Gateway Film Center

1550 N. High Street,
Columbus, OH 43202

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Previously operated by: Landmark Theatres (USA)

Firms: Mesbur+Smith Architects

Functions: Movies (Foreign), Movies (Independent)

Previous Names: Drexel Gateway Theater, Gateway Theater

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 614.545.2255

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Gateway Film Center

Seven screens, opened in November 2005. Owned by Campus Partners development group. Previously managed by Drexel Theatres Group. As of March 1, 2008, managed by Landmark Theatres.

In late-2009, it was taken over by an independent operator and renamed Gateway Film Center.

Contributed by Drexel Theatres

Recent comments (view all 26 comments)

Mark_L on November 14, 2009 at 7:04 pm

Effective January, 2010, the theatre will be known as the Gateway Film Center, and will be managed by the property owner, Campus Partners for Community Urban Redevelopment. The president of this facillity will be Chris Hamel, who has worked for Cinemark, Columbus Association for the Performing Arts and the local Drexel Theatre Group.

2 of the screens will be programmed by the staff of the Wexner Center for the Arts, a facility on the Ohio State Campus about ½ mile north of the Gateway complex. They have a very successful cinema program and this will give them the ability to run features longer than a day or two.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on November 28, 2009 at 10:28 am

What happened to Landmark?

CSWalczak on November 28, 2009 at 10:43 am

Here’s an article from the Columbus paper: it does not say so but does not deny either that the theater was losing money; my guess is that Landmark refused to renew the lease. Landmark has been trimming its operations of late, turning over control of its operation in New Orleans to another chain just recently.
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Mark_L on January 19, 2010 at 4:58 pm

As of 1/10, it is officially knows as the Gateway Film Center. Their website is

Mark_L on December 27, 2011 at 7:47 am

This theatre now has 8 screens. A multi-purpose room has now been converted to a small screening room with 22 seats. The screen is large and the chairs comfortable. However, the digital projector is open in the back of the room and the fan is extremely noisy during the movie. They currently have no plans to enclose the projector.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 19, 2012 at 3:09 am

There are three color renderings of the Drexel Cinemas/Gateway Film Center on the web site of its designers, Mesbur+Smith Architects.

Mark_L on May 28, 2013 at 4:36 pm

According to the Gateway Film Center Facebook page, Lizz Lessner, a very successful local restaurant developer, will be working with the Gateway to develop a new food-service concept to open at the Gateway around July 1, 2013.

Mark_L on January 8, 2016 at 7:19 am

Installed a 35/70 projector in 2015. First 70mm presentation will be Hateful 8 beginning 1/15/2016. Other 35/70 movies will be shown in the future, including the 70mm version of HAMLET in February, 2016.

MarkDHite on May 6, 2018 at 9:34 am

“2001: A Space Odyssey” opens June 16, 2018 for a 10-day run of the special 50th anniversary 70mm release by Warner Bros. One of just a few select sites around the country.

Mark_L on August 22, 2020 at 1:30 pm

A 70mm print of TENET will open here on 8/31/2020.

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