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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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Testament of Youth

Testament of Youth

Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman's point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again, it's a film about young love, the futility of war and how to make sense of the darkest times. 129 min.

Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Thu, 7/30 4:00, 7:30 Ends Thursday
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A once-in-a-generation talent, Amy Winehouse was a musician that captured the world's attention with her unforgettable voice and charisma. A pure jazz artist in the most authentic sense, she poured her heart and soul into her music. The combination of her raw honesty and virtuosity resulted in some of the most unique and adored songs of our time. A powerful documentary about her life. 128 min.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu, 7/30 7:00 Ends Thursday
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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at Sundance 2015! The uniquely funny, moving story of Greg, a high schooler who is trying to blend in and avoid deeper relationships as a teenage survival strategy. But when Greg's mom insists that he spend time with Rachel - who just been diagnosed with cancer - he slowly discovers how worthwhile the true bonds of friendship can be. 104 min.

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Thu, 7/30 4:00 Ends Thursday
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Ant Man

Ant Man

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Bobby Cannavale, Evangeline Lilly and Michale Pena.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu, 7/30 4:30 (2D), 7:30 (3D)
Ends Thursday
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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his team take on their most difficult mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate - an international rogue organization as highly skilled as they are committed to destroying the IMF. Costarring Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames and Rebecca Ferguson. Directed by Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects). PG-13

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Fri, 7/31 - Thu, 8/6 4:00, 7:30
Live music pre-show! Sat, 8/1, 7:00
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Mr. Holmes

Mr. Holmes

A new twist on the world's most famous detective. 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellan) returns from a journey to Japan, where he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. In his remote seaside farmhouse, he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement, and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love - before it's too late. 104 min.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Fri, 7/31 4:30, 7:00
Sat, 8/1 - Sun, 8/2 12:00, 4:30, 7:00
Mon, 8/3 - Thu, 8/6 4:30, 7:00
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Infinitely Polar Bear

Infinitely Polar Bear

Based on a true story, Infinitely Polar Bear is a funny and heartbreaking portrait of the many unexpected ways in which parents and children save each other. Mark Ruffalo gives his best performance to date as a good-natured father, struggling with depression. Despite the stresses of caring for him and her two daughters, his wife applies to business school and is accepted into Columbia University.

Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Fri, 7/31 - Thu, 8/6 4:15, 7:15
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Directed by the visionary July Taymor at New York's Theatre for a New Audience. Of all of Shakespeare's plays, this is the most phantasmagorical, featuring fairies, spells, and hallucinatory lovers. Taymor turns out a production that's visually breathtaking, funny, sexy and darkly poetic. It is an immersive, inventive cinematic experience that was filmed during the show's highly acclaimed run. 148 min.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 8/1 11:00 a.m.
Sun, 8/9 11:00 a.m.
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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.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 8/2 11:00 a.m.
Sat, 8/8 11:00 a.m.
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Coming Soon

Outdoor Movie: When Harry Met Sally

The third in our free outdoor movie series in the back lot of the Pourhouse (ages 21+, 2231 Water St.) Double-fist some pints under the stars with this delightful comedy, starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan. Bring the love of your life. Or that person you've been awkwardly crushing on for a decade.

8/14 - 8/20

Tangerine took the Sundance Festival by storm and dazzled critics. Two transgender sex workers in Los Angeles (both played with fierce honesty by first-time actors) embark on a mission to get to the bottom of a scandalous rumor. Their rip-roaring odyssey leads them through various subcultures of Los Angeles. The movie bursts off the screen with energy and style. 88 min.

Playing in the Starlight Room
Rear Window

Rear Window is considered by many moviegoers, critics and scholars to one of Alfred Hitchcock's best, and one of the greatest movies every made. James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter and Raymond Burr star in this thriller about a wheelchair-bound photographer who becomes convinced that one of this neighbors has committed murder. 112 min.

Playing in the Starlight Room
Dates TBD

This classic French heist film was an international hit in 1955 and re-established Jules Dessin as a major director. The film's most famous sequence is the 28-minute heist scene, played without a line of dialogue or a note of music is still one of the most nerve-racking sequences on film. The fictional burglary has been mimicked by criminals around the world. 122 min.

Outdoor Movie: Mary Poppins

The final film in our free outdoor movie series. This one's for all ages and plays at Fort Worden State Park. Bring a picnic. Bring the living room sofa. Enjoy the froth and fun of Mary Poppins under the stars. Julie Andrews shines in one of her most notable roles. There are also dancing penguins and chimney sweeps. So don't miss it!

The End of the Tour
Dates TBD

The End of the Tour tells the story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter (and novelist) David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel), which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace's groundbreaking epic novel, Infinite Jest. As the days go on, a tenuous yet intense relationship seems to develop between journalist and subject. 106 min.

The Apu Trilogy
Starts 9/18

Satyajit Ray's breathtaking milestone of world cinema returns in a meticulously reconstructed 4K restoration.

The Apu Trilogy: Panther Panchali
Trilogy begins 9/18

The first film in The Apu Trilogy. The release in 1955 of Panther Panchali introduced to the world an eloquent and important new cinematic voice. A depiction of rural Bengali life introduces us to both little Apu and the women who will help shape him. An immersive cinematic experience and a film of elemental power. 125 min.

The Apu Trilogy: Aparajito
Trilogy begins 9/18

The second film in the Apu Trilogy. Satyajit Ray had not planned to make a sequel to Panther Panchali, but after the film's international success, he decided to continue Apu's narrative. As Apu progresses from wide-eyed child to intellectually curious teenager, we witness his academic and moral education, as well as the growing complexity of his relationship with his mother. 109 min.

The Apu Trilogy: Apu Sansar
Trilogy begins 9/18

The final film in The Apu Trilogy. This extraordinary chapter brings our protagonist's journey full circle. Apu is now in his early twenties, out of college, and hoping to live as a writer. The film charts his romantic awakening, which occurs as a result of a of a most unlikely turn of events, and his eventual, fraught fatherhood. Apu Sansar is a breathtaking conclusion to this monumental trilogy. 105 min.

Il Travatore

Met Opera Live! Soprano Anna Netrebko’s dramatic and vocal skills are on full display in her next new role at the Met—Leonora, the Verdi heroine who sacrifices her own life for the love of the gypsy troubadour. Tenor Yonghoon Lee sings the ill-fated Manrico, baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky is his rival, and mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick is the mysterious gypsy with the troubled past.

The Beaux Stratagem
10/4, 10/10

The ‘Beaux’: two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield. Their ‘Stratagem’: to marry for money. Don't miss this jubilant and hilarious production from the National Theatre.


The Boshoi is renowned for its intimate and emotionally intense interpretation of this beloved drama about a young peasant girl's ghostly revenge on the lover who spurned her. This treasure of romantic ballet is one of the oldest and greatest in classical repertoire. Estimated Run Time: 2 hrs, 20 min.


Met Opera Live! Verdi’s masterful Otello matches Shakespeare’s play in tragic intensity. Director Bartlett Sher probes the Moor’s dramatic downfall with an outstanding cast: tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko plays the doomed Otello; new soprano star Sonya Yoncheva sings Desdemona, Otello’s innocent wife and victim; and baritone Željko Lučić plays the evil Iago, who masterminds Otello’s demise.

My Fair Lady

In honor of its 50th anniversary, this eight time Oscar-winning musical has been restored frame-by-frame from the original negative, under the supervision of Robert Harris, famed film historian and preservationist. Don't miss this one-time-only screening of one of Audrey Hepburn's most notable films. With gorgeous orchestrations and sweeping visuals, this will be an event to remember. 170 min.


Met Opera Live! James Levine conducts Wagner’s early masterpiece in its first return to the Met stage in more than a decade. Today’s leading Wagnerian tenor Johan Botha takes on the daunting title role, opposite soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek as Elisabeth, adding another Wagner heroine to her Met repertoire after her acclaimed Sieglinde in the Ring a few seasons ago.


75th anniversary presentation! There have been a handful of groundbreaking films where the soundtrack has become inextricably linked to the cinematic achievement of the film itself. There is perhaps no greater example of this marriage than Walt Disney's 1940 masterpiece. This event screening will include a newly recorded behind-the-scenes look at the rehearsals of the Philadelphia Orchestra. 156 min.


This opulent triptych was inspired by George Balanchine's visit to the famous jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels, celebrating the cities and dance schools of Paris New York and St. Petersburg, each bound to its own precious stone. The Bolshoi is only company authorized by the Balanchine Trust to film and broadcast his abstract masterpiece. Estimated Run Time: 2 hrs, 5 min.


Met Opera Live! Acclaimed artist and director William Kentridge (The Nose) applies his unique theatrical vision to Berg’s notorious femme fatale, who shatters lives, including her own. Musically, the masterful score is in the sure hands of Met Music Director James Levine. Soprano Marlis Petersen thrills in the tour-de-force title role, a wild journey of love, obsession, and death.

11/1, 11/7, 11/8, 11/14

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.