American Odyssey Series Pass

Now Playing • Jul 14–Aug 3

The Big Sick

Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail, connects with grad student Emily after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, complicating the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents.When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.

Now Playing • Jul 21–Aug 3

Maudie

This film sheds light on the fascinating life of folk artist Maud Lewis, one of Canada's biggest talents. The story focuses on the moment when the artist falls in love with a fishmonger while working for him as a live-in housekeeper.

Now Playing • Jul 23–Jul 31

American Odyssey

This summer the Nickelodeon presents a series of classic road films that traverse the United States throughout the 20th century. From Alfred Hitchcock’s classic North by Northwest to Terrence Malick’s iconic Badlands this series has something for everyone -- exploring the adventures, intoxicating fantasies and harsh realities of the American open road.

Purchase a series pass to enjoy all of the film’s in the Nickelodeon’s American Odyssey!
Passes provide one admission to every title in this seven film series! Click through to learn more about series pass rules.

This series is presented thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Braddock Group of Janney Montgomery Scott LLC.

Now Playing • Jul 25

SOLD OUT: The Fifth Element

Join us for Nick Operations Manager, Kaitlin McKnight's Staff Pick, The Fifth Element! This past April, The Fifth Element celebrated its 20th anniversary.

Team up with us at 7:30pm at the Nick to find all 5 elements! Hunt down all of the elements around Main Street and bring them back to the theater. Winner receives a $20 concessions tab!

In addition to the scavenger hunt, our neighbors Sweet Cream Co. will be selling element themed ice cream flavors in our lobby before the screening!

Scavenger Hunt: 7:30pm
The Fifth Element: 8:30pm

Director: Luc Besson

In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr. Zorg at bay.

Now Playing • Jul 26

The Land Before Time

This film is a part of our Summer Family Favorites Series! All screenings are Wednesdays at 1:00pm for $5!

Littlefoot (Gabriel Damon), a young plant-eating dinosaur, is orphaned after his mother (Helen Shaver) perishes while protecting him from a vicious carnivore. With her last breath, she tells him how to get to the legendary Great Valley, where he will be reunited with others of his kind. With his friend Cera (Candace Hutson), Littlefoot sets out for the fabled land, meeting a variety of new friends along the way -- while also being tracked by the killer dinosaur that mortally wounded his mother.

Coming Soon • Jul 27

The Hitcher

This film is a part of our American Odyssey series.

A young man who escaped the clutches of a murderous hitch-hiker is subsequently stalked by the hitcher and framed for his crimes.

This series is presented thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Braddock Group of Janney Montgomery Scott LLC.

Coming Soon • Jul 28–Aug 3

The Little Hours

Aubrey Plaza brings her signature style to this irreverent and unlikely comedy. A young servant fleeing from his master takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns in the Middle Ages. Introduced as a deaf blind man, he must fight to hold his cover as the nuns try to resist temptation.

Coming Soon • Jul 29

Stop Making Sense

Presented in honor of legendary directory, Jonathan Demme, in concurrence with the nationwide Art House Theatre Celebrate Demme event.

Featuring live performance from The Ugly Chords.

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

Director: Jonathan Demme

The pivotal concert movie for rock group The Talking Heads that captured the rare energy of David Byrne, the cinematic vision of the late Jonathan Demme, and the sacred relationship between artists and their fans.

Coming Soon • Jul 29–Sep 30

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 • Jul 30–Jul 31

Stand By Me

This film is a part of our American Odyssey series.

It’s the summer of 1959 in Castlerock, Oregon and four 12 year-old boys set off by foot to find a body in the woods, learning about themselves, friendship and loyalty along the way.

This series is presented thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Braddock Group of Janney Montgomery Scott LLC.

Coming Soon • Aug 4–Aug 10

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the follow-up that stipulates the world is on the cusp of an energy revolution.

Coming Soon • Aug 4

Exterminator 2

This film is part of First Friday Lowbrow Cinema Explosion!

The flamethrower-wielding vigilante John Eastland returns to rid New York of a drug lord and his gang.

Coming Soon • Aug 9

Aquarius

This film is a part of our Foreign Focus series.

Clara, the last resident of Aquarius building, refuses to sell her apartment to a construction company that intends to replace it with a new edifice.

Coming Soon • Aug 15–Sep 19

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
Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, PA
Darryl Cooper
John Lucas
Robert Keenan and Brian Chen
Lula Drake
Dr. Ed Madden and Bert Easter
Larry Hembree and Joe Hudson

Coming Soon • Aug 15

20th Anniversary: The Watermelon Woman

This film is part of our OUT here series.

Re-released for its 20th anniversary, The Watermelon Woman is the story of Cheryl (Cheryl Dunye), a black lesbian struggling to make a documentary about Fae Richards, a beautiful and elusive 1930s black film actress popularly known as "The Watermelon Woman." Throughout the film Cheryl experiences a total upheaval in her personal life , as she finds ways to navigate a torrid love affair and her personal sense of gender and identity. 

Coming Soon • Aug 20

Total Eclipse: A Space Odyssey

As summer draws to a close this year, don't miss your chance to experience the longest total eclipse on the East Coast right here in Columbia! Not only are we lucky enough to be in what experts call, the "path of totality"– an alleyway of prime eclipse viewing stretching across the United States, but we're the last and longest stop on the path! At 2:41pm, Monday August 21, millions will gather in the Greater Columbia area to witness up to 2 minutes and 36 seconds of total solar eclipse.

But before all that excitement and history-making, why not commemorate the Total Eclipse Weekend with a true cinematic classic at your favorite movie theatre in the heart of the action? Join us Sunday night, August 20th for a special one-time screening of Stanley Kubrick's cosmological opus, 2001: A Space Odyssey!

Coming Soon • Aug 27

RSC's Antony & Cleopatra

Another Royal Shakespeare Company filmed event!

Following Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. Now he has neglected his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Torn between love and duty, Antony’s military brilliance deserts him, and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end. Iqbal Khan returns to the RSC to direct, following his critically acclaimed productions of Othello (2015) and Much Ado About Nothing (2012).

Coming Soon • Aug 29

Wayne's World: 25th Anniversary

Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of this classic Slacker Film!

Two friends try to promote their public-access cable show.

Coming Soon • Sep 1

The Burning

This film is part of First Friday Lowbrow Cinema Explosion!

A former summer camp caretaker, horribly burned from a prank gone wrong, lurks around an upstate New York summer camp bent on killing the teenagers responsible for his disfigurement.

Coming Soon • Sep 12

SOLD OUT / May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers

SOLD OUT.

A deeply intimate and revealing look at the band fronted by Seth and Scott Avett. Directors Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio chart the Avett Brothers' decade-and-a-half rise, while chronicling their 2016 collaboration with famed producer Rick Rubin on the critically-acclaimed album “True Sadness”.

Coming Soon • Sep 13

Pop Aye

A part of Foreign Focus.

On a chance encounter, a disenchanted architect bumps into his long-lost elephant on the streets of Bangkok. Excited, he takes his elephant on a journey across Thailand, in search of the farm where they grew up together.

Coming Soon • Sep 19

Mosquita y Mari

This film is a part of OUT Here.

A coming of age story of two young Chicana girls growing up in immigrant households in LA.. As their friendship grows, a new, strange, and beautiful connection starts to surface and they must choose between familial pressure and staying true to themselves.

Coming Soon • Sep 30

Madonna: Truth or Dare

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

Featuring live performance from Ahomari.

Documentary following singer Madonna on her controversial Blond Ambition tour in 1990.

Coming Soon • Oct 6

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains

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

After her mother's death, teenager Corinne Burns forms a punk band with her sister and cousin, despite their lack of musical experience and talent.

Coming Soon • Oct 31

Donnie Darko: 15th Anniversary

There's no better match than Donnie Darko and Halloween. Celebrate the 15th anniversary of Patrick Swayze & Jake Gyllenhaal's sci-fi tale with us at the Nick! We'll have a special time-travel preshow and trivia, plus, if you wear your bunny ears, you'll get one free, small popcorn.

A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident.

Coming Soon • Nov 3

Intruder

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

The overnight stock crew of a local supermarket find themselves being stalked and slashed by a mysterious maniac.

Coming Soon • Dec 1

Coffy

This film is a part of First Friday Cinema Explosion!

A nurse takes vigilante justice against inner-city drug dealers after her sister becomes their latest victim.