Get Out | End Racism Day

Now Playing • Mar 15–Mar 22

The Shape of Water

Winner of the 2018 Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Music Score.

From master storyteller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER - an other-worldly fable, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962.  In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

Now Playing • Mar 20

Saturday Church

This film is a part of our OUT Here series

An introduction by Audria Byrd and Nathaniel Simmons-Thorne accompanies the program. Audria Byrd is a Columbia-based filmmaker and activist and Nathaniel Simmons-Thorne is an academic and anti-racism activist-organizer.

An innovative musical about Ulysses, a young man exploring his identity and sexuality in New York. Invigorated by imaginative dance sequences, original songs and interior-monologues, the film follows its protagonist as he finds refuge amongst dancers and performers in the city’s vibrant transgender community.

Now Playing • Mar 20–Mar 29

A Fantastic Woman

Winner of the 2018 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Marina, a young waitress and aspiring singer, is planning a future with her lover Orlando when he suddenly passes away. Instead of being able to mourn him, she is treated with suspicion and forbidden to attend his funeral. Marina must battle for her right to be herself - a complex, strong, forthright, and fantastic woman.

Now Playing • Mar 20–Mar 22


Childhood friends Lily (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Amanda (Olivia Cooke) reconnect in suburban Connecticut after years of growing apart. Lily has turned into a polished, upper-class teenager, with a fancy boarding school on her transcript and a coveted internship on her resume; Amanda has developed a sharp wit and her own particular attitude, but all in the process of becoming a social outcast. Though they initially seem completely at odds, the pair bond over Lily's contempt for her oppressive stepfather, Mark, and as their friendship grows, they begin to bring out one another's most destructive tendencies. Their ambitions lead them to hire a local hustler, Tim (Anton Yelchin), and take matters into their own hands to set their lives straight.

Coming Soon • Mar 21

Get Out

The Nickelodeon is proud to participate in End Racism Day with a screening of Jordan Peele’s groundbreaking, Oscar-nominated social thriller GET OUT. In 2018 Peele became the third person, and first African American filmmaker, to earn Oscar nominations in the directing, original screenplay, and best picture categories for his first feature film.

Coming Soon • Mar 23–Mar 29

Oh Lucy!

Setsuko is a single, emotionally unfulfilled woman, seemingly stuck with a drab, meaningless life in least until she’s convinced by her niece, Mika, to enroll in an unorthodox English class that requires her to wear a blonde wig and take on an American alter ego named “Lucy.” When her English-instructor John suddenly disappears from class, Setsuko travels halfway around the world to search for him in the outskirts of Southern California.

Coming Soon • Mar 23–Mar 29

The Party

Janet is hosting an intimate gathering of friends to celebrate her promotion to a key ministerial position in the shadow cabinet – the crowning achievement of her political career. Her husband, Bill, seems preoccupied. As their friends arrive, some of whom have their own dramatic news to share, the soirée gradually unravels and an announcement from Bill provokes a series of revelations that rapidly escalate into all-out confrontation. As people’s illusions about themselves and each other go up in smoke with the canapes, THE PARTY becomes a night that began with champagne but may end with blood.

Coming Soon • Mar 25


Join us to celebrate the centennial of legendary filmmaker Ingmar Bergman with a special screening of his most groundbreaking film!

Now widely considered one of the most accomplished filmmakers of all time, by the mid-1960s Ingmar Bergman was already a two-time Academy Award winner and the recipient of the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival and Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

However, PERSONA was a radical break from the thoughtful chamber dramas he had made in the past. The story of the melding identities of a psychiatric patient and her seemingly supportive nurse, this essential film left an indelible impression on filmmakers including David Lynch (especially MULHOLLAND DRIVE), Woody Allen, and Robert Altman.

Coming Soon • Mar 28

SOLD OUT // The Big Lebowski

A 20th birthday party for The Dude!  Join us as we celebrate ace-bowler Jeff “the Dude” Lebowski with trivia, discounted draft beer, and a special screening of the Coen Brothers’ cult classic, THE BIG LEBOWSKI! Be sure to wear your cardigans and bathrobes because we are giving away prizes for the best themed costumes.

Coming Soon • Mar 31

Purple Rain

This film is a part of our Sound & Vision series presented in partnership with DRIP (records).

With a performance by Skeleton

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life and life is a whole lot better with PURPLE RAIN. In this mix of myth and biography, Prince stars as The Kid, a young musician from the wrong side of the tracks searching for the song that will change his life.

Coming Soon • Apr 10

High School

50th Anniversary! Rediscover high school during the 1960s!

Attend gym class, assembly, and sex-ed during the tumultuous years of the Vietnam War, a time when shaggy hair or an informal prom dress provoked administrative panic. Widely celebrated as one of the greatest documentary filmmakers of all time, Frederick Wiseman expertly immersed himself in the daily life of teens and their teachers, capturing fumbling attempts at discipline and rebellion (a student is sternly warned about the dangers of individualism) with a humor and disdain that feels as resonant today as it did 50 years ago.

Coming Soon • Apr 18

In the Fade

Out of nowhere, Katja’s life falls apart when her husband and son are killed in a bomb attack. Her friends and family try to give her the support she needs, but the mind numbing search for the perpetrators and reasons behind the senseless killing complicate Katja’s painful mourning, opening wounds and doubts. The eventual trial pushes Katja to the edge, but there’s no alternative: she wants justice.

Coming Soon • May 13

Steel Magnolias

This Mother’s Day, the Nick pays a visit to Louisiana for a celebration of friendship and family. Beginning on the wedding day of Shelby (a star turn from Julia Roberts), Steel Magnolias tells the story of the women who frequent a local salon, Truvy’s Beauty Spot, with sparkle and affection. A touchstone of Southern cinema, join us to laugh and cry, and enjoy a special wine deal, with the spirited Shelby and her mother, M’Lynn (Sally Field), Truvy (Dolly Parton), Clairee (Olympia Dukakis), Ousier (Shirley McClaine), and Annelle (Daryl Hannah).

Coming Soon • May 16


Cher (Alicia Silverstone) is California royalty who rejects unwanted attention with a firm, “as if!” and spends her time shopping, accruing speeding tickets with equally envied BFF Dionne (Stacey Dash), and arguing with her step-brother Josh (Paul Rudd). After failing as a matchmaker, getting rejected by a Luke Perry look-alike, and at risk of being usurped by new it-girl Tai (Brittany Murphy), Cher takes a fresh look at Josh and undergoes a change of “inner direction.”

preceded by

This film is part of our Girls to the Front series.

Coming Soon • May 23

Josie and the Pussycats

Before Riverdale aired on CW, cult fans coveted this jewel-toned gem.  A small-town girl band makes it big, only to discover the nefarious, corporate machinations of the music industry. Featuring performances from indie darlings Rosario Dawson and Parker Posey, and a punk-pop soundtrack so catchy it warranted a vinyl release in 2017, Josie is an energetic rejection of consumerism and celebration of female friendship.

preceded by

This program is part of our Girls to the Front series.
Co-Presented by Girls Rock Columbia.