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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 Martian

The Martian

During a mission to Mars, astronaut Mark Whatney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm, and left behind by his crew. But Whatney has survived and finds himself stranded alone on the hostile planet. Directed by Ridley Scott, with a star-studded cast - Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Jeff Daniels and Chiwetel Ejiofor. **Live music before the show on 10/3**

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Tue, 10/6 - Sat, 10/10 4:00 (2D), 7:15 (3D)
Sun, 10/11 4:15 (2D), 7:30 (3D)
Mon, 10/12 - Thu, 10/15 4:00 (2D), 7:15 (3D)
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Elle Reid has just gotten through breaking up with her girlfriend when her granddaughter Sage unexpectedly shows up needing $600 before sundown. Temporarily broke, Grandma Elle and Sage spend the day trying to get their hands on the cash as their unannounced visits to old friends and flames end up rattling skeletons and digging up secrets. With Lily Tomlin, Sam Elliott, Marcia Gay Harden. 79 min.

Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Tue 10/6 - Fri, 10/9 4:15, 7:00
Sat, 10/10 1:30, 4:15, 7:00
Sun, 10/11 - Thu, 10/15 4:15, 7:00
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A Walk in the Woods

A Walk in the Woods

Based on Billy Bryson's enormously popular book, starring Robert Redford as the author. Instead of retiring, Bryson challenges himself to hike the 2,200 mile Appalachian Trail. The only person willing to accompany him is an old friend (Nick Nolte), but it turns out the two men have very different definitions of the word "adventure", as discovered in this delightfully funny film.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Tue, 10/6 - Thu, 10/8 4:30, 6:50
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He Named Me Malala

He Named Me Malala

An intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan. The film gives us an inside glimpse into this extraordinary young girl's life - from her close relationship with her father who inspired her love for education, to her impassioned speeches at the UN.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Fri, 10/9 4:30, 6:45
Sat, 10/10 - Sun, 10/11 12:15, 2:15, 4:30, 6:45, 8:45
Mon, 10/12 - Tue, 10/13 4:30, 6:45
Wed, 10/14 4:30
Thu, 10/15 4:30, 6:45
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The Beaux Stratagem

The Beaux Stratagem

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.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 10/10 11:00 a.m.
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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.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 10/11 1:15
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Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

40th Anniversary Sing-Along for Worldwide Holy Grail Day! Monty Python is on a medieval quest in their first feature film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. England 932 A.D. and King Arthur (Graham Chapman) accompanied by his trusty servant Patsy (Terry Gilliam) is seeking Knights to join his Round Table at Camelot. With Terry Jones, John Cleese, Michael Palin and Eric Idle.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Wed, 10/14 7:30 Limited Seating
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Coming Soon

Bridge of Spies
10/16 - 10/22

Tom Hanks stars in this Steven Spielberg film about an American lawyer recruited by the CIA to help rescue a pilot detained by the Soviet Union. 135 min.

Learning to Drive
Dates TBD

Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson and Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley, star in this feel-good, coming of (middle) age comedy about a mismatched pair who help each other overcome life's roadblocks. Directed by Isabel Coixet, who also directed Elegy (Ben Kingsley, Penelope Cruz), which played at the Rose in 2008. 90 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.

The Heart of the Game

10th anniversary screening of Port Townsend director Ward Serrill's thrilling documentary about the Roosevelt High Roughriders girls' basketball team. Released to wide acclaim, this moving documentary is a portrait of an eccentric new coach and a troubled star from the inner-city whose off-court struggles threaten to crush the star athlete's dreams. Q & A with director Serrill. 97 min.

Playing in the Starlight Room

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.


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.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Spend you Halloween night enjoying the dark debauched world of this cult classic film starring Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon. Hosted by the mysterious and legendary Fräulein Fanny Spänker. With a costume contest and prizes. Sing and dance along to your heart's content.


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.

Playing in the Starlight Room
Planes, Trains and Automobiles

If your Thanksgiving this year turns out to be a wee bit challenging, then revisiting this hilarious comedy from 1987 will make you feel much better. Featuring a riotous Steve Martin and John Candy, this Thanksgiving tale is one for the ages. Directed by John Hughes. 93 min.

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.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Opens 12/18

Wow, the anticipation for this movie is over the top. And who better to reboot the series than J.J. Abrams (Lost, Alias, Star Trek, Mission Impossible III). Set 30 years after Episode VI, the saga continues with Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Oscar Isaac, Simon Pegg, Adam Driver, Andy Serkis, and Lupita Nyong'o.

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.