Where to watch movies under the stars

The Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema Series begins Saturday, June 25, and runs every Saturday through Aug. 27 at Fairhaven Village Green.
The Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema Series begins Saturday, June 25, and runs every Saturday through Aug. 27 at Fairhaven Village Green. Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

Drive-in theaters may be a thing of the past, but Whatcom County still has opportunities to watch movies this summer under the light of the moon. Check ahead in case rain cancels a screening.

Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema

Now in its 17th year, the series shows films on a 30-foot screen at Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St., on Saturdays through Aug. 27 in the historic Bellingham district, with live entertainment before each movie.

Events are rain or shine, and the movies begin at dusk with seating on the grass and limited seating on the surrounding brick areas for folding chairs. Admission: $5, free for age 5 and younger. Hot food and snacks available for sale. Outside food and non-alcoholic beverages permitted.

June 25: “10 Things I Hate About You” with music by Brian Ernst.

July 2: “Jurassic World” with music by Stay Tuned.

July 9: “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” with music by Amber Darland.

July 16: “Aladdin” with music by Kuungana.

July 23: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” with entertainment by Strangely and Friends.

July 30: “Labyrinth” with music by Aaron J. Shay.

Aug. 6: “The Martian” with entertainment by Azara Tribal Bellydance, the student group of Damiana Dance Company.

Aug. 13: “Zootopia” with entertainment by Aloha Hula NW.

Aug. 20: “Casablanca” with entertainment by Bellingham Dance Company.

Aug. 27: “The Princess Bride” with music by Tom Sandblom.

Details: 360-733-2682, doug@epicevents.us, FairhavenOutdoorCinema.com, Facebook, fairhaven.com.

Movies in Maple Falls

Crave’n Burgers & Brew, a new restaurant in Maple Falls at 7174 Mount Baker Highway, is open daily for lunch and dinner. Free movies begin at dusk.

June 25: “Mad Max: Fury Road.”

July 2: “Spy.”

July 9: “A Million Ways to Die in the West.”

July 16: “Batman: The Dark Knight.”

July 23: “Office Space.”

July 30: “Vacation.”

Aug. 6: “Forrest Gump.”

Aug. 13: “Anchorman.”

Aug. 20: “Ted 2.”

Aug. 27: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

Details: 360-599-9595, Facebook.

Ferndale Flick in the Park

The free community event hosted by the city of Ferndale in historic Pioneer Park, 2004 Cherry St., opens at 8:30 p.m. The movie begins after sunset, with food vendors and entertainment starting at dusk. Remember to bring blankets and/or chairs. Seating is stadium-style, with blankets in front and lawn chairs in back. Hot dogs will be provided.

July 8: “The Wizard of Oz.”

Details: 360-384-3042, ferndale-chamber.com.

Movies in the Courtyard

Artifacts Café & Wine Bar, 202 Grand Ave., adjacent to Whatcom Museum’s Lightcatcher, hosts a series of music, films with a “wine twist,” and dinners. All events are open to the public. Music with Adrian Clarke starts at 6 p.m.; movies start at 8. The series is free.

July 8: “Sideways” with Merlot tasting.

July 22: “Somm” with blind tasting.

Aug. 5: “Bottle Shock” with Chateau Montelena tasting.

Aug. 19: “Year of the Comet” with Southern Rhone tasting.

Details: 360-778-2101, artifactswinebar.com, artifactswinebar@gmail.com

Rooftop Cinema

Pickford Film Center hosts Rooftop Cinema, an outdoor summer film series atop the Commercial Street Parking Garage (formerly called the Parkade), 1300 Commercial St. Gates open at 7 p.m. July 22 and Aug. 5, and 7:15 p.m. Aug. 19, with a beer garden sponsored by Boundary Bay Brewery; live music and entertainment; food trucks from Papous Gyros, West Coast Pops, Street Dogz, and Acme Ice Cream; and a variety of movie-related activities. Movies are projected on a giant inflatable screen. Admission is free.

July 22: “The Last Waltz,” with a tribute concert to The Band by Stephen Ray Leslie and friends.

Aug. 5: “Little Miss Sunshine,” with music by Sanoma and a vintage Volkswagen show from Kulshan Kombis.

Aug. 19: “West Side Story,” featuring show tunes karaoke with Aireeoke presented by Glitter Lyfe.

Details: 360-738-0735, pickfordfilmcenter.org.

Margaret Bikman: 360-715-2273, @bhamentertainme