Series & Events

Occuring Annually

Indie Grits

What started as a DIY festival for a tight-knit and dedicated audience, the Indie Grits Film Festival (IGFF) has grown into a staple of Columbia’s cultural life, giving novice to advanced media makers a venue for sharing their interest in independent media making and celebrating the Southeast through film, art, music, and bits.


IGFF 2020 is scheduled for March 26-29!

Radio Station Launch Party | An Unclear View Exhibition Opening

Join us for a block party to launch our new community radio station and celebrate the opening of An Unclear View, an exhibition that explores manipulation and photographic truth.

Featuring music by DJ Preach Jacobs, food by A Peace of Soul Vegan Kitchen, a live recording with storytellers Nancy D. Tolson and Darion McCloud, art-making stations, and tours of the recording studio. Plus, we need your help to choose the winning station name!
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Indie Grits Labs Adult Workshops

Looking to increase your technical knowledge? Become a media wizard? Is there a world-changing filmmaker inside of you? Sharing is caring, and we have an eclectic slate of adult workshops led by experts in various fields of media who want to share their knowledge with you! Get ready to quench your brain’s thirst for new skills.

Costume Design on a Budget 
When: Wednesdays | October 2, 9, 16, and 23 | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Where: Indie Grits Labs | 1013 Duke Ave
Instructor: Krys Wood-Elmore
Cost: Nick Member $95 | Non-Member $125

Online Video Marketing
When: Thursdays | October 3, 10, 17, and 24 | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Where: Indie Grits Labs | 1013 Duke Ave
Instructor: Sam Edwards
Cost: Nick Member $90 | Non-Member $120

The Low End Theory Hip-Hop Workshop 
When: Mondays | October 7, 14, 21, and 28 | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Where: Indie Grits Labs | 1013 Duke Ave
Instructor: Preach Jacobs
Cost: Nick Member $90 | Non-Member $120
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Nick After Hours

Cinema has the power to create strange new worlds. So when we say we're interested in showing "weird movies" in our new After Hours series, we mean something potentially earth-shattering. After Hours takes the broad categories of "cult film" and "genre film" and aims to create a transformative theatrical experience, casting the familiar in the glow of the uncanny. This is cinema as spectacle, cinema as politics, and cinema as magic; a kind of magic only possible with the unexamined brought to light.

Thank you to our programming committee:
Alice Lilitu
Dr. Julia Elliot
Hartley Middleton
Cade McConnell
Travis Wagner

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Saturday Stories

In a continuing effort to open our space to younger moviegoers and make the Nick experience more inclusive, we are launching Saturday Stories, a monthly family-friendly series.  

We are excited to launch this series as part of an effort to create more family spaces downtown.  Saturday Stories will bring the best in national and international youth film to Columbia, entertain and educate our future, and introduce kids to the world of cinema.

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For the Record

In the face of a 24-hour news cycle rife with punditry and accusations of fakery, the subjects of truth and evidence remain more vital and contested than ever. Motivated by a curiosity about how and when images are accepted as fact, “For the Record” presents a combination of new and classic documentary films that explore and interrogate cinematic realism.

Recognizing the important role that history plays in shaping our communities, this season the Nickelodeon invites you to join us for thought-provoking films and conversations about the forces that mediate our encounters with the past and influence our decisions for the future.

Special thanks to our series sponsors, Susan Thorpe and John Baynes.
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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

Special thanks to our series sponsors:

SC Equality PAC
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
James Hendrick and Richard Irwin
Ruth and Walker Rast

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Weird Sisters

Weird Sisters: Power, Possession, and Feminine Abjection is a series that examines the political complexity of female monsters in this era in which “the witch is having a moment.” We may presume we’ve redeemed the monstrous feminine and welcomed her into mainstream society, but what dread powers might disrupt our easier images of the new “witchy” aesthetic?
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Silver Screen Studies

"Silver Screen Studies" is a recurring screening and discussion series that pairs films with special presentations by scholars and cinema experts. Whether you are a seasoned cinephile or just film-curious you'll enjoy these classics that everyone deserves to see on the big screen.

Special thanks to our series sponsors, Aaron and Andrea West.
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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.

Special thanks to our series sponsors:

Dr. Gail Morrison
Aaron and Andrea West
Paul and Jean Denman
David Whiteman and Lee Jane Kaufman
Jean Capalbo and Craig Chattin
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Sound & Vision

Sound & Vision brings together siblings of form through a music film series in partnership with DRIP (records). In addition to screening both repertory and contemporary music films, local bands will perform live before each screening, bringing a bit more action to Columbia's Saturday night.
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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 Staff Picks, the lovely, hard-working cinephiles will showcase their favorite films for the Nick community. In this series, a staff member will take over one of our screens, with free rein to make it a night of their own. Combining sure-fire hits and cinematic classics, the program invites you to connect with the Nickelodeon squad in all its diverse and eccentric glory!
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