Now Playing • Jan 13–Mar 2

La La Land

A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles.

Nominated for 14 Oscars and winner of 7 Golden Globes.

Now Playing • Feb 6–Feb 27

Black Stories

Black Stories captures moments that serve as milestones for an entire movement and explores them from a local and global perspective. Thanks to a generous partnership with SC Humanities, we are pleased to present all film screenings for free to the public so our community can come together to learn more abut key chapters in history, honor Black leaders, reflect on current challenges that concern all of us, and discover characters that inspire us.

Black Stories screenings are presented for free thanks to our partnership with SC Humanities. Reservations for 10 or more tickets to the following screenings are considered group sales, and must be reserved through the office. Please contact us at info@nickelodeon.org or call the Operations Manager at 803-978-1614 to make your reservations. In the occurrence of a sold out screening, reservations unclaimed by 5 minutes prior to the screening start time are forfeit to guests on the wait list.

Now Playing • Feb 17–Feb 23

The Salesman

This film is a part of our Foreign Focus series.

Forushande (The Salesman) is the story of a couple whose relationship begins to turn sour during their performance of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. This film is nominated for the 2017 Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film!

Now Playing • Feb 23

Magic Hour III: Love

Thursday, February 23 at 8:00 PM

Magic Hour is a variety show full of original talent, be it short films, music videos, theatre pieces, docs–anything under 10 minutes. There’s no censorship, it’s free to enter, and all are welcome! Hosted by local scallywags, Pedro and Rupert, Magic Hour promises to be a night of wonder, with a variety of entertainment and surprises that you can’t find anywhere else. Combining the format of an open screen with musical accompaniment and other art, hosts will guide you through local and DIY work, with talkback and discussion.

Coming Soon • Feb 24–Mar 2

I Am Not Your Negro

Nominated for the 2017 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends—Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript.

Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

Coming Soon • Feb 26

Red Carpet Awards Party

Join us February 26, 8:00 pm for our annual Red Carpet Awards Party!

We're coming up on the most wonderful time of the year again! That's right, award season is just around the corner and what's an award ceremony without a viewing party? Join us for a night of glamour, libations, and some good old-fashioned cheeky, always hilarious, commentary!

Hosted by the inimitable Larry Hembree and Patti O'Furniture.

This event is sponsored by Vow with catering provided by Bourbon.

Coming Soon • Feb 27

SOLD OUT: The Fits

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This film is a part of our Black Stories series.

Featuring a Q & A with founder of CA Johnson's The Ladies of Gold & current leader of Benedict College's flagline, Divine Silk, Sheree Nelson. The Q & A will be moderated by Nikky Finney, a National Book Award Winning Poet and Professor of Creative Writing and Southern Letters, African American Studies in the Department of English Language and Literature.

While training at the gym 11-year-old tomboy Toni becomes entranced with a dance troupe. As she struggles to fit in she finds herself caught up in danger as the group begins to suffer from fainting spells and other violent fits.

This screening is presented for free thanks to our partnership with SC Humanities. Reservations for 10 or more tickets are considered group sales, and must be reserved through the office. Please contact us at info@nickelodeon.org or call the Operations Manager at 803-978-1614 to make your reservations. In the occurrence of a sold out screening, reservations unclaimed by 5 minutes prior to the screening start time are forfeit to guests on the wait list.

Coming Soon • Feb 28

The Armor of Light

Featuring a Q&A with Lucy McBath and Reverend Rob Schenck.
This screening is in partnership with the Faith Coalition on Gun Violence.

In The Armor of Light Rev. Rob Schenck, a pro-life evangelical activist begins to question whether being pro-gun is consistent with being pro-life. This award winning documentary traces his journey through this complex and politically explosive issue. Along the way he meets Lucy McBath, the mother of Jordan Davis, an unarmed teenager who was murdered in Florida. McBath, grieving the devastating loss of her son, teams up with Schenck as she tries to make sense of the issues in light of her own faith. ARMOR follows them through their trials of conscience, heartbreak and rejection, as they attempt to make others consider America’s gun culture through a moral lens

Coming Soon • Mar 1

Deconstructing the Beatles' Sgt Pepper

The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is one of the most influential albums of our time. Rolling Stone described it as “the most important rock & roll album ever made, an unsurpassed adventure in concept, sound, songwriting, cover art and studio technology by the greatest rock & roll group of all time.”

In Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, composer, musician, and Beatles expert Scott Freiman looks at Sgt. Pepper from multiple angles, exploring the history behind the music. Mr. Freiman conducts an educational journey into the creative process of The Beatles performances and recording sessions. You are guaranteed to leave amazed at The Beatles’ innovation in the studio and have a newfound appreciation for the talents of Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, and Starr.

Coming Soon • Mar 3–Mar 9

A United Kingdom

Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana causes an international stir when he marries a white woman from London in the late 1940s.

Coming Soon • Mar 3

Buio Omega

This film is a part of First Friday Lowbrow Cinema Explosion!

Grief-struck after the death of his wife, a young man attempts to keep her with him forever - by gutting her, stuffing her and replacing her eyes with glass eyes, turning her into a doll. But his bouts of insanity are just beginning.

Coming Soon • Mar 8

Fire at Sea

This film is a part of our Foreign Focus series.

Nominated for the 2017 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

Situated some 200 km off Italy's southern coast, Lampedusa has hit world headlines in recent years as the first port of call for hundreds of thousands of African and Middle Eastern migrants hoping to make a new life in Europe. Rosi spent months living on the Mediterranean island, capturing its history, culture and the current everyday reality of its 6,000-strong local population as hundreds of migrants land on its shores on a weekly basis. The resulting documentary focuses on 12-year-old Samuele, a local boy who loves to hunt with his slingshot and spend time on land even though he hails from a culture steeped in the sea.

Coming Soon • Mar 10

Paterson

Director: Jim Jarmusch

A quiet observation of the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details.

Coming Soon • Mar 17

The Sense of an Ending

Director: Ritesh Batra

A man becomes haunted by his past and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him to re-think his current situation in life.

Coming Soon • Mar 25

Sound & Vision

Sound & Vision brings together siblings of form through a new music documentary series in partnership with DRIP (records). In addition to screening both repertory and contemporary music docs, local bands will perform live before each film, bringing a bit more action to Columbia's Saturday night.

Coming Soon • Mar 25

Tupac: Resurrection

This film is a part of our Sound & Vision series in partnership with Drip (Records).
Featuring a live intro performance by Free Society Hip Hop Collective.

Home movies, photographs, and recited poetry illustrate the life of Tupac Shakur, one of the most beloved, revolutionary, and volatile hip-hop M.Cs. of all time.

Coming Soon • Mar 26

Royal Shakespeare Company Presents: The Tempest

A filmed performance from the Royal Shakespeare Company

Director: Gregory Doran

On a distant island a man waits.

Robbed of his position, power and wealth, his enemies have left him in isolation. But this is no ordinary man, and this no ordinary island. Prospero is a magician, able to control the very elements and bend nature to his will. When a sail appears on the horizon, he reaches out across the ocean to the ship that carries the men who wronged him. Creating a vast magical storm he wrecks the ship and washes his enemies up on the shore. When they wake they find themselves lost on a fantastical island where nothing is as it seems.

Coming Soon • Mar 29

Exclusive Early Screening: Tell Them We Are Rising

From the director of Freedom Riders and The Black Panthers: Vanguards of the Revolution comes a new documentary & multimedia project shares stories of Historically Black Colleges and Universities pivotal to our national identity. We are excited to present a special early screening of this film before its formal release!

Join us for a special Q&A with director Stanley Nelson to be moderated by former President of Voorhees College, Cleveland Sellers. Mr. Sellers is a veteran civil rights activist who helped lead the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.

This event is brought to you in partnership with the History Center, the South Carolina Humanities Council, and the School of Visual Art and Design at the University of South Carolina.

Coming Soon • Apr 4

1984

This film is part of an art house theater National Event Day.

"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."

The 1985 adaption of George Orwell's cautionary book of the same title. Set in a post-apocalyptic future, Winston Smith lives in an oppressive government manufacturing its own facts, demanding total obedience, and demonizing foreign enemies. After discovering the truth of this society, he arms himself with free speech and the capacity for love and rises up.
We present this film in honor of the day Winston Smith's rebellion began.

Coming Soon • Apr 7

Road House

This film is a part of First Friday Lowbrow Cinema Explosion!

A tough bouncer is hired to tame a dirty bar.

Coming Soon • Apr 12

Neruda

This film is a part of our Foreign Focus series.

The Nickelodeon theatre invites you to join us in the Indie Grits: Visiones festivities throughout the month of April! Every week our Foreign Focus series will host a film spotlighting Latin American culture. This week get to know Pablo Neruda, a Chilean writer whose poetry and activism empowered readers around the world.

Director: Pablo Larraín

An inspector hunts down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party.

Join us for a talk-back after the film with Mercedes Lopez Rodriguez.

Coming Soon • May 10

Tanna

This film is a part of our Foreign Focus series.

Nominated for the 2017 Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, a first for Australia!

Set on a remote Pacific island, covered in rain forest and dominated by an active volcano, this heartfelt story, enacted by the Yakel tribe, tells of a sister's loyalty, a forbidden love affair and the pact between the old ways and the new.

Coming Soon • May 27

Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back

This film is a part of our Sound & Vision series in partnership with Drip (Records).

Featuring live intro performance by singer/songwriter, Jade Blocker.

Documentary covering Bob Dylan's 1965 tour of England, which includes appearances by Joan Baez and Donovan.

Coming Soon • Jun 14

After the Storm

This film is a part of our Foreign Focus series.

A struggling novelist, now working as a private detective under the pretense of doing research, attempts to reconcile with his aging mother, ex-wife and 11-year-old son. As a typhoon passes, they end up spending the night together in his mother’s Tokyo apartment, but things don’t go particularly well for this fractured family.