Mystery donor brings Pickford closer to "digital deadline"

Pickford Film Center has received a donation matching challenge from an anonymous longtime supporter to support the nonprofit’s campaign to buy new digital projectors.

The mystery donor will match up to $32,500 in individual donations made through December.

The Pickford is attempting to raise $225,000 to purchase new digital equipment that will be needed after an industry-wide mandate will soon shift all Hollywood movie releases from 35 mm film reels to a new digital format, known at the Digital Cinema Package.

So far, the film center has raised $85,000.

PFC board and staff are encouraging the Bellingham community and others to help them match the mystery donor’s challenge by making donations by Monday, Dec. 31.

Pickford Film Center is a 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax-deductible.

Donations can be made at either of PFC’s locations downtown or online at, or directly through its Crowdrise page at

For additional information, visit or call 360-647-1300.

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