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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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The story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement. Starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep as women who were forced underground to pursue the dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal state. Radicalized, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality--their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives. 106 min.

Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Wed, 11/25 4:15, 7:30
Thu, 11/26 No Shows
Fri, 11/27 4:15, 7:30
Sat, 11/28 3:45, 7:00
Sun, 11/29 - Thu, 12/3 4:15, 7:30
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A riveting true story. The Boston Globe delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston's religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world. Starring Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, Stanley Tucci, Billy Crudup. R, 128 min.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Wed, 11/25 - Thu, 11/26 4:00, 7:00
Fri, 11/27 - Sat, 11/28 1:00, 4:00, 7:00
Sun, 11/29 - Thu, 12/3 4:00, 7:00
Open Caption Screening 11/30, 4:00
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Ellis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), is a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Ellis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and Ellis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. 111 min.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Wed, 11/25 - Thu, 11/26 4:30, 7:30
Fri, 11/27 - Sun, 11/29 1:30, 4:30, 7:30
Mon, 11/30 - Thu, 12/3 4:30, 7:30
Open Caption Screening 12/2, 4:30
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Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

If your Thanksgiving this year turns out to be a wee bit challenging, then revisiting this hilarious comedy from 1987 will make you feel much better. Featuring a riotous Steve Martin and John Candy, this Thanksgiving tale is one for the ages. Directed by John Hughes. 93 min.

Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Sat, Nov. 28 10:00
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Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralyzed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 11/29 11:00 a.m.
Sat, 12/5 11:00 a.m.
Sat, 12/12 11:00 a.m.
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Coming Soon

12/4 - 12/10

Room tells the extraordinary story of Jack (Jacob Tremblay in a break-out performance), a spirited 5 year-old who is looked after by his loving and devoted Ma (Brie Larson). Their life, however, is anything but typical - they are trapped - confined to a windowless 10-by-10 foot space, which Ma euphemistically named Room. Ma has created a whole universe for Jack within Room, and she will stop at nothing to insure that, even in this treacherous environment, Jack is able to live a complete and fulfilling life

The Lady of the Cammelias

A young bourgeois, falls madly in love with a gorgeous courtesan. Despite her infidelity, Armand will do all he can to win the beautiful woman’s heart and convince her to leave her indulgent life. The Bolshoi breathes new life into John Neumeier's tragic masterpiece, inspired by Alexandre Dumas' novel and accompanied by Chopin's exquisite score. Estimated Run Time: 3 hrs, 5 min.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens
12/17 - 12/31

Wow, the anticipation for this movie is over the top. And who better to reboot the series than J.J. Abrams (Lost, Alias, Star Trek, Mission Impossible III). Set 30 years after Episode VI, the saga continues with Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Oscar Isaac, Simon Pegg, Adam Driver, Andy Serkis, and Lupita Nyong'o.

The Nutcracker

A holiday tradition for children and parents alike. The Boshoi's version of The Nutcracker has a unique and beautiful sense of romance and philosophy, danced by the heroic Denis Rodkin as the courageous Prince and the magical Anna Nikulina as Marie. Estimated Run Time: 2 hrs, 10 min.

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A rare film centered around a lesbian relationship during a much less tolerant era, the almost subterranean delicacy of Todd Haynes' direction is on full display. Starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, displaying a bond that they have no interest in defining--a choice that works not only for an era when their love dared not speak its name, but also for Haynes' faith in the power of the medium to achieve an eloquence beyond words. 118 min.

Jane Eyre
1/3, 1/9

Another tremendous stage production from London. This acclaimed re-imagining of Charlotte Brontë's masterpiece was first staged by Bristol Old Vic last year, when the story was performed over two evenings. Director Sally Cookson now brings her celebrated production to the National, presented as a single, exhilarating performance.

Berlin Philharmonic: Anne-Sophie Mutter, Violin

We are thrilled to play this inaugural screening of the Berlin Philharmonic's New Years Eve Concert, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, and featuring virtuoso violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter. According to the Washington Post, Mutter "plays anything and everything with scalding beauty." Don't miss this chance to hear world-class music from the comfort of the Rose. 135 min.

Les Pêcheurs de Perles

Met Opera Live! Bizet’s gorgeous opera of lust and longing set in the Far East returns to the Met stage for the first time in 100 years. Soprano Diana Damrau stars as Leïla, the beautiful Hindu priestess pursued by rival pearl divers competing for her hand. The timeless themes of pure love, betrayal, and vengeance play out in a production that vividly creates an undersea world on the stage of the Met.

The Taming of the Shrew

Many suitors dream of marrying the lovely and docile Bianca, including Luciento. However her father will not let anyone marry her before her elder sister, the ill-tempered shrew Katharina, is herself married. French choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot lands a coup with his adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy tailored specifically to the Bolshoi dancers. Estimated Run Time: 2 hrs, 5 min.

Elvis Costello: Detour Live

Filmed at the Liverpool Philharmonic, this solo performance in front of Costello's home crowd (and his mom) takes us on a musical journey through his vast songbook. Between songs, he treats us to stories about his earliest memories, with anecdotes, and the origins of his music. With special guest Larkin Poe, a bluegrass rock sister act. Truly a concert to remember. 112 min.

Heart of a Dog
1/29 - 2/5

Lolabelle was Laurie Anderson's beloved rat terrier. "Hello little bonehead, I'll love you forever," is how she greets the puppy in the movie's hilarious first scene. Dreams, memories, and stories of childhood form a kind of wallpaper against which Anderson foregrounds her story. The musician/poet/philospher creates a humorous, deeply moving meditation on the relationship of woman and dog. 75 min.


Met Opera Live! Nina Stemme, one of opera’s greatest dramatic sopranos, takes on the title role of the proud princess of legendary China. Tenor Marco Berti is Calàf, the brave prince who sings “Nessun dorma” and wins her hand. Franco Zeffirelli’s golden production is conducted by Paolo Carignani.

Berlin Philharmonic: Beethoven Symphonies 4 & 7

Conductor Simon Rattle leads the Berlin Philharmonic in Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphonies 4 and 7, showcasing the composer's masterful brilliance in two tremendously expressive works. The journey of the symphonies is paralleled by the journey of the composer's life not only creating works that are beloved the world over, but forming the framework for more than a century of musical expression and experience. 155 min.

Les Liasons Dangereuses
2/13, 2/21

From the esteemed Donmar Warehouse in London comes this steamy and powerful tale of deceit. Starring Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey), Janet McTeer (The White Queen) and Dominic West (The Wire).

Manon Lescaut

Met Opera Live! The Met stage ignites when soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Jonas Kaufmann join forces in Puccini’s obsessive love story. Opolais sings the title role of the country girl who transforms herself into a Parisian temptress, while Kaufmann is the dashing student who desperately woos her. Director Richard Eyre places the action in occupied France in a film noir setting.


In ancient Rome, Spartacus, a Thracian king, is turned captive by Crassus with his wife Phrygia. Forced to fight as a gladiator and kill one of his friends, Spartacus plots an unprecedented upheaval. This most spectacular production is an epic tour de force, giving full expression to the virility and strength for which the Bolshoi's male dancers are renowned. Estimated Run Time: 2 hrs, 50 min.

As You Like It
3/19, 3/27

Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years. Rosalind is banished from court and with and her cousin journeys to the Forest of Arden. There, released from convention, she experiences the liberating rush of transformation. Disguising herself as a boy, she embraces a different way of living and falls spectacularly in love.

Madama Butterfly

Met Opera Live! Anthony Minghella’s breathtaking production has thrilled audiences ever since its premiere in 2006. One of the world’s foremost Butterflys, soprano Kristine Opolais takes on the title role and Roberto Alagna sings Pinkerton, the naval officer who breaks Butterfly’s heart. Karel Mark Chichon conducts.

Roberto Devereux

Met Opera Live! Sondra Radvanovsky plays Queen Elizabeth I, forced to sign the death warrant of the nobleman she loves, Roberto Devereux. Tenor Matthew Polenzani is Devereux, and mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien complete the principal quartet in the bel canto masterpiece, directed by Sir David McVicar and conducted by Donizetti specialist Maurizio Benini.

Don Quixote

Cervantes’ eccentric hero Don Quixote leaves on journey full of adventures with his loyal squire Sancho Panza in search of his perfect woman. On the way he meets Kitri, the dazzling daughter of an innkeeper who he thinks might be his ideal love. Don Quixote is quintessential Bolshoi, abounding with life and not to be missed. Estimated Run Time: 3 hrs, 10 min.


Met Opera Live! The genius director Patrice Chéreau (From the House of the Dead) didn’t live to see his great Elektra production, previously presented in Aix and Milan, make it to the stage of the Met. But his overpowering vision lives on with soprano Nina Stemme — unmatched today in the heroic female roles of Strauss and Wagner — who portrays Elektra’s primal quest for vengeance.

Berlin Philharmonic: Wagner and Bruckner

The Berlin Philharmonic shines in this magnificent program directed by Andris Nelsons, who has been hailed as "a miracle conductor." The program includes Richard Wagner and Anton Bruckner. Says Nelsons "Wagner's music goes beyond the intellect, beyond an explanation in words. It is transcendental." 160 min.