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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

St. Vincent

St. Vincent

St. Vincent presents Bill Murray as a lost soul, in the vein of his beautifully quiet performances in Rushmore, Lost in Translation and Broken Flowers. He's a retired Vietnam Viet who spends his days drinking and gambling. His life is changed when a single mom, Maggie (hilarious Melissa McCarthy) and her ten-year-old son Oliver move in next door--and, through a series of events, he becomes Oliver's baby-sitter. 102 min.

Fri, 10/24 - Thu, 10/30 4:30, 7:20
The Legend of Love

The Legend of Love

Bolshoi Ballet. This splendid tale of forbidden love, self-sacrifice, jealousy and suffering returns to the Bolshoi stage after a ten-year absence. The Legend of Love is one of Russian master Yuri Grigorovich's earliest choreographic works, and its storyline explores the conflict between love and duty through its two heroines.

Sun, 10/26 1:00
Gone Girl
Starred s shows in the Starlight Room · 21+ venue

Gone Girl

Directed by David Fincher (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network), and based upon the global bestseller, this highly intelligent thriller unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Did he kill her? 145 min.

Fri, 10/24 - Tue, 10/28 4:00s , 7:30s Starlight Room


In 1977, Robyn Davidson set out on a solo trek, taking four camels and a dog 1700 miles across the vast Australian desert towards the Indian Ocean. The superbly gifted Mia Wasikowska stars in this adaptation of Davidson's best-selling memoir. She and director John Curran make the journey and the destination quietly ecstatic. 112 min. (10/22, 4:30 Open Caption).

Fri, 10/24 - Thu, 10/30 4:10, 7:00


Helen McCrory (The Last of the Huaussmans) returns to the National Theatre to take the title role in Euripides' powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, and directed by Carrie Cracknell.

Sat, 10/25 11:00 a.m.

Coming Soon

My Old Lady
10/31 - 11/6

Mathias, a rumpled American (Kevin Kline) is newly arrived in Paris. He's dead broke and plans to sell the large apartment he has just inherited from his father. But there's a problem. Entering the apartment, Mathias is dismayed to finds Mathilde (Maggie Smith), in residence, and she has bad news -- she's not leaving, and she has the law on her side. The actors are a joy to watch in this love letter to Paris. 107 min.


Metropolitan Opera Live! Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the irresistible score, which features one beloved and instantly recognizable melody after another.

11/2, 11/8, 11/15, 11/16

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.

11/6 - 11/13

Director Christopher Nolan (Inception, The Dark Knight trilogy, Insomnia, Memento) returns to the big screen with an all-star cast in a story set in the near future when earth can no longer produce enough food to support the population. With Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, John Lithgow, Ellen Burstyn and Matt Damon. First show Thur. 11/6 at 8:00. 169 min.

Dates TBD

Taut and tremendously acted, Whiplash focuses on Andrew, a 19-year-old jazz drummer dreaming of greatness, but unsure if the dream will ever come true. One night a conductor equally known for his talent as he is for his terrifying method of instruction, discovers him practicing the drums and changes the young man's life forever. A wholly shocking story ensues. 106 min.

Frankenstein (1931): A Special Event with Robert Horton

Seattle film critic and Port Townsend Film Festival regular Robert Horton will talk about and sign copies of his new book "Frankenstein" following a screening of James Whale's classic 1931 film. Mr. Horton will offer an in-depth critical reading and discuss the way this cinematic Prometheus has generated countless sequels, remakes, rip-offs and parodies.

Return of the River
11/15 - 11/16

Return of the River follows a group of strong-minded, committed people as they attempt the impossible: to change the public opinion of a town (Port Angeles, WA) and eventually the nation to bring a dam down. The community comes to a consensus, setting the Elwha River free and showing the way to a more sustainable future. 70 min.

Billy Elliot: The Broadway Musical

One of the most celebrated, award-winning musicals, Billy Elliot has captivated audiences around the world, ever since its smash opening on London's West End in 2005. Set in a small mining town, Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy's struggle agains the odds to make his dream of dance come true. With unforgettable music by Elton John.

Playing in the Starlight Room
Out of the Past

Everything you want in a film noir you'll find in Out of the Past (1947). A tenacious detective (Robert Mitchum) spinning his wheels to make good. A drop-dead beauty (Jane Greer) up to no good. A moneyed mobster (Kirk Douglas) with a shark's grin. Plus double-crossers and fall guys. Shadowy rooms and bleak souls. Not to be missed!

Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Metropolitan Opera Live! The Met’s effervescent production of Rossini’s classic comedy – featuring some of opera’s most instantly recognizable melodies – stars Isabel Leonard as the feisty Rosina, Lawrence Brownlee as her conspiring flame, and Christopher Maltman as the endlessly resourceful and charming barber, himself. Michele Mariotti conducts the vivid and tuneful score.

Pharaoh's Daughter

Bolshoi Ballet. The plot of this lavish production is loosely based on Theophile Gauthier's novel "Le Roman de la Momie". French choreographer Pierre Lacotte was exclusively commissioned in 2000 by the Bolshoi Theatre to resurrect Marius Petipa's mighty Eyptian fresco, and he succeeded brilliantly in giving new life to this forgotten masterpiece.

Broadway's Of Mice and Men
11/29 - 11/30

Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee James Franco (127 Hours, Milk) and Tony Award nominee Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, Girls) star in this hit Broadway production. This landmark revival of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck's play is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship.

The Theory of Everything
Dates TBD

The extraordinary story of one of the world's greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Hawking receives an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting by his side, he embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing that he has precious little of - time. 123 min.

La Bayadere

Bolshoi Ballet. La Bayadere (the word refers to an Indian temple dancer) is a key work in the classical repertoire and this is a magnificent production. This story of impossible love between Nikiya and Solor is set against the backdrop of a lush, mysterious India.

Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg

Metropolitan Opera LIve! James Levine conducts Wagner’s epic comedy—back at the Met for the first time in eight years—about a group of Renaissance “master singers” whose song contest unites a city. Johan Reuter, Johan Botha, and Annette Dasch lead the superb international cast in this charming and magisterial celebration of the power of music and art.

Into the Woods
Dates TBD

Stephen Sondheim's hit musical comes to the big screen with an all-star cast including Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine, Anna Kendrick, Christine Baranski, Tracey Ullman and James Corden. Based on the interwoven adventures of Cinderella, Rapunzel and Little Red Riding Hood, among others.

Dates TBD

Based on Cheryl Strayed's acclaimed, best-selling memoir, Wild is an emotional, funny and involving cinematic journey. After a divorce and the death of her mother, Strayed (a superbly unsentimental Reese Witherspoon) falls into a period of drug use and abuse. At the edge of homelessness, she decides to hike the 1,100-mile Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Oregon. Solo. 115 min.

The Nutcracker

Bolshoi Ballet. Based on E.T.A. Hoffmann's story, The Nutcracker is one of the greatest classics in the world of ballet. With iconic music by Tchaikovsky, and enchanting sets and costumes, this beautiful tale explores the universal themes of love, power and evil. Live same day, 3 hr delay.

The Imitation Game
Dates TBD

During WWII the brilliant, idiosyncratic British mathematician Alan Turing -- pioneer in the theory of artificial intelligence -- was assigned the task of decoding Nazi Germany's encrypted military messages. Benedict Cumberbatch convincingly conveys both the excitement and the painful isolation of Turing's creative genius. This film is sure to garner a Best Picture of the Year Oscar nomination. 114 min.

1/10, 1/18

Internationally renowned DV8 Physical Theatre bring their powerful new production to the National Theatre. An authentic depiction of real-life stories, combining movement and spoken word to create an intense and moving theatrical experience. JOHN contains adult themes, strong language and nudity. Suitable for ages 18 and up.

The Merry Widow

Metropolitan Opera Live! The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling woman who captivates all of Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Oklahoma!, Contact). Stroman and her team have created an art-nouveau setting that climaxes with singing and dancing grisettes at the legendary Maxim’s.

Fundi: The Story of Ella Baker

Free community screening in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.This film reveals the instrumental role that Ella Baker, a friend and advisor to Martin Luther King, played in shaping the American civil rights movement. The dynamic activist was affectionately known as Fundi, a Swahili word for a person who passes skills from one generation to another. 48 min.

Swan Lake

Bolshoi Ballet. With Tchaikovsky's famous, lyrical score, Swan Lake depicts the tragic love between Princess Odette and Prince Siegfried, This universal and enchanting masterpiece of love, deception and drama is a must. Live same day, 3 hr delay.

Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Metropolitan Opera Live! The magnetic tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the title role of the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer in the Met’s kaleidoscopic production of Offenbach’s energetic, operatic masterpiece. Hibla Gerzmava, Erin Morley and Christine Rice sing the three heroines—each an idealized embodiment of some aspect of Hoffmann’s desire.

Iolanta/Blue Beard's Castle

Metropolitan Opera Live! On the heels of her triumphant Met performances in Eugene Onegin, soprano Anna Netrebko takes on another Tchaikovsky heroine in the first opera of this intriguing double bill, consisting of an enchanting fairy tale (Iolanta) followed by an erotic psychological thriller (Bluebeard’s Castle).

Treasure Island
2/15, 2/21

Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery. It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins. For ages 10 and up.

Romeo and Juliet

Bolshoi Ballet. William Shakespeare's timeless story, written in 1595, is brought to the stage through breathtaking choreography and Sergei Prokofiev's much-loved score.

La Donna del Lago

Metropolitan Opera Live! Bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by Sir Walter Scott. DiDonato is the “lady of the lake” of the title, and Flórez is the king who relentlessly pursues her.

Ivan the Terrible

Bolshoi Ballet. Yuri Grigorovich's powerful and fascinating epic dramatizes Ivan the Terrible's controversial reign, and portrays events in 16-century Russia in visually stunning scenes. Live same day, 3 hr delay.

Cavallaria Rusticana/Pagliacci

Metropolitan Opera Live! Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods, but in the same Sicilian village. Rae Smith (War Horse) has designed the moodily atmospheric 1900 village square setting of Cavalleria, which transforms to a 1948 truck stop for the doomed vaudeville troupe of Pagliacci.