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

Juliet, Naked

The presentations on Wednesday, September 26th at 6:15 will be Open Captioned for the hearing impaired.
Annie (Rose Byrne) is stuck in a long-term relationship with Duncan (Chris O'Dowd) - an obsessive fan of obscure rocker Tucker Crowe (Ethan Hawke). When the acoustic demo of Tucker's hit record from 25 years ago surfaces, its release leads to a life-changing encounter with the elusive rocker himself. Based on the novel by Nick Hornby, Juliet, Naked is a comic account of life's...
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The Bookshop

England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame (Patricia Clarkson) and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower (Bill Nighy). As Florence's obstacles amass and bear suspicious signs of a local power struggle, she is forced to...
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Retro Nightmares: The House on Sorority Row

After a seemingly innocent prank goes horribly wrong, a group of sorority sisters are stalked and murdered one by one in their sorority house while throwing a party to celebrate their graduation.

Special in-theater bonus content includes Attack Media’s comedic makeover of The House on Sorority Row (1983) in a five-minute re-edit presented as a ladies' etiquette school recruitment video....
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Pick of the Litter

Meet Patriot, Potomac, Primrose, Poppet, and Phil--five spirited puppies who, from the moment they're born, begin an incredible journey to become guide dogs for the blind. It's a rigorous two-year process that will take the pups from the care of selfless foster volunteers to specialized trainers to, if they make the cut, a lifelong human companion. At every step of the way, the puppies will be tested, challenged, and evaluated. Only the best of the best will be chosen for...
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Retro Nightmares: Double Feature! Amityville: The Evil Escapes & Amityville: It’s About Time

AMITYVILLE: THE EVIL ESCAPES (1989)
The demonic forces that were lurking in the infamous house in Amityville for over 300 years escape to a remote California mansion by inhabiting a lamp. This evil latches onto a little girl living in the home by taking on the form of her dead father. Soon it manipulates her completely, overtaking her body to the point of possession.
AMITYVILLE: IT’S ABOUT TIME (1992)
Widowed father Jake Sterling returns home from a business trip with...
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Active Measures

In Active Measures, Bryan exposes a 30-year history of covert political warfare devised by Vladmir Putin to disrupt, influence, and ultimately control world events, democratic nations through cyber attacks, propaganda campaigns, and corruption. In the process, the filmmakers follow a trail of money, real estate, mob connections, and on the record confessions to expose an insidious plot that leads directly back to The White House. Unravelling the true depth and scope of "the Russia story," as we have come to...
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Retro Nightmares: Double Feature! Sweet Sixteen & The Convent

SWEET SIXTEEN (1983)
Big city girl Melissa Morgan (Aleisa Shirley) tries to make new friends in the small Texas town she just moved to. The only problem is, each of the boys that she spends time with ends up brutally murdered. Her sixteenth birthday is on the way, but Melissa turns out to be a suspect when it seems she's the last person who has seen her boyfriends alive.
THE CONVENT (2000)
In 1960, a young woman commits a...
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Free Solo

From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi ("MERU") and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin comes National Geographic Documentary Film's Free Solo, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world's most famous rock... the 3,000ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park... without a rope. Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold's climb set the ultimate standard:...
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Nothing Like a Dame (Tea with the Dames)

What happens when four legends of British stage and screen get together? Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Eileen Atkins, and Dame Joan Plowright are among the most celebrated actresses of our time, with scores of iconic performances, decades of wisdom, and innumerable Oscars, Tonys, Emmys, and BAFTAs between them. They are also longtime friends who hereby invite you to join them for a weekend in the country as they catch up with one another, reminisce, and share their...
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Platoon

Oliver Stone's autobiographical Vietnam War film stars Charlie Sheen as Chris Taylor, a neophyte soldier who finds himself caught in a battle of wills between two sergeants, one good (Willem Dafoe) and the other evil (Tom Berenger)....
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Sadie

Sadie is the story of a 13-year-old girl (Sophia Mitri Schloss) who lives at home with her mother (Melanie Lynskey) while her father serves repeated tours in the military. Sadie is extremely attached to her father despite his prolonged absence, and when her mother begins dating a new man (John Gallagher Jr.), Sadie takes extreme measures to end the relationship and safeguard her family through the only tactics she knows - those of war....
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Life and Nothing More

In his remarkable second feature, Spanish-born filmmaker Antonio Méndez Esparza follows-up his debut drama Aquí y allá with another sensitive portrait of a struggling family. Stressed by her job in a diner, single mother Regina (Regina Williams) is raising her two children in northern Florida. When her 14-year-old son Andrew (Andrew Bleechington) has another brush with the law, she worries he’ll wind up in prison like his father. Méndez Esparza employs documentary-style realism in this snapshot of race, class and...
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RED

Written by John Logan, directed by Michael Grandage CBE and starring Alfred Molina (Love is Strange) as legendary artist Mark Rothko alongside Alfred Enoch (How To Get Away With Murder) as his assistant. The play enjoyed hugely successful runs both in the West End and on Broadway, where it won 6 Tony awards, including Best Play....
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Funny Girl

Funny Girl is semi-biographical, based on the life and career of Broadway star, film actress and comedienne Fanny Brice (a role made famous by Barbara Streisand on Broadway and in the 1968 film adaptation), and her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nick Arnstein. Praised by critics as having "irresistible charm, wit and warmth" (Metro), and hailing Sheridan Smith as "the greatest star by far" (The Daily Telegraph), Funny Girl features a host of iconic and timeless musical numbers including...
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Exhibition on Screen: Degas: Passion for Perfection

Exhibition on Screen journeys from the streets of Paris to the heart of a superb exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive collection of Degas’ works is the most representative in Britain. With exclusive access to view rare and diverse works, this film tells a fascinating story of Degas’ pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with new techniques and lessons learnt from studying the past masters....
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The King and I

Making their West End debuts are the original Broadway stars; reprising her Tony Awardwinning performance and ‘Broadway musical’s undisputed Queen’ (The Sunday Times), Kelli O’Hara (Anna), & Tony and Oscar® nominee Ken Watanabe (The King).
Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.
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Rumble:The Indians Who Rocked the World (Indie Lens Pop-Up)

Presented by Indie Lens. Tickets are FREE.
When recalling Link Wray's shivering guitar classic, "Rumble," Martin Scorsese marvels, "It is the sound of that guitar . . . the aggression." Wray was the first to deploy thumping power chords and hone distortion, carving out a new guitar sound that influenced rock and roll forever. But as a Native American, Wray's music was a threat-and it was treated as such. Blues pioneer Charlie Patton, cherished jazz singer...
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Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (Indie Lens Pop-Up)

Presented by Indie Lens. Tickets are FREE.
From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom), Won't You Be My Neighbor? takes an intimate look at America's favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination....
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Exhibition on Screen: Young Picasso

Pablo Picasso is one of the greatest artists of all time – and right up until his death in 1973 he was the most prolific of artists. Many films have dealt with these later years – the art, the affairs and the wide circle of friends. But where did this all begin? What made Picasso in the first place?

Too long ignored, it is time to look at the early years of Picasso; the upbringing and the learning that...
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Exhibition on Screen: Rembrandt

Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated but this major show hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum was an event like no other.

Given privileged access to both galleries the film documents this landmark exhibition, whilst interweaving Rembrandt’s life story, with behind-the-scenes preparations at these world famous institutions. Exploring many of the exhibition’s key works, through contributions from specially invited guests including curators and leading art historians, this Exhibition on Screen favourite makes a welcome return to the...
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