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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.
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The Last Black Man in San Francisco

The Last Black Man in San Francisco
Playing at Pickford Film Center
120 minutes, USA, In English, Drama
Rated NR: .

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Open Caption Wednesday screenings: July 17 at 1:00 PM and 8:25 PM, and July 24 at 6:00 PM.

Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Joined on his quest by his best friend Mont, Jimmie searches for belonging in a rapidly changing city that seems to have left them behind. As he struggles to reconnect with his family and reconstruct the community he longs for, his hopes blind him to the reality of his situation.

A wistful odyssey populated by skaters, squatters, street preachers, playwrights, and other locals on the margins, The Last Black Man in San Francisco is a poignant and sweeping story of hometowns and how they’re made—and kept alive—by the people who love them.

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Tuesday, July 16th

3:00pm 8:25pm

Wednesday, July 17th

1:00pm 3:15pm 6:00pm 8:25pm

Thursday, July 18th

3:15pm 6:00pm 8:25pm

Friday, July 19th

3:15pm 6:00pm

Saturday, July 20th

1:15pm 4:45pm 7:30pm

Sunday, July 21st

11:30am 4:45pm

Monday, July 22nd

3:15pm 6:00pm

Tuesday, July 23rd

3:15pm 6:00pm

Wednesday, July 24th

3:15pm 6:00pm

Thursday, July 25th

3:15pm 6:00pm

Echo in the Canyon

Echo in the Canyon
Playing at Pickford Film Center
82 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary
Rated PG-13: (for drug references and some suggestive content)

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Echo in the Canyon celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA’s Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound.

Featuring Jakob Dylan, the film explores the beginnings of the Laurel Canyon music scene. Dylan uncovers never-before-heard personal details behind the bands and their songs and how that music continues to inspire today. Echo in the Canyon contains candid conversations and performances with Brian Wilson, Ringo Starr, Michelle Phillips, Eric Clapton, Stephen Stills, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Roger McGuinn and Jackson Browne as well as contemporary musicians they influenced such as Tom Petty (in his very last film interview), Beck, Fiona Apple, Cat Power, Regina Spektor and Norah Jones.

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Tuesday, July 16th

4:00pm 6:15pm

Wednesday, July 17th

1:00pm 4:00pm 6:15pm

Thursday, July 18th

4:00pm 6:15pm

Friday, July 19th

1:45pm 4:00pm 6:15pm 8:45pm

Saturday, July 20th

11:15am 4:00pm 6:15pm

Sunday, July 21st

3:00pm 5:10pm 7:30pm

Monday, July 22nd

4:00pm 6:15pm 8:45pm

Tuesday, July 23rd

4:00pm 6:15pm 8:45pm

Wednesday, July 24th

4:00pm 6:15pm 8:45pm

Thursday, July 25th

4:00pm 6:15pm 8:45pm

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché
Playing at Pickford Film Center
103 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .

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Alice Guy-Blaché was a true pioneer who got into the movie business at the very beginning — in 1894, at the age of 21. Two years later, she was made head of production at Gaumont and started directing films. She and her husband moved to the United States, and she founded her own company, Solax, in 1910. But by 1919, Guy-Blaché’s career came to an abrupt end, and she and the 1000 films that bore her name were largely forgotten. Pamela B. Green’s energetic film is both a tribute and a detective story, tracing the circumstances by which this extraordinary artist faded from memory and the path toward her reclamation. Narration by Jodie Foster.

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Tuesday, July 16th

5:45pm

The Dead Don’t Die

The Dead Don't Die
Playing at Pickford Film Center
103 minutes, USA, In English, Comedy, Horror
Rated NR: .

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Open Caption Wednesday screenings: July 10, at 5:15 & July 17, at 8:45 PM.

Three bespectacled police officers and a strange Scottish morgue expert must band together to defeat the undead that are terrorizing their peaceful town.

Featuring the greatest zombie cast ever disassembled starring Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Rosie Perez, Iggy Pop, Sara Driver, RZA, Selena Gomez, Carol Kane, Austin Butler, Luka Sabbat and Tom Waits. Written and directed by Jim Jarmusch.

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Tuesday, July 16th

8:15pm

Wednesday, July 17th

8:45pm

Thursday, July 18th

8:45pm

Apollo 11

Apollo 11
Playing at Pickford Film Center
93 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary
Rated G: .
Accessible
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“The most perfect movie that will ever be made about its subject, Apollo 11 takes the purest documentary idea imaginable—telling the story of the first journey to the moon and back using only the footage captured in the moment—and rides it all the way home. Conceptually, it’s a masterstroke: Other films have leaned into narration or interviews, while Damien Chazelle’s brooding First Man took a somewhat incidental leap into personal grief.

But by mining a trove of NASA’s archival footage (much of it unseen since 1969 or ever), disciplined filmmaker Todd Douglas Miller places an unmistakable emphasis on the thousands of people who toiled in quiet synchronicity, pulling off America’s greatest mission without a hitch. Apollo 11 will bring you to tears—it’s a reminder of national functionality, of making the big dream happen without ego or divisiveness.” Joshua Rothkopf for Time Out.

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Friday, July 19th

12:45pm

Saturday, July 20th

2:30pm

Booksmart

Booksmart
Playing at Pickford Film Center
102 minutes, USA, In English, Comedy
Rated R: for strong sexual content and language throughout, drug use and drinking – all involving teens

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Open Caption Wednesday screening: July 24 at 8:30 PM.

Academic overachievers Amy and Molly thought keeping their noses to the grindstone gave them a leg up on their high school peers. But on the eve of graduation, the best friends suddenly realize that they may have missed out on the special moments of their teenage years. Determined to make up for lost time, the girls decide to cram four years of not-to-be missed fun into one night — a chaotic adventure that no amount of book smarts could prepare them for.

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Friday, July 19th

8:30pm

Saturday, July 20th

8:30pm

Sunday, July 21st

2:15pm 7:30pm

Monday, July 22nd

8:30pm

Tuesday, July 23rd

8:30pm

Wednesday, July 24th

8:30pm

Thursday, July 25th

8:30pm

GOG (1954)

GOG (1954)
Playing at Pickford Film Center
83 minutes, USA, In English, Science Fiction
Rated NR: .

Official SiteTrailer

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

From Steve himself: “Rocket Sci-Fi continues 2019 with our favorite theme: ROBOTS! We will be featuring classics like GOG (1954), Tobor the Great (1954), and the little-seen (ha!) Invisible Boy (1957) starring Robbie the Robot. Westworld (1973) and its sequel Futureworld (1976) are also in the mix. Come one, come all — droids and replicants are especially welcome.”

Supiscious activity is occuring at a New Mexico installation where the first manned space station is being built in GOG. The base is under the “command” of NOVAC, or Nuclear Operated Variable Automatic Computer. It turns out that NOVAC has been overriden by enemy agants, who’ve reprogrammed the computer to undermine the project and even commit murder. To this end, NOVAC dispatches two robots, GOG and MAGOG, to do its dirty work. Can Democracy be saved?

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Saturday, July 20th

12:00pm

Romeo and Juliet (Royal Opera House)

Romeo and Juliet (Royal Opera House)
Playing at Pickford Film Center
195 minutes, UK, In NA, Ballet
Rated NR: _

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Kenneth MacMillan’s passionate choreography for Romeo and Juliet shows The Royal Ballet at its dramatic finest. Sergey Prokofiev’s iconic score provides the basis for the ballet’s romantic pas de deux and vibrant crowd scenes, while 16th-century Verona is created by Nicholas Georgiadis’s magnificent designs.

Tickets are $16 for Pickford Members, $20 General Admission, $10 for Students.

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Sunday, July 21st

11:00am

Hamlet (National Theatre)

Hamlet (National Theatre)
Playing at Pickford Film Center
185 minutes, UK, In English, Theatre
Rated NR: .

Official SiteTrailer

Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, Doctor Strange) plays the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Now seen by over 900,000 people worldwide, the original broadcast returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.

Tickets are $16 for Pickford Members, $20 General Admission, $10 for Students.

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Sunday, July 28th

11:00am

Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies 2019

Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies 2019
Playing at Pickford Film Center
120 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .

Official SiteTrailer

Come one, come all! Join Dead Heads in Bellingham — and around the world — to celebrate the 9th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies. This event features the previously unreleased complete June 17, 1991 concert from Giants Stadium. Widely considered one of the greatest shows of the band’s final decade of performing, it also sounds unlike any Dead show you’ve ever heard as it was one of only two recorded on 48-track. Mixed by Jeffrey Norman in glorious surround sound with video from a multi-camera live edit, this will be the first time the Bruce Hornsby and Vince Welnick line-up has ever appeared on the big screen.

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Thursday, August 1st

8:00pm

Sword of Trust

Sword of Trust
Playing at Pickford Film Center
88 minutes, USA, In English, Comedy
Rated R: (for language)

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Mel (Marc Maron) is a cantankerous pawnshop owner in Alabama who spends most of his time swindling customers while trying and failing to get his man-child employee Nathaniel (Jon Bass) to do any work. When Cynthia (Jillian Bell) and her wife Mary (Michaela Watkins) try to hawk a Civil War-era sword inherited from Cynthia’s recently deceased grandfather, he tries to get the better of them. The sword, however, comes with a convoluted report from Cynthia’s grandfather claiming the relic to be proof the South actually won the war. It isn’t long before the coveted “”prover item”” draws the attention of overzealous conspiracy theorists and the two duos have to join forces in order to sell the sword to the highest bidder. The journey that ensues takes the ragtag bunch on a tour through the deep South and the minds of the local fanatics who inhabit it.

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Friday, August 2nd
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Saturday, August 3rd
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Sunday, August 4th
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Monday, August 5th
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Tuesday, August 6th
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Wednesday, August 7th
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Thursday, August 8th
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Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots
Playing at Pickford Film Center
133 minutes, UK, In English, Performing Arts, Musical
Rated NR: .

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With songs by Grammy and Tony-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), this ‘dazzling, fabulously sassy and uplifting’ (Time Out) award-winning musical celebrates a joyous story of Brit grit to high-heeled hit, as it takes you from the factory floor of Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan! Don’t miss the ‘freshest, most fabulous, feel-good musical of the decade’ (The Hollywood News) as it arrives on cinema screens. It’s the ultimate fun night out, so book now and experience the energy, joy and laughter of this dazzling show.

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Tuesday, August 6th

5:45pm

The Farewell

The Farewell
Playing at Pickford Film Center
98 minutes, USA, In English and Mandarin w/ English subtitles, Comedy, Drama
Rated PG: (for thematic material, brief language and some smoking)

Official SiteTrailer

In this funny, uplifting tale based on an actual lie, Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi (Awkwafina) reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself. To assure her happiness, they gather under the joyful guise of an expedited wedding, uniting family members scattered among new homes abroad. As Billi navigates a minefield of family expectations and proprieties, she finds there’s a lot to celebrate: a chance to rediscover the country she left as a child, her grandmother’s wondrous spirit, and the ties that keep on binding even when so much goes unspoken.

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Friday, August 9th
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Saturday, August 10th
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Sunday, August 11th
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Monday, August 12th
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Tuesday, August 13th
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Wednesday, August 14th
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Thursday, August 15th
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David Crosby: Remember My Name

David Crosby: Remember My Name
Playing at Pickford Film Center
95 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .

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You thought you knew him. Meet David Crosby now in this portrait of a man with everything but an easy retirement on his mind. With unflinching honesty, self-examination, regret, fear, exuberance and an unshakable belief in family and the transformative nature of music, Crosby shares his often challenging journey.

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Friday, August 9th
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Saturday, August 10th
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Sunday, August 11th
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Monday, August 12th
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Tuesday, August 13th
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Wednesday, August 14th
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Thursday, August 15th
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The Great Debaters

The Great Debaters
Playing at Pickford Film Center
127 minutes, USA, In English, Family Friendly
Rated PG-13: (for depiction of strong thematic material including violence and disturbing images, and for languag

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Pickford Family Matinee. Presented by Bank of the Pacific, Tickets are only $1.
Poet and professor Melvin B. Tolson (Denzel Washington) teaches at the predominately black Wiley College in 1935 Texas. He decides to start a debate team, something nearly unheard of at a black college. While at first he butts heads with the influential father (Forest Whitaker) of one of his best debators, eventually he is able to form a team of strong-minded, intelligent young students, and they become the first black debate team to challenge Harvard’s prestigious debate champions.

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Saturday, August 10th

1:00pm

The Cat Rescuers

The Cat Rescuers
Playing at Pickford Film Center
87 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .

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An estimated half a million feral and abandoned cats prowl the streets, backyards and alleys of New York City, desperate for food and shelter. Meet Sassee, Claire, Tara and Stu, four passionate volunteers in Brooklyn who have come to their rescue because the city can’t. The Cat Rescuers shows the skill, resilience and humor they bring to this challenging work, and how their mission to reduce animal suffering, often at great sacrifice to themselves, has made a difference and changed their lives.

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Tuesday, August 13th

5:45pm

Tobor the Great (1954)

Tobor the Great (1954)
Playing at Pickford Film Center
77 minutes, USA, In English, Science Fiction
Rated NR: .

Official SiteTrailer

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

From Steve himself: “Rocket Sci-Fi continues 2019 with our favorite theme: ROBOTS! We will be featuring classics like GOG (1954), Tobor the Great (1954), and the little-seen (ha!) Invisible Boy (1957) starring Robbie the Robot. Westworld (1973) and its sequel Futureworld (1976) are also in the mix. Come one, come all — droids and replicants are especially welcome.”

A young boy’s beloved companion, the robot Tobor, is kidnapped by nefarious communists who wish to change him into a force for evil. This sci-fi adventure, aimed towards a children’s audience, follows the boy’s effort to save his friend from the communists’ villainous clutches.

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Saturday, August 17th

12:00pm

Measure for Measure (Royal Shakespeare Company)

Measure for Measure (Royal Shakespeare Company)
Playing at Pickford Film Center
180 minutes, UK, In English, Theatre
Rated NR: _

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When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that no one would believe her.

Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, directs a play with astonishing contemporary resonance. The set and costumes are designed by RSC Director of Design, Stephen Brimson Lewis, with lighting by Simon Spencer. Music is composed by Paul Englishby. Sound is by Steven Atkinson, and fights are by Rachel Bown-Williams and Ruth Cooper-Brown.

Tickets are $16 for Pickford Members, $20 General Admission, $10 for Students.

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Sunday, August 18th

11:00am

A Boy Named Charlie Brown: 50th Anniversary!

A Boy Named Charlie Brown: 50th Anniversary!
Playing at Pickford Film Center
86 minutes, USA, In English, Children’s
Rated G: .

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We’re celebrating the 50th Anniversary of a Peanuts classic! Presented in theaters for the first time since its release in 1969.

In this first animated feature film based on Charles M. Schulz’s ever-popular Peanuts comic strip, we see the pint-sized hero step up to the challenge, face his fears and show the world what he is truly made of. When Charlie Brown enters the school spelling bee, the doubtful and openly honest Lucy predicts his abject humiliation. But with the help of his best friend Linus and loyal dog Snoopy, Charlie Brown sets out to surprise his detractors in order to attend the national spelling bee in New York City.

Nominated for an Oscar in 1971 for “Best Original Music/Song Score” by Vince Guaraldi, A Boy Named Charlie Brown projects the innocence of Schulz’s charming characters with glee and takes them on a most spectacular adventure.

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Sunday, August 18th

12:00pm

Wednesday, August 21st

6:15pm

Saturday, August 24th

1:00pm

Phoenix, Oregon

Phoenix, Oregon
Playing at Pickford Film Center
108 minutes, USA, In English, Comedy
Rated R: (language)

Official SiteTrailer

With Director Kim Piper and Producer Annie Lundgren in attendance!

Defying the haze of midlife, two friends seize an unlikely opportunity to reinvent their lives, quitting their jobs to restore a bowling alley and serve the “world’s greatest pizza.”

Divorced bartender Bobby Hoffman (James LeGros), living alone in the Airstream trailer inherited from his late mother, has drifted into a sleepy eddy. Life passing him by and struggling to complete his graphic-novel opus, Bobby comes to believe his life is doomed – just a meaningless simulation written by some alien civilization. On Bobby’s birthday, when his old high school buddy Carlos (Jesse Borrego) tries to shake him awake with a bold new business venture, shadows rear up from the past and threaten to crush him.

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Tuesday, August 20th

6:00pm

RUSH: Cinema Strangiato 2019

RUSH: Cinema Strangiato 2019
Playing at Pickford Film Center
120 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .

Official SiteTrailer

The Holy Trinity of Rock returns to the big screen on Wednesday, August 21, when the first “Annual Exercise in Fan Indulgence” Cinema Strangiato brings Rush fans together in movie theatres worldwide. Featuring R40+, this global fan event will give audiences a special look into some of the best performances from R40 LIVE, including songs such as “Closer to the Heart,” “Subdivisions,” “Tom Sawyer,” and more, as well as unreleased backstage moments and candid footage left on the cutting room floor.

R40+ also includes unseen soundcheck performances of the fan-favorite “Jacob’s Ladder,” exclusive new interviews with Tom Morello, Billy Corgan, Taylor Hawkins, producer Nick Raskulinecz, violinist Jonathan Dinklage and more. As a special bonus, fans will get a glimpse into the madness and passion that went in to the making of Geddy Lee’s new book, Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass – featuring a brand-new interview from the man himself.

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Wednesday, August 21st

5:45pm

The Lehman Trilogy (National Theatre)

The Lehman Trilogy (National Theatre)
Playing at Pickford Film Center
200 minutes, UK, In English, Theatre
Rated NR: .

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The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts.

Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons.

On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins. 163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history.

This critically acclaimed and five-time Olivier Award nominated play features stunning set design from Es Devlin (NT Live: Hamlet) and will be broadcast live from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th Birthday season.

Tickets are $16 for Pickford Members, $20 General Admission, $10 for Students.

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Sunday, August 25th

11:00am

Apocalypse Now: Final Cut

Apocalypse Now: Final Cut
Playing at Pickford Film Center
183 minutes, USA, In English, War, Drama
Rated R: (disturbing violent images, language, sexual content and some drug use)

Official SiteTrailer

“The troubled production of Francis Ford Coppola’s psychedelic Vietnam war epic has already calcified into the stuff of industry myth: leading man Martin Sheen was nearly felled by a heart attack, second lead Marlon Brando showed up to set too overweight to believably portray a Green Beret, [and] a monsoon seemingly sent by God destroyed thousands of dollars in equipment.

For Coppola, however, […] the new and definitive Final Cut – commemorating the 40th anniversary of the original release – offered him a chance to rewrite his own history. He’s gone back in to edit the film once before, assembling the 202-minute Redux version in 2001. The just-right Final Cut splits the difference between the creative concessions of the original and the unwieldy sprawl of the Redux, a massive feat of film craft reined in to the general neighborhood of perfection.” — The Guardian.

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Tuesday, August 27th

5:45pm

The Merry Wives of Windsor (Globe on Screen)

The Merry Wives of Windsor (Globe on Screen)
Playing at Pickford Film Center
180 minutes, UK, In French w/ English Subtitles, Theatre
Rated NR: .

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Double-meanings and disguises abound in this new production of William Shakespeare’s very English comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor as Sir John Falstaff sets about improving his financial situation by wooing Mistress Page and Mistress Ford. But the ‘Merry Wives’ quickly cotton on to his tricks and decide to have a bit of fun of their own at Falstaff’s expense…

Directed by Nicole Charles and Elle While, and staged at the beautiful and iconic Globe Theatre in London, a reconstruction of an open-air Elizabethan playhouse on the bank of the River Thames, this film release continues the GlobeOnScreen annual cinema season.

Tickets are $16 for Pickford Members, $20 General Admission, $10 for Students.

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Sunday, September 1st

11:00am

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in Smell-O-Vision

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in Smell-O-Vision
Playing at Pickford Film Center
89 minutes, USA, In English, Children’s
Rated G: _

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Forte Chocolates presents the 1971 family musical Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in Smell-O-Vision!

Feast your eyes on the classic film inspired by Roald Dahl’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and treat your taste buds to a plethora of treats in Forte’s Smell-O-Vision bags, on sale for only $5.

You’ll find delicious chocolates, scrumptious lollypops, edible wallpaper, bubble gum, everlasting gobstoppers, and more! Plus: GoldenTicketBars with a chance to win free chocolate for a year!

Sing a long with Willy Wonka, Charlie Bucket and Grandpa Joe, as the last of five coveted “golden tickets” falls into the hands of a very sweet boy, and he and his grandpa then get a tour of the strangest chocolate factory in the world.

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Sunday, September 8th

12:00pm 2:30pm

Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Playing at Pickford Film Center
94 minutes, UK, USA, In English, Family Friendly
Rated G: .

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Pickford Family Matinee. Presented by Bank of the Pacific, Tickets are only $1.
Eccentric inventor Wallace (voice of Peter Sallis) and his faithful if often perplexed dog Gromit are back in their first feature-length adventure from animator Nick Park. Wallace and Gromit have launched a new business venture just in time for a major gardening competition in their neighborhood of West Wallaby. “Anti-Pesto” is a humane pest-relocation service in which Wallace and Gromit capture rabbits and other critters who have been eating the produce from local gardens and give them new homes somewhere else. Business has been going well, and when the woman hosting the garden show, Lady Tottington (voice of Helena Bonham Carter), discovers a massive tribe of rabbits has been making a mess of her garden, she calls in Wallace and Gromit to move the bunnies elsewhere… with disastrous results.

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Saturday, September 14th

1:00pm

Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments: Live in Cinemas

Margaret Atwood's The Testaments: Live in Cinemas
Playing at Pickford Film Center
110 minutes, UK, In English, Filmed Q & A with special guests
Rated NR: PG like content

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On Tuesday, September 10th, the wait will be over… The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, will be released. The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic, and inventor.

1985’s novel The Handmaid’s Tale and the current, Emmy Award-winning television series of the same name have together created a cultural phenomenon, as Atwood’s handmaids have become a symbol for reproductive rights. Filmed live from the stage of the National Theatre in London, Atwood will be interviewed by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed in a conversation spanning the length of Atwood’s remarkable career, her diverse range of works, and the question of why she has returned to her seminal handmaid story 34 years later.

Tickets are $18, or $15 for Pickford members.

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Wednesday, September 18th

5:45pm

The Invisible Boy (1957)

The Invisible Boy (1957)
Playing at Pickford Film Center
90 minutes, USA, In English, Science Fiction
Rated NR: .

Official SiteTrailer

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

From Steve himself: “Rocket Sci-Fi continues 2019 with our favorite theme: ROBOTS! We will be featuring classics like GOG (1954), Tobor the Great (1954), and the little-seen (ha!) Invisible Boy (1957) starring Robbie the Robot. Westworld (1973) and its sequel Futureworld (1976) are also in the mix. Come one, come all — droids and replicants are especially welcome.”

Timmie, a mischievous 10-year-old boy, is plopped in front of a supercomputer by his scientist father, Dr. Tom. The computer, however, secretly gives Timmie super-intelligence and he’s soon able to reanimate a robot named Robbie (of Forbidden Planet fame). Timmie and Robbie become best friends, embarking on a series of lighthearted pranks. But when Robbie starts taking orders from the evil supercomputer, Timmie must choose between his best friend and the safety of the world.

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Saturday, September 21st

12:00pm

Snoopy, Come Home

Snoopy, Come Home
Playing at Pickford Film Center
81 minutes, USA, In English, Children’s
Rated G: .

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Presented in theaters for the first time since its release in 1972!

In this follow up to 1969’s A Boy Named Charlie Brown, the scholarly Snoopy finds himself dragged between two owners and challenged to remain true to himself. When Charlie Brown’s beloved dog Snoopy receives a letter from his original owner Lila, who is in hospital, his heartstrings are torn. Along with his bird pal Woodstock, Snoopy decides to venture out and visit ailing Lila, making his way across the country. But when Lila gets better and asks Snoopy to live with her, the poor beagle faces a dilemma of loyalty, where he must choose between Charlie and Lila.

Written by Schulz, with a much admired score by Oscar winners Richard and Robert Sherman and featuring the on-screen debut Woodstock, Snoopy, Come Home is a fun-loving animated adventure for the whole family.

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Sunday, September 29th

12:00pm

Thursday, October 3rd

6:15pm

First Position

First Position
Playing at Pickford Film Center
90 minutes, USA, In English, Family Friendly
Rated NR: .

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Pickford Family Matinee. Presented by Bank of the Pacific, Tickets are only $1.
Every year, thousands of aspiring dancers enter one of the world’s most prestigious ballet competitions, the Youth America Grand Prix, where lifelong dreams are at stake. In the final round, with hundreds competing for only a handful of elite scholarships and contracts, practice and discipline are paramount, and nothing short of perfection is expected. Bess Kargman’s award-winning documentary, First Position, follows six young dancers as they prepare for a chance to enter the world of professional ballet, struggling through bloodied feet, near exhaustion and debilitating injuries, all while navigating the drama of adolescence. A showcase of awe-inspiring talent, tenacity and passion, First Position paints a thrilling and moving portrait of the most gifted young ballet stars of tomorrow.

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Saturday, October 12th

1:00pm

Blade Runner (1982)

Blade Runner (1982)
Playing at Pickford Film Center
117 minutes, USA, In English, Science Fiction
Rated R: (for violence)

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

From Steve himself: “Rocket Sci-Fi continues 2019 with our favorite theme: ROBOTS! We will be featuring classics like GOG (1954), Tobor the Great (1954), and the little-seen (ha!) Invisible Boy (1957) starring Robbie the Robot. Westworld (1973) and its sequel Futureworld (1976) are also in the mix. Come one, come all — droids and replicants are especially welcome.”

Deckard (Harrison Ford) is forced by the police Boss (M. Emmet Walsh) to continue his old job as Replicant Hunter. His assignment: eliminate four escaped Replicants from the colonies who have returned to Earth. Before starting the job, Deckard goes to the Tyrell Corporation and he meets Rachel (Sean Young), a Replicant girl he falls in love with.

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Saturday, October 19th

12:00pm

Paddington 2

Paddington 2
Playing at Pickford Film Center
105 minutes, UK, France, USA, In English, Family Friendly
Rated PG: (for some action and mild rude humor)

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Paddington 2 finds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief…

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Saturday, November 9th

1:00pm

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (National Theatre)

A Midsummer Night's Dream (National Theatre)
Playing at Pickford Film Center
160 minutes, UK, In English, Theatre
Rated NR: .

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“The course of true love never did run smooth.”

A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences.

Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom.

Tickets are $16 for Pickford Members, $20 General Admission, $10 for Students.

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Sunday, November 10th

3:00pm

Westworld (1973)

Westworld (1973)
Playing at Pickford Film Center
88 minutes, USA, In English, Science Fiction
Rated PG: .

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

From Steve himself: “Rocket Sci-Fi continues 2019 with our favorite theme: ROBOTS! We will be featuring classics like GOG (1954), Tobor the Great (1954), and the little-seen (ha!) Invisible Boy (1957) starring Robbie the Robot. Westworld (1973) and its sequel Futureworld (1976) are also in the mix. Come one, come all — droids and replicants are especially welcome.”

Westworld is a futuristic theme park where paying guests can pretend to be gunslingers in an artificial Wild West populated by androids. After paying a sizable entrance fee, Blane (James Brolin) and Martin (Richard Benjamin) are determined to unwind by hitting the saloons and shooting off their guns. But when the system goes haywire and Blane is killed in a duel with a robotic gunslinger (Yul Brynner), Martin’s escapist fantasy suddenly takes on a grim reality.

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Saturday, November 16th

12:00pm

Hansard (National Theatre)

Hansard (National Theatre)
Playing at Pickford Film Center
180 minutes, UK, In English, Theatre
Rated NR: .

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Hansard; noun
The official report of all parliamentary debates.

See Olivier Award-winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand new play from Simon Woods, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.

It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport.

Tickets are $16 for Pickford Members, $20 General Admission, $10 for Students.

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Sunday, December 1st

3:00pm

Moomins in the Winter Wonderland

Moomins in the Winter Wonderland
Playing at Pickford Film Center
83 minutes, Finland, In English, Family Friendly
Rated NR: .

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The winter seems extraordinary in Moomin Valley, so Moomintroll decides to stay awake instead of having his typical winter slumber. Moomintroll discovers that strange creatures wander amidst the snowdrifts in the midwinter darkness, and all of the new hints imply that an eccentric guest is soon to arrive. This new guest is called Christmas, and an astounded Moomintroll learns to experience the true meaning of this wonderful holiday.

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Saturday, December 14th

1:00pm

Present Laughter (National Theatre)

Present Laughter (National Theatre)
Playing at Pickford Film Center
180 minutes, UK, In English, Theatre
Rated NR: .

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Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter.

As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching.

Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.

Tickets are $16 for Pickford Members, $20 General Admission, $10 for Students.

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Sunday, December 15th

6:00pm

Futureworld (1976)

Futureworld (1976)
Playing at Pickford Film Center
108 minutes, USA, In English, Science Fiction
Rated PG: .

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

From Steve himself: “Rocket Sci-Fi continues 2019 with our favorite theme: ROBOTS! We will be featuring classics like GOG (1954), Tobor the Great (1954), and the little-seen (ha!) Invisible Boy (1957) starring Robbie the Robot. Westworld (1973) and its sequel Futureworld (1976) are also in the mix. Come one, come all — droids and replicants are especially welcome.”

Two years removed from a scandal that cost several lives, the Delos company has spent billions on safety updates and revamping their resort, Futureworld. Reporters Chuck Browning (Peter Fonda) and Tracy Ballard (Blythe Danner) are sent to cover the reopening, but an insider leads the pair to believe the attraction is not what it seems. Feigning interest with Delos head Dr. Duffy (Arthur Hill), they try to get to the bottom of his nefarious agenda, which involves robots and human cloning.

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Saturday, December 21st

12:00pm