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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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Member Appreciation Event!

Member Appreciation Event!

A free members-only screening to kick off our new program and celebrate our Rose family! Available to Rose members at any level. Only 158 tickets available. First-come, first-served. Get your tickets early! We'll be screening the brand new film HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT, a fantastic look into the minds of these two cinematic geniuses. Plus door prizes!

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 2/20 12:00
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Hail, Caesar!

Hail, Caesar!

A frothy musical comedy from the Coen brothers (Fargo, No Country for Old Men, True Grit), set during Hollywood's golden age. A single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix. Starring: George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Channing Tatum. 100 min.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu, 2/11 4:00, 7:00
Fri, 2/12 - Sat, 2/13 4:30, 7:30
Sun, 2/14 2:00, 4:30, 7:30
Mon, 2/15 - Thu, 2/18 4:30, 7:30
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Heart of a Dog

Heart of a Dog

Lolabelle was Laurie Anderson's beloved rat terrier. "Hello little bonehead, I'll love you forever," is how she greets the puppy in the movie's hilarious first scene. Dreams, memories, and stories of childhood form a kind of wallpaper against which Anderson foregrounds her story. The musician/poet/philospher creates a humorous, deeply moving meditation on the relationship of woman and dog. 75 min.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu, 2/11 7:30
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The Danish Girl

The Danish Girl

4 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS. The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener (portrayed by Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander), directed by Academy Award winner Tom Hooper (“The King’s Speech,” “Les Misérables”). Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer. 120 min.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Fri, 2/12 4:00
Sat, 2/13 - Sun, 2/14 1:00, 4:00
Mon, 2/15 - Thu, 2/18 4:00
Open Caption Screening Mon, 2/15, 4:00
Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Thu, 2/11 4:15, 7:30
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Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animation

Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animation

This year's 10 wonderful animated short films come from across the globe, from places like India, Russia, the UK, and Chile and span a variety of themes. A short Pixar film focuses on being a first generation Indian-American, in another a little girl is taken on a fantastical tour of her distant future, in addition tales of cosmonauts and bears making mechanical dioramas. 86 min.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu, 2/11 4:30
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45 Years

45 Years

Academy Award Nominee: Best Actress. Definitely one the best reviewed movies of the years. Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courteney turn in transcendent performances as a couple preparing to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary. One week before the celebration, a letter arrives for her husband. The body of his first young love has been discovered, frozen in the icy glaciers of the Swiss Alps. A gorgeous film about marriage and aging. 95 min.

Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Fri, 2/12 - Sat, 2/13 4:15, 7:15
Sun, 2/14 4:15
Mon, 2/15 - Thu 2/18 4:15, 7:15
Open Caption Screening Wed, 2/17, 4:15
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Creed

Creed

Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan) never knew his famous father, boxing champion Apollo Creed. He seeks out Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) and asks the retired champ to train him. Rocky agrees, even as he battles an opponent deadlier than any in the ring. With Rocky's help, Adonis soon gets a title shot, but whether he has the true heart of a fighter remains to be seen. From the director of Fruitvale Station. 133 min.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Fri, 2/12 - Thu, 2/18 7:00
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Les Liasons Dangereuses

Les Liasons Dangereuses

From the esteemed Donmar Warehouse in London comes this steamy and powerful tale of deceit. Starring Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey), Janet McTeer (The White Queen) and Dominic West (The Wire).

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 2/13` 11:00 a.m.
Sun, 2/21 11:00 a.m.
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The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride

***SOLD OUT***Yep, we're celebrating Valentine's Day with Westley and Buttercup in the Starlight Room this year. $20 gets you movie admission, a medium popcorn, plus champagne and chocolate covered strawberries.

Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Sun, 2/14 7:30
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Coming Soon

The Lady in the Van
2/19 - 2/25

Writer Alan Bennett’s buoyant film is based on the true story of Miss Shepherd (played by a magnificent Maggie Smith), a woman of uncertain origins who “temporarily” parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years. What begins as a begrudged favor becomes a relationship that will change both their lives. Hilarious and moving and anchored in Smith's joyous performance. 104 min.

Playing in the Starlight Room
Duck Soup
2/24

This Marx Brother's political satire is next up in our Starlight Classics film series. All four brothers are in this riotous flick, which captures their true subversive and hilarious spirit. Featuring classic Marx Bros. player Margaret Dumont. Movies in this series always sell out, so get your tickets now!

Where to Invade Next
Dates TBD

An expansive, rib-tickling, and subversive comedy in which Michael Moore, playing the role of “invader,” visits a host of nations to learn how the U.S. could improve its own prospects. A hilarious and eye-opening call to arms. Turns out the solutions to America’s most entrenched problems already exist in the world—they’re just waiting to be co-opted. 119 min.

Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words
2/26 - 3/3

Ingrid Bergman's daughter Isabella Rossellini provides filmmaker Stig Bjorkman with never-before-seen archival footage, interviews, diaries and photos of her mother. A wonderfully personal exploration of this enigmatic movie star (Casablanca, Notorious!, Spellbound, Autumn Sonata). 114 min.

Anomalisa
2/26 - 3/3

ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - BEST ANIMATED FILM. Charlie Kaufman's latest film is utterly brilliant and inventive. Rendered in breathtaking stop-motion, the movie has been called the most human films of the year, although it features no actual humans. A powerful exploration of love, loneliness and human nature, voiced by David Thewlis and Jennifer Jason Leigh. 90 min.

Mustang
3/4 - 3/10

ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE: BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM.. A stunning portrait of female empowerment and coming of age in a small Turkish village. Five free spirited sisters face their strict parents. As the eldest sisters are married off, the younger ones bond together to avoid the same fate. The fierce love between them empowers them to rebel and chase a future where they can determine their own lives. 100 min.

Manon Lescaut
3/5

Met Opera Live! The Met stage ignites when soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Jonas Kaufmann join forces in Puccini’s obsessive love story. Opolais sings the title role of the country girl who transforms herself into a Parisian temptress, while Kaufmann is the dashing student who desperately woos her. Director Richard Eyre places the action in occupied France in a film noir setting.

Eye in the Sky
4/1 - 4/7

Eye in the Sky stars Helen Mirren as a UK-based military officer in command of a drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing. When a young girl enters the kill zone, it triggers an international dispute reaching over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare. With Alan Rickman and Aaron Paul. 102 min.

Boy and the World
3/11 - 3/17

ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE: BEST ANIMATED FILM. A young boy goes in search of his father, and his journey unfolds like a tapestry. The story depicts a clash between village and city, – and throughout, the heart and soul of the people beats on as a song. The film’s music is on equal footing with the stunning visuals, a soundscape of pan-flute, samba, and Brazilian hip-hop mixing with the whirling carnival colors and exploding fireworks. 80 min.

Ran
Dates TBD

Akira Kurosawa's legendary masterpiece, digitally restored for the big screen, 30 years later. Based on Shakespeare's King Lear, an elderly warlord abdicates the throne to his three sons, two of whom turn against him. A massive, stunning epic. "Demands viewing on the big screen." - Time Out. "Will blow your mind." - New York Post.

Embrace of the Serpent
Dates TBD

Serpent centers on an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people, and the two scientists who, over the course of 40 years, build a friendship with him. The film was inspired by the real-life journals of two explorers in search of the sacred and difficult-to-find psychedelic Yakruna plant. Blistering and poet, it exposes the ravages of colonialism. A stunner. 125 min.

Macbeth
Dates TBD

A visceral and visually breathtaking retelling of the classic tale about an ambition Scottish lord who seizes the throne with the help of his wife. Starring Micheal Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, Macbeth is an epic cinematic experience. 113 min.

Spartacus
3/13

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.

Race
Dates TBD

Based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary athletic superstar whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy. An enthralling film about courage, determination, tolerance, and friendship, and an inspiring drama about one man’s fight to become an Olympic legend.

A Ballerina's Tale
Dates TBD

The story of renowned ballerina Misty Copeland, the one of the most acclaimed ballerinas of her time. During her lead solo debut in 2013 she performs despite six fractures in her shin. The film is an intimate look at this artist during a crucial period in her life. It climaxes with a landmark performance of Misty in Swan Lake. 85 min.

Rams
Dates TBD

A marvelously dry film from Iceland about two brothers tending prized ancestral sheep. They haven't spoken in 40 years, but when a disease threatens one flock of sheep, the entire valley comes under threat and authorities are called in. The two must come together to save their special breed from extinction. "A marvel of deadpan comedy." - WSJ

As You Like It
3/19, 3/27

Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years. Rosalind is banished from court and with and her cousin journeys to the Forest of Arden. There, released from convention, she experiences the liberating rush of transformation. Disguising herself as a boy, she embraces a different way of living and falls spectacularly in love.

Hello, My Name is Doris
3/25 - 3/31

A wonderfully quirky dramedy starring Sally Field as Doris, a lonely 60-something woman who falls for her young co-worker and reinvents herself in the process. Starring a luminous Sally Field with Max Greenfield as her hilarious and handsome crush. 95 min.

Madama Butterfly
4/2

Met Opera Live! Anthony Minghella’s breathtaking production has thrilled audiences ever since its premiere in 2006. One of the world’s foremost Butterflys, soprano Kristine Opolais takes on the title role and Roberto Alagna sings Pinkerton, the naval officer who breaks Butterfly’s heart. Karel Mark Chichon conducts.

Roberto Devereux
4/16

Met Opera Live! Sondra Radvanovsky plays Queen Elizabeth I, forced to sign the death warrant of the nobleman she loves, Roberto Devereux. Tenor Matthew Polenzani is Devereux, and mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien complete the principal quartet in the bel canto masterpiece, directed by Sir David McVicar and conducted by Donizetti specialist Maurizio Benini.

Don Quixote
4/17

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.

Berlin Philharmonic: Beethoven Symphonies 4 & 7
4/23

Conductor Simon Rattle leads the Berlin Philharmonic in Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphonies 4 and 7, showcasing the composer's masterful brilliance in two tremendously expressive works. The journey of the symphonies is paralleled by the journey of the composer's life not only creating works that are beloved the world over, but forming the framework for more than a century of musical expression and experience. 235 min.

Elektra
4/30

Met Opera Live! The genius director Patrice Chéreau (From the House of the Dead) didn’t live to see his great Elektra production, previously presented in Aix and Milan, make it to the stage of the Met. But his overpowering vision lives on with soprano Nina Stemme — unmatched today in the heroic female roles of Strauss and Wagner — who portrays Elektra’s primal quest for vengeance.

Berlin Philharmonic: Wagner and Bruckner
5/15

The Berlin Philharmonic shines in this magnificent program directed by Andris Nelsons, who has been hailed as "a miracle conductor." The program includes Richard Wagner and Anton Bruckner. Says Nelsons "Wagner's music goes beyond the intellect, beyond an explanation in words. It is transcendental." 160 min.