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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

Little Women

Little Women

Playing at Pickford Film Center

134 minutes, USA, In English, Drama
Rated PG: (for thematic elements and brief smoking)
AD, CCAP, OCAP

Official Site·Trailer

Open Caption screening Wednesdays, January 15 at11:45 AM & 8:00 PM and January 22 at 3:00 PM

Little Women draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott, and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life. In writer-director Greta Gerwig’s take, the beloved story of the March sisters—four young women each determined to live life on her own terms—is both timeless and timely.

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Friday, January 17th

11:45am 3:00pm 5:30pm

Saturday, January 18th

12:00pm 3:00pm 5:30pm

Sunday, January 19th

11:45am 3:00pm 5:30pm

Monday, January 20th

11:45am 3:00pm 5:30pm

Tuesday, January 21st

3:00pm 5:30pm

Wednesday, January 22nd

3:00pm 5:30pm

Thursday, January 23rd

3:00pm 5:30pm

1917

1917

Playing at Pickford Film Center

119 minutes, UK, USA, In English, French, German, War, Drama, Action
Rated R: (for violence, some disturbing images, and language)
AD, CCAP, OCAP

Official Site·Trailer

Open Caption Wednesday screenings January 15 at 6:00 and January 22 at 2:45 PM.

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers–Blake’s own brother among them.

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Friday, January 17th

12:15pm 2:45pm 6:00pm 8:45pm

Saturday, January 18th

2:45pm 6:00pm 8:45pm

Sunday, January 19th

12:15pm 2:45pm 6:00pm 8:45pm

Monday, January 20th

12:15pm 2:45pm 6:00pm 8:45pm

Tuesday, January 21st

2:45pm 6:00pm 8:45pm

Wednesday, January 22nd

2:45pm 6:00pm 8:45pm

Thursday, January 23rd

2:45pm 6:00pm 8:45pm

Parasite

Parasite

Playing at Pickford Film Center

132 minutes, South Korea, In Korean w/ English subtitles, Drama, Comedy, Thriller
Rated R: (for language, some violence and sexual content)

Official Site·Trailer

Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist, to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks. By turns darkly hilarious and heart-wrenching, Parasite showcases modern master, director Bong Joon-ho, at the top of his game.

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Friday, January 17th

8:30pm

Saturday, January 18th

8:30pm

Sunday, January 19th

8:30pm

Monday, January 20th

8:30pm

Tuesday, January 21st

8:30pm

Wednesday, January 22nd

8:30pm

Thursday, January 23rd

8:30pm

It Came from Outer Space (1953)

It Came from Outer Space (1953)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

81 minutes, USA, In English, Science Fiction, Horror
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

Rocket Sci-Fi! Admission only $3. Every film features an introduction by series curator Steve Meyers.

While looking through his telescope one night, John Putnam (Richard Carlson) sees what at first appears to be a meteor shower — but it is actually a crash-landing alien spaceship! After investigating the crater from the impact, John informs the town sheriff (Charles Drake), and receives nothing but ridicule. Even his fiancée, Ellen (Barbara Rush), is skeptical. All that changes when the townsfolk start disappearing, and are replaced by eerie alien duplicates.

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Saturday, January 18th

12:00pm

Clemency

Clemency

Playing at Pickford Film Center

113 minutes, USA, In English, Drama
Rated R: (for some disturbing material, and language)

Official Site·Trailer

Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams (Alfre Woodard). As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill.

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Friday, January 24th
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Saturday, January 25th
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Sunday, January 26th
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Monday, January 27th
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Tuesday, January 28th
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Wednesday, January 29th
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Thursday, January 30th
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Chinese Portrait

Chinese Portrait

Playing at Pickford Film Center

79 minutes, China, In Mandarin w/ English subtitles, Documentary
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

Screening January 25 (Chinese New Year) and 26 only.

From acclaimed director Wang Xiaoshuai comes a personal snapshot of contemporary China in all its diversity. Shot over the course of ten years on both film and video, the film consists of a series of carefully composed tableaus of people and environments, each one more extraordinary than the last.Pedestrians shuffle across a bustling Beijing street, steelworkers linger outside a deserted factory, tourists laugh and scamper across a crowded beach, worshippers kneel to pray in a remote village. With a painterly eye for composition, Wang captures China as he sees it, calling to a temporary halt a land in a constant state of change.

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Saturday, January 25th

12:00pm

Sunday, January 26th

2:45pm

Coppélia (Royal Ballet)

Coppélia (Royal Ballet)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

155 minutes, UK, In English, Ballet
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

A classic returns to the Royal Ballet repertory with Ninette de Valois’ charming and funny Coppélia– a story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls. The intricate choreography is set to Delibes’ delightful score and shows off the technical precision and comedic timing of the whole Company. Osbert Lancaster’s designs bring a colourful storybook world to life in this treat for the whole family.

Toy maker Dr Coppélius seems to have a beautiful young woman in his house: Coppélia, who sits and reads on his balcony. Franz and his fellow young villagers are curious about her and how she ignores them all. Franz’s fiancée Swanilda is not pleased by Franz’s interest in another woman, but equally curious. When Dr Coppélius goes to the local tavern, the young villagers slip into his house to introduce themselves to the strangely silent young woman.

Tickets are $16 for Pickford members, $20 general admission, $10 for students/military.

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Sunday, January 26th

11:00am

Always in Season (Indie Lens Pop-Up)

Always in Season (Indie Lens Pop-Up)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

89 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

In Always in Season, descendants of the victims and perpetrators of lynching are working together to heal a violent history. Blending observational footage with first-person testimonies and expert input, Always in Season examines the lingering impact of lynching and the link between this historic form of racial terrorism and the racial violence that exists today.

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on the PBS series Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships.

Admission is free. Tickets available at box office only.

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Tuesday, February 4th

5:45pm

Bellingham Cocktail Week Brunch: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Bellingham Cocktail Week Brunch: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Playing at Pickford Film Center

121 minutes, USA, In English, Family Friendly, Sci-Fi
Rated PG: (for language and mild thematic elements)

Official Site·Trailer

Presented as part of Bellingham Cocktail Week!

Tickets are $20 ($18 for members) and include a trip to our brunch bar with fresh juice mimosas (just juice for the kids!), LaFeen’s donuts, and coffee from Maniac Coffee Roasting. Have a spaced-out brunch with us and your favorite lovable alien, beginning at 10:30am in our lobby. Movie begins at 11:15am.

About the film: After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott (Henry Thomas). Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie (Drew Barrymore), and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.

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Saturday, February 8th

11:15am

To Kill a Mockingbird (Kid Pickford)

To Kill a Mockingbird (Kid Pickford)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

129 minutes, USA, In English, Drama, Crime, Family Friendly
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

Set a small Alabama town in the 1930s, the story focuses on scrupulously honest, highly respected lawyer Atticus Finch, magnificently embodied by Gregory Peck. Finch puts his career on the line when he agrees to represent Tom Robinson (Brock Peters), a black man accused of rape. The trial and the events surrounding it are seen through the eyes of Finch’s six-year-old daughter Scout (Mary Badham).

Kid Pickford tickets are always just $1 thanks to our generous sponsors at Bank of the Pacific. Tickets may be claimed at the box office only.

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Saturday, February 8th

1:00pm

Early Spring (Cinema East)

Early Spring (Cinema East)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

145 minutes, Japan, In Japanese w/ English Subtitles, Drama
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

One of Ozu’s most affecting looks at the lives of office workers and young families, Early Spring is perhaps not as well-known as Tokyo Story or the marriage films (like Late Spring). Featuring a stellar ensemble cast, at its heart the film is a story of infidelity and its effects. But Early Spring also manages to provide a rich portrayal of the generation rebuilding Japan after the war and dealing with its many lingering effects on their lives.

Early Spring will be introduced by Colleen Laird, Associate Professor of Japanese at Western Washington University, whose research and teaching interests include Japanese cinema and gender studies and women working in Japanese media industries.

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Tuesday, February 11th

5:45pm

The Doors: Break On Thru – A Celebration Of Ray Manzarek

The Doors: Break On Thru – A Celebration Of Ray Manzarek

Playing at Pickford Film Center

100 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

The Doors: Break On Thru – A Celebration Of Ray Manzarek is a new concert documentary from a 2016 all-star performance in Los Angeles that John Densmore and Robby Krieger, the two surviving members of The Doors, developed to celebrate what would have been Manzarek’s 70th birthday. As well as the all-star concert there’s never-before-seen footage from The Doors archives and new interviews from Densmore and Krieger. It’s a one of a kind documentary about a very special person and a legendary rock band.

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Wednesday, February 12th

5:45pm

After Parkland

After Parkland

Playing at Pickford Film Center

92 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

After Parkland tells the intimate and moving story of families of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School navigating their way through grief, and searching for new meaning in the immediate days, weeks and months after the Parkland shooting that left 17 dead. Filmmakers Emily Taguchi and Jake Lefferman traveled to Parkland, Florida with producer Stephanie Wash and began filming with students who endured gunfire and the parents who lost their children in the crosshairs. Filming throughout the spring, summer and fall, the verité documentary chronicles the private journeys of these families as they navigated the unthinkable and rose to challenge the nation to end gun violence.

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Wednesday, February 12th

6:00pm

Rigoletto on the Lake

Rigoletto on the Lake

Playing at Pickford Film Center

140 minutes, Austria, In Italian w/ English subtitles, Opera
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece – compelling, blood-curdling and beautiful – is performed for the first time on the unique, Bregenz lake stage. One of Verdi’s most popular works, Rigoletto is an unforgettable tale of sacrifice and revenge; of a father’s rage and a daughter’s shame. It features several of opera’s best-known arias-including Rigoletto’s passionate denouncement “Cortigiani, vil razza dannata,” Gilda’s dreamy “Caro nome” and the Duke’s instantly recognizable “La donna è mobile.” Directed and designed by Philipp Stölzl, this timeless tragedy will delight audiences with a powerhouse combination of entertainment and emotional intensity from the spectacular shore of Lake Constance.

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Saturday, February 15th

11:00am

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

79 minutes, USA, In English, Science Fiction, Horror
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

Rocket Sci-Fi! Admission only $3. Every film features an introduction by series curator Steve Meyers.

Remnants of a mysterious animal have come to light in a remote jungle, and a group of scientists intends to determine if the find is an anomaly or evidence of an undiscovered beast. To accomplish their goal, the scientists (Antonio Moreno, Richard Carlson, Richard Denning, Whit Bissell) must brave the most perilous pieces of land South America has to offer. But the terrain is nothing compared to the danger posed by an otherworldly being that endangers their work and their lives.

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Saturday, February 15th

12:00pm

All My Sons (National Theatre)

All My Sons (National Theatre)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

165 minutes, UK, In English, Theatre
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.

America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.

But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.

Tickets are $16 for Pickford members, $20 general admission, $10 for students/military.

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Sunday, February 23rd

11:00am

CatVideoFest 2020

CatVideoFest 2020

Playing at Pickford Film Center

72 minutes, USA, In English, Shorts, Comedy, Documentary
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

CatVideoFest is a compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and, of course, classic internet powerhouses. CatVideoFest is a joyous communal experience, only available in theaters, and raises money for cats in need through partnerships with local cat charities, animal welfare organizations, and shelters to best serve cats in the area.

10% of proceeds will be donated to the Whatcom Feline Alliance.

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Saturday, February 29th

12:00pm

Sunday, March 1st

12:00pm

Saturday, March 14th

12:00pm

Sunday, March 15th

12:00pm

Dracula (1931)

Dracula (1931)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

75 minutes, USA, In English, Hungarian, and Latin w/ English subtitles, Horror
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

It’s Alive!

The dashing, mysterious Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi), after hypnotizing a British soldier, Renfield (Dwight Frye), into his mindless slave, travels to London and takes up residence in an old castle. Soon Dracula begins to wreak havoc, sucking the blood of young women and turning them into vampires. When he sets his sights on Mina (Helen Chandler), the daughter of a prominent doctor, vampire-hunter Van Helsing (Edward Van Sloan) is enlisted to put a stop to the count’s never-ending bloodlust.

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Saturday, February 29th

3:00pm

Bedlam (Indie Lens Pop-Up)

Bedlam (Indie Lens Pop-Up)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

84 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

Filmmaker and practicing psychiatrist, Ken Rosenberg visits ERs, jails, and homeless camps to examine our national mental health crisis. Rosenberg follows the poignant stories of people grappling with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other chronic psychiatric conditions, whose silence and shame often worsen the suffering.

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on the PBS series Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships.

Admission is free. Tickets available at box office only.

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Tuesday, March 3rd

5:45pm

The Midnight After (Cinema East)

The Midnight After (Cinema East)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

124 minutes, Hong Kong, In Cantonese and Japnese w/ English subtitles, English, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

Fruit Chan is a director known for pushing boundaries in a series of acclaimed films. Based on the web novel Lost on a Red Minibus to Taipo written by someone known as Mr. Pizza, The Midnight After is a sci-fi film, a rarity in Hong Kong cinema. Layer by layer, the film’s puzzles multiply and eventually reveal an unlikely political allegory that maintains its relevance some five years after being released. The Midnight After features compelling performances by both Hong Kong veterans and newcomers.

The Midnight After will be introduced by series curator Jeff Purdue.

“A deliriously high-concept and gleefully low-budget horror-comedy that mourns the dissolution of [Hong Kong’s] core values since its handover to China in 1997. Maverick helmer Fruit Chan (Made in Hong Kong, Durian Durian) bends genre like it’s putty in his hands, distilling the macabre from the everyday and making the apocalyptic seem absurdly matter-of-fact.” —Variety

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Tuesday, March 10th

5:45pm

Anne Frank: Parallel Stories

Anne Frank: Parallel Stories

Playing at Pickford Film Center

92 minutes, Italy, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

Anne Frank: Parallel Stories is a powerful retelling of Anne Frank’s life through the pages of her extraordinary diary guided by the Academy-Award winning actress Helen Mirren, and through the lives of five women who, as young girls, were also deported to concentration camps but survived the Holocaust. As a dedication to what would have been her 90th anniversary –and in cooperation with the Anne Frank Foundation — the documentary takes audiences into Anne’s room within the secret annex of her family’s hiding place before being deported, and through read excerpts of her diary intertwined with the experiences of the survivors who lived to tell their own parallel stories.

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Thursday, March 12th

5:45pm

Sunday, March 15th

11:00am

63 Up

63 Up

Playing at Pickford Film Center

180 minutes, UK, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

“The ninth installment of the film world’s most remarkable franchise, 63 Up finds longtime director Michael Apted catching up with (most of) the same 14 British people the series has been visiting every seven years since it began in 1964. Seven Up! was never intended to be anything more than a one-off — a black-and-white X-ray of the British class system designed to explore the idea that that its child subjects were already entombed in their fates — but Apted’s persistence has allowed the project to accomplish that goal while also growing into something far more profound.” — David Erlich, IndieWire.

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Friday, March 13th
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Saturday, March 14th
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Sunday, March 15th
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Monday, March 16th
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Tuesday, March 17th
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Wednesday, March 18th
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Thursday, March 19th
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Modern Times (Kid Pickford)

Modern Times (Kid Pickford)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

87 minutes, USA, In English, Comedy, Family Friendly
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

This comedic masterpiece finds the iconic Little Tramp (Charlie Chaplin) employed at a state-of-the-art factory where the inescapable machinery completely overwhelms him, and where various mishaps keep getting him sent to prison. In between his various jail stints, he meets and befriends an orphan girl (Paulette Goddard). Both together and apart, they try to contend with the difficulties of modern life, with the Tramp working as a waiter and eventually a performer.

Kid Pickford tickets are always just $1 thanks to our generous sponsors at Bank of the Pacific. Tickets may be claimed at the box office only.

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Saturday, March 14th

1:00pm

The Sleeping Beauty (Royal Ballet)

The Sleeping Beauty (Royal Ballet)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

180 minutes, UK, In English, Ballet
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

The Sleeping Beauty holds a special place in The Royal Ballet’s repertory. It was the ballet with which the Company reopened the Royal Opera House in 1946 after World War II, its first production at its new home in Covent Garden. Margot Fonteyn danced the role of the beautiful Princess Aurora in the first performance, with Robert Helpmann as Prince Florimund. Sixty years later, in 2006, the original 1946 staging was revived by then Director of The Royal Ballet Monica Mason and Christopher Newton, returning Oliver Messel’s wonderful designs and glittering costumes to the stage.

The wicked fairy Carabosse is furious she wasn’t invited to Princess Aurora’s christening. She gives the baby a spindle, saying that one day the Princess will prick her finger on it and die. The Lilac Fairy makes her own christening gift a softening of Carabosse’s curse: Aurora will not die, but will fall into a deep sleep, which only a prince’s kiss will break.

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Saturday, March 21st

11:00am

Revenge of the Creature (1955)

Revenge of the Creature (1955)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

82 minutes, USA, In English, Science Fiction, Horror
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

Rocket Sci-Fi! Admission only $3. Every film features an introduction by series curator Steve Meyers.

Again directed by Jack Arnold, Revenge of the Creature takes the plot to the Marineland of Florida oceanarium. Captured in his native habitat, the hapless gill man is transported to the south Florida oceanarium as a visitor attraction. Our fishy friend falls for young ichthyology student Helen Dobson (Lori Nelson), who in turn has her eye on admirer Professor Clete Ferguson (John Agar).

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Saturday, March 21st

12:00pm

Cyrano de Bergerac (National Theatre)

Cyrano de Bergerac (National Theatre)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

120 minutes, UK, In English, Theatre
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live to cinemas from the London’s West End.

Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all – if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano – or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight?

Edmond Rostand’s masterwork is adapted by Martin Crimp and directed by Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal). This classic play will be brought to life with linguistic ingenuity to celebrate Cyrano’s powerful and resonant resistance against overwhelming odds.

Tickets are $16 for Pickford members, $20 general admission, $10 for students/military.

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Sunday, March 22nd

11:00am

Frankenstein (1931)

Frankenstein (1931)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

70 minutes, USA, In English and Latin w/ English subtitles, Horror
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

It’s Alive!

This iconic horror film follows the obsessed scientist Dr. Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) as he attempts to create life by assembling a creature from body parts of the deceased. Aided by his loyal misshapen assistant, Fritz (Dwight Frye), Frankenstein succeeds in animating his monster (Boris Karloff), but, confused and traumatized, it escapes into the countryside and begins to wreak havoc. Frankenstein searches for the elusive being, and eventually must confront his tormented creation.

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Saturday, March 28th

3:00pm

La bohème (Royal Opera House)

La bohème (Royal Opera House)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

155 minutes, USA, In Italian w/ English subtitles, Opera
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

Richard Jones perfectly captures the blend of tragedy and comedy in La bohème, and provides an acute analysis of Puccini’s young would-be artists and their lovers, the soulful Mimì and spirited Musetta. Spectacular designs by Stewart Laing evoke both the poverty of the bohemians’ attic home and the splendour of Paris’s shopping arcades on Christmas Eve.

When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall instantly in love. But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill.

Tickets are $16 for Pickford members, $20 general admission, $10 for students/military.

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Sunday, April 5th

11:00am

Eating Up Easter (Indie Lens Pop-Up)

Eating Up Easter (Indie Lens Pop-Up)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

70 minutes, USA, In Chile, USA, English and Spanish w/ English subtitles
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

Easter Island is a microcosm of a planet in flux. Native Rapanui grapple with a booming tourism trade that rakes in money, but brings about a changing climate that threatens the fragile ecology on the island. Rapanui filmmaker Sergio Mata’u Rapu gives voice to his fellow islanders, who struggle to balance their strong cultural heritage with modern-day challenges.

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on the PBS series Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships.

Admission is free. Tickets available at box office only.

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Tuesday, April 7th

5:45pm

The Hunger Games (Kid Pickford)

The Hunger Games (Kid Pickford)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

142 minutes, USA, In English, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Family Friendly
Rated PG-13: (for intense violent thematic material and disturbing images – all involving teens)

Official Site·Trailer

In what was once North America, the Capitol of Panem maintains its hold on its 12 districts by forcing them each to select a boy and a girl, called Tributes, to compete in a nationally televised event called the Hunger Games. Every citizen must watch as the youths fight to the death until only one remains. District 12 Tribute Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) has little to rely on, other than her hunting skills and sharp instincts, in an arena where she must weigh survival against love.

Kid Pickford tickets are always just $1 thanks to our generous sponsors at Bank of the Pacific. Tickets may be claimed at the box office only.

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Saturday, April 11th

1:00pm

This Island Earth (1955)

This Island Earth (1955)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

86 minutes, USA, In English, Science Fiction, Horror, Mystery
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

Rocket Sci-Fi! Admission only $3. Every film features an introduction by series curator Steve Meyers.

Scientist Cal Meacham (Rex Reason) solves a mysterious puzzle that allows him access to a highly secretive program — led by the mysterious Exeter (Jeff Morrow) — that has assembled the world’s greatest scientific minds in an attempt to quickly learn how to generate and store nuclear power. But with the help of fellow scientists Ruth Adams (Faith Domergue) and Steve Carlson (Russell Johnson), Meacham soon discovers that his host is not what he claims to be.

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Saturday, April 18th

12:00pm

A Touch of Sin (Cinema East)

A Touch of Sin (Cinema East)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

130 minutes, China, Japan, France, In Mandarin and Cantonese w/ English subtitles, English, Action, Drama
Rated NR: .

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“A blistering fictionalized tale straight out of China, A Touch of Sin is at once monumental and human scale. A story of lives rocked by violence, it has the urgency of a screaming headline but one inscribed with visual lyricism, emotional weight and a belief in individual rights. You can feel the conviction of its director, Jia Zhang-ke — one of the few filmmakers of any nationality who weighs the impact of social and political shifts on people — in every shot. In A Touch of Sin, the world isn’t an amorphous backdrop, pretty scenery for private dramas, it is a stage on which men and women struggle to fulfill basic moral obligations, including recognizing one another’s humanity.” —The New York Times

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Tuesday, April 21st

5:45pm

The Old Dark House (1932)

The Old Dark House (1932)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

72 minutes, USA, In English, Horror
Rated NR: .

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It’s Alive!

Driving through a brutal thunderstorm in Wales, three travelers take refuge in an eerie house owned by the Femm family. Reluctantly admitted by Horace Femm (Ernest Thesiger), the three sit down to a strange dinner. Horace is neurotic; mute butler Morgan (Boris Karloff) is an alcoholic; and Horace’s sister, Rebecca (Eva Moore), raves about chastity. When the storm brings in an industrialist and chorus girl Gladys DuCane Perkins (Lilian Bond), Morgan’s lust and Rebecca’s ire are ignited.

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Saturday, April 25th

3:00pm

Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project (Indie Lens Pop-Up)

Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project (Indie Lens Pop-Up)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

87 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .

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Presented by Whatcom Peace & Justice Center

Marion Stokes secretly recorded television twenty-four hours a day for thirty years. It started in 1979 with the dawn of the twenty-four hour news cycle and ended when Marion passed away in 2012. In total, Marion recorded on 70,000 VHS tapes, capturing revolutions, lies, wars, triumphs, and catastrophes that tell us who we were and how television has shaped the world of today.

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on the PBS series Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships.

Admission is free. Tickets available at box office only.

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Tuesday, May 5th

5:45pm

The Cloud-Capped Star (Cinema East)

The Cloud-Capped Star (Cinema East)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

126 minutes, India, In Bengali w/ English subtitles, Drama
Rated NR: .

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“Arguably Ghatak’s finest work, The Cloud-Capped Star is a dark melodrama set in late 1950s Calcutta about a refugee family and the struggle of Nita, the oldest daughter, to keep them afloat and together. It is a bitter critique of the family as institution and also of the harsh social and economic conditions arising from Partition – the trauma that defined Ghatak as an artist. With its sparse script, audacious expressionist soundtrack and a startling cinematic elegance, The Cloud-Capped Star is undoubtedly a modern masterpiece – infinitely compassionate and humane while remaining resolutely unsentimental.” —BFI

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Tuesday, May 12th

5:45pm

The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)

The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

81 minutes, USA, In English, Science Fiction, Horror
Rated NR: .

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Rocket Sci-Fi! Admission only $3. Every film features an introduction by series curator Steve Meyers.

While on a boating trip, Scott Carey (Grant Williams) is exposed to a radioactive cloud. Nothing seems amiss at first, but several months later Scott realizes that he’s shrunk in height by several inches. He sees a doctor, who admits that he’s baffled. As Scott continues to shrink, decreasing to three feet tall, he becomes bitter, and lashes out at his wife, Louise (Randy Stuart). He begins to fear a cure will never be found — since even as he becomes a national sensation, he’s still shrinking.

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Saturday, May 16th

12:00pm

The Mummy (1932)

The Mummy (1932)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

73 minutes, USA, In English, Arabic, and French w/ English subtitles, Horror
Rated NR: .

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It’s Alive!

A team of British archaeologists led by Sir Joseph Whemple (Arthur Byron) discover the mummified remains of the ancient Egyptian prince Imhotep (Boris Karloff), along with the legendary scroll of Thoth. When one of the archaeologists recites the scroll aloud, Imhotep returns to life, but escapes. Several years later, Imhotep has taken on the guise of a wealthy man, as he searches Egypt for his lost love, who he believes has been reincarnated as the lovely Helen Grosvenor (Zita Johann).

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Saturday, May 30th

3:00pm

Hotel by the River (Cinema East)

Hotel by the River (Cinema East)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

96 minutes, South Korea, In Korean w/ English subtitles, Drama
Rated NR: .

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An aging poet, Younghwan (Ki Joobong), summons his two estranged sons (Kwon Haehyo and Yu Junsang) to a solitary hotel beside the Han River because he feels his death is near. While waiting for them to arrive, he meets two women (Kim Minhee and Song Seonmi) out walking in the new-fallen snow.

“There was a children’s show, in the sixties, on which the host would invite children to draw several random lines on a big piece of paper and the host would then incorporate them into a drawing. The South Korean director Hong Sang-soo, who has lately been making two or three films a year (fourteen features in the past decade, twenty-three in all so far), does something of the sort with his own life. Working fast and on a low budget, he pulls together a few sprigs of experience and ideas and, inwardly observing the pattern that they make together, creates a sort of cinematic crystal structure that’s compact, hard-edged, sharp-pointed, and sometimes dazzlingly intricate.” —The New Yorker.

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Tuesday, June 2nd

5:45pm

Spy Kids (Kid Pickford)

Spy Kids (Kid Pickford)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

88 minutes, USA, In English and Spanish w/ English subtitles, Action, Comedy, Family Friendly
Rated PG: (for action sequences and brief language)

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Two young kids become spies in attempt to save their parents, who are ex-spies, from an evil mastermind. Armed with a bag of high tech gadgets and out-of-this world transportation, Carmen (Alexa Vega) and Juni (Daryl Sabara) will bravely jet through the air, dive under the seas and crisscross the globe in a series of thrilling adventures on a mission to save their parents … and maybe even the world.

Kid Pickford tickets are always just $1 thanks to our generous sponsors at Bank of the Pacific. Tickets may be claimed at the box office only.

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Saturday, June 13th

1:00pm

The Welkin (National Theatre)

The Welkin (National Theatre)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

120 minutes, UK, In English, Theatre
Rated NR: .

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Rural England, 1759. As the country waits for Halley’s comet, 21-year-old Sally Poppy is sentenced to hang for a heinous murder.

When Sally claims to be pregnant, a jury of 12 matrons are taken from their housework to decide whether she’s telling the truth, or simply trying to escape the noose. With only midwife Lizzy Luke prepared to defend the girl, and a mob baying for blood outside, the matrons wrestle with their new authority, and the devil in their midst.

James Macdonald (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) directs Maxine Peake (The Theory of Everything, Funny Cow) and Ria Zmitrowicz (Three Girls, Mr. Selfridge) in this bold and gripping thriller from Tony-nominated writer Lucy Kirkwood (Chimerica, Skins). Broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.

Tickets are $16 for Pickford members, $20 general admission, $10 for students/military.

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Sunday, June 14th

11:00am

The Space Children (1958)

The Space Children (1958)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

69 minutes, USA, In English, Science Fiction
Rated NR: .

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Rocket Sci-Fi! Admission only $3. Every film features an introduction by series curator Steve Meyers.

Dave Brewster (Adam Williams) arrives to take his new job as an electronics technician at a top-secret Air Force base in California. With him are his wife Anne (Peggy Webber) and their two children, Bud (Mikel Ray) and Ken (Johnny Crawford), who are all apprehensive about this sudden transplant, as well as the spartan existence that all of the families live under. No sooner do they arrive, however, then Bud and Ken see a strange light in the sky pointing to the beach, and soon after that seem to be receiving increasingly powerful — and detailed — telepathic communications from an unseen source. The boys are drawn, along with the children from the other families, to a lonely cave near the beach, where an alien presence, in the form of a huge (and ever-growing) brain, has hidden itself.

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Saturday, June 20th

12:00pm

The Invisible Man (1933)

The Invisible Man (1933)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

71 minutes, USA, In English, Horror
Rated NR: .

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It’s Alive!

While researching a new drug, Dr. Jack Griffin (Claude Rains) stumbles on a potion that can make him invisible. When he reveals his new ability to his old mentor (Henry Travers) and his fiancée (Gloria Stuart), it’s clear that a side effect of the potion is insanity. Jack goes on a violent rampage, and the police struggle to hunt him down, unable to see their target, while his mentor and his former partner (William Harrigan) desperately try to devise a plan to capture him.

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Saturday, June 27th

3:00pm

The Black Cat (1934)

The Black Cat (1934)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

65 minutes, USA, In English, Latin, and Hungarian w/ English subtitles, Horror
Rated NR: .

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It’s Alive!

The first cinematic teaming of horror greats Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi is a bizarre, haunting, and relentlessly eerie film that was surprisingly morbid and perverse for its time. Peter (David Manners) and Joan Allison (Julie Bishop) are honeymooning in Budapest when they meet mysterious scientist Dr. Vitus Verdegast (Lugosi) aboard a train. When the trio’s bus from the train station gets into an accident, the young couple accompanies Verdegast to the castle of the spectral Hjalmar Poelzig (Karloff), an architect and the leader of a Satanic cult.

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Saturday, July 25th

3:00pm

Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

75 minutes, USA, In English, Horror
Rated NR: .

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It’s Alive!

After recovering from injuries sustained in the mob attack upon himself and his creation, Dr. Frankenstein (Colin Clive) falls under the control of his former mentor, Dr. Pretorius (Ernest Thesiger), who insists the now-chastened doctor resume his experiments in creating new life. Meanwhile, the Monster (Boris Karloff) remains on the run from those who wish to destroy him without understanding that his intentions are generally good despite his lack of socialization and self-control.

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Saturday, August 29th

3:00pm