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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.

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Still Alice

Still Alice

Julianne Moore won the Golden Globe for her transformative work in this evocative film, playing a Columbia University linguistic professor grappling with early-onset Alzheimer's Disease. Before the diagnosis, she appears to have a model life: a caring scientist husband (Alec Baldwin), a dream job and three devoted children (the most unsettled of them, well played by Kristen Stewart). 99 min.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Mon, 3/2 - Thu, 3/5 4:30, 7:30
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Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

In pursuit of redemption on Broadway, the faded Hollywood action star Riccan Thomson (Michael Keaton) must juggle a needy mistress, an insecure leading lady (Naomi Watts), a manically over-confident costar (Ed Norton), his truth-telling daughter (Emma Stone), his terrified lawyer (Zach Galifanakis), and an exhausted ex-wife. That's not to mention facing down his vindictive superhero doppelganger. 118 min.

Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Mon, 3/2 - Tue, 3/3 7:00
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Mr. Turner

Mr. Turner

Master filmmaker Mike Leigh has long been fascinated by J.M.W. Turner, the visionary, radical mid-19th century British painter. Frequent Leigh collaborator Timothy Spall, who won Cannes' Best Actor prize for the role, is alternately tender, funny, and frightening as he works towards artistic immortality. 150 min.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Mon, 3/2 - Thu,3/5 4:00, 7:15
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Two Days, One Night

Two Days, One Night

Sandra (Marion Cotillard) has just returned to work after time away. Realizing that the company can operate with one fewer employee, management tells Sandra she is to be let go. After learning that her co-workers will vote to decide her fate, Sandra races against time over the course of the weekend, finding unexpected results in this powerful statement on community solidarity.

Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Mon, 3/2 - Tue, 3/3 4:15
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King Lear

King Lear

From the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. An aging monarch resolves to divide his kingdom among his three daughters, with consequences he little expects. His reason shattered in the storm of violent emotion that ensues, with his very life hanging in the balance, Lear loses everything that has defined him as a king – and thereby discovers the essence of his own humanity.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 3/1 11:00 a.m.
Sat, 3/7 11:00 a.m.
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Coming Soon

What We Do in the Shadows
3/6 - 3/12

Housemates, Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are three vampires who are trying to get by in modern society; from paying rent and doing housework to trying to get invited into nightclubs, they're just like anyone else - except they're immortal and must feast on human blood. A hilarious take on modern cinema's vampire genre. 86 min.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
3/6 - 3/12

The follow-up to the wildly popular Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, about a young Indian hotelier and his Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful. Starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, and Richard Gere as the hotel's hilarious clientele.

Romeo and Juliet

Bolshoi Ballet. William Shakespeare's timeless story, written in 1595, is brought to the stage through breathtaking choreography and Sergei Prokofiev's much-loved score.

La Donna del Lago

Metropolitan Opera Live! Bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by Sir Walter Scott. DiDonato is the “lady of the lake” of the title, and Flórez is the king who relentlessly pursues her.

Playing in the Starlight Room
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

They came. They conquered. They looked fabulous. With a contract to perform a drag show out in the Australian desert, Tick (Hugo Weaving), Adam (Guy Pearce) and Benadette (Terrance Stamp) each has his own reason for wanting to leave the safety of Sydney. This wickedly funny and high-drama trio heads for the outback...and into crazy adventures in even crazier outfits. 104 min.

Playing in the Starlight Room
Hope and Glory

John Boorman's surprisingly riotous comedic childhood WWII memoir finds 9-year-old Bill Rohan growing up in a London suburb amid the thunderous chaos of the Blitz - and having a grand time. Nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. Boorman's upcoming sequel, Queen and Country, is coming soon to the Rose. 113 min.

3/2 - 3/26

The follow up to the very popular Divurgent, this film raises the stakes for Tris (Shailene Woodley) as she searches for allies and answers in the ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris and Four (Theo James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Kate Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite Elite.

Dates TBD

Kolia, a decent but impulsive auto mechanic, is about to lose his home to Vadim, a thuggish yet insecure politician, and calls on his old army buddy for help. At the same time, Kolia's wife Lilya grows increasingly desperate. These four characters, and a large cast of supporting players, do a harrowing dance of death, all played against Philip Glass's pulsating musical theme. 141 min.

Gett: The Trial of Vivian Amsalem
3/27 - 4/2

This hypnotic film is the story of a woman wronged by men and God, if finally, in a sense, redeemed by cinema. Under Israeli law, a woman can be divorced only if her husband presents her with a religious bill of divorce called a gett. Vivian - brought to powerful life by Ronit Elkabetz with currents of humility - is at once a fleshed-out character, a political metaphor, a shout to heaven and earth. 115 min.

The Salt of the Earth
Dates TBD

The ever-curious Wim Wenders has created wondrous documentaries (Buena Vista Social Club, Pina). This film is a deeply emotional portrait of Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado, co-directed with Sagado's son Juliano, and is Wenders' finest nonfiction work yet. It gracefully covers Salgado's choice to leave a comfortable middle-class career to become a restless globetrotting artist. 109 min.

Ballet 422
Dates TBD

From first rehearsal to world premiere, Ballet 422 takes us backstage at New York City Ballet as Justin Peck, a young up-and-coming choreographer, crafts a new work. Ballet 422 illuminates the process behind the creation of a single ballet within the ongoing cycle of work at one of the world's greatest ballet companies. 72 min.

Red Army
Dates TBD

During the Cold War, the fate of the Soviet hockey team seemed a matter of life and death. Gabe Polsky's moving, exceptionally entertaining and funny documentary explores this phenomenon through the wild tale of Viacheslave "Slava" Fetisov, an extraordinarily talented, charismatic defenseman and youngest ever captain of the national team. 85 min.

Behind the Beautiful Forevers
4/5, 4/11

This masterwork by famed playwright David Hare is based on a book by Pulitzer Prize-Winning author Katherine Boo. A tumultuous play on an epic scale about modern-day India, and the lives of a family of slum-dwellers.

King John
4/12, 4/18

From the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. War is the inevitable result when the King of France demands that John relinquish his crown in favor of his nephew, the young Prince Arthur. Excommunication, attempted atrocity, rebellion and assassination all contribute to a political and personal turmoil that finds devastating expression in an anguished mother’s grief for her son.

Ivan the Terrible

Bolshoi Ballet. Yuri Grigorovich's powerful and fascinating epic dramatizes Ivan the Terrible's controversial reign, and portrays events in 16-century Russia in visually stunning scenes. Live same day, 3 hr delay.

Cavallaria Rusticana/Pagliacci

Metropolitan Opera Live! Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods, but in the same Sicilian village. Rae Smith (War Horse) has designed the moodily atmospheric 1900 village square setting of Cavalleria, which transforms to a 1948 truck stop for the doomed vaudeville troupe of Pagliacci.

A View From the Bridge
4/26, 5/2

Don’t miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong in this ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of A View from the Bridge – the Evening Standard, Guardian and Independent’s top theatre pick of 2014. Arthur Miller's masterpiece confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate Brooklyn tale.

The Hard Problem
5/3, 5/9

Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National with this highly-anticipated new play, directed by Nicholas Hytner (Othello, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors). A young researcher of brainscience is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet.

Son of the Sheik with Alloy Orchestra Live!

The Alloy Orchestra returns to the Rose with another thrilling live score! Working with an outrageous assemblage of peculiar objects, they thrash and grind soulful music from unlikely sources. Hear their stunning accompaniment to Rudolph Valentino's last and greatest silent film, Son of the Sheik, a movie of passion, betrayal and redemption. 81 min.

Antony and Cleopatra
5/30, 6/7

From the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Reason and judgement prove no match for the tsunami of mutual passion engulfing Mark Antony, one of the three joint rulers of the Roman republic, and Cleopatra, the seductive queen of Egypt. Surrendering everything to their desires, they open the floodgates to a civil conflict that will shake the very foundations of their world.

Man and Superman
5/31, 6/6

Ralph Fiennes stars in this exhilarating reinvention of George Bernard Shaw’s witty, provocative classic. Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary.

8/2, 8/8

Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre’s new Director Rufus Norris. Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defense.