Pickford Film Center

Pickford Film Center
Located at 1318 Bay St. at the epicenter of Bellingham Arts District, Pickford Film Center offers two-screens and state of the art, high definition digital audio and visual equipment to provide you the best cinema experience available. Make yourself at home in our welcoming lobby – perfect for relaxing before the film or meeting a group of friend to discuss your favorite directors over a bottle of wine from our seasonally curated wine list. Free wi-fi, concessions that just won’t quit, and a rotating selection of the very best movies out there – PFC is the place to be!
Pickford Film Center | 1318 Bay St. | Open 30 minutes before the first showtime of the day

Now Playing at Pickford Film Center

Eighth Grade

The presentations on August 15th at 1:00 and 6:30 and August 22nd at 12:40 and 5:35 will be Open Captions for the hearing impared.
Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school--the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year before she begins high school....
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BlacKkKlansman

The presentations on Wednesday, August 15th at 1:10 and 6:15 and August 22nd at 3:00 and 7:55 will be Open Captioned for the hearing impared.
From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It's the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose...
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Ola: Health is Everything

Celebrate National Health Center Week! Join Unity Care NW at the Pickford Film Center on Thursday, August 16 for a screening of “Ola: Health is Everything,” a documentary produced by the Hawaii Primary Care Association and the Hawaii State Department of Health. Learn how communities in Hawaii are implementing a “Culture of Health” (while enjoying some spectacular Hawaiian scenery). We are pleased to be joined by Matthew Nagato, the film’s writer, producer, and director, for a post-screening Q&A session. A...
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It! The Terror from Beyond Space

Introduction by Steve Meyers.
One of the best of the medium-budgeted science fiction flicks of the 1950s, It! The Terror from Beyond Space is set in "the future" (1973, to be exact). An rescue ship travels out to Mars to retrieve the only survivor of a space probe that has experienced some sort of cataclysm. That survivor, Col Ed Carruthers (Marshall Thompson) is accused of murdering his fellow crewmen. But Ed claims that the killer was a Martian monster, and...
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Romeo and Juliet (Royal Shakespeare Company)

RSC Live Romeo and Juliet contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

What if your first true love was someone you’d been told you must hate?

Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents. The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with...
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Puzzle

Agnes, taken for granted as a suburban mother, discovers a passion for solving jigsaw puzzles, which unexpectedly draws her into a new world – where her life unfolds in ways she could never have imagined....
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NY Dog Film Festival

A portion of the proceeds from each screening will be donated to the Whatcom Humane Society.
The NY Dog Film Festival will bring dog aficionados together to share a communal experience of watching short films that celebrate the remarkable bond between people and dogs. The NY Dog Film Festival celebrates the love between dogs and their people, while giving a portion of every ticket to the local animal welfare group to support their animal life-saving efforts.
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PFC’s 20th Anniversary: Birdman

Celebrating the Pickford Film Center's 20th anniversary with 20 of our most popular films. Tickets are only $3.
Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) - famous for portraying an iconic superhero - as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.
Sponsored by Patricia Yust....
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NY Cat Film Festival

A portion of the proceeds from each screening will be donated to the Whatcom Humane Society.
The NY Cat Film Festival is an exploration through film of the fascinating felines who share our lives, creating a shared audience experience that inspires, educates and entertains. For far too long, felines have been the "invisible" part of the human-animal bond and it's time to shine the spotlight on these magnificent creatures and the humans devoted to them.

Features 2 collections...
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The Doctor from India

Sponsored by Ayurvedic Health Center & Wellness Shop.
Directed by Jeremy Frindel (One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das), The Doctor from India is the fascinating story of one man’s mission to bring the ancient healthcare system of wellness called Ayurveda from India to the West in the late 1970s. In this meditative, immersive portrait, with interviewees including Ayurvedic practitioner Deepak Chopra, Frindel documents the life and work of Dr. Vasant Lad who, fulfilling his destiny as foretold...
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Juliet, Naked

Annie (Rose Byrne) is stuck in a long-term relationship with Duncan (Chris O'Dowd) - an obsessive fan of obscure rocker Tucker Crowe (Ethan Hawke). When the acoustic demo of Tucker's hit record from 25 years ago surfaces, its release leads to a life-changing encounter with the elusive rocker himself. Based on the novel by Nick Hornby, Juliet, Naked is a comic account of life's second chances....
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The Red Pony

Presented by Bank of the Pacific
The Red Pony is an adaptation of the John Steinbeck story of the same name. Top billing goes to Myrna Loy and Robert Mitchum, but the film's true star is young Peter Miles as Tom. A lonely farm boy, Tom seeks refuge from his troublesome home life and his eternally squabbling parents (Loy and Shepperd Strudwick) through his devotion to a newborn colt. The red pony is the issue of a prize mare owned...
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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in Smell-O-Vision

Forte Chocolates presents the 1971 family musical Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in Smell-O-Vision!

Feast your eyes on the classic film inspired by Roald Dahl's book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and treat your taste buds to a plethora of treats in Forte's Smell-O-Vision bags, available for purchase in the lobby $5

You'll find delicious chocolates, scrumptious lollypops, edible wallpaper, bubble gum, everlasting gobstoppers, and more! Plus: GoldenTticketBars with a chance to win free chocolate...
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PFC’s 20th Anniversary: A Man Called Ove

Celebrating the Pickford Film Center's 20th anniversary with 20 of our most popular films. Tickets are only $3.
Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife's grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors.
Sponsored by Bellingham at Home...
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The Godfather (Cinema Thyme)

Tickets are available for purchase by clicking the showtime above. Tickets are $110 for PFC Members and $125 for non-members.
The Godfather: Widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time, this mob drama, based on Mario Puzo's novel of the same name, focuses on the powerful Italian-American crime family of Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando). When the don's youngest son, Michael (Al Pacino), reluctantly joins the Mafia, he becomes involved in the inevitable cycle of violence and...
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The Wife

Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) is a highly intelligent and still-striking beauty - the perfect devoted wife. Forty years spent sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to fan the flames of her charismatic husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce) and his skyrocketing literary career. Ignoring his infidelities and excuses because of his "art" with grace and humor. Their fateful pact has built a marriage upon uneven compromises and Joan's reached her breaking point. On the eve of Joe's Nobel Prize for Literature,...
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We the Animals

Us three. Us brothers. Us kings, inseparable. Three boys tear through their childhood, in the midst of their young parents' volatile love that makes and unmakes the family many times over. While Manny and Joel grow into versions of their loving and unpredictable father, Ma seeks to shelter her youngest, Jonah, in the cocoon of home. More sensitive and conscious than his older siblings, Jonah increasingly embraces an imagined world all his own....
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The Third Murder

Leading attorney Shigemori takes on the defence of murder-robbery suspect Misumi who served jail time for another murder 30 years ago. Shigemori's chances of winning the case seem low - his client freely admits his guilt, despite facing the death penalty if he is convicted. As he digs deeper into the case, as he hears the testimonies of the victim's family and Misumi himself, the once confident Shigemori begins to doubt whether his client is the murderer after all....
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Robinson Crusoe on Mars

Introduction by Steve Meyers.
This film is an adaption of Daniel Defoe's classic tale of a sailor stranded on a deserted island. In this version, Crusoe is an astronaut who crash-lands on the seemingly-abandoned planet of Mars. Soon, he meets Friday, who is an alien slave who recently escaped from his captors....
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Dark Money

Presented by the League of Women Voters. Info tables in the lobby before the film, including voter registration. A panel discussion will follow both screenings.
Dark Money, a political thriller, examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The film takes viewers to Montana-a frontline in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide-to follow an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of...
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