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.

WECU // 92.9 KISM // City of Bellingham

Rooftop Cinema
Photo credit: Jake Holt Photography


Friday, August 24: NAPOLEON DYNAMITE

Presented as part of the Pickford’s 20th Anniversary Retrospective Series! Celebrating 20 years of the Pickford with some of our best, beloved, and biggest films from Pickford history. Napoleon Dynamite is 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 from Groovebot begins // 8:30 (Dusk) – Movie begins


Donny, you’re IN your element at Rooftop Cinema…

Friday, July 27: The Big Lebowski

+ Presented as part of the Pickford’s 20th Anniversary Series, The Big Lebowski is sponsored by Boundary Bay Brewery
+ Beer Garden supported by Boundary Bay Brewery
+ Wine and cider also available
+ Food by Street Dogz and more

Pickford Film Center, WECU, and KISM 92.9 present Rooftop Cinema – the outdoor summer film series in downtown Bellingham! Spend three Friday nights this summer watching great films on the top story of the Commercial Street Parking Garage, with live music, food, drinks, and the best 360 views.

+ Doors open at 6:30, movie begins at dark (around 9:15)
+ Live Music from The Elopements from 6:30-7:30
+ Games, Prizes, Costume Contests
+ Free entry, but donations are accepted
+ Bring a chair! Bring a blanket! Bring a friend!
+ Free parking on floors 1-4 of the parking garage

Visit our sponsors WECU for some groovy yellow lensed sunglasses and to enter . raffle to win gift cards from local businesses!


Friday, June 29: CLUELESS

Bring your flannel, bring your plaid, bring your platforms and bring your chairs! It’s time for another movie in the sky.
Where? The 5th story of the downtown parking garage at 1300 Commercial Street. FREE PARKING on floors 1-4.

BEER GARDEN sponsored by Boundary Bay
+ with Cider and Wine available as well!

FOOD COURT with Street Dogz and Boundary Bay and The Mile Pie Club


PHOTO BOOTH sponsored by WECU

6:30pm – Gates open! Beer garden, Food Court and Vendors all open.
7:00pm – 90’s Karaoke hosted by Aireekah begins. Everyone is welcome! Some costumes and props provided.
9:15 (Dusk) – Movie begins

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.