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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 Last Word

The Last Word

Shirley MacLaine is Harriet, a once successful businesswoman in tight control of every aspect of her life. As she reflects upon her accomplishment, she's suddenly inspired to engage a young local writer to pen her life's story. When the initial result doesn’t meet Harriet's expectations, she sets out to reshape the way she is remembered. As the journey unfolds, the two women develop a unique bond which alters not only Harriet’s legacy, but also Anne’s future. R, 108 min.

Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Fri, 3/31 4:15, 7:30
Sat, 4/1 1:00, 4:15, 7:30
Sun, 4/2 - Thu, 4/6 4:15 7:30
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Kedi

Kedi

Hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, the cats of Istanbul live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame — and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt. This lovely documentary will charm its way into your heart. NR, 80 min. In Turkish with English subtitles. The Starlight Room seats 46 and sells out quickly. Seating begins 45 minutes before show time.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Fri, 3/31 4:30, 7:30
Sat, 4/1 - Sun 4/2 11:45, 4:30, 7:30
Mon, 4/3 - Thu, 4/6 4:30, 7:30
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Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Tue, 3/28 - Thu, 3/30 4:30
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Mr. Gaga

Mr. Gaga

Ohad Naharin, artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company, is one of the most important choreographers in the world. This spirited doc will introduce you to his extraordinary vision. Filmed over a period of 8 years, the film mixes rehearsal footage with an extensive breathtaking dance sequences. This story of an artistic genius who redefined the language of modern dance is guaranteed to leave you skipping. NR, 100 min. The Starlight Room seats 46 and sells out quickly. Seating begins 45 minutes before show time.

Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Tue, 3/28 - Thu, 3/30 7:15 Ends Thursday
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Singin' in the Rain

Singin' in the Rain

The classic film starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Conner hits the Starlight screen! This timeless movie musical comedy never gets old.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 4/1 - Sun, 4/2 11:45
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Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Wed, 3/29 7:30 SOLD OUT
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Get Out

Get Out

A thriller about race from Jordan Peele about a young African-American man who visits his white girlfriend's family estate and becomes ensnared in the sinister real reason for the invitation. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.
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Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Tue, 3/28 - Thu, 3/30 4:30, 7:30 Ends Thursday
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Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. PG, 120 min.
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Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Tue, 3/28 - Thu, 4/6 4:00, 7:00
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Hedda Gabler

Hedda Gabler

“I’ve no talent for life.” Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free....Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel. Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove helms this moving production starring the luminous Ruth Wilson.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 4/1 11:00
Sun, 4/16 11:00
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Bolshoi Ballet: A Contemporary Evening

Bolshoi Ballet: A Contemporary Evening

The Bolshoi takes on a new challenge with audacity. This encounter between some of the best dancers in the world and masters of contemporary choreography results in an outstanding synthesis of bringing Van Manen’s formal beauty, León and Lightfoot’s intensity, and Ratmansky’s witty brilliance to a new level. With music by Benjamin Britten, Ludwig van Beethoven and Max Richter.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 4/2 12:30
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Coming Soon

My Life as a Zucchini
Starts 4/7

Nominee: Best Animated Feature (Academy Award, Golden Globe Award). After his mother’s sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home, filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this at times strange and hostile environment. But with Raymond’s help and his newfound friends, Zucchini eventually learns to trust and love, as he searches for a new family of his own.

The Lost City of Z
Starts 4/21

Based on author David Grann’s nonfiction bestseller, The Lost City of Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. PG-13, 141 min.

Gifted
Starts 4/21

Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy - his niece Mary. Frank's plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan) whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary. PG-13

Tomorrow
Starts 4/21

A film for people who sometimes feel powerless in front of the various crises of our times. TOMORROW is not just a film, it is the beginning of a movement seeking to encourage local communities around the world to change the way they live for the sake of our planet.

Eugene Onegin
4/22

Met Opera Live in HD. Tchaikovsky’s many moods—tender, grand, melancholy—are all given free rein. The Byronic romantic anti-hero is caught between convention and ennui. At the core of the opera is the young girl Tatiana, who grows from a sentimental adolescent into a complete woman in one of the operatic stage’s most convincing character developments.

Call Her Applebroog
4/23

Part of the COMMUNITY ARTS FILM SERIES. This deeply personal portrait of acclaimed New York–based artist Ida Applebroog was shot with mischievous reverence by her filmmaker daughter, Beth B (Exposed). Born in the Bronx to Orthodox Jewish émigrés from Poland, Applebroog, now in her 80s, looks back at how she expressed herself through decades of drawings and paintings, as well as her private journals.

Select shows in the Starlight
The Lion in Winter
4/26

A riotous classic featuring two blazing stars of the screen, Peter O'Toole and Katherine Hepburn. The year is 1183. Like many a modern-day politician, Britain's King Henry II (O'Toole) finds it occasionally useful to take his wife out of mothballs and parade her before the public. Henry's Queen Eleanor (Hepburn), long exiled to a faraway castle, is invited to join Henry and their three sons for a family reunion. And then the fun really begins...

Twelfth Night
4/29 & 4/30

Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity. A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love. National Theatre of London.

Bolshoi Ballet: A Hero of Our Time
5/7

“Give me everything, it is still not enough.” The story based on the larger-than-life hero Pechorin is adapted from Mikhail Lermontov’s literary masterpiece in three separate stories recounting his heartbreaking betrayals. Is Pechorin a real hero? Or is he a man like any other? This brand new production by choreographer Yuri Possokhov is a tragic poetic journey that can only be seen at the Bolshoi.

Der Rosenkavalier
5/13

Met Opera Live in HD. Set in an idealized Vienna of the past, Strauss’s most popular opera concerns a wise woman of the world who is involved with a much younger lover but ultimately forced to accept the laws of time, giving him up to a pretty young heiress. Deftly combines comedy, dreamy nostalgic fantasy and genuine human drama. Starring Renée Fleming in one of her signature roles.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
5/20 & 5/21

Daniel Radcliffe stars in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London. Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage. As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds.

Obsession
6/3 - 6/4

Gino (Jude Law) is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a road side restaurant he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart. Broadcast from the Barbican Theatre in London. Directed by Ivo van Hove.

The Sense of an Ending
Dates TBD

Tony Webster (Jim Broadbent) leads a reclusive and quiet existence until long buried secrets from his past force him to face the flawed recollections of his younger self, the truth about his first love (Charlotte Rampling) and the devastating consequences of decisions made a lifetime ago. Also starring Harriet Walter, Michelle Dockery and Emily Mortimer. PG-13, 108 min.

Notes on Blindness
Dates TBD

After losing sight, John Hull knew that if he did not try to understand blindness it would destroy him. In 1983 he began keeping an audio diary. Over three years John recorded over sixteen hours of material, a unique testimony of loss, rebirth and renewal, excavating the interior world of blindness. NR, 90 min.

Peter Pan
6/11 & 6/17

All children, except one, grow up…When Peter Pan loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues. A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive production, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre.

Daughters of the Dust
Dates TBD

At the dawn of the 20th century, a multi-generational family in the Gullah community on the Sea Islands off of South Carolina – former West African slaves who adopted many of their ancestors’ Yoruba traditions – struggle to maintain their cultural heritage and folklore while contemplating a migration to the mainland, even further from their roots. NR, 113 min.

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
6/24 & 6/25

Imelda Staunton and Conleth Hill star in this critically acclaimed 5-star production of Edward Albee's landmark play. In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.

Spider-Man: Homecoming
Starts 7/17

The latest in Marvel's Spider-Man series!

Salome
7/16 & 7/22

The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world. This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution. An urgent, hypnotic production which will be broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre.

Angels in America Part 1: Millenium Approaches
8/5 - 8/6

Part 1. America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse).

Angels in America Part 2: Perestroika
8/12 - 8/13

Part 2. America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Part One: Millennium Approaches was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992.

Yerma
9/24 & 9/30

The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic. Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax.