2017 Summer Camps

Now Playing • May 12–May 25

A Quiet Passion

The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist.

Now Playing • May 12–May 25


Gloria is an out-of-work party girl forced to leave her life in NY and move back home. When reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, she gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this phenomenon.

Now Playing • May 19–Jun 1


Norman Oppenheimer is a small time operator who befriends a young politician at a low point in his life. Three years later, when the politician becomes an influential world leader, Norman's life dramatically changes for better and worse.

Coming Soon • May 25

Magic Hour IV: Survival

Magic Hour is a variety show full of original talent, be it short films, music videos, theatre pieces, docs–anything under 10 minutes. There’s no censorship, it’s free to enter, and all are welcome! Hosted by Pedro LDV, Magic Hour promises to be a night of wonder, with a variety of entertainment and surprises that you can’t find anywhere else.

Coming Soon • May 26–Jun 1

The Lovers

A refreshing, funny look at love, fidelity, and family, starring Debra Winger and Tracy Letts as a long-married and completely dispassionate husband and wife. Oon the brink of officially calling it quits, a spark between them suddenly and unexpectedly reignites, leading them into an impulsive romance that forces them to navigate the hilarious complications of "cheating" on their respective lovers.

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 27–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 • May 30

Starless Dreams

This screening is in conjunction with The Seventh Art Stand, a nation-wide film series presented by movie theaters and community centers across the U.S. as an act of cinematic solidarity against Islamophobia.

The Nickelodeon Theatre is proud to partner with The Columbia World Affairs Council to present Starless Dreams. The film will be followed by a conversation​ on Iranian culture and the impact of the proposed travel ban on our society and the Iranian community living in the United States​.

Starless Dreams plunges us into the lives of young teenage girls sharing temporary quarters at a juvenile detention center on the outskirts of Tehran. Director Mehrdad Oskouei, one of Iran's most prominent filmmakers, spent seven years securing access to this all-female facility. As the New Year approaches, the girls bond, and reveal—with playfully disarming honesty—the circumstances and acts that resulted in their incarceration.

Coming Soon • Jun 2–Jun 8


This film is a part of our Foreign Focus series.

A seemingly honest doctor who regrets having settled in his native Romania, channels his ambitions for a better life into his teenage daughter, who’s just one exam away from securing a scholarship to a prestigious British university. But when she is attacked on the eve of her test, her father takes matters into his own hands to ensure her success.

Coming Soon • Jun 2

Street Trash

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

A case of contaminated alcohol has a debilitating effect on the vagabonds haunting the streets and junkyards of Brooklyn.

Coming Soon • Jun 9–Jun 15

It Comes at Night

Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son, but this will soon be put to test when a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.

Coming Soon • Jun 9–Jun 15

My Cousin Rachel

A dark and layered romance, My Cousin Rachel tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious and beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. His feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling helplessly and obsessively in love with her.

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 20–Aug 15

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 • Jun 20

After Stonewall

This film is part of our OUT Here series.

A chronicle of the history of lesbian and gay life from the riots at Stonewall to the end of the century. Narrated by Melissa Etheridge, it captures the hard work, struggles, tragic defeats and exciting victories experienced during this time, and it explores how AIDS dramatically changed the direction of the movement.

Coming Soon • Jun 21


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

In this animated film, Chanticleer (Glen Campbell), a barnyard rooster, has convinced the other animals that his crowing makes the sun rise. When, one day, he forgets to crow and the sun comes up anyway, the secret is out. He heads for the big city in shame. But as massive storms and dark clouds stop the sun from appearing, the farm animals get worried, so a mouse named Peepers (Sandy Duncan) and a kitten called Edmond (Toby Scott Granger) lead the gang on a trip to find Chanticleer in the city.


Coming Soon • Jun 21–Aug 2

Summer Family Favorites!

When the famously hot summer starts getting your kids down, come by the Nick for our Summer Family Favorites! They can roam the earth with dinosaurs, befriend a sci-fi robot, get into mischief on a farm of talking animals, battle for the safety of the Lego universe, or even track down a rock star rooster– all inside our conveniently air-conditioned and popcorn-filled theatre.

All screenings are Wednesdays at 1:00pm for $5!

Coming Soon • Jun 23–Jun 29

Paris Can Wait

Anne is at a crossroads in her life. Long married to a successful, driven but inattentive movie producer, she unexpectedly finds herself taking a car trip from Cannes to Paris with a business associate of her husband. What should be a seven-hour drive turns into a carefree two-day adventure replete with diversions involving picturesque sights, fine food and wine, humor, wisdom and romance, reawakening Anne's senses and giving her a new lust for life.

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.

Coming Soon • Jun 28

The Lego Movie

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

An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied 'Special', is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis.

Coming Soon • Jun 29

Mad Max: Fury Road: Black & Chrome Edition

Join us for a one-night-only screening of the black and white version of Mad Max: Fury Road, also known as the Black & Chrome edition. Black & Chrome was described by Director George Miller as ‘the best version of the movie’.

Years after the collapse of civilization, the tyrannical Immortan Joe enslaves apocalypse survivors inside the desert fortress the Citadel. When the warrior Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) leads the despot's five wives in a daring escape, she forges an alliance with Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy), a loner and former captive. Fortified in the massive, armored truck the War Rig, they try to outrun the ruthless warlord and his henchmen in a deadly high-speed chase through the Wasteland.

Coming Soon • Jul 12

The Iron Giant

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

In this animated adaptation of Ted Hughes' Cold War fable, a giant alien robot (Vin Diesel) crash-lands near the small town of Rockwell, Maine, in 1957. Exploring the area, a local 9-year-old boy, Hogarth, discovers the robot, and soon forms an unlikely friendship with him. When a paranoid government agent, Kent Mansley, becomes determined to destroy the robot, Hogarth and beatnik Dean McCoppin (Harry Connick Jr.) must do what they can to save the misunderstood machine.

Coming Soon • Jul 12

As I Open My Eyes

This film is a part of our Foreign Focus series.

A few months before the revolution in Tunisia, 18 year-old Farah has a passion for life and sings in a political rock band. Her mother, knowing the dangers of Tunisia, wants her to pursue a career as a doctor.

Coming Soon • Jul 18

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

This film is part of our OUT Here series.

When drag queen Anthony (Hugo Weaving) agrees to take his act on the road, he invites Adam (Guy Pearce) and Bernadette (Terence Stamp) to come along. In their colorful bus, named Priscilla, the three performers travel across the Australian desert performing for enthusiastic crowds and homophobic locals. But when the other two performers learn the truth about why Anthony took the job, it threatens their act and their friendship.

Coming Soon • Jul 19


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

Gentle farmer Arthur Hoggett (James Cromwell) wins a piglet named Babe (Christine Cavanaugh) at a county fair. Narrowly escaping his fate as Christmas dinner when Farmer Hoggett decides to show him at the next fair, Babe bonds with motherly border collie Fly (Miriam Margolyes) and discovers that he too can herd sheep. But will the other farm animals, including Fly's jealous husband Rex, accept a pig who doesn't conform to the farm's social hierarchy?

Coming Soon • Jul 25

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!

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.

Coming Soon • 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 • Aug 9


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

20th Anniversary: The Watermelon Woman

This film is part of our OUT here series.

Cheryl is young, Black, and lesbian, working in Philadelphia with her best friend Tamara and consumed by a film project: to make a video about her search for a Black actress from Philly who appeared in films in the 30s and was known as the Watermelon Woman.

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 • Oct 31

Donnie Darko: 15th Anniversary

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.