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From law school, to frozen tundras and desert wastelands, all the way to the top of the Commercial Street Parkade, this summer w'ere celebrating bad-ass women in film!

Each of the women in these films do offer us very different representations of what a "strong woman character" means. So often, "strong" is equated with brawn and muscles, and what a limiting notion that is! Here, we've got strength in very different forms and different contexts. 

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July 14
Elle Woods, a fashionable sorority queen, is dumped by her boyfriend. She decides to follow him to law school, but while there, she figures out that there is more to herself than just looks. 

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July 28
Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt...but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law.  It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt...until people start dying. Enter Police Chief Marge, a coffee-drinking, parka-wearing - and extremely pregnant - investigator who'll stop at nothing to get her man. And if you think her small-time investigative skills will give the crooks a run for their betcha!

August 11
An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life.  Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order.



Lynn White of Coldwell Bank Bain




Do I need to bring my own chairs?
We provide about 50 chairs, first-come-first-serve, but encourage folks to bring their own chairs.
Is there food and drink at the event?
Different vendors are serving food and beverages at each Rooftop Cinema event. Boundary Bay Brewery provides beer and cider in the beer garden for attendees over the age of 21.
Can I bring my kids?
There aren't  age restrictions for attending, but we strongly encourage parents/guardians to consider the MPAA rating and content of each film before attending the event. 
Can I bring my dog?
Absolutely! We just ask for dogs to stay on leash
Does it cost anything?
Rooftop Cinema is 100% free! However, if you like what we do, consider donating to the Pickford online or at our info table the night of the event—your donations keep events like Rooftop Cinema going year after year!
Where are the bathrooms?
Bathrooms are located on the East side of the parking garage adjacent to Sabbath Tattoo. 
Where is it?
1300 Commercial St., on top of the parking garage AKA "the parkade." 
How do I get up there?
There is an elevator at the Commercial St. side of the parking garage across from Brandywine restaurant. If you're in need of a workout, there are stairwells on both sides of the parking garage with pedestrian entryways 
Where do I park?
The first 4 floors of the parking garage are free and open to public after 6:00 PM.
Are the films captioned?
All films are subtitled. 

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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.

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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