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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

Mike Wallace Is Here

Mike Wallace Is Here

Playing at Limelight Cinema

94 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary
Rated PG-13: (for thematic material, some violent images, language and smoking)
CCAP

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Open Caption Wednesday screening: August 21 at 5:30 PM.

For over half a century, 60 Minutes’ fearsome newsman Mike Wallace went head-to-head with the world’s most influential figures. Relying exclusively on archival footage, the film interrogates the interrogator, tracking Mike’s storied career and troubled personal life while unpacking how broadcast journalism evolved to today’s precarious tipping point.

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Wednesday, August 21st

3:15pm 5:30pm

Thursday, August 22nd

3:15pm

Midsommar

Midsommar

Playing at Limelight Cinema

140 minutes, USA, In English, Horror, Drama
Rated NR: .
CCAP, AD

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Open Caption Wednesday screening: August 21 at 7:45 PM.

Dani and Christian are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. What begins as a carefree summer holiday in a land of eternal sunlight takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that render the pastoral paradise increasingly unnerving and viscerally disturbing.

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Wednesday, August 21st

7:45pm

Thursday, August 22nd

8:55pm

Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots

Playing at Limelight Cinema

133 minutes, UK, In English, Performing Arts, Musical
Rated NR: .

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Encore screening!

With songs by Grammy and Tony-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), this ‘dazzling, fabulously sassy and uplifting’ (Time Out) award-winning musical celebrates a joyous story of Brit grit to high-heeled hit, as it takes you from the factory floor of Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan! Don’t miss the ‘freshest, most fabulous, feel-good musical of the decade’ (The Hollywood News) as it arrives on cinema screens. It’s the ultimate fun night out, so book now and experience the energy, joy and laughter of this dazzling show.

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Thursday, August 22nd

6:00pm

Sea of Shadows

Sea of Shadows

Playing at Limelight Cinema

105 minutes, Austria, In English, Spanish, Documentary
Rated PG-13: for thematic material, language and some violence
CCAP

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The vaquita, the world’s smallest whale, is near extinction as its habitat is destroyed by Mexican cartels and Chinese mafia, who harvest the swim bladder of the totoaba fish, the “cocaine of the sea.” Environmental activists, Mexican navy and undercover investigators are fighting back against this illegal multi-million-dollar business.

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Friday, August 23rd

12:30pm 5:45pm

Saturday, August 24th

12:30pm 5:45pm

Sunday, August 25th

12:30pm 5:45pm

Monday, August 26th

3:20pm 5:45pm

Tuesday, August 27th

3:20pm 5:45pm

Wednesday, August 28th

3:20pm 5:45pm

Thursday, August 29th

3:20pm 5:45pm

Cold Case Hammarskjöld

Cold Case Hammarskjöld

Playing at Limelight Cinema

128 minutes, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Belgium, In English and other languages w/ English subtitles, Documentary
Rated NR: .
CCAP

Official Site·Trailer

In 1961 Secretary General of the UN Dag Hammarskjöld died in a plane crash in Northern Rhodesia. He was en route to ceasefire negotiations between non combatant UN forces and troops from the breakaway state of Katanga. He was taking a stance in the fight against colonialism in times of instability during the Cold War. What started as conspiracy theories have evolved into a growing consensus that Hammarskjöld and 15 other people were shot down, inciting the UN to reopen the case on the suspicion of assassination.

Danish director Mads Brügger and Swedish private investigator Göran Björkdahl investigate the mysterious death of Dag Hammarskjöld. As their investigation closes in, they discover a crime far worse than murder.

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Friday, August 23rd

3:00pm 8:15pm

Saturday, August 24th

3:00pm 8:15pm

Sunday, August 25th

3:00pm 8:15pm

Monday, August 26th

8:15pm

Tuesday, August 27th

8:15pm

Wednesday, August 28th

8:15pm

Thursday, August 29th

8:15pm

The Mountain

The Mountain

Playing at Limelight Cinema

106 minutes, USA, In English, Drama
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

1950s America. Since his mother’s confinement to an institution, Andy has lived in the shadow of his stoic father. A family acquaintance, Dr. Wallace Fiennes, employs the introverted young man as a photographer to document an asylum tour advocating for his increasingly controversial lobotomy procedure.As the tour progresses and Andy witnesses the doctor’s career and life unravel, he begins to identify with the institutions’ patients. Arriving at a California mountain town, a growing center of the New Age movement, they encounter an unconventional French healer who requests a lobotomy for his own daughter, Susan.

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Friday, September 6th
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Saturday, September 7th
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Sunday, September 8th
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Monday, September 9th
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Tuesday, September 10th
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Wednesday, September 11th
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Thursday, September 12th
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Gummo (1997)

Gummo (1997)

Playing at Limelight Cinema

88 minutes, USA, In English, Comedy, Drama
Rated R: (For pervasive depiction of anti-social behavior of juveniles, including violence, substance abuse,

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Third Eye Cinema is a monthly series at the Limelight programmed by Pickford staff and sponsored by Film Is Truth. Tickets are only $5!

Programmed by Hayley
Teen friends Tummler (Nick Sutton) and Solomon (Jacob Reynolds) navigate the ruins of a tiny, tornado-ravaged town in Ohio that is populated by the deformed, disturbed and perverted. When not gunning down stray cats for a few bucks, the boys pass their time getting stoned on household inhalants. Elsewhere, the mute Bunny Boy (Jacob Sewell) dons rabbit ears and is bullied by kids half his age, and sisters Dot (Chloe Sevigny) and Helen (Carisa Glucksman) dodge a pedophile.

Film Is Truth is a local nonprofit video rental archive with an ever-growing collection of more than 20,000 titles, keeping film history at your fingertips for over two decades.

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Saturday, September 7th

10:00pm

Night of the Comet

Night of the Comet

Playing at Limelight Cinema

95 minutes, USA, In English, Comedy, Horror, Sci-fi
Rated PG-13: .

Official Site·Trailer

Third Eye Cinema is a monthly series at the Limelight programmed by Pickford staff and sponsored by Film Is Truth. Tickets are only $5!

Programmed by Patrick!
After a rare comet sighting, teen sisters Regina (Catherine Mary Stewart) and Samantha (Kelli Maroney) find that they’re among the only survivors of a zombie attack. The girls partner with another survivor, Hector (Robert Beltran), but as they try to avoid the zombies, they’re sought by scientists who want to experiment on their bodies in the hope of finding an antidote. Dodging both the doctors and the undead, they keep moving in the hope that they can continue to stay alive.

Film Is Truth is a local nonprofit video rental archive with an ever-growing collection of more than 20,000 titles, keeping film history at your fingertips for over two decades.

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Saturday, November 2nd

10:00pm

Leonardo: The Works (Exhibition on Screen)

Leonardo: The Works (Exhibition on Screen)

Playing at Limelight Cinema

85 minutes, UK, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

Exhibition on Screen

Leonardo da Vinci is acclaimed as the world’s favourite artist. Many TV shows and feature films have showcased this extraordinary genius but often not examined closely enough is the most crucial element of all: his art. Leonardo’s peerless paintings and drawings will be the focus of Leonardo: The Works, as Exhibition on Screen presents every single attributed painting, in Ultra HD quality, never seen before on the big screen.

This film also looks afresh at Leonardo’s life – his inventiveness, his sculptural skills, his military foresight and his ability to navigate the treacherous politics of the day – through the prism of his art. To be released on the 500th anniversary of his death, this is the definitive film about Leonardo: the first to truly tell the whole story. Marking the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death.

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Sunday, November 17th

11:00am

Wednesday, November 20th

6:00pm

Tintoretto: A Rebel in Venice (Great Art on Screen)

Tintoretto: A Rebel in Venice (Great Art on Screen)

Playing at Limelight Cinema

90 minutes, Italy, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

Great Art on Screen

Tintoretto: A Rebel in Venice fully immerses audiences in the life of the last great artist of the Italian Renaissance. With the enchanting narrative voice of twice Academy Award nominee Helena Bonham Carter, cinema audiences visit places that evoke and preserve the memory of the painter, including the State Archives, the Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Square, the Church of San Rocco, and more, all in celebration of the 500th anniversary of Tintoretto’s birth.

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Sunday, December 8th

11:00am

Wednesday, December 11th

5:45pm

Gaugin in Tahiti: Paradise Lost (Great Art on Screen)

Gaugin in Tahiti: Paradise Lost (Great Art on Screen)

Playing at Limelight Cinema

90 minutes, Italy, In Italian, French, and English w/ English subtitles, Documentary
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

Great Art on Screen

Gaugain in Tahiti: Paradise Lost traces the legendary life story of Paul Gauguin who left France for Tahiti, feverishly in search of deep immersions into lush nature, for feelings, visions and colors, ever purer and brighter. Audiences join this journey from Tahiti to American museums including New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, National Gallery of Art in DC, and Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts where Gauguin’s greatest masterpieces are now preserved.

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Sunday, January 5th

11:00am

Wednesday, January 8th

5:45pm

The Prado Museum: A Collection of Wonder (Great Art on Screen)

The Prado Museum: A Collection of Wonder (Great Art on Screen)

Playing at Limelight Cinema

90 minutes, Italy, Spain, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

Great Art on Screen

The Prado Museum: A Collection of Wonders celebrates the 200th anniversary of the storied Prado Museum — one of the most-visited museums in the world. Hosted by Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons, this cinematic journey offers viewers a spell-binding experience, telling the story of Spain and beyond, through the works of Vélazquez, Rubens, Titian, Mantegna, Bosch, Goya, El Greco, and more.

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Sunday, February 2nd

11:00am

Wednesday, February 5th

11:00am

Lucian Freud: A Self Portrait (Exhibition on Screen)

Lucian Freud: A Self Portrait (Exhibition on Screen)

Playing at Limelight Cinema

80 minutes, UK, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

Exhibition on Screen

For the first time in history the Royal Academy of Arts in London, in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, is bringing together Lucian Freud’s self-portraits.

The exhibition will display more than 50 paintings, prints and drawings in which this modern master of British art turned his unflinching eye firmly on himself. One of the most celebrated painters of our time, Lucian Freud is also one of very few 20th-century artists who portrayed themselves with such consistency.

Spanning nearly seven decades his self-portraits give a fascinating insight into both his psyche and his development as a painter, from his earliest portrait painted in 1939 to the final one executed 64 years later. When seen together, his portraits represent an engrossing study into the dynamic of ageing and the process of self-representation.

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Sunday, March 8th

11:00am

Wednesday, March 11th

6:00pm

Easter in Art (Exhibition on Screen)

Easter in Art (Exhibition on Screen)

Playing at Limelight Cinema

85 minutes, UK, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

Exhibition on Screen

The story of Christ’s death and resurrection has dominated western culture for the past 2000 years. It is perhaps the most significant historical event of all time, as recounted by the gospels but, equally, as depicted by the greatest artists in history.

From the triumphant to the savage, the ethereal to the tactile, some of western civilization’s greatest artworks focus on this pivotal moment. This beautifully crafted film explores the Easter story as depicted in art, from the time of the early Christians to the present day.

Shot on location in Jerusalem, United States and throughout Europe, the film explores the different ways artists have depicted the Easter story through the ages and thus depicts the history of us all.

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Sunday, April 12th

11:00pm

Wednesday, April 15th

6:00pm

Frida Kahlo (Exhibition on Screen)

Frida Kahlo (Exhibition on Screen)

Playing at Limelight Cinema

90 minutes, UK, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

Exhibition on Screen

This highly engaging film takes us on a journey through the life of one of the most prevalent female icons: Frida Kahlo. She was a prolific self-portraitist, using the canvas as a mirror through all stages of her turbulent and, at times, tragic life. Featuring key exhibitions and interviews with world-renowned Kahlo curators, this documentary explores the extraordinary symbolism and themes in these personal canvases to seek a deeper understanding of the real Frida Kahlo.

Using cinema to take an up-close and intimate look at her works we examine how great an artist she can be considered. Displaying a treasure trove of colour and a feast of vibrancy on screen, this personal and intimate film offers privileged access to her works and highlights the source of her feverish creativity, her resilience and her unmatched lust for life, men, women, politics and her cultural heritage.

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Sunday, July 12th

11:00am

Wednesday, July 15th

6:00pm