Special Events At The Drexel


March 1-28

Join us as we highlight Alfred Hitchcock, "The Master of Suspense," in the month of March with the following films:

Psycho (1960)
Mar 5 @ 7:30 pm
Mar 6 @ 11:30 am
Mar 7 @ 2:00 pm

Strangers On a Train (1951)
Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm
Mar 13 @ 11:30 am
Mar 14 @ 2:00 pm

Vertigo (1958)
Mar 19 @ 7:30 pm
Mar 20 @ 11:30 am
Mar 21 @ 2:00 pm

Dial M For Murder (1954)
Mar 25 @ 7:30 pm
Mar 27 @ 11:30 am
Mar 28 @ 2:00 pm

Tickets are $5 and $3 for Drexel members. Strip tickets will also be available for $15 and $10 for Drexel Members.

32nd Annual Ohio 24-HOUR Science Fiction Marathon at the Drexel March 14-15

Noon, March 14 - Noon, March 15

Blast off into the future (and the past!) with SF32: The 32nd Annual Ohio 24-Hour Science Fiction Marathon

This year we pay tribute to women in science fiction, kickass gals who suffer no fools and take no guff! We've assembled a superb slate of cinematic delights to stimulate your senses, including:

*The OHIO PREMIERE of festival favorite TIME LAPSE!

*The MIDWEST PREMIERE of the brand new mind-bender SHADOWS ON THE WALL!

*Jane Fonda, Anita Pallenberg and a memorable supporting cast in Roger Vadim's va va voom '60s classic BARBARELLA (in a new Panavision 2K DCP!)

*A brand new restored 2K DCP of the never-before-screened-at-a-Marathon classic DR. WHO AND THE DALEKS! With Peter Cushing as the good doctor!

*Scarlett Johansson in Luc Besson's visually bombastic, wildly entertaining 2014 romp LUCY! In Panavision 2K DCP!

*A rare 35mm screening of Roger Corman's 1958 feminist power panic camp classic THE WASP WOMAN!

*A rare 35mm screening of the infamous Richard Stanley's 1990 robot vs. man, robot vs, woman, ROBOT VS. EVERYONE gem HARDWARE!

*Sean Young, Joanna Cassidy, Daryl Hannah, Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, and replicants, replicants, replicants in a new Panavision 2K DCP of Ridley Scott's BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT!

*A rare 35mm Panavision screening of Julien Temple's cult classic EARTH GIRLS ARE EASY! With Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, Damon Wayans, Julie Brown, and Jim Carrey!

*A new Panavision 2K DCP of Sigourney Weaver's signature role in ALIEN!

*And a new 2K DCP of its hyper-kinetic sequel ALIENS!

PLUS!!! The FIRST 100 TICKET BUYERS will receive a free vintage EARTH GIRLS ARE EASY bumper sticker!!!


--The 32nd 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)

$40 in advance
$45 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 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.

The Room

Saturday, March 14 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.


The Jeffrey Family