Our annual Rooftop Cinema series returns again this summer! Spend three Friday nights this summer watching great films on the top story of the Commercial Street Parking Garage, with music, food, drinks, and the best 360 views of Bellingham Bay and beyond.

  • Have a drink at our Boundary Bay Brewery Beer Garden including pineapple cider from Lost Giants Cider Company
  • Have a bite, with food from Street Dogz, Ay Que Rico
  • Enjoy FREE admission (donations accepted and appreciated)
  • Park for free on floors 1-4 of the parking garage
  • Bring a chair! Bring a blanket! Bring a friend!


Friday, July 12: Selena (1997)

Doors open at 6:30
Movie begins at Dusk

  • Belt it out during Diva Karaoke with Aireeoke

Selena is a biographical drama film about iconic Tejano music star Selena Quintanilla (Jennifer Lopez). Selena is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham (Edward James Olmos), realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. Seeking mainstream stardom, Selena begins recording an English-language album which, tragically, she would never complete.

Friday, July 26: Do the Right Thing (1989)

“Set on one block of Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy Do or Die neighborhood, at the height of summer, this 1989 masterpiece by Spike Lee confirmed him as a writer and filmmaker of peerless vision and passionate social engagement. Over the course of a single day, the easygoing interactions of a cast of unforgettable characters—Da Mayor, Mother Sister, Mister Señor Love Daddy, Tina, Sweet Dick Willie, Buggin Out, Radio Raheem, Sal, Pino, Vito, and Lee’s Mookie among them—give way to heated confrontations as tensions rise along racial fault lines, ultimately exploding into violence. Punctuated by the anthemic refrain of Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power,” Do the Right Thing is a landmark in American cinema, as politically and emotionally charged and as relevant now as when it first hit the big screen.” -The Criterion Collection

Friday, August 9: Scream (1997)

Wes Craven re-invented and revitalized the slasher-horror genre with this modern horror classic, which manages to be funny, clever and scary, as a fright-masked knife maniac stalks high-school students in middle-class suburbia.

Photo credit: Jake Holt Photography

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