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“A Bellingham jewel: a movie theater dedicated to Indies and Documentaries.” 5 of 5 stars
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Pickford Film Center
1318 Bay Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
360.647.1300
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Ranked #2 of 5 Fun & Games in Bellingham
Certificate of Excellence
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A Bellingham jewel: a movie theater dedicated to Indies and Documentaries.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Outstanding independent movie theater”
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 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Rainy Afternoon Getaway”
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.

Visited August 2013
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Bellingham, Washington, United States
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“A true locals' theater specializing in independent films”
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.

Visited March 2013
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“Great movies and door prizes”
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.

Visited May 2013
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