Give the Gift of Movies this Holiday Season!

Now Playing • Nov 17–Dec 21

Lady Bird

In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird's father (Tracy Letts) loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.

Now Playing • Nov 22–Dec 21

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a darkly comedic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh. After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, commissioning three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson), the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated.

Now Playing • Dec 6

For the Record

In the face of a 24-hour news cycle rife with punditry and accusations of fakery, the subjects of truth and evidence remain more vital and contested than ever. Motivated by a curiosity about how and when images are accepted as fact, “For the Record” presents a combination of new and classic documentary films that explore and interrogate cinematic realism.

Recognizing the important role that history plays in shaping our communities, this season the Nickelodeon invites you to join us for thought-provoking films and conversations about the forces that mediate our encounters with the past and influence our decisions for the future.

Special thanks to our series sponsor:
Susan Thorpe and John Baynes

Now Playing • Dec 10–Dec 24

Holly Jolly Hollywood

Holly Jolly Hollywood is coming to town! Come out of the cold and into our theater for holiday cheer that will warm even the most frost-bitten of hearts. As always, we’re screening your favorite holiday classics alongside new and exciting picks.

Whether you want to make season's greeting cards and watch Miracle on 34th Street, gorge on tasty baked treats during Little Women, or dress up in your freshest 90s fashions for Edward Scissorhands, the Nick is your winter wonderland.

Coming Soon • Dec 13

Polina

Trained from an early age by rigorous, perfectionist Professor Bojinski, Polina is about to join the prestigious Bolchoï Ballet in Moscow when she discovers contemporary dance. Inspired to pursue a new path, Polina moves to France to work with choreographer Liria Elsaj (Juliette Binoche). A coming of age story of determination and obsession in the dance world.

Coming Soon • Dec 15–Dec 21

The Square

Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. A wild, innovative, and at times surreal satire of the contemporary art world. Christian is the respected curator of an art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is “The Square”, an installation which invites passersby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. However, soon Christian is soon enmeshed in a series of increasingly bizarre scenarios in which his selfish and elitist behavior undermine his benevolent aspirations. This wicked, biting social critique is as humorous as it is cutting and unlike anything else you will see this year.

Coming Soon • Dec 17–Dec 18

It’s a Wonderful Life

The matinee on December 17 is sold out but tickets to our December 18 presentation of It's a Wonderful Life are still available!

This film is part of our Holly Jolly Hollywood Series. $5 tickets are available for children ages 12 and under.

Do you really think we’d let a holiday season pass without the film in which the protagonist gleefully exclaims: “Merry Christmas, movie house!”? A story of love, humor, wit and heartbreak, It’s a Wonderful Life follows George as he marries his sweetheart (the dazzling Donna Reed), advocates for affordable housing and combats the greed of the town’s cruel business leader Mr. Potter.

Thank you to our sponsor:
Mast General Store

Coming Soon • Dec 19

God's Own Country

In this gorgeous, romantic debut from filmmaker Francis Lee, English farmer Johnny Saxby falls for Gheorge, a Romanian migrant worker who arrives for lambing season. Anchored by the impressive performances of its leads, the film effectively conveys the smoldering chemistry that develops as the men labor side by side.

Coming Soon • Dec 24

Miracle on 34th Street

This film is part of our Holly Jolly Hollywood Series. $5 tickets are available for children ages 12 and under. Come early for special holiday card making!

In this 1947 gem, a hard working realist, Doris (Maureen O’Hara), hires Kris Kringle (aka Santa Claus) as Macy’s resident Santa when they’re original hire ends up to have less-than-saintly habits. Though Doris is skeptical, Kris soon becomes a hit with the company owner and shoppers alike for his commitment to character and honest-to-a-fault attitude. Even Doris’s equally no-nonsense daughter (played by a then-8-year-old Natalie Wood) is won over. However, jealous co-workers aren’t so charmed by Kris’s insistence that he is the real Santa Claus, and soon he’s involved in an epic court battle to prove his sanity and identity.

Thank you to our sponsor:
Mast General Store

Coming Soon • Jan 5

Suburbia

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

This is THE greatest punxploitation film of all time. Penelope Spheeris, after brilliantly documenting the L.A. punk scene in The Decline of Western Civilization, applied her research to a narrative of young squatters in the condemned suburbs of L.A. Features an excellent soundtrack by D.I., T.S.O.L., and The Vandals.

Coming Soon • Jan 9

For Ahkeem

An intimate portrait of Daje Shelton, a seventeen year old whom a judge orders to enroll in an alternative school. This emotional coming of age story unfolds against the backdrop of the 2014 uprising in Ferguson, Missouri, illuminating the nuances of St. Louis’ troubled educational and economic systems and the deeply personal experiences of the students they impact.

A post-screening conversation moderated by Josh Gupta-Kagan, Assistant Professor of Law at USC about youth and education accompanies the program.

Special thanks to our series sponsor:
Susan Thorpe and John Baynes

Coming Soon • Jan 17

Félicité

This film is a part of our Foreign Focus series

Grand Jury Prize winner at the Berlin International Film Festival and this year’s official entry for Senegal for Best Foreign Language Film for the Academy Awards. Set in the city of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, French Senegalese director Alain Gomis’ Félicité is a documentary-style portrait of a singer struggling to care for her son after he is in an accident. Anchored by passionate musical performances and set to a striking soundtrack, Félicité is an exceptional tale of a woman’s strength and commitment in the face of hardship.

Coming Soon • Jan 21

West Side Story

Introduction by J. Daniel Jenkins, Associate Professor of Music Theory at USC.

Celebrate the centennial of composer Leonard Bernstein with a gorgeous, Hollywood musical! This contemporary update of Romeo and Juliet stars Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer as Maria and Tony, star-crossed lovers from rival New York street gangs. Adapted from a Tony Award-winning musical, with a stunning credits sequence by Saul Bass, vivid color, and exquisite dance sequences, the film was a smash box office success and swept the Oscars, earning awards for Best Picture, Acting, Cinematography, Score, Choreography, and more. Enjoy this classic film the way it was meant to be seen!

Coming Soon • Jan 23

Coming Out Under Fire

This event is co-presented by the South Carolina Gay and Lesbian Business Guild

In this award winning documentary, Arthur Dong combines archival footage with declassified documents and extensive interviews with gay and lesbian military veterans to recall the loves and friendships of service members and to craft a powerful critique of the military’s long history of anti-homosexual policies.

A post-screening conversation on the history of LGTBQ military service moderated by the SC Gay and Lesbian Business Guild follows the screening.

Coming Soon • Feb 6

Scarred Justice: The Orangeburg Massacre, 1968

In February 1968 police in Orangeburg, SC initiated one of the worst acts of violence ever committed on a college campus, killing 3 and injuring 27 by firing into a crowd of protesters. Occurring two years prior to the Kent State shootings, the massacre in Orangeburg received little national attention. Featuring the groundbreaking documentary Scarred Justice: The Orangeburg Massacre, 1968, historical news footage from the WLTX-TV collections at the University of South Carolina Moving Image Research Collections, and a conversation with community members who experienced the massacre firsthand, this program recognizes the atrocities that occurred in Orangeburg and resists their omission from histories of the period.

A post-screening conversation hosted by Columbia SC 63 follows the screening.

This program is free and open to the public. Reservations available. 

Sponsored by:
Columbia SC 63

Special thanks to our series sponsor:
Susan Thorpe and John Baynes

Coming Soon • Feb 14

When Harry Met Sally

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the beloved romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally and sweeten your evening at Tallulah with “Faking It,” a delicious chocolate mousse inspired by Sally’s idiosyncratic personality and restaurant orders.

Rob Reiner’s unsurpassable 1989 hit cemented itself as the gold standard of romantic comedy films when it addressed the elephant in the room: “Can a man and a woman be friends without sex getting in the way?” The film stars Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan in the leading roles as friends trying to understand if the daily chemistry amounts to something more. Nora Ephron’s award winning screenplay additionally benefits from the decision to include actual couples describing their own love stories. Funny, romantic and realistic throughout – When Harry Met Sally effectively captures the tender ways that opposites attract.

Coming Soon • Feb 20

BPM (Beats Per Minute)

This films is a part of our OUT Here series.

Winner of the Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. A powerful, perceptive depiction of the daily labor and tender love shared by members of ACT UP in Paris during the early 1990s. In response to government indifference and insufficient medical care activists orchestrated daily actions to combat injustice and ignorance.

Coming Soon • Mar 6

LA 92

In 1992 the acquittal of white LAPD officers for the brutal beating of motorist Rodney King despite video evidence spurred six days of protests and public violence. Drawing on decades of archival footage, LA 92 examines how the “Rodney King trial,” subsequent unrest, and their representation in media continue to frame conversations about race in America.

Thanks to our series sponsor:
Susan Thorpe and John Baynes

Coming Soon • Mar 20

Saturday Church

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.