Recreational Activities

Cinema Information


Whatcom County

Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema

Live music and outdoor movies at the Fairhaven Village Green (10th and Mill) every Sat. evening from June 30 – Sept. 1. Music starts one hour before sunset followed by a movie at dusk, $5 suggested donation, produced by Epic Events & Promotion, www.EpicEvents.US. More information at or call 360-733-2682.

The Pickford Cinema

Is the most recognized and beloved face of the Whatcom Film Association. Jump-started by film enthusiasts in 1998, incorporated by March of that year, and granted full non-profit 501(c) status on October 3, 1999, the WFA purposely located the Pickford in the heart of the downtown business district, currently at 1416 Cornwall Ave. The Pickford is generally recognized within the community as the finest forum for independent film, including contemporary art films, documentaries and foreign films. Movie Times: (360) 738-0735, WFA/Pickford Office: (360) 647-1300. For more information, please visit:

The Traveling Pickford Show Outdoor Cinema

Presents a Bellingham community tradition of family movies under the stars every Saturday evenings at dusk during the summer (June- September) at various Bellingham area parks (Fairhaven Village Green, Bellingham Public Library, Bellwether on the Bay). Suggested donation: $4 general, $10 per family. Visit or contact 360-647-1300, extension 1 for further information.

The Upfront Theatre

Established by Ryan Stiles. The 85 seat cabaret style venue offers live improve comedy every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. The theatre is predominantly run by volunteers whose help and support keep the theatre running. For general information and specific questions or comments, please call (360) 733-8855 or stop by our theatre located at 1208 Bay Street in Bellingham, WA. For more information, please visit:

True/False West Film Festival

April 2009, Bellingham, Washington. For more information please visit:

Whatcom Film Association

In 1998 a group of local film-lovers formed the Whatcom Film Association to revive a small independent movie theater in downtown Bellingham and establish and maintain a viable showcase for alternative cinema in Whatcom County. On November 20, 1998 the WFA opened the doors of the Pickford Cinema, an intimate 90-seat venue that recalls the small art houses of the '60s and '70s, providing local film-goers an opportunity to see films that did not previously come to Bellingham. Primarily a venue for independent, foreign and documentary releases, "The Pickford" is a welcome addition to the revitalization of downtown Bellingham and the primary reason that the WFA received the Mayor's Arts Award for 1999. For more information, please visit:

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