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Important Changes To Parking
The City of Bellingham is proposing major changes to downtown parking.  If you drive to the Pickford, these changes will impact you. Find out what is proposed at .

The City Council will review these parking changes on Monday, October 25 at their regular meeting.

Parking rates will double— or more and the hours that you can park for free will shrink.  Saturdays will no longer be free and you will have to pay until 7:00 P.M.
Send comments to or write directly to your City Council member.
Frank Herbert's Dune brought to life by blockbuster auteur, Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Blade Runner 2049) & Doctober presses on!
Special Events During The Week Full Doctober schedule is available to view on our website.

Note: At Pickford Film Center, we're committed to ensuring that this year's festivities are safe for our Doctober audiences. We've taken extensive precautions with our updated UV-equipped HVAC system, mask and distancing policies, and a fully vaccinated audience at every screening. We hope you'll join us for this year's Doctober!
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Pickford Film Center's annual celebration of the year's best in documentary film-making is back. This year's festival features over 40 films from all over the world.

Showtimes vary for each film. Please refer to our website in the link below for showtimes.




The Velvet Underground created a new sound that changed the world of music, cementing its place as one of rock 'n' roll's most revered bands.

Fri: (3:45), 6:00, 8:15
Sat: (1:30), (3:45), 6:00, 8:15
Sun: (12:30), (2:45), 5:00, 7:15
Mon - Wed: (3:45), 6:00, 8:15
Thu: (3:45 PM)



Oscar nominee Denis Villeneuve (“Arrival,” “Blade Runner 2049”) directs Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ DUNE the big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal bestseller of the same name. 

Sneak Preview

Thu: 6:00, 9:15
Fri: (2:15), 5:30, 8:45
Sat: (11:45 AM), (2:15), 5:15, 8:30
Sun: (1:15), 4:30, 7:45
Mon - Thu: (2:15), 5:30, 8:45


Support the Pickford.
Pay less for good movies. 👇

Wes Anderson is back!
Every screening at the Pickford Film Center will have a fully vaccinated audience.


A patron vaccinated against COVID-19 by a two-dose mRNA vaccine (such as Moderna and Pfizer), or a single dose vaccine (such as Johnson & Johnson), is considered “fully vaccinated” two weeks after the final dose of vaccine.
The following are acceptable as proof of full vaccination:
  • Vaccination card (which includes name of person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided and date last dose administered)
  • a photo of a vaccination card
  • documentation of vaccination from a healthcare provider electronic health record or state Immunization Information System record.
  • Self-reported vaccination records that are not verified by a health care provider cannot be accepted.
  • Children under the age of 12 are permitted without proof of vaccination as long as they are with fully vaccinated adults
  • Those who are unable to receive the vaccine for medical purposes should contact the Pickford about accommodations
Thank you to our sponsors:


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Pickford Film Center
1318 Bay Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
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