Rooftop Cinema at the Parkade

Pickford Film Center and 92.9 KISM present Rooftop Cinema – the outdoor summer film series in downtown Bellingham. Mark you calendars for three Friday nights this summer: June 29, July 27, and August 24 and join us on the rooftop of the Parkade at 1300 Commercial St. where festivities begin at 6:30 with a beer garden, live music and entertainment, food trucks, activities and more!

Each film begins at dusk, when the sun is finished setting and the sky is dark enough to see the film. The Parkade, located on the 1300 block of Commercial Street, will have four floors of free parking below the event.

THANK YOU TO OUR SERIES SPONSORS
WECU, 92.9 KISM // City of Bellingham

Rooftop Cinema
Photo credit: Jake Holt Photography

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Friday, June 29: CLUELESS

Jane Austen might never have imagined that her 1816 novel Emma could be turned into a fresh and satirical look at ultra-rich teenagers in a Beverly Hills high school. Cher (Alicia Silverstone) and Dionne (Stacey Dash), both named after “great singers of the past that now do infomercials,” are pampered upper-class girls who care less about getting good grades than wearing the right clothes and being as popular as possible. But Cher, who lives with her tough yet warm-hearted lawyer dad (Dan Hedaya) and hunky, sensitive stepbrother (Paul Rudd), also has an innate urge to help those less fortunate — like the two introverted teachers she brings together (“negotiating” herself improved grades in the process) and new friend Tai (Brittany Murphy), who starts out a geek and ends up a Cher prodigy. Cher also possesses her own sensitive side, and she is looking for the perfect boyfriend, whom she ends up finding where she least expected.

6:30pm – Gates open! Beer garden, Food Court and Vendors all open.
7:00pm – Live Music begins // 8:30 (Dusk) – Movie begins

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Friday, July 27: THE BIG LEBOWSKI

Presented as part of the Pickford’s 20th Anniversary Retrospective Series, Sponsored by: Janet Lightner
The plot of this Raymond Chandler-esque comedy crime caper from the Coen Brothers (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen) pivots around a case of mistaken identity complicated by extortion, double-crosses, deception, embezzlement, sex, pot, and gallons of White Russians (made with fresh cream, please). In 1991, unemployed ’60s refugee Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski (Jeff Bridges) grooves into his laid-back Los Angeles lifestyle. One of the laziest men in LA, he enjoys hanging with his bowling buddies, pompous security-store owner Walter Sobchak (John Goodman) and mild-mannered ex-surfer Donny (Steve Buscemi). However, the Dude’s life takes an alternate route the afternoon two goons break into his threadbare Venice, California, bungalow, rough him up, and urinate on his living room rug. Why? Because Jackie Treehorn (Ben Gazzara) is owed money by the wife of a certain Jeff Lebowski. However, the goons grabbed the wrong Jeff Lebowski. With the right info, they would have invaded the home of philanthropic Pasadena millionaire Jeffrey Lebowski (David Huddleston). The Dude looks up his wealthy namesake, manages to get a replacement for his rug, and meets the millionaire’s sexy young wife Bunny (Tara Reid). Later, Jeffrey (“The Big”) Lebowski calls in the Dude to deliver a $1 million ransom for the return of his kidnapped wife. Fine — except that Walter intrudes and botches the ransom drop. As events unravel, the Dude gets caught up in the schemes of Lebowski’s daughter, erotic artist Maude (Julianne Moore), encounters both cops and bad guys, and drifts through an elaborate bowling fantasy sequence titled Gutterballs. The soundtrack includes Bob Dylan, Yma Sumac, Moondog, Captain Beefheart, and the Sons of the Pioneers.

6:30pm – Gates open! Beer garden, Food Court and Vendors all open.
7:00pm – Live Music begins // 8:30 (Dusk) – Movie begins

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Friday, August 24: NAPOLEON DYNAMITE

Presented as part of the Pickford’s 20th Anniversary Retrospective Series, Sponsored by: Chris Kobdish
The directorial debut of filmmaker Jared Hess, who also co-wrote the screenplay, Napoleon Dynamite is a quirky, offbeat comedy set in the small Idaho town of Preston. Jon Heder stars in the titular role, a carrot-topped oddball with a decidedly eccentric family that includes his llama-loving, dune-buggy enthusiast grandmother. The story centers on the local high school’s race for class president. Using some nontraditional means, Napoleon is determined to help his pal Pedro (Efrem Ramirez) run a winning campaign and defeat popular girl Summer (Haylie Duff).

6:30pm – Gates open! Beer garden, Food Court and Vendors all open.
7:00pm – Live Music begins // 8:30 (Dusk) – Movie begins