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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

Pavarotti

Pavarotti
Playing at Limelight Cinema
114 minutes, UK, USA, In English, Documentary
Rated PG-13: (for brief strong language and a war related image)

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Open Caption Wednesday screening: July 17 at 1:30pm.

From the filmmaking team behind the highly-acclaimed documentary The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years, Pavarotti is a riveting film that lifts the curtain on the icon who brought opera to the people. Academy Award (R) winner Ron Howard puts audiences front row center for an exploration of The Voice…The Man…The Legend.

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Tuesday, July 16th

3:20pm

Wednesday, July 17th

1:30pm

Thursday, July 18th

3:20pm

The Biggest Little Farm

The Biggest Little Farm
Playing at Limelight Cinema
91 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary
Rated PG: (for mild thematic elements and brief language)

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A testament to the immense complexity of nature, The Biggest Little Farm follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land. When the barking of their beloved dog Todd leads to an eviction notice from their tiny LA apartment, John and Molly Chester make a choice that takes them out of the city and onto 200 acres in the foothills of Ventura County, naively endeavoring to build one of the most diverse farms of its kind in complete coexistence with nature. The land they’ve chosen, however, is utterly depleted of nutrients and suffering from a brutal drought. The film chronicles eight years of daunting work and outsize idealism as they attempt to create the utopia they seek, planting 10,000 orchard trees and over 200 different crops, and bringing in animals of every kind–including an unforgettable pig named Emma and her best friend, Greasy the rooster.

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Tuesday, July 16th

6:00pm 8:15pm

Wednesday, July 17th

4:15pm

Thursday, July 18th

6:00pm 8:15pm

Between Me and My Mind

Between Me and My Mind
Playing at Limelight Cinema
100 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary, Concert
Rated NR: _

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A deep dive into the imagination and creative process of Trey Anastasio, the founding guitarist and vocalist of the American band Phish. Raw footage explores how Anastasio’s commitment to producing quality work has solidified his fanbase. Candid interviews reveal the personal relationships that inspire some of Anastasio’s most intimate pieces.

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Wednesday, July 17th

6:30pm 9:30pm

The Art of Self-Defense

The Art of Self-Defense
Playing at Limelight Cinema
104 minutes, USA, In English, Comedy, Drama
Rated R: for violence, sexual content, graphic nudity and language

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Open Caption Wednesday screening: July 24 at 6:15 PM.

After a brutal mugging, a man takes up karate to better defend himself but soon falls under the spell of the dojo’s enigmatic leader.

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Friday, July 19th

1:15pm 3:45pm 6:15pm 8:45pm

Saturday, July 20th

11:00am 1:30pm 4:00pm 8:55pm

Sunday, July 21st

2:25pm 4:55pm 7:25pm

Monday, July 22nd

3:45pm 6:15pm 8:45pm

Tuesday, July 23rd

3:45pm 6:15pm 8:45pm

Wednesday, July 24th

3:45pm 6:15pm 8:45pm

Thursday, July 25th

3:45pm 6:15pm 8:45pm

Armstrong

Armstrong
Playing at Limelight Cinema
100 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: _

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Armstrong
Armstrong is a dramatic and emotional documentary that features never-before-seen family home-movie footage, along with still and moving images that chronicle Neil Armstrong’s incredible life. With the support of the Armstrong family, including his two sons Rick and Mark, the film details his near-death experiences as a fighter pilot in Korea, his test pilot days, the drama and excitement of the Gemini 8 and Apollo 11 missions, and the challenges that followed his extraordinary fame. Narrated by Harrison Ford.

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Saturday, July 20th

6:30pm

Sunday, July 21st

12:00pm

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love
Playing at Limelight Cinema
103 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary
Rated R: (for some drug material, sexual references and brief nudity)

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Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love tells the beautiful yet tragic love story of Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen. Their love began on the idyllic Greek island of Hydra in 1960 as part of a bohemian community of foreign artists, writers, and musicians. The film follows their relationship from the early days on Hydra, a humble time of “free love” and open marriage, to how their relationship evolved when Leonard became a successful musician.

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Friday, August 2nd
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Sunday, August 4th
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Monday, August 5th
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Tuesday, August 6th
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Wednesday, August 7th
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Thursday, August 8th
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Saturday, August 17th
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Repo Man (1984)

Repo Man (1984)
Playing at Limelight Cinema
93 minutes, USA, In English, Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi
Rated R: (adult situations/language, violence)

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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 Film Is Truth
After being fired from his job, Los Angeles slacker and punk rocker Otto (Emilio Estevez) lands a gig working for an eccentric repossession agent named Bud (Harry Dean Stanton). At first, Otto is reluctant to work as a repo man, but he soon feels differently.

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, August 3rd

10:00pm

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: .

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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
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Saturday, August 24th
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Sunday, August 25th
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Monday, August 26th
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Tuesday, August 27th
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Wednesday, August 28th
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Thursday, August 29th
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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: .

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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 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

Tintoretto: A Rebel in Venice

Tintoretto: A Rebel in Venice
Playing at Limelight Cinema
90 minutes, Italy, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .

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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

Gaugin in Tahiti: Paradise Lost
Playing at Limelight Cinema
90 minutes, Italy, In Italian, French, and English w/ English subtitles, Documentary
Rated NR: .

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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

The Prado Museum: A Collection of Wonder
Playing at Limelight Cinema
90 minutes, Italy, Spain, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .

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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

5:45pm