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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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Amazing Grace - Rose Theatre

In 1972, Aretha Franklin recorded the album Amazing Grace at a church in south Los Angeles. Director Sydney Pollack (Out of Africa, Tootsie) was there to film it, but due to issues with synchronizing the sound and with Franklin's estate, the film was never released—until now. Rated G, 89 min.

Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Sun, 5/19 1:15, 4:15, 7:15
Mon, 5/20 - Tue, 5/21 4:15, 7:15
Wed, 5/22 4:15
Thu, 5/23 4:15, 7:15
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Long Shot - Rose Theatre

When Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) reunites with his first crush, one of the most influential women in the world, Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron), he charms her wit his self-deprecating humor and his memories of her youthful idealism. As she prepares to make a run for the presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter. A fish out of water on Charlotte's elite team, Fred is unprepared for her glamorous lifestyle in the limelight. Sparks fly as their unmistakable chemistry leads to a round-the-world romance and a series of unexpected incidents. Rated R, 125 min.
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Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 5/19 1:00, 4:00, 7:00
Mon, 5/20 - Tue, 5/21 4:00, 7:00
Wed, 5/22 1:00, 4:00, 7:00
Thu, 5/23 4:00, 7:00
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Neither Wolf Nor Dog - Rosebud Cinema

Adapted from the acclaimed novel by Kent Nerburn. The story follows a white author who becomes intertwined with the heart of contemporary Native American life in the sparse lands of the Dakota's by a 95-year-old Lakota elder and his side-kick. Not rated, 110 min.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 5/19 1:30, 7:30
Mon, 5/20 - Tue, 5/21 7:30
Wed, 5/22 1:30, 7:30
Thu, 5/23 7:30
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Woman at War - Rosebud Cinema

Back by popular demand! Halla is a fifty-year-old independent woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. Known to others only by her alias “The Woman of the Mountain,” Halla secretly wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminum industry. "Wonderful!" - LA Times. Not rated, 101 min. In Icelandic.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 5/19 - Thu 5/23 4:30
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Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock 'N Roll

One show only! The story of the long troubled town of Asbury Park, and how the power of music can unite a divided community. It returns Asbury sons Steven Van Zandt, Southside Johnny Lyon and Bruce Springsteen to the legendary Upstage, the psychedelic after hours club where they got their start, featuring never before seen interviews and performances. Shuttered for four and a half decades, the Upstage remains a perfect time capsule of the Club which united both sides of the tracks in Asbury and acted as a crucible for young talent. 130 min.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Wed, 5/22 7:30
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Only Angels Have Wings - Starlight Room

Rough and tough Geoff Carter (Cary Grant) runs a tiny airline that cannot afford to miss any flights, despite the dangers along many of the routes. When Bonnie Lee (Jean Arthur), a performer who is falling for him, sees that Geoff is preparing to fly in violent weather conditions, she takes measures to make him stay. She's successful in her attempt, and two of his employees are forced to make the flight for him -- but Bonnie may have been correct about the potential peril of that flight. Not rated, 121 min.

Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Wed, 5/22 7:30
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Coming Soon

The White Crow
Starts 5/24

Young Rudolf Nureyev becomes a top ballet dancer in Russia, but a life-changing visit to Paris soon makes him seek asylum in France. Directed by Ralph Fiennes.

Rocketman
Starts 5/31

An epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John’s breakthrough years.

All About Eve
6/1 & 6/9

National Theatre Live. ALL ABOUT EVE tells the story of Margo Channing (Gillian Anderson). Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve (Lily James). Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve…don’t you…? Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the world's most innovative theatre directors, Ivo van Hove.

Select shows in the Starlight
You Can't Take it With You
6/5

A side-splittingly wacky film from 1949. Sweet-natured Alice Sycamore (Jean Arthur) falls for banker's son Tony Kirby (James Stewart). But when she invites her snooty prospective in-laws to dinner to give their blessing to the marriage, Alice's peculiar extended family -- including philosophical grandfather Martin Vanderhof (Lionel Barrymore), hapless fledgling ballerina sister Essie (Ann Miller) and fireworks enthusiast father, Paul (Samuel S. Hinds) -- might be too eccentric for the staid Kirbys.

Late Night
Starts 6/7

Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) is a pioneer and legendary host on the late-night talk-show circuit. When she's called out for having no female writers, Molly (Mindy Kaling) is hired as the one woman in Katherine’s all-male writers’ room. But Molly might be too little too late, as the formidable Katherine also faces a network that wants to replace her. Molly is determined to help Katherine by revitalizing her show and career—and possibly effect even bigger change at the same time.

Carmine Street Guitars
Dates TBD

The legendary Greenwich Village guitar shop is chronicled in this engrossing documentary. Custom guitar maker Rick Kelly and his young apprentice Cindy Hulej, build handcrafted guitars out of reclaimed wood from old hotels, bars, churches and other local buildings. Nothing looks or sounds quite like a Rick Kelly guitar, which is the reason they are embraced by the likes of Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Jim Jarmusch, just to name a few.

42nd Street
6/8 & 6/15

42ND STREET is the song and dance, American dream fable of Broadway, featuring the West End’s biggest cast on Theatreland’s oldest stage, Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Featuring the iconic songs 42nd Street, We’re In The Money, Lullaby Of Broadway, Shuffle Off To Buffalo, Dames and I Only Have Eyes For You, this is a musical unlike any other.

The Dead Don't Die
Starts 6/14

A zombie movie by auteur Jim Jarmusch (GHOST DOG, ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE, COFFEE AND CIGARETTES, MYSTERY TRAIN, DEAD MAN) starring Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Rosie Perez, Iggy Pop, RZA, Selena Gomez, Carol Kane and Tom Waits. What more needs to be said?

Carmen Suite/Petrushka
6/16

Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema. Carmen is as sensual and free-spirited as ever as she finds herself caught in a love triangle. The passionate one act ballet by Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso, originally conceived for legendary Bolshoi prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya, will captivate audiences alongside Petrushka, a new creation for the Bolshoi by contemporary choreographer Edward Clug. The double-bill event for cinemas encapsulates and showcases the soul of Russian Ballet.

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North by Northwest
6/19

This classic HItchcock film finds New York City ad executive Roger O. Thornhill (Cary Grant) pursued by ruthless spy Phillip Vandamm (James Mason) after Thornhill is mistaken for a government agent. Hunted relentlessly by Vandamm's associates, the harried Thornhill ends up on a cross-country journey, meeting the beautiful and mysterious Eve Kendall (Eva Marie Saint) along the way. Soon Vandamm's henchmen close in on Thornhill, resulting in a number of iconic action sequences.

Toy Story 4
Starts 6/21

Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang embark on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky. The adventurous journey turns into an unexpected reunion as Woody's slight detour leads him to his long-lost friend Bo Peep. As Woody and Bo discuss the old days, they soon start to realize that they're worlds apart when it comes to what they want from life as a toy.

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
Date TBD

An artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the acclaimed novelist. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio to ‘70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room, Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own literature.

Pavarotti
Starts 6/28

A look at the life and work of opera legend Luciano Pavarotti. Directed by Ron Howard.

The Biggest Little Farm
Dates TBD

A testament to the immense complexity of nature, THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land. When the barking of their beloved dog Todd leads to an eviction notice from their tiny LA apartment, John and Molly Chester make a choice that takes them out of the city and onto 200 acres in the foothills of Ventura County, naively endeavoring to build one of the most diverse farms of its kind in complete coexistence with nature.

The Serengeti Rules
Dates TBD

One of the most important but untold science stories of our time—a tale with profound implications for the fate of life on our planet. Beginning in the 60s, a small band of young scientists headed out into the wilderness, driven by an insatiable curiosity about how nature works. They discovered a single set of rules that govern all life. Now in the twilight of their eminent careers, these unsung heroes share the stories of their adventures, reveal how their pioneering work flipped our view of nature on its head, and give us a chance to reimagine the world as it could and should be.

Select shows in the Starlight
Days of Heaven
7/10

Terrence Malick's sweeping love story, set in rural America. From Roger Ebert's review: 'Days of Heaven' is above all one of the most beautiful films ever made." This legendary film made waves when it premiered for its stunning depiction of the midwest, the seasons and the romance of the plains. Starring Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Linda Manz and Sam Shepard. 1978.

The River and the Wall
Dates TBD

Five friends journey from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico on horses, mountain bikes, and canoes to document the borderlands and explore the potential impacts of a border wall on the natural environment.

The Souvenir
Dates TBD

From acclaimed writer-director Joanna Hogg comes an enigmatic and personal portrait of the artist as a young woman, combining passionate emotions and exquisite aesthetics into a lush, dreamlike story of young adulthood and first love. At once enrapturing and mysteriously unsettling—and featuring a profoundly layered breakout performance by Honor Swinton Byrne—The Souvenir is an essential and enduring film from one of our most distinctive and exciting filmmakers.

Maiden
Starts 7/26

The incredible, against-all-odds story of sailor Tracy Edwards, who skippered the first all-female international crew in the 1989 Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race.

Meet Me at the Movies - Rose Theatre
8/6, 11/12

Free! A unique film experience, Meet Me at the Movies is designed for people with memory loss and their care partners, which can be enjoyed by all adults. Theme-based clips from classic and contemporary films are shown, followed by facilitated audience discussion; part of the Frye Art Museum's Creative Aging initiative, an offering of programs for adults to experience the rich potential of aging through engagement with the arts and connection with others. 90 min. First come, first seated.

Artemis Fowl
Starts 8/9

Artemis Fowl is a 12-year-old genius and descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds. He soon finds himself in an epic battle against a race of powerful underground fairies who may be behind his father's disappearance. Directed by Kenneth Branagh.

The Lehman Trilogy
8/10 & 8/18

The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening. Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons. "Theatre at its best. Sam Mendes triumphs." - The Times

Kinky Boots
8/11 & 8/17

Tickets go on sale July 1. Winner of every major Best Musical award on Broadway and in the West End, Kinky Boots is the hottest show in town! Broadcast straight from London to Port Townsend. This big-hearted and saucy musical tells the true story of a young man trying to save his family's shoe factory. He finds inspiration in the form of Lola, an entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos.

One Man, Two Guvnors
9/29

The National Theatre of London's riotous and outlandish comedy returns to the big screen for an encore screening. James Cordon starts as a man serving two masters, to dizzying and hilarious effect. A not-to-be-missed theatre event. Laughter is promised. 3 hrs, 12 min.

Raymonda
11/10

Bolshoi Ballet. Raymonda is betrothed to Jean de Brienne, a gallant knight who pledged to go on a crusade led by the King of Hungary. When her beloved leaves, Abderakhman, a foreign knight, makes a bid for the hand of Raymonda and threatens her fate when she rejects him. Raymonda is a must-see of the Bolshoi, a work of living dance history showcasing the ballerina as the ultimate virtuoso. 180 min.

Le Corsaire
11/17

Bolshoi Ballet. On the bazaar square of Andrinopolis, the beautiful Medora is kidnaped by Conrad, a charming corsair (pirate). Bolshoi Prima Ballerina, the mesmerizing Ekaterina Krysanova and Leading Soloist Igor Tsvirko ignite Medora and Conrad’s passion with undeniable intensity. Le Corsaire remains a breath-taking production, with luxurious cinematic sets and a shipwreck, bringing the magnificence of the Bolshoi to life. 210 min.

The Nutcracker
12/15 & 12/21

Bolshoi Ballet. The Bolshoi’s magical Nutcracker production captivates audiences of all ages and brings them on whirlwind journey of enchantment with rising star Soloist Margarita Shrainer perfectly embodying Marie’s innocence and joy along with the supremely elegant Principal Dancer Semyon Chudin as her Nutcracker Prince. A timeless holiday classic accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s beloved score. 150 min.

Giselle
2/9/20

Bolshoi Ballet. The young peasant girl Giselle dies of a broken heart when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her own will, she joins the Wilis, vengeful spirits of jilted brides who condemn Albrecht to dance until he dies of exhaustion. In this brand-new production, world renowned choreographer Alexei Ratmansky brings a fresh perspective to one of the oldest and greatest works of classical dance, giving the audience an opportunity to discover this iconic ballet anew. 150 min.

Swan Lake
3/22/20

Bolshoi Ballet. Technically challenging and filled with vibrant emotion, with a stunning and world-famous corps de ballet in perfect unison, the legendary love story between Prince Siegfried and the dual personalities Odette/Odile, born at the Bolshoi Theatre, is a must-see. 165 min.

Romeo and Juliet
4/12/20

Bolshoi Ballet. Despite each of their families being merciless enemies, Romeo and Juliet are deeply in love. The rivalry between the two families will cost Mercutio’s life, causing Romeo a desire of vengeance for the loss of his friend. The star-crossed lovers’ tragic fate inspired Prokofiev’s remarkable cinematic score, from the delicate theme of Juliet to the ominous Dance of the Knights. 185 min.

Jewels
5/10/20

Bolshoi Ballet. This opulent triptych was inspired by Balanchine’s visit to the famous jeweller Van Cleef & Arpels on New York’s Fifth Avenue, celebrating the cities and dance schools of Paris, New York and St. Petersburg, each bound to its own precious stone: emerald, ruby and diamond. Balanchine built an homage of captivating beauty to the three dance schools that had forged his style, each represented by a contrasting gemstone. 165 min.