Staff Pick: 'Ready Player One' release event at Gateway Film Center

Andy Downing

“Ready Player One,” the Ernest Cline novel brought to big-budget, big-screen life by director Steven Spielberg, is set in a futuristic Columbus, distinguished by its thousands of mixed-used, four-story condos anchored by street-level Panera Bread shops (I assume). To mark the film's release, Gateway Film Center is hosting a launch event on Thursday, March 29, starting at 2 p.m. Along with film screenings, the venue will host a tech overload, allowing attendees to explore virtual reality systems, pilot drones and play other electronic games. A full range of exhibitors and special guests can be viewed at

Gateway Film Center

2 p.m., Thursday, March 29

1550 N. High St., Campus