Gateway Film Center

1550 N. High Street,
Columbus, OH 43202

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Gateway Film Center

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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.

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 3, 2008 at 1:30 pm

So the name is Landmark’s Gateway and the architect is David K. Mesbur, correct?

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on March 3, 2008 at 1:33 pm

Landmark’s, with an apostrophe-s? I don’t think they advertise their other theatres this way.

Mark_L
Mark_L on March 3, 2008 at 1:41 pm

Display ad in the Dispatch, which started running on Saturday, March 1, 2008, does show the apostrophe: “Landmark’s Gateway Theater”. I am not familiar with the architect, but whoever it was had to design in a very odd space (all rooms are very high and steep).

I believe there are actually only 7 full screens and one “multi-purpose room”.

Mark_L
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
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
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 http://www.gatewayfilmcenter.com

Mark_L
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
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.

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