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

Finding Your Feet

Filled with grand, old British charm is this feel-good film about discovering it’s never too late to start again.
When 'Lady' Sandra Abbott (Imelda Staunton, Pride) finds out her husband of 40 years (John Sessions, Florence Foster Jenkins) is having an affair with her best friend, she struggles to deal with ‘the shame of her predicament’ and seeks refuge with her estranged, older sister, Bif (Celia Imrie, Bridget Jones’s Baby), who lives on an innercity council estate. The two could...
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Outside In

After serving 20 years for the crime of essentially being in the wrong place at the wrong time, 38-year-old Chris (Jay Duplass) is granted early parole thanks largely to the tireless advocacy of Carol (Edie Falco), his former high-school teacher. As he struggles with the challenges of navigating the modern world as an ex-con, and with a fraught relationship with his brother Ted (Ben Schwartz), Chris ends up confessing his romantic love for Carol - a love that, given her...
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Back To Burgundy

Three siblings reunite at their home in picturesque Burgundy to save the family vineyard in this tender tale of a new generation finding its own unique blend from acclaimed director Cédric Klapisch (L'Auberge Espagnole). Jean (Pio Marmaï), the black sheep of the family, unexpectedly returns home from a decade abroad to reconnect with his hospitalized father. He's welcomed by his strong-willed sister, Juliette (Ana Girardot), who took over the reins of the vineyard after their father fell ill, and Jeremie...
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The Death of Stalin

The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci (Veep, In the Loop). Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale). But as they bumble, brawl, and...
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Around The World Under The Sea

Only $3 Admission. Introductions by Steve Meyers!
Ivan Tors Productions, the firm responsible for such aquatic TV delights as Sea Hunt and Flipper, was the prime mover behind MGM's Around the World Under the Sea. The official stars include Lloyd Bridges, Shirley Eaton, Brian Kelly, David McCallum, Keenan Wynn, Marshall Thompson, and Gary Merrill. The real stars are underwater photographer Lamar Bowen, diving-sequence director Ricou Browning, and the folks in Tors' special effects department. The plot concerns a series of...
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Carmen (Royal Opera House)

Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form – numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. The opera’s heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage, and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success his Carmen...
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PFC’s 20th Anniversary: Man on Wire

Celebrating the Pickford Film Center's 20th anniversary with 20 of our most popular films. Tickets are only $3.
August 7, 1974. A young French man named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire suspended between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. He danced on this wire for an hour with no safety net before he was arrested for what has become to be known as the "artistic crime of the century."
Sponsored by Vicki Klees....
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Beasts of the Southern Wild (Science on Screen)

Presentation by Robert Binschadler Subject: Taming Bigfoot
Tickets are FREE, available only at the box office.
Introduction will have sign language interpreter and film will be open captioned!
In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, a six-year-old girl exists on the brink of orphanhood. Buoyed by her childish optimism and extraordinary imagination, she believes that the natural world is in balance with the universe until a fierce storm...
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The Storyteller’s Seasonal: Spring Edition

The Storyteller’s seasonal is a quarterly event that Screens up to an hours worth 3 min films submitted from creatives students and DIY filmmakers from the local area. Winner of the audience vote chooses the next quarterly theme and props are chosen at random.
The main focus of this event is to cultivate visual storytelling at all levels and provide a venue where storytellers can share their ideas in low pressure environment. Tickets are $5, no comps....
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Dinner Rush (Cinema Thyme)

Film begins at 6:30pm, but please join us at 6pm for appetizers and drinks.
Tickets: $110 for Pickford Film Center members, $125 for non-members.
Tickets are no-longer sold by a lottery, they are available on a first-come, first-served basis so book now! Seating is very limited.

About the movie, Dinner Rush:
One unlucky evening, Louis Cropa (Danny Aiello), a part-time bookmaker, discovers that his restaurant has become a hotbed of conflicting characters. In addition to having to please...
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Julius Caesar (National Theatre)

Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London.

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him...
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The Lady Eve

Beauty, Brains & Know-How: Screwball Comedy in the Glamour Age, curated and presented by Janice Findley, Film History and Film Music History teacher at Seattle Film Institute. Featuring behind the scenes insight from industry professionals!

The Lady Eve will feature a presentation on gowns and costuming by Mark Mitchell



In Preston Sturges' comedy, Henry Fonda stars as Charles Pike, the son of a beer magnate who becomes the target of the father-daughter team of card sharps...
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Metropolis (With Live Musical Score)

Live musical score by Retrofuturenow!
Experience Fritz Lang's 1927 masterpiece with a live electronic performance. Retrofuturenow uses vintage synthesizers and drum machines to create a 1980's style synthwave sound. The intended effect is equal parts engaging, jarring, and delightfully ridiculous. Join us for a truly unique and exciting retro experience! General admission is $15, $12 for members....
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Almost Famous

Presented by the Chuckanut Writers Conference

Join us for a pre-screening reception before the film including themed beverages by Sara Galactica, snacks, and interactive writing prompts. Your ticket includes one beverage.

Set in 1973, it chronicles the funny and often poignant coming of age of 15-year-old William, an unabashed music fan who is inspired by the seminal bands of the time. When his love of music lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview the...
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Itzhak

Alison Chernick's enchanting documentary looks beyond the sublime musician to see the polio survivor whose parents emigrated from Poland to Israel, and the young man who struggled to be taken seriously as a music student when schools saw only his disability. Itzhak himself is funny, irreverent and self-deprecating, and here his life story unspools in conversations with masterful musicians, family and friends, and most endearingly his devoted wife of 50 years, Toby. Itzhak and Toby's lives are dedicated to their...
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Meek’s Cutoff

Introduction by educator, film critic, and writer Melissa Tamminga
The year is 1845, the earliest days of the Oregon Trail, and a wagon train of three families has hired mountain man Stephen Meek to guide them over the Cascade Mountains. Claiming to know a shortcut, Meek leads the group on an unmarked path across the high plain desert, only to become lost in the dry rock and sage. Over the coming days, the emigrants face the scourges of hunger, thirst...
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The Personals

Introduction by Sam Ho
Issues of modern romance and personal identity are played for intelligent laughter in this tart comedy from Taiwan. Wu (played by Rene Liu) is a businesswoman in her early 30's whose professional life is going just fine. It's her personal life that's giving her problems. Since she's not meeting the right sort of man in her daily life, she decides to take the bull by the horns and place a personal ad in the newspaper; she...
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Carmen (Bregenz Festival, Austria)

Georges Bizet‘s captivating music with its Spanish sounds took the world by storm: Carmen’s Habanera and Seguidilla, like Escamillo’s Toreador’s Song, are known to one and all. The French composer‘s most successful opera will be staged at Bregenz with a set designed by British artist Es Devlin. She has designed sets for pop stars like Ad le, U2, Take That, the Pet Shop Boys and Kanye West. In collaboration with the stage director Kasper Holten, Director of Opera at the...
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RBG

At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans - until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg 's exceptional life and career from Betsy West and Julie Cohen, and co-produced...
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Akeelah and the Bee

Presented by Bank of the Pacific
Akeelah Anderson is a precocious 11-year-old girl from south Los Angeles with a gift for words. Despite the objections of her mother Tanya, Akeelah enters various spelling contests, for which she is tutored by the forthright Dr. Larabee; her principal Mr. Welch and the proud residents of her neighborhood. Akeelah's aptitude earns her an opportunity to compete for a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee and in turn unites her neighbors who witness...
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