Sumner Bender named executive director of The Nickelodeon

Sumner Bender, an educator in Lexington-Richland School District 5 and president of the board of Trustus Theatre, will become the new executive director of The Nickelodeon arthouse theater on June 6. She is the first named permanently to the position since last August. The Columbia native has been the theater teacher at Spring Hill High […]


The Nickelodeon board has a change of leadership

Due to unavoidable but exciting developments, The Nick has just experienced a change in board leadership. Our president since August 2021, Xavier Blake, started a new job in the Albany, NY, area on April 18 as Content & Engagement Manager for WMHT Public Media, the public broadcasting outlet for eastern New York state and western […]


Nick to resume screenings next week

The Nickelodeon theatre will reopen next week, with two movies set for the weekend, April 15-17. Audiences will be able to enjoy “The Worst Person in the World,” a 2021 drama-comedy about the quest for love and meaning in contemporary Oslo, and “Everything Everywhere All At Once,” a sci-fi comic-action-adventure film, in updated facilities. The […]


An Important Announcement from your friends at The Nick

The Nickelodeon will be temporarily suspending public screenings as of March 1, 2022. In an effort to fulfill its long-term mission more effectively, the Nickelodeon must temporarily suspend public screenings beginning March 1, 2022. Theatre operations will resume as soon as possible, most likely by the end of March. We will use this time for […]


Annual Meeting Is Now Available

If you missed the Annual Meeting on Tuesday, October 26th, no worries! You can now view the meeting HERE. Passcode: p22HSI.k


CFS Elects New Board President | Begins Search For New Executive Director

Columbia Film Society elects new board president, launches search for Executive Director. The Columbia Film Society’s Board of Directors elected South Carolina ETV executive Xavier Blake as President of the Board. In addition, it announced the launch of a national search for a new Executive Director at a meeting on Thursday, Aug. 5. Blake is […]


Aspiring Artists Talk Film Making At The Nick

Aspiring Artists Talk Film Making At The Nick We were privileged to work with the very talented kids participating in the Latimer Manor Artist in Residence project called Home Is. The program was designed to help the residents share their stories and voice through art and art projects. These aspiring artists are interested in film and […]


The Columbia Film Society Welcomes New Board Members

THE COLUMBIA FILM SOCIETY WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBERS Annually, the Columbia Film Society membership elects members to the Board of Directors. Board members serve for three-year terms and a maximum of three terms. The CFS election in the fall did not garner enough participation to validate the election. CFS reopened the election in May after […]