Now Playing • Aug 4–Aug 24

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 • Aug 4–Aug 17


From the Academy Award®-winning director of The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, Detroit tells the gripping story of one of the darkest moments during the civil unrest that rocked Detroit in the summer of '67.

Please join us at the Wednesday, 6:30pm screening for a special introduction from Todd Shaw, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at USC. Professor Shaw is published in the Journal of Politics, the National Political Science Review, and the Annals of the American Academy. Much of his work is specific to urban politics and public policy, civilian activism, and the relationship between these two areas in contributing to the health and growth of the city of Detroit. He has a book out now from Duke University Press entitled: Now is the Time: Detroit Black Politics and Grassroots Activism.

Coming Soon • Aug 18–Aug 24

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

A decade after AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Vice President Al Gore continues traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy.

Please join us Wednesday, August 23 at 7pm for a special introduction and Q&A from USC professor and climate change specialist, Gregory Carbone. Mr. Carbone is a Professor of Geography at USC, specializing in climate variability and its impact. He is also an investigator with the Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments (CISA) program, working with decision makers to improve the use of climate information in resource management.

Coming Soon • Aug 20

SECOND SCREENING ADDED: Total Eclipse: A Space Odyssey

Due to popular demand we have added a SECOND screening of this event at 7:30pm.
The 6:00pm screening is SOLD OUT!

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 25–Aug 31

Good Time

After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine "Connie" Nikas (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city's underworld in an increasingly desperate—and dangerous—attempt to get his brother Nick (Benny Safdie) out of jail. Over the course of one adrenalized night, Connie finds himself on a mad descent into violence and mayhem as he races against the clock to save his brother and himself, knowing their lives hang in the balance.

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

Dudes, don't miss out on Wayne's World trivia, discounted draft beer, and the once-in-a-lifetime chance to join Wayne and Garth for their legendary rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody in the Nick's special green screen photo booth.

Based on the popular Saturday Night Live-sketch, Wayne’s World is the story of metalheads Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar (Mike Myers and Dana Carvey). When a sleazy television producer (played by pitch-perfect Rob Lowe) purchases their public access show to help make corporate sponsors seem “fresh” the duo battles to protect their beloved program from commercialization. Featuring the ultimate lip sync of Bohemian Rhapsody.

Coming Soon • Aug 30

Patti Cake$

In a coming-of-age story straight out of Jersey, an unlikely rapper finds her voice as a one-of-a-kind hip-hop legend in the making in PATTI CAKE$, the first feature film from acclaimed commercial and music-video director Geremy Jasper. Set in gritty strip-mall suburbia, PATTI CAKE$ chronicles an underdog’s quest for fame and glory with humor, raw energy and some unforgettable beats.

Coming Soon • Sep 1

The Burning

This film is part of First Friday Lowbrow Cinema Explosion!

After falling victim to a cruel prank, the garden-shear wiedling Cropsy seeks revenge.

Coming Soon • Sep 3

Modern Times

Modern Times, Charlie Chaplin’s last outing as the Little Tramp, puts the iconic character to work as a giddily inept factory employee who becomes smitten with a gorgeous gamine (Paulette Goddard)

Coming Soon • Sep 5

Whose Streets?

An unflinching look at the 2014 uprising in Ferguson, Missouri following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson.

Coming Soon • Sep 12

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


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.

A successful Bangkok architect in the midst of a midlife crisis is reunited with an elephant he knew growing up. The two embark on a roadtrip to the man's childhood home through the Thai countryside.

Coming Soon • Sep 19

Mosquita y Mari

This film is a part of OUT Here.

This screening will be hosted by Mahkia Greene and the students of TakeBrakeMake, an Indie Grits Labs after-school program designed to empower high school student storytellers through new media.

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 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 • Sep 26

2017 Sundance Shorts

The Sundance Film Festival is the United States’ leading independent film festival and is a premiere showcase for short films. Featuring fiction, documentary and animated shorts from around the world, the 2017 shorts program includes laugh-out loud comedies, creative innovations and contemplative reflections.

Coming Soon • 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 • 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


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


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.