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

Our Kind of Traitor

While on holiday in Marrakech, an ordinary English couple, Perry and Gail, befriend a flamboyant and charismatic Russian, Dima, who unbeknownst to them is a kingpin money launderer for the Russian mafia. When Dima asks for their help to deliver classified information to the British Secret Services, Perry and Gail get caught in a dangerous world of international espionage and dirty politics. The couple is propelled on a perilous journey through Paris and Bern, a safe house in the French...
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Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Edina and Patsy are still oozing glitz and glamor, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London's trendiest hot-spots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forever more!...
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Swiss Army Man

Bursting with limitless creativity in both form and content, Swiss Army Man goes from the absurd to the emotional to the whimsical to the profound and back again. Hank (Paul Dano) is stranded on a deserted island, having given up all hope of ever making it home again. But one day everything changes when a corpse named Manny (Daniel Radcliffe) washes up on shore; the two become fast friends, and ultimately go on an epic adventure that will bring Hank...
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Pan’s Labyrinth

In 1944 Spain young Ofelia (Ivana Baquero) and her ailing mother (Ariadna Gil) arrive at the post of her mother's new husband (Sergi López), a sadistic army officer who is trying to quell a guerrilla uprising. While exploring an ancient maze, Ofelia encounters the faun Pan, who tells her that she is a legendary lost princess and must complete three dangerous tasks in order to claim immortality....
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Captain Fantastic

Opening Night Special Guests - Tania Kupczak, Set Decorator and Andy Spletzer, Script Supervisor will be in attendance for a pre-screening reception and Q+A's.

In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father (Viggo Mortensen) devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent....
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The Audience (National Theatre Live)

Starring Helen Mirren!

For Sixty years Elizabeth II has met each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace - a meeting like no other in British public life- it is private. Both parties have an unspoken agreement never to repeat what is said. Not even to their spouses. The Audience breaks this contract of silence- and imagines a series of pivotal meetings between Downing Street incumbents and their Queen. From Churchill to Cameron,...
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Dying to Know: Ram Dass and Timothy Leary

They began as Harvard psychology professors with a shared interest in probing the edges of consciousness via the use of psychedelics. One of them, Timothy Leary, would spawn an LSD counterculture that lived by the mantra “Turn on, tune in and drop out” and would spend time in jail after being dubbed the “most dangerous man in America” by President Nixon. The other, Richard Alpert, made a pilgrimage to the East, where he became Ram Dass, and returned to lead...
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Romeo & Juliet (Branagh Theatre Live)

Reuniting the stars of his celebrated film of Cinderella, Kenneth Branagh directs Richard Madden and Lily James as Romeo and Juliet and Derek Jacobi as Mercutio, in Shakespeare's heartbreaking tale of forbidden love....
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Class of ’27

Class of ’27  takes an in-depth look at the people who overcome considerable odds to bring early education to impoverished rural America. The film focuses on students, educators, parents, and guardians in three locations: Owsley County, KY, the poorest county in the U.S.; farm workers following the growing season in the Western states; and White Earth Reservation, the largest and poorest Native American reservation in Minnesota. Shot in observational form, the film brings into stark relief the beauty and poverty of these...
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Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in his Own Words

It is only fitting that a comet and a mollusk are named in Frank Zappa’s honor. The famed American musician, composer, and thinker created satirical, operatic interpretations of music that seemed to originate from another world.

Thorsten Schütte’s film is a sharply edited and energetic celebration of Zappa through his public persona, allowing us to witness his shifting relationship with audiences. Utilizing potent TV interviews and many forgotten performances from his 30-year career, we are immersed into the...
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Life, Animated

“Who decides what a meaningful life is?” So says the mother of Owen Suskind, who was diagnosed with autism at 3 years old. Desperate for a way to reach their closed-off child, little did they know that Owen would bridge the distance for them, with a little help from Disney. They discovered that not only did Owen have a near-photographic memory when it came to such animated classics as Peter Pan and The Jungle Book, but he also used those...
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Florence Foster Jenkins

Set in 1940s New York, Florence Foster Jenkins is the true story of the legendary New York heiress and socialite (Meryl Streep) who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The voice she heard in her head was beautiful, but to everyone else it was hilariously awful. Her "husband" and manager, St. Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant), an aristocratic English actor, was determined to protect his beloved Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give a public...
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Kiki’s Delivery Service

Veteran animator Hayao Miyazaki directs this buoyant children's adventure yarn about a young witch striking out on her own. At her mother's behest, 13-year-old Kiki sets out on a year-long apprenticeship with her black cat in tow. With a shaky command of her broom, she ends up in a charming little coastal town that looks like a cross between the French provincial and San Francisco. Unfortunately, the local hotels have a strict "no witches" policy and the police have taken...
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Almeida Live: Richard III

The Almeida Theatre makes its live screening debut with an explosive new adaptation of Richard III, directed by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold with Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare’s most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret.

War-torn England is reeling after years of bitter conflict. King Edward is ailing, and as political unrest begins to stir once more, Edward’s brother Richard - vicious in war, despised in peacetime - awaits the opportunity to seize his brother’s crown....
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Inspired to Ride

On June 7, 2014, forty-five cyclists from around the world set out on the inaugural Trans Am Bike Race, following the famed TransAmerica Trail. Their mission is to cover 4,233 miles in one enormous stage race, traversing through ten states in a transcontinental adventure of epic proportions. Inspired To Ride follows closely the journey of a handful of these cyclists as they prepare, compete and experience what riding 300 miles a day feels like with only a few hours sleep....
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The Girl of the Golden West (All’Opera)

Director: Riccardo Chailly
Music: Giacomo Puccini

With its sprawling hills and steep mountains The Girl of the Golden West was the first “spaghetti western” in Opera’s history. A revolver-wielding sheriff, a group of homesick Gold Rush miners, desperate bandits and a girl with a pure heart come together in one of Puccini’s greatest works for a production that is full of life! An exuberant symphony “of the great frontier” filled with laughter and tears. The sumptuous music of Puccini...
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My Love, Don’t Cross that River

An intimate portrait of an elderly couple nearing the end of life, My Love, Don't Cross that River is as delicate as it is raw. Observing this fragile couple in their South Korean home, director Jin Moyoung’s camera acts as a fly-on-the-wall, capturing a deep love painted through simple acts of affection—from a good-natured leaf fight to a gentle caress of the cheek. No filmmaking tricks are necessary, as the honest and tender feelings emoted by this husband and wife...
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Our Little Sister

Three sisters Sachi, Yoshino and Chika live together in a large house in the city of Kamakura. When their father absent from the family home for the last 15 years dies, they travel to the countryside for his funeral and meet their shy teenage half-sister. Bonding quickly with the orphaned Suzu, they invite her to live with them. Suzu eagerly agrees, and a new life of joyful discovery begins for the four siblings....
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Don’t Think Twice

When a member of a popular New York City improv troupe gets cast on a hit TV show, the rest of the group - all best friends - start to realize that not everyone is going to make it after all. From the director of Sleepwalk With Me and the creator of This American Life comes Don't Think Twice, a critically acclaimed comedy packed with comic stars Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Mike Birbiglia, Kate Micucci, Chris Gethard and Tami Sagher...
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Quatermass 2: Enemy From Space

Quatermass 2 (1957; known as Enemy From Space in the U.S.) is the successful sequel to The Quatermass X-periment, and a sci-fi gem in its own right. For his return, Professor Bernard Quatermass investigates a government conspiracy controlled by aliens. Echoing Invasion of The Body Snatchers and a future inspiration for The X-Files, Quatermass 2 is not to be missed by sci-fi fans....
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