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“Unusual and Good Films”

Pickford Film Center
Ranked #1 of 7 Fun & Games in Bellingham
Certificate of Excellence
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Ferndale, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
191 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Unusual and Good Films”
Reviewed 29 January 2014

This is a place to go for good and unsual films and foreign films. There are two theaters, the newer one is very nice, has two theaters. The seats in the older one are not comfortable. If you buy a membership, there is discount for ticket each time you buy. There is a food counter (popcorn, candies, baked goods, and packaged food, coffee, tea, fountain soda, and bottled beverages. Alcoholic beverages at the newer theater. The older theater has popcorn, candies, bottled beverages. A good place to go for usual hard to find films.

Visited May 2013
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Bellingham, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
595 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 466 helpful votes
“A local treasure”
Reviewed 1 December 2013

A true haven for film buffs. Documentaries, indie films, foreign masterpieces: they do it all, and the new theaters are outstanding in terms of comfort and amenities offered. It's so wonderful that I'm ashamed I don't go more often. Bless you, Pickford, for being there, for providing information and entertainment for people who like to THINK.

XO XO XO

Visited October 2013
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Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A Bellingham jewel: a movie theater dedicated to Indies and Documentaries.”
Reviewed 13 October 2013 via mobile

A very pleasant little movie house that plays the very best of independent films, documentaries, and film festival winners. Frequent visits by the filmmakers and other special events. Also operates a sister theater, the Limelight, that plays the more "out there" experimental and offbeat films. A real and very welcome alternative to the mainstream movies shown at the new Regal complex in Barkley; the Pickford makes Bellingham a far more interesting town.

Visited October 2013
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Bellingham, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Outstanding independent movie theater”
Reviewed 21 September 2013

Everything about Pickford is outstanding. In an age of impersonal multiplexes with a plastic feel and high ticket prices, this is a three screen gem (two screens in one building, one in another). The main two-screen theater is a lovingly restored 19th century brick building, retrofitted for earthquake resistance. Only the best domestic and foreign motion pictures and documentaries make the cut here, so you can be pretty sure of finding something good to view at just about any time. The theater has a wonderful old fashioned lobby where you can get a bite to eat or a drink, and just enjoy the company and the ambience.

Visited September 2013
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Bellingham, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Rainy Afternoon Getaway”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

When a good flick is playing this is our 'getaway' on a rainy afternoon. Great locals theatre, independent films...small theatre...allowing food & beverages.

Visited August 2013
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