Gish Film Theater

Dedicated at BGSU on June 11, 1976, The Gish Film Theater and Gallery was originally located in Hanna Hall, and was named to commemorate the achievements of Ohio natives Dorothy and Lillian Gish in the history of American film.  Lillian's acting debut was in the opera house at Risingsun, Ohio, a Wood County community approximately 20 miles from Bowling Green.

Due to renovations to the Hanna Hall building, the theater has been relocated to the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater (Room 206), along with a few of the pieces of memorabilia from the original theater.

The BGSU academic departments of Theatre and Film, English, Popular Culture, Ethnic Studies, History, Romance Languages, and German, Russian and East Asian Languages were all frequent users of the theater. The theater was also used for various film programs sponsored by the University Activities Organization.


More information regarding these programs including schedules can be found on the Public Screenings page.