Now Playing • Mar 17–Mar 30

The Sense of an Ending

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.

Now Playing • Mar 17–Mar 30


A profile of an ancient city and its unique people, seen through the eyes of the most mysterious and beloved animal humans have ever known, the Cat.

Now Playing • Mar 24–Mar 30

The Last Word

Harriet is a retired businesswoman who tries to control everything around her. When she decides to write her own obituary, a young journalist takes up the task of finding out the truth resulting in a life-altering friendship.

Now Playing • 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.

Now Playing • 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 26

Royal Shakespeare Company Presents: The Tempest

A filmed performance from the Royal Shakespeare Company

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

SOLD OUT // Exclusive Early Screening: Tell Them We Are Rising

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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 • Mar 31

The Zookeeper's Wife

The Zookeeper's Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.

Coming Soon • Apr 4


This film is part of an art house theater National Event Day. Featuring intro with SC Appleseed Legal Justice Center.
A percentage of proceeds will go to Appleseed Legal Justice Center.

"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 11–May 16

OUT Here

This April, the Nick is launching OUT Here– a new community-curated and monthly LGBTQ series screening films of all genres.

"What was the first gay film you saw? What was the first gay film that changed your life, made you laugh, broke your heart, lifted your imagination, gave you hope? Those are some of the films we want to see."
- Ed Madden, Director of Women's & Gender Studies,
Department of English Language and Literature

Support provided by:

SC Equality PAC
Famously Hot South Carolina Pride
South Carolina Gay + Lesbian Business Guild
Nekki Shutt and Francie Kleckley
Darryl Cooper
John Lucas
Robert Keenan and Brian Chen
Lula Drake
Dr. Ed Madden and Bert Easter
Larry Hembree and Joe Hudson

Coming Soon • Apr 11

Beautiful Thing

This film marks the launch of our new LGBTQ series!

Set in the London projects, two teenage boys find support and comfort from their abusive surroundings in each other's friendship, understanding, and love.

Coming Soon • Apr 12


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.

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

Coming Soon • Apr 20–Apr 23

Indie Grits Visiones


Through the theme Visiones, we seek not only to bring Latinx culture into the light, but also to celebrate it. Visiones will provide new opportunities to redefine Latinx and Latin American culture and make a new vision for the future possible. We have an amazing slate of events, music acts, and films lined up this year, so make sure to head to to check out our full schedule!

Coming Soon • Apr 28

I Voted?

Executive produced by Katie Couric, I Voted? investigates the US election system, bringing up questions of security, accuracy, and integrity when it comes to electing officials.

Coming Soon • Apr 28

The Lost City of Z

A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.

Coming Soon • May 10


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 22

The Outcasts

After falling victim to a humiliating prank by the high school Queen Bee, best friends and world-class geeks, Mindy and Jodi, decide to get their revenge by uniting the outcasts of the school against her and her circle of friends.

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 • May 30

Starless Dreams

This film is part of The Seventh Art Stand, as well as our Foreign Focus series.

The Seventh Art Stand is a nation wide series of films presented in solidarity with countries affected by Islamophobia and the Muslim Ban.
Director: Mehrdad Oskouei

Teenage girls consigned to the Iranian "Correctional and Rehabilitation Centre" discuss their troubled lives and reveal what brought them there.

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.

Coming Soon • Jun 19

Deconstructing the Beatles: Revolver

Deconstructing The Beatles’ Revolver explores the groundbreaking production techniques that went into creating this landmark piece of music history. In addition to many of the tracks from Revolver, Mr. Freiman will also explore the creation of two other songs recorded during the same time period, “Paperback Writer”and “Rain.” Mr. Freiman conducts an educational journey into the creative process of The Beatles performances and recording sessions

Coming Soon • Jun 25

RSC LIVE: Julius Caesar

A filmed performance from the Royal Shakespeare Company.

The RSC is at it again, presenting you with a LIVE filmed performance of Julius Caesar from Stratford-Upon-Avon.

Caesar returns from war, all-conquering, but mutiny is rumbling through the corridors of power.