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Address: 210 Lincoln Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4372
Phone Number: (831) 426-7500
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The "coolest" place to see a movie.

The Nick is "our" place to see the best movies out there. Probably most of the locals feel this way because we keep running into friends and neighbors there. The owners keep... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The Nick is "our" place to see the best movies out there. Probably most of the locals feel this way because we keep running into friends and neighbors there. The owners keep updating the theaters, making them comfortable and clean. The two larger venues are our favorites, but we've enjoyed outstanding films in the tiny theater too. The nicest feature... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

we in santa cruz, ca. are absolutely spoiled to have two movie theatres, including the nickelodeon, which show excellent non-mainstream movies, and great buttered popcorn and a reasonable price. nick from santa cruz

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

"The Nick" consistently provides access to indie films and other art-type films, as well as a discriminating selection of contemporary film releases. The atmosphere is low key and intimate. A great place to relax and enjoy the film without a lot of distractions. Also, nice discounts for seniors at the early performances!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The popcorn is good here as is the coffee. The staff is friendly, the movies are excellent, and the theaters are intimate.

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Santa Cruz, California
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you like movies about SOMETHING, not endless car chases with no point to them, then you need to check out the lineup at "The Nick" for the best independent and foreign films. AND they have a senior discount if you show up at the right time. Often movies shown here are the ONLY place you will find them. Plus... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Best theater in town, shows independent and forgiven films. Recent remodels have made the Nick very comfy.

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The Nickelodeon is conveniently located in downtown Santa Cruz off of Pacific Avenue. They screen movies that are often not shown in the larger chains. There's a mix of sizes for the screening rooms, so they're able to show a variety of films including those that may not attract a large audience. The staff are friendly and the atmosphere welcoming.

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Love this little theater. Cozy and intimate. Love the movies they chose to show. It's just a neat place to go to a movie.

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Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The Nickelodeon Theatre located in downtown Santa Cruz has always been a favorite of mine. They feature films that the other large, multi-plex theaters do not show. They have several small theaters with very comfortable chairs and a quaint atmosphere. Even the snacks have always been different than the usual movie going snacks. My very first visit back in 1978,... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

The Nickelodeon is Santa Cruz's ' indy' movie theater. It's fun, relaxed and has Brewers yeast for the popcorn. Of course! Alternative flicks without alternative treats just doesn't really make it onto the truly hip radar, does it. However, you won't be disappointed at the Nick. It's got it all going on!

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Address: 210 Lincoln Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4372
Phone Number: (831) 426-7500
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz

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