Investing to enhance your experience

At The Nick, the experience of our patrons has always been our top motivation. Since our very beginning in the 80s, our stewards have worked hard to do right by the membership. After all, it’s people like you that make our day-to-day film screenings and special events possible. We’ve heard, and dealt with first-hand, the […]

Announcement, Programming

A Summer of Big Screen Magic: Announces 2024 Kids Summer Movies Series

Columbia, SC – The Nick announces its newest offering for 2024: the Kids Summer Movies series! From June to July, families are invited to visit Columbia’s beloved nonprofit movie theater for a nostalgic journey through the decades, with a lineup featuring beloved films from the 80s, 90s, and 2000s. Starting June 11th, every Tuesday, Wednesday, […]


How we’re filling pantries, seats, and hearts this season.

When we come together to make a difference, everyone wins. That’s why we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to help make the holiday season a little brighter for those who need it most. For the first time, The Nick is hosting a food drive to benefit the Brookland Community Food Bank. We’re offering 10% […]


The Palmetto Society: Honoring our members with a new legacy.

We know you hear it all the time. “The Nick is a cornerstone of the arts in downtown Columbia.” It’s true – over the past year we’ve worked hard to make the theater a place where arts supporters, filmmakers, community leaders and activists, artists, performers and more can gather. But unlike most establishments on Main […]

Announcement, Events, Programming

The Nick and SC Pride to present Paris is Burning

The Nick and South Carolina Pride Movement (SC Pride) will present Paris Is Burning as part of The Nick’s Pride Night celebration on October 18, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. Both organizations are excited to collaborate to bring this film to Columbia for Famously Hot SC Pride.   About the film – Where does voguing come […]

Announcement, Events, Programming

The Nick and National Organization for Women (NOW) Columbia, SC Chapter to present Bella! This Woman’s Place Is in the House

The Nick and National Organization for Women (NOW) Columbia, SC Chapter will present Bella! This Woman’s Place Is in the House, as part of The Nick’s ReelTalk Docuseries, on October 8, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. The event will feature a talkback after the film with panelists provided by NOW and moderated by Heather Bauer, a […]

Announcement, Events, Programming

ReelTalk series pulls community together

We don’t just show movies at The Nick. We pull the community together to talk about them, in ways that enrich the whole community. You’ll see that happen Monday night, Aug. 28, with the next installment of a series of programs we’re calling “ReelTalk.” On that night, we’ll have a one-time showing of “Stay Awake,” […]


‘Barbenheimer’ double-feature breaks records at The Nick

Variety pronounced “Barbenheimer” to be “the movie event of the year.” It certainly was that at The Nick. And then some. “Barbie” is the biggest draw in the theater’s history. And “Oppenheimer” is the fifth-biggest. Presented together as a double feature – the only such event in the Midlands – they drew 3,000 enthusiastic moviegoers […]

Education, Events

Global ‘INPUT’: Xavier Blake’s Trip to Taipei

Over 50 years ago the public broadcasting service (PBS) was created to champion the principles of diversity and excellence of programming, responsiveness to local communities, and service to all. Before I joined The Nick in January, I spent over two decades as a content creator in the public media industry. One of the great joys […]


It’s been a busy year – Growth and Progress at The Nick

It’s been a year since Nickelodeon Board of Directors announced that Sumner Bender was coming aboard as executive director. She joined the team as it was facing a trio of big challenges: It still was far from fully open after more than two years of pandemic. Many doubted the future of the whole industry in […]