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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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Colette - Starlight Room

Based on the true story of a young rural French girl, Colette, transplanted to Paris upon marrying a struggling writer. She begins to ghostwrite for him, and causes a cultural sensation with her frank and daring tales. The pair soon become the talk of Paris. Colette's fight over creative ownership defies gender roles and drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression. Rated R, 111 min. Directed by Wash Westmoreland Starlight Room is a 21+ venue, ID required. Seats 46 and sells out quickly. Seating begins 45 minutes before show time.
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Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Fri, 10/19 3:45 7:15
Sat, 10/20 - Sun, 10/21 12:15, 3:45, 7:15
Mon, 10/22 - Thu, 10/25 3:45, 7:15
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First Man - Rosebud Cinema

On the heels of their six-time Academy Award-winning smash, LA LA LAND, Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for FIRST MAN, the riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. A visceral and intimate account told from Armstrong’s perspective. Rated PG-13, 141 min. Directed by Damien Chazelle
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Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Fri, 10/19 - Sat, 10/20 3:30, 6:45
Sun, 10/21 12:15, 3:30, 6:45
Mon, 10/22 - Tue, 10/23 3:30, 6:45
Wed, 10/24 12:15, 3:30, 6:45
Thu, 10/25 3:30, 6:45
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A Star is Born - Rose Theatre

The raw and passionate tale of Jack and Ally, two artistic souls and musicians coming together, on stage and in life. Theirs is a complex journey through the beauty and the heartbreak of a relationship struggling under the talents of two passionate artists. Starring Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Sam Elliott, Dave Chappelle and Andrew Dice Clay. Rated R, 137 min. Directed by Bradley Cooper. CC/AD
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Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Fri, 10/19 - Tue, 10/23 4:00, 7:30
Wed, 10/24 12:40, 4:00, 7:30
Thu, 10/25 4:00, 7:30
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Samson et Dalila

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD. Saint-Saëns's biblical epic Samson et Dalila stars Elna Garanca and Roberto Alagna in the title roles; the pair was last seen together by HD audiences in the acclaimed 2010 transmission of Bizet's Carmen. Laurent Naouri co-stars as the High Priest, with Elchin Azizov as the Philistine King Abimélech and Dmitry Belosselskiy as the Old Hebrew. 3 hrs, 30 min.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 10/20 9:55
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King Lear

National Theatre of London. "Ian McKellan reigns supreme in this triumphant production!" - Daily Telegraph. Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 10/21 11:00
Sun, 10/28 11:00
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Coming Soon

Wonder
10/20

Jefferson Co. Public Health, the Developmental Disability Program & the Developmental Disability Advisory Board presents WONDER. Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. Starring Julia Roberts and Luke Wilson.

Free Solo
Starts 10/26

A stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock, the 3,200 ft. El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without a rope.

La Fanciulla del West
10/27

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD. Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Puccini's gun-slinging heroine in this romantic epic of the Wild West, alongside star tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the role of the outlaw Dick Johnson. Baritone Željko Lui is the vigilante sheriff Jack Rance, and Marco Armiliato conducts. 3 hrs, 45 min.

Frankenstein
10/31

An encore presentation of one of the National Theatre's biggest hits, starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Frankenstein) and Johnny Lee Miller (the Creature).

It's Kind of a Funny Story
11/3

Free screening sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. This dark comedy follows a teenager who checks himself into a mental health clinic, but the youth wing is closed, so he must stay with the adults. One of them is Bobby (Zach Galifianakis), who quickly becomes his mentor. Tickets are first come, first seated.

Cielo
Dates TBD

CIELO is a cinematic reverie on the crazy beauty of the night sky, as experienced in the Atacama Desert, Chile, one of the best places on our planet to explore and contemplate its splendor. Director Alison McAlpine’s sublime nonfiction film drifts between science and spirituality, the arid land, desert shores and lush galaxies, expanding the limits of our earthling imaginations.

Select shows in the Starlight
Across the Universe
11/3

Julie Taymor's deliriously fun musical based on the Beatles anthology comes to the Starlight!

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
11/4

A free screening presented by the Hospice Foundation for Jefferson Healthcare, a thanks to donors and volunteers who support the organization. THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL stars Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson and Bill Nighy as a group of British retirees who decide to "outsource" their retirement to India. Though the new environment is less luxurious than imagined, they are forever transformed by their shared experiences, discovering that life and love can begin again when you let go of the past.

Hal
Dates TBD

Although Hal Ashby directed a remarkable string of acclaimed, widely admired classics throughout the 1970s—HAROLD AND MAUDE, SHAMPOO, COMING HOME, BEING THERE—he is often overlooked amid the crowd of luminaries from his generation. Amy Scott’s exuberant portrait explores that curious oversight, using rare archival materials, interviews, personal letters, and audio recordings to reveal a passionate, obsessive artist.

Marnie
11/10

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD. Nico Muhly's Marnie, based on Winston Graham's novel, which in turn inspired Alfred Hitchock's suspenseful thriller, has its U.S. premiere at the Met this season. Isabel Leonard stars in the title role opposite Christopher Maltman as her blackmailing husband Mark Rutland, Iestyn Davies as his brother Terry, Janis Kelly as Mrs. Rutland, and acclaimed mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves as Marnie's mother. Robert Spano makes his company debut conducting. 3 hrs, 20 min.

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda
11/11

Community Arts Film Series. One of the most important artists of our era, Ryuichi Sakamoto has had a prolific career spanning over four decades, from techno-pop stardom to Oscar-winning composer. The evolution of his music has coincided with his life journeys. Following Fukushima, Sakamoto became an iconic figure in Japan’s social movement against nuclear power. As Sakamoto returns to music following cancer, his haunting awareness of life crisis leads to a resounding new masterpiece.

Meet Me at the Movies - Rose Theatre
11/13

Free! A unique film experience, Meet Me at the Movies is designed for people with memory loss and their care partners, which can be enjoyed by all adults. Theme-based clips from classic and contemporary films are shown, followed by facilitated audience discussion; part of the Frye Art Museum's Creative Aging initiative, an offering of programs for adults to experience the rich potential of aging through engagement with the arts and connection with others. 90 min. Free tickets at the box office.

The Magic Flute
12/1

Met Opera Live in HD. Julie Taymor's beloved production of Mozart's enchanting fairy tale returns in its abridged, English-language version for families. Soprano Erin Morley is the empowered Pamina, and tenor Ben Bliss is the valiant Tamino. Baritone Nathan Gunn is the comic birdcatcher Papageno, and soprano Kathryn Lewek reprises her hair-raising rendition of the malevolent Queen of the Night. Harry Bicket conducts.

Beautiful Boy
Dates TBD

Based on the memoir "Beautiful Boy" by David Sheff and "Tweak" by his son, Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.

Don Quixote
12/2

Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema. Inspired by heroic stories of brave knights, with his faithful servant Sancho Panza at his side, Don Quixote sets out on an adventure to meet his ideal woman, Dulcinea. With panache and sparkling technique, principal dancers Ekaterina Krysanova and Semyon Chudin lead the spectacular cast of toreadors, flamenco dancers, gypsies, and dryads in the Bolshoi's critically-acclaimed staging of this exalted performance. A quintessential Bolshoi event.

The Madness of King George III
12/8 & 12/16

A National Theatre of London multi-award-winning drama! It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.

Blaze
Dates TBD

Inspired by the life of Blaze Foley, the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas outlaw music movement that spawned the likes of Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson. The film weaves together three different periods of time, braiding re-imagined versions of Blaze’s past, present and future.

Tea With the Dames
Dates TBD

What happens when four legends of British stage and screen get together? Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Eileen Atkins, and Dame Joan Plowright are longtime friends who hereby invite you to join them for a weekend in the country as they catch up with one another, reminisce, and share their candid, delightfully irreverent thoughts on everything from art to aging to love to a life lived in the spotlight. Bursting with devilish wit and whip-smart insights.

The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography
12/9

Community Arts Film Series. Renowned documentarian Errol Morris (The Thin Blue Line, Fast, Cheap and Out of Control, A Brief History of Time, The Fog of War) takes a close look into photographer Elsa Dorfman's life and career as she neers retirement. Having used the giant 20"x24" Polaroid camera her whole career, Dorfman mastered a unique craft from her Cambridge, MA home. She rose to prominence in the early 1980's, photographing beat poets, rock stars, families, and more.

The Great Buster: A Celebration
Dates TBD

This engaging film celebrates the life and career of one of America’s most influential and celebrated filmmakers and comedians, Buster Keaton, whose singular style and fertile output during the silent era created his legacy as a true cinematic visionary. Directed by Peter Bogdanovich.

The Sisters Brothers
Dates TBD

In 1850s Oregon, a gold prospector is chased by the infamous duo of assassins, the Sisters brothers. Starring Joaquin Pheonix, John C. Reilly, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed, Rutger Hauer, Carol Kane.

La Traviata
12/15

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Verdi's timeless tragedy La Traviata. Directed by Michael Mayer, this new production features a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Diana Damrau is the doomed heroine Violetta, opposite Juan Diego Flórez as her lover, Alfredo, and Quinn Kelsey as Alfredo's protective father, Giorgio Germont. 3 hrs, 30 min.

La Sylphide
12/16

Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema. On his wedding day, the young Scotsman James is awakened with a kiss from an ethereal winged creature, a Sylph. Entranced by her beauty, James risks everything to pursue an unattainable love. La Sylphide is one of the world’s oldest surviving ballets, and a treasure in Danish ballet master August Bournonville’s style. Staged for the Bolshoi by Bournonville expert Johan Kobborg, this production is the ultimate romantic masterpiece.

The Nutcracker
12/23

Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema. On Christmas Eve, Marie’s Nutcracker doll magically transforms into a prince and together their wonderful adventure begins. The Nutcracker invites audiences of all ages on a magical journey, through a world of enchantment, complete with dancing snowflakes and dolls that have come to life, accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s beloved score. The timeless holiday classic returns to the Bolshoi stage this December for a live broadcast.

Adriana Lecouvreur
1/12/19

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD. For the first time at the Met, Anna Netrebko sings the title role of Adriana Lecouvreur, the great 18th-century actress in love with the military hero Maurizio, sung by Piotr Beczala. Gianandrea Noseda conducts Cilea's tragedy, directed by Sir David McVicar, with the action partially set in a working replica of a Baroque theater. 4 hrs.

Portrait of Wally: The Face That Launched a Thousand Lawsuits
1/13

Community Arts Film Series. This engrossing film traces the history of this iconic image – from Egon Schiele’s gesture of affection toward his young lover – to the theft of the painting from Lea Bondi, a Jewish art dealer fleeing Vienna for her life, to the post-war confusion and subterfuge that evoke The Third Man, to the surprise resurfacing of “Wally” on loan to the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan in 1997. "A cinematic masterwork." - Huffington Post

Antony and Cleopatra
1/20 & 1/26

National Theatre of London. Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare's famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power. Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.

Carmen
2/2/19

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD. Clémentine Margaine is opera's ultimate seductress, opposite Roberto Alagna, who captivated Live in HD audiences as Don José in 2010. Louis Langrée conducts Sir Richard Eyre's lively production, a favorite in the Met's repertoire. 3 hrs, 40 min.

The Barefoot Artist
2/10

Community Arts Film Series. This poignant documentary chronicles the long and colorful life of Lily Yeh, an artist who has committed herself to creating community-based art in some of the world’s most trouble areas. With projects in North Philly to Kenya and Rawanda, Yeh teaches survivors of war and calamity to make murals and build sculptures from their own experience, regaining in the process a sense of purpose and a belief that life can be about creation as well as destruction.

La Bayadere
2/17

Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema. The temple dancer Nikiya and the warrior Solor fall deeply in love, igniting heated passions and murderous intrigues when the Rajah and his daughter discover their forbidden love. One of the greatest works in classical ballet history – a story of love, death and vengeful judgment, set in India. Dazzling sets and costumes, with one of the most iconic scenes in ballet, the “Kingdom of the Shades,” illuminate the tragic tale. A must-see.

I'm Not Running
2/23 & 3/3

An explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre of London and broadcast to cinemas. Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonizing decision.

La Fille du Regiment
3/2/19

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD. Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena team up for a feast of vocal fireworks on the Met stage. Maurizio Muraro is Sergeant Sulplice, with Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts. 2 hrs, 55 min.

Levitated Mass
3/17

Community Arts Film Series. When pioneering and artist Michael Heizer finds the giant boulder he’s been searching for since 1968, it sets off an epic struggle to realize one of America’s newest and largest public artworks, ‘Levitated Mass.’ The 340-ton rock’s journey from a desert quarry to a perch atop Heizer’s gigantic, walled slot in the earth at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art attracted international media and challenged the imagination of thousands. "Wonderfully entertaining." - LA Weekly

The Sleeping Beauty
3/24

Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema. On her sixteenth birthday, Princess Aurora falls under the curse of the Evil Fairy Carabosse and into a deep slumber lasting one hundred years. Only the kiss of a prince can break the spell. A resplendent fairytale ballet, The Sleeping Beauty features scores of magical characters including fairies, Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, and a beautiful Princess Aurora performed by Olga Smirnova, a “truly extraordinary talent” (The Telegraph). Classical ballet at its finest.

Die Walküre
3/30/19

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD. The second installment of Wagner's Ring cycle, Die Walküre, stars heroic soprano Christine Goerke as the warrior goddess Brünnhilde, whose encounter with the mortal twins Siegmund and Sieglinde, sung by Stuart Skelton and Eva-Maria Westbroek, leads her on a journey from Valhalla to earthbound humanity. Philippe Jordan conducts. 5 hrs, 20 min.

Forever
4/14/19

Community Arts Film Series. Through a leisurely tour through the world famous Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris, the final resting place for legendary writers, composers, painters and other artists from around the world, FOREVER provides us with the opportunity to reflect on the transcendental importance of art in our lives, on our need to commune with the spirits of the departed, and perhaps on our own mortality as well. 50 min.

The Golden Age
4/21

Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema. In the 1920’s, The Golden Age cabaret is a favorite nightly haunt. The young fisherman Boris falls in love with Rita. He follows her to the cabaret and realizes that she is the beautiful dancer “Mademoiselle Margot,” but also the love interest of the local gangster Yashka. With its jazzy score by Dmitri Shostakovich and its music-hall atmosphere featuring beautiful tangos, The Golden Age is a refreshing and colorful dive into the roaring 20’s. A historic ballet that can be seen only at the Bolshoi!

Dialogues de Carmélites
5/11/19

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads an accomplished ensemble in Poulenc's devastating modern masterpiece of faith and martyrdom. Isabel Leonard is the young Blanche de La Force, opposite Met legend Karita Mattila as the First Prioress. 3 hrs, 30 min.

Marina Abromovic: The Artist is Present
5/12/19

Community Arts Film Series. Seductive, fearless, and outrageous, Abramovic has been redefining what art is for nearly 40 years. Using her own body as a vehicle, pushing herself beyond her physical and mental limits – and at times risking her life in the process – she creates performances that challenge and move us. Boundaries are crossed, consciousness expanded, and art as we know it is reborn. She is, quite simply, one of the most compelling artists of our time.

Carmen Suite/Petrushka
6/16

Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema. Carmen is as sensual and free-spirited as ever as she finds herself caught in a love triangle. The passionate one act ballet by Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso, originally conceived for legendary Bolshoi prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya, will captivate audiences alongside Petrushka, a new creation for the Bolshoi by contemporary choreographer Edward Clug. The double-bill event for cinemas encapsulates and showcases the soul of Russian Ballet.