Limelight Cinema

Limelight Cinema
PFC’s Limelight Cinema is a single-screen, art house theater with state of the art digital projection and cutting edge surround sound system. Located in the original home of the old Pickford Cinema (and even older Whatcom Film Association,) the Limelight Cinema offers an intimate setting perfect for our varied programming. We offer a seasonally curated wine list and a full catalog of beer and cider which you may take into the theater with you and enjoy during the film.
Limelight Cinema | 1416 Cornwall Ave. | Open 30 minutes before the first showtime of the day

Now Playing at Limelight Cinema

Marjorie Prime

Eighty-six-year-old Marjorie spends her final, ailing days with a computerized version of her deceased husband. With the intent to recount their life together, Marjorie's "Prime" relies on the information from her and her kin to develop a more complex understanding of his history. As their interactions deepen, the family begins to develop ever diverging recounts of their lives, drawn into the chance to reconstruct the often painful past. Built around exceptional performances from a veteran cast, Marjorie Prime shines a...
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Sidemen: Long Road to Glory

Sidemen: Long Road to Glory is the new doc about the lives and legacies of three legendary blues musicians; piano player Pinetop Perkins, drummer Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith and guitarist Hubert Sumlin, all Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf sidemen.

Loaded with incredible music and footage of live shows it also features personal insights from many of the blues and rock stars these legendary musicians inspired, including Bonnie Raitt, Gregg Allman, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Susan Tedeschi, Tim...
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Baby Driver

A talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom....
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Two Trains Runnin’

In June of 1964 hundreds of college students, eager to join the civil rights movement, traveled to Mississippi, starting what would be known as Freedom Summer. That same month, two groups of young men--made up of musicians, college students and record collectors--also traveled to Mississippi. Though neither group was aware of the other, each had come on the same errand: to find an old blues singer and coax him out of retirement. Thirty years before, Son House and Skip James...
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Super Dark Times

Set in the pre-Columbine-shooting 90’s, Super Dark Times follows best friends Zach and Josh growing up in a leafy Upstate New York suburb, where teenage life revolves around hanging out, looking for kicks, navigating first love and vying for popularity. When a traumatic incident drives a wedge between the previously inseparable pair, their youthful innocence abruptly vanishes.
"A very well made thiller that builds in intensity and will leave your heart pounding. Highly recommended." PFC Staff...
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California Typewriter

Presented by the Chuckanut Writer's Conference

California Typewriter is a documentary portrait of artists, writers, and collectors who remain steadfastly loyal to the typewriter as a tool and muse, featuring Tom Hanks, John Mayer, David McCullough, Sam Shepard, and others. It also movingly documents the struggles of California Typewriter, one of the last standing repair shops in America dedicated to keeping the aging machines clicking. In the process, the film delivers a...
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The Last Dalai Lama

Presented by Red Cedar Zen Community. Opening Night screening will feature a short Q+A with local Buddhist teacher, Rev. Nomon Tim Burnett.

A portrait of the 14th Dalai Lama, featuring interviews with his family and the people he has inspired since his exile from Tibet in 1959....
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Dawson City: Frozen Time

Presented by Western Libraries, Heritage Resources

Dawson City: Frozen Time pieces together the bizarre true history of a long-lost collection of 533 nitrate film prints dating from the early 1900s. Discovered buried under a hockey rink in a former Klondike Gold Rush town, their story reveals the links between the movie business and Manifest Destiny in North America.

"The thrilling documentary "Dawson City: Frozen Time" is indescribable not because it's ambiguous (it's totally...
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In Pursuit of Silence

In our race towards modernity, amidst all the technological innovation and the rapid growth of our cities, silence is now quickly passing into legend. Beginning with an ode to John Cage's seminal silent composition 4'33", the sights and sounds of this film delicately interweave with silence to create a contemplative and cinematic experience that works its way through frantic minds and into the quiet spaces of hearts. As much a work of devotion as it...
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Friday the 13th

How could we resist showing this 1980 classic?
One of the longest-running horror film series began with this gory shocker from director Sean S. Cunningham, who had previously produced Wes Craven's classic Last House on the Left. Entrepreneur Steve Christie (Peter Brouwer) re-opens Camp Crystal Lake after many years during which it has been cursed by murders and bad luck. The young and nubile counselors all begin to die extremely bloody deaths at the hands of an unseen killer during...
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Lucky

"Lucky" follows the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off the map desert town. Having out lived and out smoked all of his contemporaries, the fiercely independent Lucky finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self exploration, leading towards that which is so often unattainable: enlightenment. Acclaimed character actor John Carroll Lynch's directorial debut "Lucky", is at once a love letter to the life and career of Harry...
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The Pulitzer at 100

The film is told through the riveting stories of the artists that have won the prestigious prize, with Pulitzer work read by Helen Mirren, Natalie Portman, Liev Schreiber, John Lithgow and Yara Shahidi. Journalists Carl Bernstein, Nick Kristof, Thomas Friedman, David Remnick, writers Toni Morrison, Michael Chabon, Junot Díaz, Tony Kushner, Ayad Akhtar, musicians Wynton Marsalis, David Crosby, John Adams, and many others recount the stories behind America's most beloved works in arts and letters....
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Score

What makes a film score unforgettable? "Score: A Film Music Documentary" brings Hollywood's elite composers together to give viewers a privileged look inside the musical challenges and creative secrecy of the world's most international music genre: the film score. A film composer is a musical scientist of sorts, and the influence they have to complement a film and garner powerful reactions from global audiences can be a daunting task to take on. The documentary contains...
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100 Words Film Festival

The 100 Words Film Festival celebrates concise, cinematic storytelling. Each film must deliver a compelling tale using exactly 100 words, challenging filmmakers to focus on the essence of the story. Given this parameter, the 100 Words concept democratizes filmmaking by making entry financially possible for all participants.
The festival will present exclusive premieres, in every genre, from filmmakers around the world, ranging from Academy Award nominated directors to talented student filmmakers....
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78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene

The screeching strings, the plunging knife, the slow zoom out from a lifeless eyeball: in 1960, Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho changed film history forever with its taboo-shattering shower scene. With 78 camera set-ups and 52 edits over the course of 3 minutes, Psycho redefined screen violence, set the stage for decades of slasher films to come, and introduced a new element of danger to the moviegoing experience. Aided by a roster of filmmakers, critics, and fans--including Guillermo del Toro, Bret Easton...
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Jane

Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that's been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years, Award-winning director Brett Morgen, tells the story of a "Jane", young untrained woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world. Set to a rich orchestral score from legendary composer Philip Glass, the film offers an unprecedented, intimate portrait of Jane Goodall -- a trailblazer who defied...
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Exhibition on Screen: Canaletto And The Art Of Venice

Exhibition on Screen’s latest release will grant unique access to the Royal Collection’s exceptional holdings of Canaletto's work, much of which is on display as part of the exhibition Canaletto & the Art of Venice at The Queen’s Gallery (19 May - 12 November). The remarkable group of over 200 paintings, drawings and prints on display offer unparalleled insight into the artistry of Canaletto and his contemporaries, and the city he became a master at capturing. The film also offers...
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Exhibition on Screen: David Hockney At The Royal Academy Of Arts

Widely considered Britain’s most popular artist, David Hockney is a global sensation with exhibitions in London, New York, Paris and beyond, attracting millions of visitors worldwide. Now entering his 9th decade, Hockney shows absolutely no evidence of slowing down or losing his trademark boldness.

Featuring intimate and in-depth interviews with Hockney, this revealing film focuses on two blockbuster exhibitions held in 2012 and 2016 at the Royal Academy of Art in London. Director Phil Grabsky secured privileged access to...
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Exhibition on Screen: Cezanne: Portraits Of A Life

Exhibition on Screen is thrilled to present one of the most talked about exhibitions of the year. Dedicated to the portrait work of Paul Cézanne, the exhibition opens in Paris before traveling to London and Washington.

One can’t appreciate 20th century art without understanding the significance and genius of Paul Cézanne. Featuring interviews with curators and experts from the National Portrait Gallery London, MoMA New York, National Gallery of Art Washington, and Musée d’Orsay Paris, and correspondence from the...
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Exhibition on Screen: Van Gogh: A New Way Of Seeing

Enjoying complete and unprecedented access to the treasures of Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum, this is a brilliant film about one of the world’s most fascinating and beloved artists. Made in collaboration with the experts at the Van Gogh Museum, the film marks both a major re-showing of the gallery’s collection and a celebration of the 125th anniversary of Van Gogh’s death....
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