Series & Events

April 20-23, 2017

Indie Grits

Indie Grits is happening April 20 – 23, 2017. What started as a DIY festival for a tight-knit and dedicated audience, Indie Grits has grown into a staple of the city’s cultural life, giving novice to advanced media makers a venue for sharing their interest in independent media making, while also giving thousands of visitors and locals access to a progressive cultural life unmatched in the Southeast.

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Foreign Focus

Foreign Focus is a monthly series screening the best contemporary films from across the globe. As a space for cultural enrichment, we understand how essential it is to expose our audiences to different realities and perspectives. With the creation of our new series Foreign Focus, we want our audience to explore the world through striking images and thought provoking content.

Foreign Focus will transport you to awe-inspiring places where you will witness different traditions and be fascinated by the infinite ways human beings interact throughout the world.

Foreign Focus is sponsored by:
Dr. Gail Morrison
Aaron and Andrea West
Paul and Jean Denman
David Whiteman and Lee Jane Kaufman
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Black Stories

Black Stories captures moments that serve as milestones for an entire movement and explores them from a local and global perspective. Thanks to a generous partnership with SC Humanities, we are pleased to present all film screenings for free to the public so our community can come together to learn more abut key chapters in history, honor Black leaders, reflect on current challenges that concern all of us, and discover characters that inspire us.

Black Stories screenings are presented for free thanks to our partnership with SC Humanities. Reservations for 10 or more tickets to the following screenings are considered group sales, and must be reserved through the office. Please contact us at info@nickelodeon.org or call the Operations Manager at 803-978-1614 to make your reservations. In the occurrence of a sold out screening, reservations unclaimed by 5 minutes prior to the screening start time are forfeit to guests on the wait list.
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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.
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Magic Hour III: Love

Thursday, February 23 at 8:00 PM

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 local scallywags, Pedro and Rupert, Magic Hour promises to be a night of wonder, with a variety of entertainment and surprises that you can’t find anywhere else. Combining the format of an open screen with musical accompaniment and other art, hosts will guide you through local and DIY work, with talkback and discussion.
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First Friday Lowbrow Cinema Explosion

The First Friday of every month THE FIRST FRIDAY LOWBROW CINEMA EXPLOSION will bring you the finest in philistine sleaze at 11pm at the Nickelodeon Theatre. Curated by Columbia's Top Creep, Christopher Bickel, THE FIRST FRIDAY LOWBROW CINEMA EXPLOSION brutalizes Columbia with the tackiest of the tacky, the vulgarest of the vulgar and the basest of the base. You've been warned, you are doomed, and on the FIRST FRIDAY nothing can save you.
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Staff Picks

Those smiling young whippersnappers handing over your small popcorn and soda are more than just employees here at the Nick: they are the source of our theater’s charm and personality. With our new program Staff Picks, the lovely, hard-working cinephiles will showcase their favorite films for the Nick community. Each month, a staff member will take over one of our screens, with free rein to make it a night of their own.
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Magic Hour

Now accepting submissions for Magic Hour III: Love
Thursday, February 23 2017

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 local scallywags, Pedro and Rupert, Magic Hour promises to be a night of wonder, with a variety of entertainment and surprises that you can't find anywhere else.
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Red Carpet Awards Party

Join us February 26, 8:00 pm for our annual Red Carpet Awards Party!

We're coming up on the most wonderful time of the year again! That's right, award season is just around the corner and what's an award ceremony without a viewing party? Join us for a night of glamour, libations, and some good old-fashioned cheeky, always hilarious, commentary!

Hosted by the inimitable Larry Hembree and Patti O'Furniture.

This event is sponsored by Vow with catering provided by Bourbon.
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