t feel like the new kids on the block. […]

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HBO Doc Celebrating Marriage Rights Comes to Studio Movie Grill

Hope Madden Hope Madden HBO Doc Celebrating Marriage Rights Comes to Studio Movie Grill

On April 30, 2014, civil rights attorneys in Cincinnati filed a lawsuit on behalf of six Ohio couples with the goal of striking down Ohio’s gay marriage ban. As if to help us celebrate – or maybe to helps us gird ourselves against what may be about to happen – HBO is bringing a new […]

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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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Studio 35 Invites You to Come for a Beer, Stay for a Movie

Hope Madden Hope Madden Studio 35 Invites You to Come for a Beer, Stay for a Movie

According to Eric Brembeck, owner/operator of Studio 35 Cinema and Drafthouse (3055 Indianola Ave.), the only way to survive in this industry is to be different. His historic Clintonville theater is the proof. “We’re doing well,” he says. “We’re up over 10% year to date over last year, which is amazing.” His reasons behind the […]

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Drexel Theatre Embraces History and Change

Hope Madden Hope Madden Drexel Theatre Embraces History and Change

“We are truly a neighborhood theater,” says theatre director Kevin Rouch of the historic Drexel Theatre. “There aren’t a lot of us left,” he laments. “But the other thing that we are is a total independent house. Other theaters are kind of being hybrids now, but we are truly programming for independent movies, and for […]

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