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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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Far From the Madding Crowd

Far From the Madding Crowd

Based on the literary classic from Thomas Hardy. The story of the independent, beautiful and head-strong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors. This timeless story of Bathsheba's choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love - as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance. 119 min.

Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Fri, 5/29 - Thu, 6/4 4:15, 7:30
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Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road

An apocalyptic story set in the furtherest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and almost everyone is crazed, fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exists two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order: Max (Tom Hardy) and Furiosa (Charlize Theron). 120 min.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Fri, 5/29 - Sat, 5/30 4:00, 7:00
Sun, 5/31 4:15, 7:00
Mon, 6/1 - Tue, 6/2 4:00, 7:00
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Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams, Emma Stone, Bill Murray and Alec Baldwin star in this winning film from Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous, Jerry McGuire, Say Anything, Singles). Bradley Cooper is a contractor who returns to the US space program in Honolulu - and reconnects with a long-ago love while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging watchdog assigned to him.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Fri, 5/29 4:30, 7:20
Sat, 5/30 1:45, 4:30, 7:20
Sun, 5/31 - Thu,6/4 4:30, 7:20
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Man and Superman

Man and Superman

Ralph Fiennes stars in this exhilarating reinvention of George Bernard Shaw’s witty, provocative classic. Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 5/31 11:00 a.m.
Sat, 6/6 11:00 a.m.
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Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra

From the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Reason and judgement prove no match for the tsunami of mutual passion engulfing Mark Antony, one of the three joint rulers of the Roman republic, and Cleopatra, the seductive queen of Egypt. Surrendering everything to their desires, they open the floodgates to a civil conflict that will shake the very foundations of their world.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 5/30 11:00 a.m.
Sun, 6/7 11:00 a.m.
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Panom: Cousin to the Clouds

Panom: Cousin to the Clouds

American artist and former Port Townsend resident Galen Garwood returns for a screening of his documentary on the Asian elephant. After reading an article about their plight and endangerment, Garwood sold his house and all his belongings, bought a camera and set sail for Northern Thailand to make a film. 120 min.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 5/31 1:00
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Coming Soon

6/5 - 6/11

Melissa McCarthy plays a CIA agent who's been stuck in an office job, guiding agents in the field (including smarmy Jude Law) as the voice in their earpieces. But when she gets an unlikely shot at espionage, she disguises herself, fights bad guys with stale baguettes and poison darts, and teams up with an ultra-serious (and ultra-hilarious) rogue spy played by Jason Statham. 120 min.

Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth
6/6 - 6/7

The compelling story of an extraordinary woman. Alice Walker made history as the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Her early life unfolded in the midst of violent racism and poverty during some of the most turbulent years of the 1960s. The film offers a penetrating look at the life and work of an artist, intellectual, and self-confessed renegade and human-rights activist. 84 min.

I'll See You In My Dreams
6/12 - 6/18

Blythe Danner stars as a widow whose settled into her life and her age, until a series of events propel her into a renewed engagement with the people and the world around her. Costarring Sam Elliott, June Squibb, Rhea Pearlman, and Mary Kay Place.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Dates TBD

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.

The Audience
6/27 & 7/4

This critically-lauded play from the National Theatre returns for an encore run! For sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as The Audience. No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses. Helen Mirren enchants as Elizabeth in her many decades. Not to be missed!

Infinitely Polar Bear
Dates TBD

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.

8/2, 8/8

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.


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.


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.

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.

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.


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.

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.