17th Annual Drexel Red Carpet Bash
Sunday, March 2
6:30 pm doors open / 8:00 pm telecast
For the 17th consecutive year, the Drexel invites you to walk the Red Carpet and mingle with Columbus movie fans for HOLLYWOOD'S BIGGEST NIGHT presented LIVE ON THE BIG SCREEN in stunning HD! You won't want to miss a minute of the glitz and glamour as filmland's favorites claim their golden statues!
Walk the red carpet and be cheered by autograph seeking fans and paparazzi, enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres from area restaurants and specialty themed drinks at our cash bars. Come in your most glamorous attire or dress-up as a nominated star or movie, and win fabulous prizes. During the show, exciting prizes will be awarded by our celebrity emcees. Hosted by Hope Madden and George Wolf.
Enter the Annual "Pick The Winners Contest" - win a year of free movies at the Drexel!
The Red Carpet Pre-show coverage will be shown from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, and the entire AWARDS will begin at 8:00 pm and continue until the last statuette is presented.
$30 in advance / $35 at the door
DREXEL MEMBERS - $20 in advance / $25 at the door
Purchase tickets online here* or at the box office.
*You may need to change the date to March 2 if it is not the date shown when you use the link above.
All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Drexel, Inc. and the Drexel Theatres artistic and educational programs.
A Remembrance of Philip Seymour Hoffman in his Oscar-Winning Performance in CAPOTE
Saturday, February 22 at 11 am / Wednesday, February 26 at 7 pm
The Drexel Theatre presents A Remembrance of Philip Seymour Hoffman in his Oscar-Winning Performance in CAPOTE with two screenings: Saturday, Feb. 22 at 11 am and on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 7 pm.
Tickets: $5. Drexel Members: buy one $5 ticket and get one free.
Tickets may be purchased at the box office or online.
One of the most original, versatile, and steadily employed actors in Hollywood, Philip Seymour Hoffman made a name for himself playing some of the most dysfunctional characters in movie history... Read more of his biography at Fandango.
31st Annual Ohio 24-HOUR Science Fiction Marathon at the Drexel March 15-16
Noon, March 15 - Noon, March 16
Blast off into a brave new Marathon world with us as we explore filmic visions of the future!
As we rocket through these days of future past, you'll thrill to super psychics from Neo-Tokyo, art deco-laden workers' revolts and your very own set of Thunderball Fists! As part of the annual celebration of cinematic excess, we'll be channeling such celluloid prognostications as:
--Kurt Russell heading an all-star cast plunged smack dab in the middle of the dystopian prison world of New York City, in a new 2K DCP of John Carpenter's Panavision classic ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK!
--The psychedelic cyberpunk world of Neo-Tokyo in Katsuhiro Otomo's ground-breaking anime landmark AKIRA!
--Arnold Schwarzenegger trapped in Richard Dawson's kill or be killed, ultimate game show nightmare in THE RUNNING MAN (in 35mm!)!
--A 35mm print of the post-apocalyptic New Zealand cult classic THE QUIET EARTH!
--Karl Urban bringing cult comic icon Judge Dredd to life in the gritty, underrated DREDD, in hallucinatory 2K DCP Panavision!
--The payoff to one of the great trailers in Marathon history! Yep, it's Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro's post-apocalyptic dark comedy DELICATESSEN!
--A 35mm print of the off the wall, day-glo, Banana Splits on acid, all-time Marathon classic INFRA-MAN!
--Emilio Estevez and Harry Dean Stanton on the hunt for a '64 Chevy Malibu in a 2K DCP of Alex Cox's punk classic REPO MAN!
--The definitive 1950's alien invasion classic EARTH VS. THE FLYING SAUCERS, in xeromorphic 2K DCP!
--Kyle MacLahlan in a 35mm print of the alien possession actioner THE HIDDEN!
--The 31st Annual Costume Contest with $100 First Prize!
--Vintage trailers and shorts in glorious 35mm!
--The coveted Certificate of Marathoid Behavior to all who survive!
--Surprises! Hilarity! Caffeine-induced dementia!
To Purchase Tickets:
Drexel Theatre Box Office - 2254 E. Main St., Bexley
Laughing Ogre Comics - 4258 N. High St., Columbus
PayPal (with a $2.00 per ticket service fee)
$35 in advance
$40 at the door (if they last)
What is the Sci Fi Marathon?
The Sci-Fi Marathon is an entire spin of our planet watching science fiction features, premieres, over-looked gems, vintage trash and classics, along with cartoons, shorts and previews of coming attractions from years gone by. Hundreds of prizes are awarded to all winners and entrants in the Annual Costume Contest, as well as other contests and competitions at random. Those who survive the entire 24 hours will also receive the much coveted chrome Certificate of Marathoid Behavior to impress their friends. The devoted, demented Marathoid throng will return from far and wide to experience this year's 'thon. The communal comaraderie of this audience often makes the unbearable hilarious and the great even more glorious. Surviving the sleep-deprived ordeal with this crazed crowd brings us together in delightful, bizarre, and unexpected ways.
For more information about the marathon, please visit the Ohio Science Fiction Marathon website.
December 13, 2013
In Memoriam - Robert Lazarus Jr.
We lost Bob Lazarus this week. Bob was a founding board member of Friends of the Drexel and our first ever “Drexel Hero” honoree. Bob loved this theatre and our community. His contributions to the arts, social justice and civic life in Columbus have set the example for so many of us who were privileged to know him and learn from him. Bob saved the Ohio Theatre and founded CAPA 44 years ago. Today, coming full circle, CAPA manages our beloved Drexel which Bob has also saved. We will be forever in his debt and we will miss this gentle and good man. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mary and her family. On behalf of a grateful Board and the Drexel community, may Bob’s memory be for a blessing.
Richard A. Stoff
Chairman of the Board
Friends of the Drexel, Inc.
Saturday, March 8th at Midnight
The Room is an electrifyingly funny cult black comedy audience participation movie about love, passion, betrayal and lies. Writer/director Tommy Wiseau stars as Johnny, a successful banker who feels so badly wronged by those nearest and dearest to him that he finds himself asking, can you ever really trust anyone? THE ROOM screens on the second Saturday at Midnight every month at the Drexel. Tickets are $6.50 and $5.50 for students.
Now Hear and See This!
Going on now!
All three of our theatres have been converted to state-of-the-art digital projection systems (after 75 years of using the original 35mm projectors) and new ultra-bright screens were installed. You’ll immediately notice the upgrade in the brighter, sharper images, scratch-free and more stable picture quality, and more brilliant resolution. In addition, the theatre’s largest auditorium was outfitted with a new Dolby digital 7.1 sound system including stage and surround speakers, and the two smaller auditoriums were both upgraded to new Dolby digital 5.1 systems.
"The new digital systems not only allow us to present the latest technological advances in cinema presentation, but will be upgradable to adapt to future, upcoming cinema technologies," said Drexel Theatre Artistic Director Jeff Frank. “The improvements will provide the best in sight and sound quality, comparable to listening to a CD after hearing a 45 rpm record."
Additionally, the roof over all three of the auditoriums is being replaced, as is a new 10-ton HVAC unit which serves the theatre’s largest auditorium.
Funding for the renovations has been provided by the Bexley Community Foundation, Franklin County through a federal community development block grant, Limited Brands Foundation, and members of the Jeffrey family.
“Having now stabilized the theatre financially, Friends of the Drexel is now focused on the condition of the physical plant which has deteriorated for years,” said Richard Stoff, Chairman of Friends of the Drexel, Inc. “These first critical steps – beginning with a new roof – will protect the basic structure of the building and equip the Drexel to be more competitive in the market by providing an improved theatre-going experience for our patrons. Next, we’ll explore a complete renovation of the theatre.”
Since forming in 2009, Friends of the Drexel has rallied the community to save the historic theatre. Purchasing the theatre’s assets in 2011, Friends of the Drexel converted the beloved Columbus icon to a non-profit organization and hired CAPA to manage the theatre on its behalf. Friends of the Drexel also implemented a Drexel membership program to support the programming, community outreach, and educational endeavors of the Drexel Theatre while offering members exclusive, tax-deductible benefits and privileges.
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
The Jeffrey Family