The first moving picture, which depicted a horse running at full gallop, was quickly enhanced by the first special effects, which showed a horse exploding next to a 3-D spaceship. Enjoy advances in film with today's Groupon: for $15, you get two movie tickets, two popcorns, and two sodas at Gateway Film Center (a $30 value), located in the South Campus Gateway. The popcorn purveyors at Gateway Film Center not only accommodate visitors with a wide selection of concessions, but also sate eye cravings for cinema by hosting an extensive bill of Hollywood and independent movies in a state-of-the-art theater. Unlike a candlelit dinner at the DMV, two tickets to see The Dilemma with Vince Vaughn and Kevin James provide a night of blissful laughter and irony, and is further enhanced with two medium popcorn/soda-pop combos. Peruse through Gateway Film Center's current box office features.
- While the centerpiece multiplex has adequately served the movie-going public since 2005, it has lacked the sort of visionary management capable of realizing its full potential. Until now. – Lia Eastep, (614)
- The theatre was small but cozy. Seats were made out of leather and very comfy. The whole building has a very friendly atmosphere. – Jason Y., Yelp
Gateway Film Center
Even though the crimson neon sign recalls that of a classic movie theater, the stadium seating and digital-projection system of Gateway Film Center point toward a modern polish. The same can be said of the cinema’s choice of films, a mix of classic pictures, arthouse darlings, and Hollywood blockbusters. The film center is also home to The Torpedo Room, a new restaurant founded by Liz Lessner of Columbus Food League, along with popcorn, candy, and a full bar with more than 20 draft beers.