Traditional movie night may have been cancelled due to COVID-19, but Columbia SC has some creative options for your next flick fix.
South Carolina State Museum
Planetarium: Summer 2020 shows include the Live Sky Tour, We Are Stars, Black Holes and National Parks Adventure. Check the website for showtimes.
4-D Theatre: If your crew has an attention span on the short side, a full-length film may not be for you, but a 15-minute 4-D experience may be right up your alley. The Martian, featuring Matt Damon is showing Tuesday-Sunday beginning in late July. Face coverings are required, per the City of Columbia ordinance, and theatre capacity has been adjusted for your safety.
General admission to the museum with either the 4D Theatre or Planetarium is $13.95 for adults, $12.95 for Seniors over 62, and $11.95 for children 3-12.
The Big Mo Drive In
Mini road trip and a movie? Jump in the car and head to The Big Mo in Monetta, SC for a traditional drive-in movie experience. Coming soon: Do the Right Thing and Get Out on August 12 and Coming to America and Girls Trip on August 26. You can bring your own food (alcohol is prohibited), but a concession stand is available with burgers, hot dogs, popcorn, soft drinks, etc. Plan to bring along a mask to wear if you venture outside your vehicle. $9 per adult and $5 per child 4-11. Check their FAQ page for more details.
Saluda Shoals Park
Enjoy a family-friendly drive-in movie night featuring Trolls World Tour on August 1 at Saluda Shoals Park. Come early for arts and crafts vendors and food trucks at 6:30 and enjoy the movie from your car at 8:45pm. Check back for additional dates and films as they are scheduled. $15 per vehicle.
While in-person experiences at The Nick may still be in “Intermission,” virtual screening rooms for fresh indie films are open, and for your $12 ticket, you have a certain number of days (between three and seven, typically) to view the film.
Regal Cinemas has announced they will be reopening some locations beginning August 21. AMC Theatres also plans to announce select openings in mid-to-late August.