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Pickford Film Center

1318 Bay Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
360.647.1300
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Ranked #5 of 31 attractions in Bellingham
Type: Movie Theaters
Most recent review
- Dec 1, 2013
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Bellingham, Washington
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131 reviews 131 reviews
16 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 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

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

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... More

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Bellingham, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 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... More

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Bellingham, Washington
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 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.

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a relatively new theater in down town Bellingham that shows mainly independent films. It's wonderfully designed, has great food and beverages (yes, you can drink legally in one of the rooms!). It's community supported and we are lucky to have it here in our town.

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Pacific NW
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I won a coupon for free ice cream at Mallards! Yea. The movies are great and the theater has the old town feel. It is a great experience to go there.

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Blaine, WA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

A wonderful alternative to those horrible large movie warehouses with so many screens. Excellent choices of films for those of us who really want quality entertainment. Thank you for being here!

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Bellingham, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We love this theatre. Its renovated with stadium seating and they show great independent films and some older movies too. Its relatively inexpensive compared to the new megaplex.

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Bellingham, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The seating in this theater is narrow and there is barely any legroom, the whole time I felt like I was sitting in the lap of the stranger next to me who was consuming an alcoholic beverage. For some this might not be a problem.......but for me it was. Since many of the films are foreign or independent, I would... More

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

My first visit to this nice little rep house downtown. Clean and well maintained. And the film ("56 Up") was great, too. I will return.

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