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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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RBG - Starlight Room

At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg 's exceptional life and career. Rated PG, 98 min. CC. Starlight Room is a 21+ venue, ID required. Seats 46 and sells out quickly. Seating begins 45 minutes before show time.
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Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Mon, 6/18 - Thu, 6/21 7:00
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Ocean's 8 - Rosebud Cinema

Five years, eight months, 12 days and counting -- that's how long Debbie Ocean has been devising the biggest heist of her life. She knows what it's going to take -- a team of the best people in the field, starting with her partner-in-crime Lou Miller. Their target -- a necklace that's worth more than $150 million. With Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rhianna, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson and Helena Bonham Carter. Rated PG-13, 110 min.
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Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Mon, 6/18 - Tue, 6/19 4:30, 7:30
Wed, 6/20 1:45, 4:30, 7:30
Thu, 6/21 4:30 7:30
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Incredibles 2 - Rose Theatre

Everyone’s favourite family of supers is back – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet and Dash to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible. Rated PG, 118 min.
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Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Mon, 6/18 - Tue, 6/19 4:00, 7:00
Wed, 6/20 1:15, 4:00, 7:00
Thu, 6/21 4:00, 7:00
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Boom for Real: The Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat - Starlight Room

This engaging documentary follows Jean-Michel Basquiat's life pre-fame and how New York City, the times, the people and the movements surrounding him formed the artist he became. To be a penniless but published poet was the height of success, until everything changed in the early 1980s. This is New York City's story before that change. Never-before-seen footage of the teenage artist bring this film to vivid life. Not rated, 78 min. Starlight Room is a 21+ venue, ID required. Seats 46 and sells out quickly. Seating begins 45 minutes before show time.

Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Mon, 6/18 - Thu, 6/21 4:15
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Coming Soon

Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Starts 6/29

From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 FEET FROM STARDOM), WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? takes an intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination.

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Mermaids
7/7

The fabulous 90s cult classic starring Cher (bringing the sass) and Winona Ryder (bringing the teen angst) comes to the Starlight Room! 15-year-old Charlotte Flax (Ryder) is tired of her wacky mom (Cher). When they move to a small Massachusetts town and Mrs. Flax begins dating a shopkeeper (Bob Hoskins), Charlotte and her 9-year-old sister, Kate (Christina Ricci), hope that they can finally settle down. But when Charlotte's attraction to an older man gets in the way, the family must learn to accept each other for who they truly are.

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All About Eve
7/11

Starlight Classics Night! This 1950 film about a diva actress fighting tooth and nail to keep her job and her man is a celebration of the true steel genius of Bette Davis. Also starring a sassy Celeste Holm, a wily Anne Baxter, a hilarious Thelma Ritter and a very young and undiscovered Marilyn Monroe. "Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night."

Mountain
Dates TBD

A majestic cinematic experience with a classical score by the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Why do mountains hold us spellbound, drawing us into their dominion, often at the cost of our lives? From Tibet to Australia, Alaska to Norway armed with drones, Go-Pros and helicopters, director Jennifer Peedom has fashioned an astonishing symphony of mountaineers, ice climbers, free soloists, heliskiers, snowboarders, wingsuiters and parachuting mountain bikers.

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Selling Fast! Notorious: A Special Presentation with Director Robin Swicord
7/14

Director Robin Swicord presents "Her Reputation Precedes Her": A Contemporary Appreciation of Ben Hecht and Alfred Hitchcock's NOTORIOUS. Ms. Swicord presented her most recent film – WAKEFIELD – at the Rose last summer. In addition to directing the very popular THE JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB, she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, and a Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay for THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON. NOTORIOUS stars Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman. Join Robin for this special screening!

I Kill Giants
Dates TBD

From the acclaimed graphic novel comes an epic adventure about a world beyond imagination. Teen Barbara Thorson is the only thing that stands between terrible giants and the destruction of her small town. But as she boldly confronts her fears in increasingly dangerous ways, her new school counselor (Zoe Saldana) leads her to question everything she’s always believed to be true. I KILL GIANTS is an intense, touching story about trust, courage and love from the producers that brought you HARRY POTTER. PG-13 110 min.

First Reformed
Dates TBD

Reverend Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary. When a pregnant parishioner (Amanda Seyfried) asks him to counsel her husband, a radical environmentalist, the clergyman finds himself plunged into his own past. From writer-director Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver; American Gigolo; Affliction) comes a gripping thriller about a crisis of faith that is at once personal, political, and planetary.

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Romeo + Juliet
7/28

Baz Luhrmann's fabulous retelling of Shakespeare's epic love story, starring Claire Danes, Leonardo DiCaprio, Paul Rudd, John Leguizamo, Diane Venora, Paul Sorvino and many more. With a killer soundtrack and visuals to match.

Yellow Submarine
7/29

A special complimentary treat for our amazing Rose members, we're screening the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' classic trippy musical fantasia. All Rose members receive free admission, but must claim a ticket at the box office beginning June 30. Any remaining tickets will be available for purchase by the general public on July 14th!

Hearts Beat Loud
Dates TBD

In the hip Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook, single dad and record store owner Frank (Nick Offerman) is preparing to send his hard-working daughter Sam off to college, while being forced to close his vintage shop. Hoping to stay connected through their shared musical passions, Frank urges Sam to turn their weekly "jam sesh" into a father-daughter live act. After their first song becomes an Internet breakout, the two embark on a journey of love, growing up and musical discovery.

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Children of Men - Space. Time. Light. Series
8/11

Part of our film series Space. Time. Light, curated by film scholar Ted Walch who will be present to discuss the film. The first of two Alfonso Cuarón movies in this series, CHILDREN OF MEN is a dystopian thriller starring Clive Owen and Julianne Moore. A re-viewing of this 2006 film promises the satisfaction of watching a master filmmaker experimenting with genre and style to excellent effect.

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Chinatown - Space. Time. Light. Series
8/11

Part of our special film series "Space. Time. Light"curated by film scholar Ted Walch, who will be on hand to discuss the film. Roman Polanski's noir masterpiece starring Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway and John Huston. This thriller of mistaken identity, politics, high society, low society, scandal, murder, deceit and sex is timeless and near perfect. R, 130 min. The Starlight Room seats 46 and sells out quickly. Seating begins 45 minutes before show time.

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Y Tu Mamá También - Space. Time. Light. Series
8/12

Part of our film series "Space. Time. Light" curated by film scholar Ted Walch, who will be present to discuss the film. Alfonso Cuarón's landmark coming of age film starring Diego Luna and Gabriel Garcia Bernal on a sexy romp through Mexico was a hit when it was first released, and has continued to age beautifully. With Cuarón's signature cinematography, we can begin to see how this tremendous filmmaker developed into the auteur he is today.

The Seagull
Dates TBD

Anton Chekhov's timeless tale of love, humor, theatre, longing and dashed dreams comes to vivid new life in this new adaptation. Starring Saoirse Ronan, Annette Bening, Corey Stoll, Elisabeth Moss and more.

Christopher Robin
Dates TBD

CHRISTOPHER ROBIN has arrived, reintroducing two of the most beloved characters in children’s literature: the boy and his bear. This time, however, that boy is all grown up and played by Ewan McGregor, and it’s been a very long time since he’s seen his old friend Winnie the Pooh. But, as the now-adult Christopher Robin soon realizes, he could use a little more magic in his life, and he still has a lot to learn from his kindly ursine companion.

The Most Unknown
Dates TBD

Dark matter, the deep sea and extraterrestrial life are just some of the phenomena we find most difficult to observe and understand. In THE MOST UNKNOWN, nine scientists from multiple disciplines meet each other for the first time in a series of encounters rooted in their work. By tossing scientists who'd never met into a petri dish of the filmmaker's own design, we learn something about what it means to dedicate one's life to questions we're not yet sure can be answered. 95 min.

Leave No Trace
Dates TBD

Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
9/8 & 9/9

Nat'l Theatre of London. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out? A "thrilling revival" (New York Times). Starring Sienna Miller.

Julie
9/29 & 10/7

National Theatre of London. Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival. This new version of August Strinberg’s play Miss Julie, written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London.

The Rider
Dates TBD

After a tragic riding accident, young cowboy Brady (Brady Jandreau), once a rising star of the rodeo circuit, is warned that his competition days are over. Back home, Brady finds himself wondering what he has to live for when he can no longer do what gives him a sense of purpose: to ride and compete. In an attempt to regain control of his fate, Brady undertakes a search for new identity and tries to redefine his idea of what it means to be a man in the heartland of America.

King Lear
10/21 & 10/28

National Theatre of London. "Ian McKellan reigns supreme in this triumphant production!" - Daily Telegraph. Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.

Frankenstein
10/31

An encore presentation of one of the National Theatre's biggest hits, starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Frankenstein) and Johnny Lee Miller (the Creature).

The Madness of King George III
12/8 & 12/16

A National Theatre of London multi-award-winning drama! It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.