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

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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Beautiful Boy

Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years....
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Suspiria (2018)

A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the troupe's artistic director (Swinton), an ambitious young dancer (Johnson), and a grieving psychotherapist (Ebersdorf). Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.

"Not just an arthouse exploration of a horror aesthetic, but a down-and-dirty body horror as visceral as anything in Cronenberg's output." Andrew Whalen, Newsweek...
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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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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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The 20th Annual Animation Show of Shows

Returning to theaters across North America this fall, the Animation Show of Shows will present 15 thought-provoking, poignant, and very funny animated shorts from around the world. In a year when the best and worst of human nature has been on constant display, the works in this year’s show remind us of both the universality of shared ideals, as well as the diverse challenges we face.

“Animation is such a flexible and open-ended medium that it lends itself to...
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Mary Queen of Scots

"Mary Queen of Scots" explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart (Ronan). Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I (Robbie). Each young Queen beholds her "sister" in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must...
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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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Sundance Shorts 2018

Titles include:
Maude, U.S.A, 10 minutes. Written and directed by Anna Margaret Hollyman.
Baby Brother, U.S.A., 14 minutes. Written and directed by Kamau Bilal.
The Burden, Sweden, 14 minutes. Written and directed by Niki Lindroth von Bahr.
Hair Wolf, Short Film Jury Award: U.S. Fiction,U.S.A., 12 minutes. Written and directed by Mariama Diallo.
JEOM, U.S.A., South Korea, 4 minutes. Written and directed by Kangmin Kim.
Fauve, Short Film Special Jury Award, Canada, 16 minutes. Written and directed by Jérémy Comte.
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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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Van Gogh: Of Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies (Exhibition on Screen)

Produced by 3D Productions and Nexo Digital.
A stunning new exploration of the life and work of Van Gogh, through the eyes of his most devoted admirer and owner of the largest private collection of his artworks.

Gain unprecedented access to legendary artistic treasures, experience the rare architectural beauty of the Kröller-Müller Museum, and journey into the past through the Milanese, Florentine, Roman and Palladian Renaissance. With a special focus on the importance of drawing as part of his...
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The Providers (Indie Lens Pop-Up)

Prestented by Indis Lens. Tickets are FREE.
Set against the backdrop of the physician shortage and opioid epidemic in rural America, The Providers follows three healthcare providers in northern New Mexico. They work at El Centro, a group of safety-net clinics that offer care to all who walk through the doors, regardless of ability to pay. Amidst personal struggles that reflect those of their patients, the journeys of the providers unfold as they work to reach rural Americans who would...
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Caravaggio: The Soul and the Blood (Exhibition on Screen)

Produced by Sky Italia and Magnitudo.
A journey through life, works and struggles of Michelangelo Merisi from Caravaggio. His existence, no less than his art, is characterized by lights and shadows, contrasts and contradictions, genius and sobriety. Revolutionary artist, he was often not so beloved by contemporaries. He travelled Italy in search of luck or perhaps in search of himself, escaping the enemies that he always found at his passage. Milan, Venice, Rome, Naples, Malta, Sicily. His death seems a...
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Charm City (Indie Lens Pop-Up)

Presented by Indie Lens. Tickets are FREE.
Charm City delivers a candid portrait of citizens, police, community advocates, and government officials on the frontlines during three years of unparalleled, escalating violence in Baltimore. The film highlights the positive actions undertaken by groups and individuals, optimistically offering humanity as common ground....
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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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Klimt & Schiele: Eros and Psyche (Exhibition on Screen)

1918. As the roar of the First World War cannons is dying out, in Vienna, the heart of Central Europe, a golden age comes to an end. The Austro-Hungarian Empire is beginning to disintegrate. Since the dawn of the century, Gustav Klimt and Egan Schiele have fundamentally changed the feeling of art, through a new way of painting that portrayed the restlessness, fears and desires of mankind.

Taking place across five stunning exhibitions with never-before-seen access, Klimt &...
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WRESTLE (Indie Lens Pop-Up)

Presented by Indie Lens. Tickets are FREE.
Wrestle is an intimate, inspiring coming of age portrait of the wrestling team at a struggling high school in Huntsville, Alabama. As they fight towards the State Championship, wrestlers Jailen, Jamario, Teague, and Jaquan face injustices and challenges on and off the mat, grappling with obstacles that jeopardize their success, while their coach wades into the complexities of class and race in the South....
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Water Lilies by Monet – The Magic of Water and Light (Exhibition on Screen)

Water Lilies by Monet – the Magic of Water and Light tells the story of the origin of a massive work of art that broke with convention, of an artist resurrecting his life only thanks to painting. His human endeavor defied both space and conventions in his timeless masterpieces.

In a war-torn country, the undisputed genius of French Art disrupted the art world and changes it forever. As the end of the First World War drew near it became...
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Exhibition on Screen: Van Gogh & Japan

“I envy the Japanese” Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo. In the exhibition on which this film is based – VAN GOGH & JAPAN at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam – one can see why. Though Vincent van Gogh never visited Japan it is the country that had the most profound influence on him and his art.

One cannot understand Van Gogh without understanding how Japanese art arrived in Paris in the middle of the 19th...
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