Grandview Theatre

(614) 486-5750

1247 Grandview Avenue, Columbus, OH | Directions   43212

39.983131 -83.044930

 
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Neighborhoods: Grandview Heights

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Reviews for Grandview Theatre

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Columbus Gem – Drexel Theatres are one of the great things about Columbus. They are now owners, or partial owners, of 4 theatres--Grandview, Bexley (Drexel East), Arena Grand, and Drexel Gateway. These folks have managed to continue showing high-quality indpendent films, mixed with some more mainstream stuff at the Arena Grand, without compromising taste. Great movies, great people, great atmosphere!

Recommends
over a year ago

This independent theater ensures Columbus has access to quality art and foreign films that chain theaters ignore. – Setting
The Drexel Grandview, on Grandview's main drag, is almost entirely composed of its one large, grand screen. Its sister theater, the Drexel East, is a small, dim theater in Bexley with three screens and a hallway that connects it to the Drexel Radio Cafe.

History
When Jeff and Kathy Frank bought the Drexel East in 1981, it was a second-run, single-screen, double-feature theater. Today, it's a three-screen arthouse.

Here a Screen, There a Screen ...
The Franks also own the Drexel Grandview, but were forced to close their one-screen Drexel North for financial reasons. The couple recently signed with Nationwide to operate and program a 10-screen theater in the Arena District that will mix art films with serious mainstream movies.

Films
Independent flicks like "The Virgin Suicides" and "American Movie," plus quality films--"The Usual Suspects," "Life is Beautiful"--that make even multiplexes jump on the indie bandwagon.

Festivals and Events
Special Drexel events include the annual Sci-fi Festival, the Summer Kids Movie Fest, Oscars bashes, New Year's Eve parties and the Columbus International Film and Video Fest.

Recommends
3.5
over a year ago

Where to go for Indy Movies – I wish there were more theaters like Drexel around. One screen, indy movies, fair concession prices. It's a nice change of pace from the hyper-mega theater chains with stadium seating and 34 screens. If only you could eat pizza and drink beer it would be perfect!

 

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