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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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Step

Step

STEP is the true-life story of a girls’ high-school step team set against the background of the heart of Baltimore. These young women learn to laugh, love and thrive – on and off the stage – even when the world seems to work against them. Empowered by their teachers, teammates, counselors, coaches and families, they chase their ultimate dreams: to win a step championship and to be accepted into college. Rated PG, 84 min.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Fri, 8/18 4:30, 7:30
Sat, 8/19 - Sun, 8/20 1:30, 4:30, 7:30
Mon, 8/21 - Tue, 8/22 4:30, 7:30
Wed, 8/23 1:30, 4:30, 7:30
Thu, 8/24 4:30, 7:30
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Logan Lucky

Logan Lucky

Trying to reverse a family curse, brothers Jimmy (Channing Tatum) and Clyde Logan (Adam Driver) set out to execute an elaborate robbery during the legendary Coca-Cola 600 race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Also starring Daniel Craig. "A gravity-defying, ridiculously entertaining new film." - New York Times. Rated PG-13, 120 min. The Starlight Room seats 46 and sells out quickly. Seating begins 45 minutes before show time.
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Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Fri, 8/18 4:00, 7:00
Sat, 8/19 - Sun, 8/20 1:00, 4:00, 7:00
Mon, 8/21 - Tue, 8/22 4:00, 7:00
Wed, 8/23 1:00, 4:00, 7:00
Thu, 8/24 4:00, 7:00
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Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Fri, 8/18 - Thu, 8/24 4:15
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The Little Hours

The Little Hours

A ridiculously funny film about a young servant fleeing from his master who takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns in the Middle Ages. Introduced as a deaf blind man, he must fight to hold his cover as the nuns try to resist temptation. Starring Aubrey Plaza, Dave Franco, John C. Reilly, Alison Brie, Fred Armisen, Jemima Kirke, Nick Offerman, Lauren Weedman and Paul Reiser. Rated R, 84 min. The Starlight Room seats 46 and sells out quickly. Seating begins 45 minutes before show time.

Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Fri, 8/18 7:30 sold out
Sat, 8/19 7:30
Sun, 8/20 - Thu, 8/24 7:30
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Coming Soon

May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers - Coming Soon
9/12

Exclusively in theatres for one night only! Filmed with extraordinary access over more than two years, the film is a deeply intimate and revealing look at the Grammy Award-nominated North Carolina band. Using the recording process as a backdrop, directors Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio chart a lifelong creative partnership put to the test as band members undergo marriage, divorce, parenthood, illness, and the challenges of the music business. More than just a concert documentary, MAY IT LAST is a meditation on family, love, and the passage of time.

Columbus
Starts 8/25

When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin (John Cho) finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana - a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings. He strikes up a friendship with a young architecture enthusiast who works at the local library. With its naturalistic rhythms and empathy for the complexities of families, Columbus unfolds as a gently drifting, deeply absorbing conversation. A showcase for its director's striking eye for the way physical space can affect emotions.

Select shows in the Starlight
Say Anything
8/26

Late night in the Starlight Room! Cameron Crowe's classic 80's film starring John Cusack, Ione Skye, Lili Taylor, John Mahoney, Jeremy Piven and Eric Stoltz. 100 min.

No Maps on my Taps & About Tap
9/9 & 9/10

Two seminal films about tap dancing presented together! Filmmaker George Nierenberg's brilliant and blissful double-bill about the golden age of tapping and the re-energizing of the art form. Tracks the work of artists from Bill "Bojangles" Robinson to Gregory Hines and Bob Fosse. The thrilling talent and ebullient charisma of the dancers shines through in every frame.

Select shows in the Starlight
The Invisible Man
9/13

The classic pre-code science fiction horror film from 1933 with twists and turns aplenty! While researching a new drug, Dr. Jack Griffin (Claude Rains) stumbles on a potion that can make him invisible. When he reveals his new ability to his old mentor and his fiancée, it's clear that a side effect of the potion is insanity. Jack goes on a violent rampage, and the police struggle to hunt him down, unable to see their target, while his mentor and his former partner desperately try to devise a plan to capture him.

Wind River
Dates TBD

U.S. Fish & Wildlife agent Cory Lambert discovers a body in the rugged wilderness of the Wind River Indian Reservation. The FBI sends in rookie agent Jane Banner, but she’s unprepared for the difficulties created by the oppressive weather and isolation of the Wyoming winter. When she employs Cory as a tracker, the two venture deep into a world ravaged by violence and the elements. Wind River is a stark look at life on the edge of an imposing wilderness, where the rule of law is eclipsed by the laws of nature. R, 111 min.

The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography
Dates TBD

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, rockstars, families, and more.

My Journey Through French Cinema
Starts 9/18

Writer-director Bertrand Tavernier is truly one of the grand auteurs of the movies. His experience is vast, his knowledge is voluminous, his love of film is inexhaustible and his perspective is matched only by that of Martin Scorsese. This magnificent, epic documentary has been a lifetime in the making. Tavernier knows his native cinema inside and out, from the giants like Renoir, Godard, and Melville to now overlooked and forgotten figures, and his observations and reminiscences are never less than penetrating and always deeply personal.

Yerma
9/24 & 9/30

The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic. Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax.

Norma
10/7

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD. This new production of Bellini’s masterpiece stars Sondra Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her rival, Adalgisa—a casting coup for bel canto fans. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma’s unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts. Sir David McVicar’s evocative production sets the action deep in a Druid forest where nature and ancient ritual rule.

Everybody Knows...Elizabeth Murray & Maira Kalman: My Favorite Things
10/8

Community Arts Film Series: Elizabeth Murray’s zany, colorful, fractured canvases feature paenes to domesticity as they burst with the vivaciousness the artist herself exhibited even in the final days of her life. Murray’s journals are read by Meryl Streep, and the film highlights her struggle to balance personal and family ambition with artistic drive in a male-dominated art world. With a short film about Maira Kalman as she curates an exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt. 78 min.

Victoria and Abdul
Starts 10/13

The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As she questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.

Die Zauberflöte
10/14

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD. Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts the full-length, German version of Mozart’s magical fable, seen in Julie Taymor’s spectacular production, which captures both the opera’s earthy comedy and its noble mysticism.

Swing Time
10/18

Starlight Classics Night! This joyful dancing spectacle from 1936 features the fizzy dancing duo of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Astaire is a dancing gambler who falls for the light-as-a-feather Rogers, a dance instructor. May we recommend accompanying your movie with a bottle of champagne?

Menashe
Dates TBD

Set within the New York Hasidic community in Borough Park, Brooklyn, Menashe follows a kind but hapless grocery store clerk trying to maintain custody of his son Rieven after his wife, Lea, passes away. Shot in secret entirely within the Hasidic community depicted in the film, and one of the only movies to be performed in Yiddish in nearly 70 years, Menashe is a warm, life-affirming look at the universal bonds between father and son that also sheds unusual light on a notoriously private community.

Dawson City: Frozen Time
Dates TBD

Dawson City: Frozen Time pieces together the bizarre true history of a collection of some 500 films dating from 1910s - 1920s, which were lost for over 50 years until being discovered buried in a sub-arctic swimming pool deep in the Yukon Territory. The now famous Dawson City Collection was uncovered in 1978 when a new recreation center was being built and a bulldozer working its way through a parking lot dug up a horde of film cans.

Herb & Dorothy
11/12

Community Arts Film Series: The amazing story of Herbert Vogel, a postal clerk, and Dorothy Vogel, a librarian, who managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history with very modest means. They were guided by two rules: the work had to be affordable, and it had to be small enough to fit in their one-bedroom Manhattan apartment. They supported and befriended world renowned artists; Sol LeWitt, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Chuck Close and many others. 89 min.

The Exterminating Angel
11/18

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD. The Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name. Hailed by the NY Times as “inventive and audacious … a major event,” the opera is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and Adès conducts his own adventurous new opera.

Follies
12/9 & 12/17

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live. New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. A dazzling new production.

An Art That Nature Makes: The Work of Rosamond Purcell
12/10

Community Arts Film Series: Finding unexpected beauty in the discarded and the decayed, photographer Rosamond Purcell has developed and oeuvre of work that has garnered international acclaim. The film details Purcell’s fascination with the natural world - from a mastodon tooth to a hydrocephalic skull - offering insight into her unique way of recontextualizing objects both ordinary and strange into sometimes disturbing but always breathtaking imagery. 75 min.

Young Marx
1/13 & 1/21

From National Theatre of London. 1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy. Rory Kinnear is Marx in this new comedy. Directed by Nicholas Hytner, and reuniting the creative team behind the hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors.

75 Inhabitants, 20 Houses, 300 Cows
1/14

Community Arts Film Series: From somewhere in Buenos Aires, Nicolás Rubio remembers the town where he grew up, poetically described in the film’s title. But memories seem to slip away. Filmmaker Fernando Dominguez draws on a series of different devices to capture the search for lost time, portraying the work of a painter and his will to create a whole world out of the loneliness of one room. 75 min.

Tosca
1/27

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Rivaling the splendor of Franco Zeffirelli’s Napoleonic-era sets and costumes, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for extraordinary singing. Sonya Yoncheva will make her role debut as the title prima donna alongside Vittorio Grigolo and Bryn Terfel. Andris Nelsons conducts.

L'Elisir D'Amore
2/10

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD. Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met as the feisty Adina, opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing “Una furtiva lagrima.” Bartlett Sher’s production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan conducts.

California Typewriter
2/11

Community Arts Film Series: A documentary portrait of artists, writers, and collectors who remain steadfastly loyal to the typewriter as a tool and muse, featuring Tom Hanks, John Mayer, David McCullough, Sam Shepard, and others. It also movingly documents the struggles of California Typewriter, one of the last standing repair shops in America dedicated to keeping the aging machines clicking. NR, 103 min.

La Boheme
2/24

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production starring a cast of young stars, including Sonya Yoncheva as the fragile Mimì and Michael Fabiano as the poet Rodolfo. Marco Armiliato conducts.

Semiramide
3/10

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green complete the stellar cast.

Dreaming Against the World & The 100 Years Show
3/11

Community Arts Film Series. Two vital films about outsider artists: DREAMING AGAINST THE WORLD captures the life, work and struggle of one of the most original yet under-recognized artists of the 20th century - the writer and painter Mu Xin - and in doing so offers a vivid account of art and its survival against all odds. THE 100 YEARS SHOW captures the artistic life of 100-year-old Carmen Herrera, still vibrating with energy, whose canvases are only straight lines in two colors. 65 min.

Cosi Fan Tutte
3/31

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD. A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test each other’s faithfulness. David Robertson conducts.

Don't Blink - Robert Frank
4/8/18

Community Arts Film Series: The life and work of Robert Frank - as a photographer and filmmaker - are so intertwined that they’re one in the same. DON’T BLINK is a fast and fleeting impressionistic imprint of the life of the Swiss-born man who reinvented himself the American way, and is still standing on ground of his own making at the age of 90. 82 min.

Luisa Miller
4/14

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD. James Levine and Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years.

Julius Caesar
4/21 & 4/29

A National Theatre of London production. Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.

Cendrillon
4/28

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD. For the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met. Joyce DiDonato stars in the title role, with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the imperious Madame de la Haltière. Bertrand de Billy conducts Laurent Pelly’s imaginative storybook production.