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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.

Now Playing



FREE OUTDOOR MOVIE! Join us at Fort Worden, for Bogart and Bergman under the stars, the perfect summer evening. One of the best loved American films, this captivating wartime adventure of romance and intrigue is the story of a world-wear ex-freedom fighter who runs a nightclub in Casablanca during the early part of WWII. Bring your own blanket/chair/sofa! 102 min.

Thu, 7/10 9:00
Lucky Them

Lucky Them

Lucky Them depicts an eternal teen's coming of middle age. Toni Collette stars as Ellie Klug, a Seattle music journalist and alt-rock groupie who discovered and dated Mathew Smith, a local legend, now 10 years vanished. He left behind a rabid cult following, and Ellie is given an ultimatum by her editor to revisit his legacy. Filmed in Seattle. 96 min.

Thu, 7/10 4:30, 7:15
Only Lovers Left Alive
Starred s shows in the Starlight Room · 21+ venue

Only Lovers Left Alive

Jim Jarmusch's sly and seductive vampire movie is the story of two very old souls who suck on O-Negative popsicles, but in many ways it's more about the life-sustaining force of music than any hankering for blood. Featuring Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston as lovers across the centuries. From one of our favorite indie auteurs (Broken Flowers, Mystery Train, Dead Man). 123 min.

Thu, 7/10 7:30s
Words and Pictures
Starred s shows in the Starlight Room · 21+ venue

Words and Pictures

A surprisingly smart love story, this Tracy/Hepburn-style movie is a comedy of ideas couched in romance. Juliette Binoche and Clive Owen play dueling aesthetes at a prep school. Their performances have a crackling vitality, and the screenplays' strongest moments set off the kind of trains of thought that dedicated teachers hope to spur in their students. 120 min.

Thu, 7/10 4:15s


Foodies who feasted on Big Night, Babette's Feast and Eat Drink Man Woman, will no doubt devour this confection in which the actors (Jon Favreau, Dustin Hoffman, Scarlett Johansson, Sofia Vergara, Oliver Platt) often run the risk of being upstaged by all manner of scrumptious-looking cuisine. About a professionally frustrated chef who finds happiness in a food truck. 115 min.

Thu, 7/10 4:00, 7:00
Fri, 7/11 4:30, 7:30
Sat, 7/12 1:45, 4:30, 7:30
Sun, 7/13 - Thu 7/17 4:30, 7:30

Coming Soon

Playing in the Starlight Room
Obvious Child
7/11 - 7/17

For aspiring comedian Donna Stern, everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her hysterical and relatable brand of humor. But when Donna winds up unexpectedly pregnant after a one-night stand, her epic lapse of prohylactic judgement turns out to be the beginning of a hilarious and totally unplanned journey of self discovery and empowerment. 83 min.

7/11 - 7/17

Snowpiercer proceeds from a fantastical premise rich with real-world relevance. After human-engineered planetary catastrophe (trying to arrest the planet's warming, we accidentally froze it solid), the remaining people are stuck on a train that never stops moving. A few thousand survivors live on railway cars, sorted into a rigid and ruthlessly enforced social order.

A Small Family Business
7/13, 7/19

A riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed by Olivier Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn (Bedroom Farce, A Chorus of Disapproval). A Small Family Business returns to the National Theatre for the first time since its celebrated premiere in 1987, when it won the Evening Standard Award for Best Play.

Begin Again
7/18 - 7/24

The latest film from the director of Once, Begin Again is a soul-stirring comedy about what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together. Gretta (Keira Knightley) is struggling with heart-break when she meets Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a disgraced record-label exec who stumbles upon her performing in the East Village and is captivated by her raw talent. 104 min.

Playing in the Starlight Room
It Happened One Night

This sweet, romantic screwball comedy never loses its beguiling appeal. Don't miss Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable in this delightful classic and 5-time Oscar winner (1934). One show only, in the Starlight Room!

Wish I Was Here
8/1 - 8/7

Writer-director-actor Zach Braff (Garden State) stars as Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor, father and husband, who at 35 is searching for his identity, a purpose for his life. He winds up trying to home school his two children when his father can no longer afford to pay for private education. Through teaching his children about life, Aidan gradually discovers some major life lessons. 120 min.

Night Moves
Dates TBD

Kelly Reichart's (Wendy and Lucy, Meek's Cutoff) suspense thriller follows three passionate environmentalist whose homegrown plot to blow up a controversial dam unravels into a journey of doubt, paranoia and unintended consequences. 112 min.

We Are the Best!
Dates TBD

Lukas Moodysson's adaptation of his wife Coco's graphic novel about three young misfits growing up in early '80s Stockholm. Pixieish mohawk-sporting KIara and her best friend Bobo are 13-year-old rebels looking for a cause and form and all-girl punk band. 102 min.

Venus in Fur
Dates TBD

An erotic and tightly-wound battle of the sexes. Thomas, young playwright, is despondent that he's unable to find the perfect actress for the lead role in his upcoming play. Suddenly, in bursts Vanda, who after convincing him to let her audition for the part takes him on a whirlwind ride that turns from attraction to obsession. Based on the Tony Award-winning play. 96 min.

8/15 - 8/21

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's Boyhood is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents.

Life Itself
Dates TBD

Life Itself recounts the inspiring, entertaining and colorful life of world-renowned film critic Roger Ebert--a story that turns personal, funny, moving and transcendent. Based on his best-selling memoir of the same name, the film explores Ebert's legacy, his Pulitzer Prize-winning criticism at the Sun-Times, and his ascension as one of the most influential cultural voices in America. 115 min.

The Hundred-Foot Journey
Dates TBD

Helen Mirren stars in this delightful story about an Indian family who moves to France and opens a restaurant directly across the street from a Michelin-starred French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Mirren). Directed by Lasse Hallstrom (What's Eating Gilbert Grape, My Life as a Dog, Chocolat, The Cider House Rules).

What If
Dates TBD

The story of Wallace (Daniel Radlcliffe), a med school drop out who's been repeatedly burned by bad relationships. Then that he meets Chantry (Zoe Kazan), an animator with a boyfriend with whom he forms a close friendship. There is no denying the chemistry between them, leading the pair to wonder, what if the love of your life is actually your best friend. 102 min.

Song of the New Earth: Tom Kenyon and the Power of Sound
Fri, 9/5

Port Townsend filmmakers Ward Serrill and Sophie Jane Mortimer follow the transformative life journey of renowned sound healer and psychotherapist Tom Kenyon on his quest to integrate modern science and ancient mysticism through sound.

Bolshoi Ballet
Oct 2014 - Apr 2015

Seven stunning ballets from Moscow's Bolshoi, not to be missed!

11/2, 11/8

Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan star in this highly anticipated West End production broadcast by National Theatre Live. One evening, a young schoolteacher receives an unexpected visit from her former lover. The two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.