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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 Meddler

The Meddler

A warmhearted and quirky comedy about parental bonds and personal reinvention. When recently widowed Marnie (Susan Sarandon) moves to L.A. to be near her daughter, she discovers that her adult offspring is not as thrilled as she is. Marnie finds ways to channel her eternal optimism and forceful generosity to change the lives of others - as well as her own - and find a new purpose. PG-13, 100 min.

Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Mon, 5/30 - Tue, 5/31 4:15, 7:15
Wed, 6/2 - Thu, 6/2 4:15, 7:30
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Alice Through the Looking Glass

Alice Through the Looking Glass

In this all-new spectacular psychadelic adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. Featuring Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway. PG, 113 min.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Mon, 5/30 1:15 (2D), 4:30 (2D), 7:30 (3D)
Tue, 5/31 - Thu, 6/2 4:30 (2D), 7:30 (3D)
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X-Men: Apocalypse

X-Men: Apocalypse

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from the X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including Magneto to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Mon, 5/30 12:45 (2D), 4:00 (2D), 7:10 (3D)
Tue, 5/31 - Thu, 6/2 4:00 (2D), 7:10 (3D)
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Coming Soon

Sweet Bean
6/4 & 6/5

Sentaro sells sweet bean pancakes from his little bakery. He cooks with skill but without enthusiasm. When 76-year-old Tokue responds to his ad for an assistant, he is skeptical about the eccentric old lady's ability to endure the long hours. But when she shows up early one morning and reveals to him the secret to the perfect sweet bean paste, Sentaro agrees to take her on. A warm and moving film from Japan. 113 min.

King Georges
6/4 - 6/5

Philadelphia is about to lose a culinary treasure: Le Bec-Fin, one of the finest restaurants in the country. The iconic owner, Georges Perrier, is preparing to sell the restaurant after more than four decades in business. Filmmaker Erika Frankel sets out to film him as an era-ending tribute. Perrier, however, has other plans. A feast for the eyes as well as a touching portrait of a master chef. 80 min.

Love and Friendship
Starts 6/10

A hilariously mannered comedy written and directed by Whit Stillman (Metropolitan, Barcelona, Last Days of Disco) starring Chloe Sevigny, Kate Beckinsale and Stephen Fry, based on Jane Austen's epistolary novel, Lady Susan.

Time to Choose

On 6/15, theatres across the country are screening this provocative and hard-hitting film that addresses worldwide climate change challenges and solutions. The film takes audiences on a journey from the threats we face to the remarkable stories of people changing our world for the better. The scope is global. Be a part of this massive event. Member discounts apply.

Dark Horse
Dates TBD

An inspirational true story of a group of friends from a working men's club who decide to take on the elite 'sport of kings' and breed themselves a racehorse. PG, 85 min.

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The More the Merrier

A riotous and wickedly funny screwball comedy from 1943 that has recently been rediscovered by classic movie buffs. Rocky viewed it at the Turner Classic Movies Film Festival this spring and deemed it a real knee-slapper. The director George Stevens craftily found many ways to deliberately tweak the noses of the Hays Office, in charge of film censorship. Discover it for yourself!

One More Time
Dates TBD

A lovely indie musical dramedy starring Christopher Walken and Amber Heard as father and daughter. One on the downhill path from musical stardom, the other seeking a way for herself in the world.

The Lobster
Starts 6/10

At once a full immersion into a strange and surreal world, and a witty and clever reflection of our own society, The Lobster is a thrillingly audacious vision fully brought to life by a terrific cast. Colin Farrell is a man who has recently been dumped. To make matters worse, he lives in a society where single people have 45 days to find true love or they are turned into the animal of their choice. A quirky romance with Rachel Weisz.

One Man, Two Guvnors
6/25 - 6/26

The National Theatre of London's riotous and outlandish comedy returns to the big screen for two encore screenings. James Cordon starts as a man serving two masters, to dizzying and hilarious effect. A not-to-be-missed theatre event. Laughter is promised.

Vita Activa - The Spirit of Hannah Arendt
Dates TBD

A brand new documentary about one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century. The German-Jewish philosopher Hannah Arendt caused an uproar in the 1960s by coining the subversive concept of the "Banality of Evil" in the New Yorker magazine. Her insights into the nature of evil, totalitarianism, ideologies, and the perils faced by refugees are more relevant than ever. 132 min.

Sing Street
Dates TBD

Like his earlier film Once, Sing Street is inspired by writer/director John Carney’s life and love for music, and tells the story of a 14-year-old named Cosmo growing up in 80’s Dublin. He writes a song, forms a scrappy band with some school mates, writes more songs, and shoots some wicked music videos. How to shoot pop videos in a recession ridden country? Beg, borrow and steal. And steal.

Dates TBD

HOCKNEY is the definitive exploration of one of the most important artists of his generation. For the first time, David Hockney has given unprecedented access to his personal archive of photographs and films, resulting in a frank and unparalleled visual diary of his long life. NR, 112 min.

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Brief Encounter

Famed master director David Lean shines with Brief Encounter (1945) a passionate and heartbreakingly romantic film about a woman considering an affair with a stranger she meets on a train. Tremendous performances and stunning noir-like visuals, accompanied by a swooning Rachmaninoff score. Explores the thrill, pain, and tenderness of an illicit romance. Long considered one of the best films of its generation.

Dates TBD

Here comes the Big Friendly Giant! Roald Dahl's beloved classic comes to soaring life in this film adaptation about a young girl and the giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. At 24-feet tall, with enormous ears, he keeps to himself, drinking Frobscottle and enjoying Snozzcumbers, unlike the infamous Bloodbottler and Fleshlumpeater. A riotously delightful film!

The Audience
7/23 - 7/24

Back as part of the NTLive Encore series! 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.

Maggie's Plan
Dates TBD

An exceptional romantic comedy directed by Rebecca Miller (THE BALLAD OF JACK AND ROSE). A young woman longing to start a family (Greta Gerwig) becomes involved in a complicated love triangle with a professor (Ethan Hawke) and his theorist wife (Julianne Moore). R, 98 min.

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The 400 Blows

François Truffaut’s first feature is also his most personal. Told through the eyes of his cinematic counterpart, Antoine, the film sensitively re-creates the trials of his own childhood, unsentimentally portraying aloof parents, oppressive teachers, and petty crime. It marked Truffaut’s passage from leading critic to trailblazing auteur of the French New Wave. With a special introduction by The 400 Blows scholar Ted Walch.

A View From the Bridge

Don’t miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong in this ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of A View from the Bridge – the Evening Standard, Guardian and Independent’s top theatre pick of 2014. Arthur Miller's masterpiece confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate Brooklyn tale.

10/29 - 10/30

An encore presentation of one of the National Theatre's biggest hits, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Lee Miller, alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his Creature.

11/19 - 11/20

Hamlet returns for two encore presentations. 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. 195 min.

War Horse
12/11 & 12/17

The National Theatre of London's most successful show of all time careens across the screen in this tremendous production. A WWI tale of a boy and his horse, featuring the most incredible life-size puppets you've ever seen.