Now Playing • Sep 15–Sep 29

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years

The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years is based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966) – the period in which they toured and captured the world’s acclaim. Ron Howard’s film explores how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon, “The Beatles.”

Showing exclusive, restored footage of the Beatles' 1965 Shea Stadium performance after the film.

Now Playing • Sep 16–Sep 29


A politically-charged, pulse-pounding thriller, reveals the incredible untold personal story of Edward Snowden, the polarizing figure who exposed shocking illegal surveillance activities by the NSA and became one of the most wanted men in the world.

Now Playing • Sep 23–Sep 29

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World

Society depends on the Internet for nearly everything but rarely do we step back and recognize its endless intricacies and unsettling omnipotence. Werner Herzog explores - in a playful yet chilling examination - our rapidly interconnecting online lives.

Now Playing • Sep 23–Sep 29

Other People

A struggling comedy writer, fresh off a breakup and in the midst of the worst year of his life, returns to Sacramento to care for his dying mother.

Now Playing • Sep 24

Art House Theater Day

Come see us on the inaugural Art House Theater Day! Think about it like record store day - but with your local art house theater.

This year we invite you to celebrate independent film with us when we screen a special 2K restoration of Terry Gilliam’s family-friendly fantasy-adventure, Time Bandits at noon. We’ll also have an exclusive poster sale featuring over 250 lobby case film posters!

Now Playing • Sep 24

Time Bandits

Part of Art House Theater Day!

A young boy accidentally joins a band of time traveling dwarves as they jump from era to era looking for treasure to steal. Screened with exclusive content only available to Art House Theater Day participants.

Coming Soon • Sep 26

Lecture with Author Dick Lehr

Lecture, discussion and book signing with author Dick Lehr.

This event is sponsored by the History Center at USC and Historic Columbia.

Coming Soon • Sep 27

Annual Member Meeting

Are you a Nick Member? The join us at 5:30pm for our Annual Member Meeting. We'll talk about the growth we experienced last year and what's in store for the future!

It's free if you're a member and seats are first come first served.

Coming Soon • Sep 28

Manhattan Short Festival

Join us September 28, 2016, when over 100,000 film lovers in over 250 cities across six continents gather in Cinemas, Museums, and Universities for one view and vote on the Finalists' Films in the 19th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival.

Coming Soon • Oct 3

A Face in the Crowd

Monday, October 03 at 6:00pm

An Arkansas drifter becomes an overnight media sensation. As he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become?

Featuring a post-film discussion with Jack Kuenzie from WIS Television, moderated by Free Times editor, Andy Shain.

Coming Soon • Oct 3–Oct 24

Nick for America

Sponsored by Governor and Mrs. James H. Hodges
In Partnership with Free Times

Nick for America is a four week series that includes documentaries and narratives that take different perspectives on the American electoral process. We've partnered with the Free Times to bring journalists to participate in a post film discussion moderated by editor Andy Shain.

Coming Soon • Oct 4


In celebration of the 10th anniversary, Idiocracy is coming back to theaters. A live stream Q&A with director Mike Judge and star Maya Rudolph will follow the screening.

Private Joe Bauers, the definition of "average American", is selected by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program. Forgotten, he awakes five centuries in the future. He discovers a society so incredibly dumbed down that he's easily the most intelligent person alive.

Coming Soon • Oct 5

Neon Bull

A part of our monthly Foreign Focus series.

Iremar works at the "Vaquejadas", a rodeo in the North East of Brazil where two men on horseback try to bring down a bull by grabbing its tail. Home is the truck used to transport the animals from show to show, which he shares with a range of colorful coworkers. Together they form a makeshift but close-knit family. But Brazil and the Northeast are changing and the region's booming clothing industry has stirred new ambitions in Iremar. His head is filled with dreams of pattern cutting, sequins and exquisite fabrics as he mentally assembles his latest fashion designs for erotic dancers.

Coming Soon • Oct 7

Dangerous Men

After her fiancé is killed and she is almost sexually assaulted, a woman becomes an avenger of the night seeking to kill all dangerous men who would harm women. Meanwhile, her fiancé's cop brother also seeks to bring down the biker gang associated with the murder.

Coming Soon • Oct 7

The Birth of a Nation

Set against the antebellum South, The Birth of a Nation follows Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner, accepts an offer to use Nat's preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities - against himself and his fellow slaves - Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.

Coming Soon • Oct 10

Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story

Monday, October 10 at 6:00pm

The Murrow, Polk, and IDA Award-winning documentary about Lee Atwater, a blues-playing rogue whose rise from the South to Chairman of the GOP made him a political rock star. In interviews with Republicans and friends of Atwater, Boogie Man examines his irreverent sense of humor, his understanding of the American heartland, his unapologetic vision of politics as war, and his role in America's shift to the right.

Featuring a post-film discussion with Meg Kinnard from Associated Press, moderated by Free Times editor, Andy Shain.

Coming Soon • Oct 12


A part of our monthly Foreign Focus series.

Members of a motley orchestra led by young concertmaster Kosaka (Matsuzaka Tori) and wild and mysterious conductor Tendo (Nishida Toshiyuki) reform a prestigious orchestra. A live-action adaptation of Saso Akira's manga featuring the participation of world-renowned conductor Sado Yutaka and pianist Tsujii Nobuyuki.

With the support of the Consulate-General of Japan in Atlanta, this screening is presented for free!

Coming Soon • Oct 17

The War Room

Monday, October 17 at 6:00pm

A documentary of the Bill Clinton 1992 presidential campaign and the organization who ran it.

Featuring a post-film discussion with Maya Prabhu from The Post and Courier, moderated by Free Times editor, Andy Shain.

Coming Soon • Oct 21


A group of friends get stranded in a seemingly deserted small town and find themselves stalked by a violent gang of psychopaths dressed as clowns.

Coming Soon • Oct 21–Oct 27


Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.

Coming Soon • Oct 23–Oct 24

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Sunday, October 23 at 3:00pm and Monday, October 24 at 6:00pm

A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.

The Monday 10/24 screening features a post-film discussion with Chris Trainor from Free Times, moderated by Free Times editor, Andy Shain.

Coming Soon • Oct 26


An in-depth look at the life and music of Manchester-based rock band, Oasis. OASIS SUPERSONIC is an essential look at the meteoric rise of seminal 90s rock band Oasis, immersing us in the raucous rock stars’ fast-paced world of electrifying music, wild debauchery, and epic fraternal feuding.

Coming Soon • Oct 27

Fritt Vilt (Cold Prey)

A part of Final Girl: Halloween Double Feature.

Five friends on a snowboarding vacation take refuge in an abandoned hotel when one of them breaks a leg. Unfortunately, this hotel is less abandoned than it appeared and surviving the night will be harder than they thought.

Coming Soon • Oct 27

The Descent

A part of Final Girl: Halloween Double Feature

A group of close female friends on a yearly adventure vacation find themselves trapped and hunted in a series of caves by an unknown force that lurks in the shadows.

Coming Soon • Oct 30

Sabena Hijacking: My Version

A part of the Columbia Jewish Film Festival.

Striking reenactments and harrowing testimonies combine to riveting effect in this true story of a terrorist siege that forever shaped the Jewish State.

Coming Soon • Oct 30

Breakfast at Ina's

A part of the Columbia Jewish Film Festival.

An affectionate homage to a beloved Chicago eatery and its magnetic namesake, Breakfast at Ina's chronicles the final days of a restaurant as uniquely individual as its founder.

Coming Soon • Nov 1


A part of the Columbia Jewish Film Festival.

With the aid of a fellow Auschwitz survivor and a hand-written letter, an elderly man with dementia goes in search of the person responsible for the death of his family.

Coming Soon • Nov 1


A part of the Columbia Jewish Film Festival.

Moos' life is all about taking care of her father. When her old friend Sam comes along, he encourages her to start a life of her own, chasing her dreams.

Coming Soon • Nov 3

Apples from the Desert

A part of the Columbia Jewish Film Festival.

Rebecca Abarnabel, a single daughter born into an Orthodox Jewish family, is tired of the lifestyle that her father, Reuven, has forced upon her. She and her mother, Victoria, go on a life-changing journey between worlds.

Coming Soon • Nov 4

Blood Rage

As kids, Todd is institutionalized for a murder whilst his twin goes free. 10 years later, on Thanksgiving, Todd escapes and a killing spree begins in his neighborhood.

Coming Soon • Nov 6

Once in a Lifetime

A part of the Columbia Jewish Film Festival.

The fact based story of a class of schoolchildren, teenagers, in a, from the look of it, mixed ethnic district of Paris, who's teacher decides to enter them in a competition to examine the holocaust from the point of view of its impact on young people.

Coming Soon • Nov 9

Félix & Meira

A Foreign Focus partnership with the Columbia Jewish Film Festival.

An unusual romance blossoms between two lost souls who inhabit the same neighborhood but vastly different worlds.

Coming Soon • Nov 15

My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes

A part of the Columbia Jewish Film Festival.

A recount of how WWII bicycling idol Gino Bartali, physician Giovanni Borromeo and other Italians worked with Jewish leaders and high-ranking officials of the Catholic Church, risking their lives by defying the Nazis to save thousands of Italy's Jews

Coming Soon • Nov 15

A Borrowed Identity

A part of the Columbia Jewish Film Festival.

A Palestinian-Israeli boy named Eyad is sent to a prestigious boarding school in Jerusalem, where he struggles with issues of language, culture, and identity.

Coming Soon • Nov 17

The Seventh Fire

In partnership with The Annual Native American Indian Film & Video Festival of the South East.

When gang leader Rob Brown is sentenced to prison for a fifth time, he must confront his role in bringing violent drug culture into his beloved American Indian community in northern Minnesota. As Rob reckons with his past, his seventeen-year-old protégé, Kevin, dreams of the future and becomes the most powerful and feared Native gangster on the reservation.

Coming Soon • Dec 2

Silent Night, Deadly Night 2

The now-adult Ricky talks to a psychiatrist about how he became a murderer after his brother, Billy, died, which leads back to Mother Superior.