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The Rose is a little jewel of a cinema with a world-class line-up of movies, plays, ballets and operas from around the globe. Our generous, culture-loving fans are the heart of this historic theatre, and part of what makes Port Townsend so rich and so unique.

Now Playing

A Most Wanted Man

A Most Wanted Man

Back by popular demand! Based on John le Carre's thrilling novel, A Most Wanted Man is a contemporary, cerebral tale of intrigue, love, rivalry and politics that prickles with tension right through to its last heart-stopping scene. Featuring the late Philip Seymor Hoffman in his last role. With Willem Dafoe, Robin Wright and Rachel McAdams. 122 min.

Mon, 9/22 - Thu, 9/25 7:20
Port Townsend Film Festival

Port Townsend Film Festival

The 15th edition of the Port Townsend Film Festival is shaping up to be one of the best. The stellar line-up of films is online now. The festival has had some wonderful guests over the years, but I have to admit that guests John Sayles and his producing partner Maggie Renzi is a real coup.

Fri, 9/19 - Sun, 9/21
Apocalypse Now - 35th Anniversary Presentation

Apocalypse Now - 35th Anniversary Presentation

"My film is not about Vietnam - it is Vietnam," Francis Ford Coppola famously said of his 1979 magnum opus: a boldly re-imagined version of Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" transposed to the all-consuming madness of the Mekong Delta. Shot over 14 months under arduous conditions, the film remains one of the essential experiences of modern cinema. $12. 153 min.

Wed, 9/24 - Thu, 9/25 4:00, 7:00

Coming Soon

The Trip to Italy
9/26 - 10/2

Michael Winterbottom's largely improvised film, The Trip, took comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon - or semi-fictionalized versions thereof - on a restaurant tour around northern England. In this witty and incisive follow-up, Winterbottom reunites the pair for a new culinary road trip, retracing the steps of the Romantic poets' grand tour of Italy. Hilarious and brilliant. 108 min.

The One I Love
9/26 - 10/2

A delightful and highly original film starring Elizabeth Moss (aka Peggy from Mad Men) and Mark Duplass, about a couple trying to rediscover what made them great. A marriage counselor (Ted Danson) sends them to an isolated retreat, and what happens best experienced with no hints to the moviegoer. The stars have a charmingly playful chemistry that make this film work. 91 min.

The Drop
9/26 - 10/2

Though James Gandolfini died more than a year ago, he left one more character behind. In this smart, taut crime drama, written by Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone), he plays to type, and does so beautifully. He's the owner of a Brooklyn bar that doubles as a "drop" location for crime bosses. One day he and his cousin (Tom Hardy) find themselves in over their heads. 107 min.

Love is Strange
10/3 - 10/9

A beautifully modern love story. Ben and George take advantage of New York's new marriage laws and tie the knot after being together for 39 years. Unfortunately the Catholic school where George teaches does not approve and they reluctantly fire him, forcing the couple to navigate some very new territory. 98 min.

A Streetcar Named Desire
10/4, 10/5, 10/8, 10/12

The fastest-selling production in the Young Vic’s history, Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire will be broadcast live from their London home by National Theatre Live. With Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, The Fall) as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster (Lone Survivor, Kill Your Darlings) as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby (BBC’s Great Expectations, Three Sisters at the Young Vic) as Stella.

Playing in the Starlight Room
Being There

Hal Ashby's wonderful 1979 film starring Peter Sellers and Shirley MacLaine. A stately, beautifully acted satire with a premise that is funny but fragile. Sellers plays Chance, a slow-witted innocent who has spent all his adult life in seclusion. Being There explains, among other things, how illiteracy, ignorance and a sweet attitude can lead to riches, fame and glamour. 130 min.

10/19, 10/25

Helen McCrory (The Last of the Huaussmans) returns to the National Theatre to take the title role in Euripides' powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, and directed by Carrie Cracknell.

10/24 - 10/30

Local director Lynn Shelton brings us this funny and entertaining movie about a woman stuck in permanent adolescence. Keira Knightley, Chloe Grace Moretz and Sam Rockwell headline this made-in-Seattle story.

Bolshoi Ballet
Oct 2014 - Apr 2015

Seven stunning ballets from Moscow's Bolshoi, not to be missed!

The Theory of Everything
Dates TBD

The extraordinary story of one of the world's greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Hawking receives an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting by his side, he embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing that he has precious little of - time. 123 min.

The Skeleton Twins
Dates TBD

Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader star in this wonderful comedy/drama as Maggie and Milo, estranged twins who went their separate ways after the passing of their father. And now, ten years later, with painful wounds that only the other can understand, Maggie and Milo grow closer as they try to guide each other through a new set of secrets. 93 min.

Dates TBD

In 1977, Robyn Davidson set out on a solo trek, taking four camels and a dog 1700 miles across the vast Australian desert towards the Indian Ocean. The superbly gifted Mia Wasikowska stars in this adaptation of Davidson's best-selling memoir. She and director John Curran make the journey and the destination quietly ecstatic. 112 min.

11/2, 11/8

Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan star in this highly anticipated West End production broadcast by National Theatre Live. One evening, a young schoolteacher receives an unexpected visit from her former lover. The two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.

1/10, 1/18

Internationally renowned DV8 Physical Theatre bring their powerful new production to the National Theatre. An authentic depiction of real-life stories, combining movement and spoken word to create an intense and moving theatrical experience. JOHN contains adult themes, strong language and nudity. Suitable for ages 18 and up.

Treasure Island
2/15, 2/21

Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery. It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins. For ages 10 and up.