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Drexel Gift Certificates & Memberships for the Holidays!

Holiday 2014

Give the gift of cinema this holiday! Drexel gift certificates and memberships make wonderful gifts that you know will be appreciated and used.

Gift Certificates may be used for admission and concession.

Gift Memberships are available in four levels of support and benefits, starting at $40.
Read more about the Drexel membership program here.

Join or renew your Drexel membership by 12/31/14, and be entered to win a $150, $100, or $50 Visa gift card!
Three random winners will be drawn from all new or renewing Drexel memberships received 11/17/2014-12/31/2014. Winners will be notified the week of 1/5/2015. No purchase required to enter. Odds of winning depend on number of entries.

Holiday Open House Throughout December Celebrating 77 Years!

The month of December

Drexel Holiday Film Series Plus See THE AWFUL TRUTH for Only 77 Cents!

December 11 - 27

Join us at the Drexel for our 2014 holiday Film Series!

For Kids & Family:

Thur, Dec. 11 @ 7 pm
Fri, Dec. 12 @ 11 am
Sat, Dec. 13 @ 1:30 pm

After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.

Admission: $3 for adults • $1 for kids (12 & under) • $1 discount for Drexel Members (adults only)

Thur, Dec. 18 @ 7 pm
Fri, Dec. 19 @ 11 am
Sat, Dec. 20 @ 1:30 pm

On Christmas Eve, a doubting boy boards a magical train that's headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus' home.

Admission: $3 for adults • $1 for kids (12 & under) • $1 discount for Drexel Members (adults only)

To Celebrate 77 Years Since Opening Christmas Day 1937:

Wed, Dec. 24 @ 7 pm
Thur, Dec. 25 @ 1:30 pm
Sat, Dec. 27 @ 5 pm

Unfounded suspicions lead a married couple to begin divorce proceedings, whereupon they start undermining each other's attempts to find new romance.

Admission: Only 77 cents • Drexel Members free

The Room

Saturday, December 13 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