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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

The Graduate
Starred s shows in the Starlight Room · 21+ venue

The Graduate

"Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me." One of the greatest movies from the '60s is still one of the best movies of all time. And when was the last time you saw it on the big screen? One show only, in the Starlight Room. Grab a martini and enjoy Mike Nichols' classic film, featuring a score by Simon & Garfunkel. Starring Anne Bancroft and Dustin Hoffman. 106 min.

Wed, 8/20 7:30s SOLD OUT
Magic in the Moonlight

Magic in the Moonlight

Set in the 1920s in the French Riviera, Woody Allen's latest is a romantic comedy about a master magician (Colin Firth) trying to expose a psychic medium (Emma Stone) as a fake. What follows is a series of events that are magical in every sense of the word and send the characters reeling. In the end, the biggest trick Magic in the Moonlight plays is the one that fools us all.

Wed, 8/20 - Thu, 8/21 4:15, 7:00
Fri, 8/22 - Thu, 8/28 4:00s, 7:00s Starlight Room


Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's Boyhood is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents.

Wed, 8/20 - Thu, 8/28 3:45, 7:20
Wed, 8/20 3:45 Open Caption
The Hundred-Foot Journey
Starred s shows in the Starlight Room · 21+ venue

The Hundred-Foot Journey

Helen Mirren stars in this delightful story about an Indian family who moves to France and opens a restaurant directly across the street from a Michelin-starred French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Mirren). Directed by Lasse Hallstrom (What's Eating Gilbert Grape, My Life as a Dog, Chocolat, The Cider House Rules). 122 min.

Wed, 8/20 4:00s
Thu, 8/21 4:00s 7:30s
Fri, 8/22 - Thu, 8/28 4:15, 7:30 Rose Theatre
Wed, 8/27 4:15 Open Caption

Coming Soon

To Have and Have Not

Join us for our final free outdoor movie of the season in the Northwest Maritime Center Courtyard. In tribute to Lauren Bacall, who passed away last week at the age of 89, we'll be screening her first film, made with Humphrey Bogart when she was just 19 years old. "You know how to whistle, don't you Steve? You just put your lips together and...blow." Bring a chair and a picnic!

Land Ho!
9/5 - 9/10

The road movie is such a durable American genre that you can fly the idea half way around the world, drop it in on Iceland and still make it work. Land Ho!, is a delightful tale of two longtime friends of a certain age, who embark on a journey generously embellished with laughter, otherworldly beauty and inquiries into the nature of existence, perfumed by the aroma of cheerfully smoked joints. 95 min.

Song of the New Earth: Tom Kenyon and the Power of Sound
9/5 - 9/11

Port Townsend filmmakers Ward Serrill and Sophie Jane Mortimer follow the transformative life journey of renowned sound healer and psychotherapist Tom Kenyon on his quest to integrate modern science and ancient mysticism through sound.

Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory
9/5 - 9/11

Alive Inside is a joyous celebration of music's capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. Filmmaker Michael Rosatto-Bennett chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music.

Playing in the Starlight Room

Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn and Edward Everett Horton star in one of George Cukor's best films. It's a marvelous, sophisticated comedy about a prototype dropout (Grant in one of his best performances) who takes a rich, upper class family by storm. One show only, in the Starlight Room. 95 min.

Port Townsend Film Festival
9/19 - 9/21

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.

Love is Strange
9/26 - 10/2

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

We Are the Best!
Dates TBD

Lukas Moodysson's adaptation of his wife Coco's graphic novel about three young misfits growing up in early '80s Stockholm. Pixieish mohawk-sporting KIara and her best friend Bobo are 13-year-old rebels looking for a cause and form and all-girl punk band. 102 min.

What If
Dates TBD

The story of Wallace (Daniel Radlcliffe), a med school drop out who's been repeatedly burned by bad relationships. Then that he meets Chantry (Zoe Kazan), an animator with a boyfriend with whom he forms a close friendship. There is no denying the chemistry between them, leading the pair to wonder, what if the love of your life is actually your best friend. 102 min.

Bolshoi Ballet
Oct 2014 - Apr 2015

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

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.