Columbia, SC (WLTX) - After more than 30-years in their old location, Friday the Nickelodeon Theatre finally moved into their new home.
"I have been coming to the old "Nick"for quite a number of years, " said Jan Merling.
For the past three decades Merling and the Nickelodeon Theatre faithful have been coming here and unfortunately dealing with some pretty old seats, screens and cramped space.
"You know I will be honest, some were pretty turned off by the old space, it was a little dingy at times, the projection quality was not as high as it could have been," said Andy Smith, Nickelodeon spokesperson.
The "Nick" is South Carolina's only non-profit art-house film theater and after a long wait they are finally welcoming their customers to their new location to catch a movie.
"So much work over the past few years and to finally have it pay off and be able to open it to the public tonight is just beyond ecstatic," said Smith.
Andy Smith says it's been a total upgrade.
"We have new stadium seats, brand new digital projection, surround sound."
They also have a brand new concession area but for Merling she is just thankful for the simple things.
"My feet don't stick to the floor," said Merling.
Ok that wasn't the only think she liked.
"My first impression was like wow, its bigger, clean, nice little concession area."
And with a new spot in the heart of downtown, Smith says the best is yet to come.
"We anticipate hundreds of people coming every night that weren't coming before," said Smith.