Gateway Film Center set to reopen on May 27

Capacities will be limited for initial screenings

Andy Downing
Columbus Alive
A screening room at the Gateway Film Center

The Gateway Film Center, which has been largely closed since Gov. Mike DeWine issued his March 2020 stay-at-home orders to combat the early coronavirus spread in Ohio, announced that it would open again for regular screenings beginning on May 27.

“We cannot wait to be back, presenting these amazing stories, from the world’s greatest visual storytellers, with our community,” Chris Hamel, president of Gateway Film Center, said in a press release.

News of the reopening follows a previously announced limited-engagement run taking place April 22-25, during which Gateway will host limited in-person screenings of the films nominated for Best Picture at this year's Oscars. Tickets for those showings are on sale now.

Audience capacities will be limited for the April Best Picture screenings, as well as for the fuller May reopening, which will feature a mix of international titles, film festival selections and more. Under current restrictions, the Gateway revealed that the largest of its eight screening rooms will be able to accommodate 60 people, while its smallest can host up to 10. Programming for the May reopening will be released in the coming weeks.

Visit the Gateway Film Center here for more information or to purchase tickets.