Notes From The Program Director | Week of July 28th, 2023

Hero Image

Hero Image


Notes From The Program Director

Week of July 28th, 2023

Melissa Tamminga

Rich Text


Hello, friends!

Well, it’s a quiet week in the sense that I have only one new movie that’s been added to our screens to share with you, but it’s been an absolutely buzzingly, joyously, delightfully busy week in every other sense! The overwhelming love for both Greta Gerwig’s Barbie and Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer continue, two wildly different films that, nonetheless, have been wholeheartedly embraced by movie lovers across the nation as well as here at the Pickford, selling out shows day after day and night after night. We on staff were all doing incredulous double takes on both Monday and Tuesday of this past week when we realized our weekday shows were just as highly attended as our Friday shows. The pure joy of seeing a full lobby of folks, reinvigorated and excited about going to the movies, cannot really be described. (A special shout-out, too, to our wonderful projectionists and volunteers who have really stepped up this week, working longer, harder hours to make sure everybody’s experience at the Pickford is optimal!) And what a pleasure it has been to see patrons decked out in Barbie-pinks (and a few Oppenheimer-browns and Ken-blondes), the full-bodied costumed embrace of the movie experience. We don’t just love movies, we LIVE movies! (Photo #1 credit: Sophia Nunn/Cascadia Daily News) 

back to blog page button

Marketing Signup

Marketing Signup

site note

We open 30 minutes before the first showtime of the day.
All theaters are ADA accessible with wheelchair seating.
Closed captioning and assistive listening devices are available at the box office.

custom footer

Pickford Film Center

1318 Bay St
Bellingham, WA 98225

Office | 360.647.1300
Movie line | 360.738.0735

Mailing Address
PO Box 2521
Bellingham, WA 98227