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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

And Then We Danced

And Then We Danced

Playing at Limelight Cinema

113 minutes, Sweden, Georgia, France, In Georgian w/ English subtitles, Drama, Romance
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

A passionate tale of love and liberation set amidst the conservative confines of modern Georgian society, And Then We Danced follows Merab, a devoted dancer who has been training for years with his partner Mary for a spot in the National Georgian Ensemble. The arrival of another male dancer, Irakli—gifted with perfect form and equipped with a rebellious streak—throws Merab off balance, sparking both an intense rivalry and romantic desire that may cause him to risk his future in dance as well as his relationships with Mary and his family.

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Friday, February 28th

3:45pm

Saturday, February 29th

3:45pm

Sunday, March 1st

4:55pm

Monday, March 2nd

8:30pm

Tuesday, March 3rd

3:45pm

Wednesday, March 4th

3:45pm

Thursday, March 5th

2:45pm

63 Up

63 Up

Playing at Limelight Cinema

145 minutes, UK, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: _

Official Site·Trailer

“The ninth installment of the film world’s most remarkable franchise, 63 Up finds longtime director Michael Apted catching up with (most of) the same 14 British people the series has been visiting every seven years since it began in 1964. Seven Up! was never intended to be anything more than a one-off – a black-and-white X-ray of the British class system designed to explore the idea that that its child subjects were already entombed in their fates – but Apted’s persistence has allowed the project to accomplish that goal while also growing into something far more profound.” – David Erlich, IndieWire.

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Friday, February 28th

6:30pm

Saturday, February 29th

12:30pm 6:30pm

Sunday, March 1st

1:45pm 7:30pm

Monday, March 2nd

2:30pm

Tuesday, March 3rd

6:30pm

Wednesday, March 4th

6:30pm

Thursday, March 5th

5:30pm

In Search of: Chopin

In Search of: Chopin

Playing at Limelight Cinema

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

Official Site·Trailer

Phil Grabsky brings us the music and life story of Fryderyk Chopin, considered one of the greatest composers of all time. Chopin’s grave in Paris remains a place of pilgrimage and his music continues to sell out concert halls worldwide – but who exactly was this astonishing man? He was terrified of public performance; he fled his Polish homeland for Paris never to return; took up with the most notorious transvestite in France and, despite a life of ill-health, wrote some of the deepest and most powerful music ever written? How exactly did a young Polish boy rise to such heady heights? For four years, Phil Grabsky has travelled the globe in his quest to lay bare the life and music of Chopin.

Screened in honor of Chopin’s birthday!

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Sunday, March 1st

11:00am

Monday, March 2nd

5:45pm

VHS 3: Into the Limelight

VHS 3: Into the Limelight

Playing at Limelight Cinema

120 minutes, USA, In French w/ English Subtitles,
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

Previously on Video Hunter Society: Mr. Network’s plan to send 5CC Wrestling giant Jack the Ripper to ruin last month’s event backfired and in retaliation, The Network will be sending the Video Hunter Society to the Pickford’s brother from another mother, The Limelight Cinema, for the next round. But little does he know, there’s an even bigger surprise in store….

Submitted for the approval of the Video Hunter Society, The Video Wizard & Rewind the Robot have quested for a rare and unique VHS they can’t wait to show you! Join us right after Friday’s Art Walk.

There won’t be room to run a tape swap this time, and you won’t need to bring a tape, as we’ll unveil our mystery tape for all to watch! Although the actual movie will remain a surprise, this film was specifically selected with a large audience in mind. You won’t want to miss the shared experience of this hard to find gem, one night only.

Tickets just $3

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Friday, March 6th

9:00pm

Clue

Clue

Playing at Limelight Cinema

97 minutes, USA, In English, Comedy
Rated PG: _

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Based on the popular board game, this comedy begins at a dinner party hosted by Mr. Boddy (Lee Ving), where he admits to blackmailing his visitors. These guests, who have been given aliases, are Mrs. Peacock (Eileen Brennan), Miss Scarlet (Lesley Ann Warren), Mr. Green (Michael McKean), professor Plum (Christopher Lloyd), Mrs. White (Madeline Kahn) and Col. Mustard (Martin Mull). When Boddy turns up murdered, all are suspects, and together they try to figure out who is the killer.

Sponsored by ModSock, located down the street from the Limelight. So many socks you’ll puke.

Third Eye Cinema is a staff and volunteer-curated film series of all of our favorite flicks — the cult classics, the ones you might have missed, the ones you need to revisit. This month’s movie chosen by our projectionist Carey!

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Saturday, March 7th

10:00pm

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

Frida: Viva la Vida (Great Art on Screen)

Frida: Viva la Vida (Great Art on Screen)

Playing at Limelight Cinema

90 minutes, Italy, In English and Spanish w/ English subtitles, Documentary
Rated NR: .
Great Art on Screen

Official Site·Trailer

Frida: Viva La Vida is a cinematic documentary event film that highlights the two sides of Frida Kahlo’s spirit: a revolutionary pioneering artist of contemporary feminism, and on the other, a human being tormented by agony and love.

With Asia Argento as narrator, the two faces of the artist will be revealed, by pursuing a common thread consisting of Frida’s own words: letters, diaries and private confessions. The documentary film event will alternate interviews with historical documents, captivating reconstructions and Frida Kahlo’s own paintings, kept in some of the most amazing museums in Mexico.

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Sunday, March 29th

11:00am

Wednesday, April 1st

6:00pm

In Search of: Haydn

In Search of: Haydn

Playing at Limelight Cinema

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

Official Site·Trailer

Phil Grabsky’s biographical account of the life of Haydn is a visual and aural extravaganza including breath-taking performances by some of the world’s most celebrated and contemporary musicians.

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) was one of the greatest musical innovators. Mozart and Beethoven greatly looked up to him as an inspiration and yet today in concert halls he is perhaps too often overshadowed in favour of his younger contemporaries.By speaking to some of the greatest living exponents of Haydn’s music, this film redresses the balance and sheds light on the master and his work. Phil Grabsky hopes that Haydn will reach a wider audience who will be surprised, entertained and enthralled by Haydn’s wit, humanity and insatiable creativity.

Screened in honor of Haydn’s birthday!

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Tuesday, March 31st

5:45pm

Welcome to the Dollhouse

Welcome to the Dollhouse

Playing at Limelight Cinema

88 minutes, USA, In English, Comedy, Drama
Rated R: (adult situations/language)

Official Site·Trailer

An unpopular seventh-grade girl finds her life a living hell, thanks to the ridicule of her peers and the indifference of her family. This critically acclaimed, entirely unsentimental dark comedy depicts her struggles to survive this incredibly awkward age.

“I couldn’t think of any American films that dealt in any serious way with childhood. Children in American films were either cute like a little doll or evil demons. The early drafts of Dollhouse were all darker and more depressing; it took time to find the right level of bleakness.” — Director Todd Solondz on Welcome to the Dollhouse.

Sponsored by ModSock, located down the street from the Limelight. So many socks you’ll puke.

Third Eye Cinema is a staff and volunteer-curated film series of all of our favorite flicks — the cult classics, the ones you might have missed, the ones you need to revisit. This month’s movie chosen by our sponsors at ModSock!

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Saturday, April 4th

10:00pm

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

Leonardo 500 (Great Art on Screen)

Leonardo 500 (Great Art on Screen)

Playing at Limelight Cinema

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

Official Site·Trailer

Five hundred years after his death, Leonardo continues to be one of the most admired and well-known figures in human history. An artist, architect, humanist, naturalist and military strategist, Leonardo Da Vinci was, above all else, a tireless observer constantly searching for new discoveries.

Through the use of decades-long studies and research by leading international experts, technicians and engineers, the event film exclusively analyzes the theories and modern implications behind Da Vinci’s work, allowing audiences to witness the genius of Leonardo with new and insightful perspectives.

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Sunday, April 19th

11:00am

Wednesday, April 22nd

6:00pm

Hermitage: The Power of Art (Great Art on Screen)

Hermitage: The Power of Art (Great Art on Screen)

Playing at Limelight Cinema

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

Official Site·Trailer

A spectacular documentary event tours through St. Petersburg’s State Hermitage Museum, a wonderful complex of buildings with the largest collection of paintings in the world, to retrace two and a half centuries. Audiences pass through the magnificent interiors that provided a meeting point for foreign artists, architects and intellectuals creating connections through art and culture.

The history of the museum is marked by the acquisitions of the enlightened Empress Catherine II, whose personality has continued to fascinate art historians and critics over the centuries. Toni Servillo leads us on this journey through the Hermitage and the magnificent city of St. Petersburg with its waterfront, statues, canals and the bridges that form a symbolic cultural and visual element between places and distant civilizations.

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Sunday, May 10th

11:00am

Wednesday, May 13th

6:00pm

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

Playing at Limelight Cinema

111 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life explores the life and work of the legendary neurologist and storyteller, as he shares intimate details of his battles with drug addiction, homophobia, and a medical establishment that accepted his work only decades after the fact. Sacks, known for his literary works Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, was a fearless explorer of unknown cognitive worlds who helped redefine our understanding of the brain and mind, the diversity of human experience, and our shared humanity. The film features exclusive interviews with Sacks conducted just weeks after he received a terminal diagnosis, and months prior to his death in August 2015, and nearly two dozen deeply revealing and personal interviews with family members, colleagues, patients and close friends.

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Friday, May 15th
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Saturday, May 16th
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Sunday, May 17th
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Monday, May 18th
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Tuesday, May 19th
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Wednesday, May 20th
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Thursday, May 21st
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Dinosaurs (Great Art on Screen)

Dinosaurs (Great Art on Screen)

Playing at Limelight Cinema

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

Official Site·Trailer

Everybody knows the T-Rex and the other dinosaurs we normally hear about and see on exhibition in natural history museums. But where do they come from? How do these giant creatures of the past end up on display?

The documentary event film “Dinosaurs” traces the path of these fascinating pre-historic creatures from digging sites in the wide-open plains of Wyoming and South Dakota, where the bones are first unearthed, to the labs where the bones are reassembled by some of the world’s most renowned experts. This is a thrilling journey that takes viewers to the world’s most exclusive galleries and auction houses, where wealthy collectors and prestigious scientific institutes go to great lengths to acquire the world’s rarest specimens.

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Sunday, May 24th

11:00am

Wednesday, May 27th

6:00pm

Wunderkammer (Great Art on Screen)

Wunderkammer (Great Art on Screen)

Playing at Limelight Cinema

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

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The Wunderkammer – also known as “cabinets of curiosities” – emerged among sovereigns and elite collectors in the 16th century.

There are extraordinary rooms all over the world: the Renaissance cabinets that became some of today’s major museums over the course of the 18th century, and those of the present, whose contents come from the most prestigious galleries displayed in amazing villas and castles.

The documentary event film allows viewers a never-before-seen look into these secret places filled with eccentric and priceless oddities in private collections to reveal the wonder that lies inside them.

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Sunday, June 21st

11:00am

Wednesday, June 24th

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

Bernini (Great Art on Screen)

Bernini (Great Art on Screen)

Playing at Limelight Cinema

86 minutes, Italy, In Italian w/ English subtitles, Documentary
Rated NR: .

Official Site·Trailer

“No artist defined 17th-century Rome more than Gian Lorenzo Bernini did, working under nine popes and leaving an indelible mark on the Eternal City. And there is probably no better place to appreciate his talent and genius than the Borghese Gallery in Rome… But during the remarkable exhibition titled ‘Bernini,’ visiting may be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.” – The New York Times

The selection of more than 60 masterpieces on display at the Villa Borghese in Rome has been defined by art experts as Bernini’s return home. Five centuries have passed since the birth of the artist’s magnificent sculptures and through exclusive, never-before-seen footage, the curators of this stunning exhibition uncover the details of these treasures, on loan from the world’s most prestigious museums for this extraordinary cinematic experience.

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Sunday, July 26th

11:00am

Wednesday, July 29th

6:00pm