Pickford Family Matinees

Bring your kids, bring your parents, bring friends or a date and catch a classic Saturday matinee for only $1 followed by an optional group discussion. Learning creative ways to discuss what we see on the screen is a great way to span the generations and clarify what we ourselves think. Pickford Film Center encourages people of all ages to take a minute to process what you see and plans to equip you with good questions to ask each other after watching any film.

Admission for Pickford Family Matinees is only $1 – thanks to our generous sponsors Bank of the Pacific!

Modest Heroes: Bellingham Children’s Film Festival

Presented as part of the Bellingham Children's Film Festival.
Brought to you by Bank of the Pacific, Tickets are only $1!

Modest Heroes is an ambitious anthology of three thrilling tales created by some of the greatest talents working in Japanese animation today. Together, the stories (Kanini & Kanino, Life Ain't Gonna Lose, Invisible) explore ideas of heroism in everyday life, and the infinite potential of the short film format allows the directors and Studio Ponoc to experiment...
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Mirai

Pickford Family Matinee. Presented by Bank of the Pacific, Tickets are only $1.
When four-year-old Kun meets his new baby sister, his world is turned upside down. Named Mirai (meaning "future"), the baby quickly wins the hearts of Kun's entire family. As his mother returns to work, and his father struggles to run the household, Kun becomes increasingly jealous of baby Mirai... until one day he storms off into the garden, where he encounters strange guests from the past...
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School of Rock

Pickford Family Matinee. Presented by Bank of the Pacific, Tickets are only $1.

The world's least-employable heavy metal guitarist is entrusted with the minds of upstate New York's best and brightest in this fish-out-of-water comedy. Jack Black plays Dewey Finn, axe-bearer for a fitfully successful bar band determined to win a regional battle-of-the-bands competition. There's only one thing standing in their way: the self-indulgent solos and crowd-diving antics of their "embarrassing" lead guitarist. When his band votes him...
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Wonderstruck

Pickford Family Matinee. Presented by Bank of the Pacific, Tickets are only $1.
Based on Brian Selznick's critically acclaimed novel Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his home and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both children...
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The Great Debaters

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...
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Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

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...
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First Position

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...
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