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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.

Now Playing

I, Origins

I, Origins

Very involving and visually voluptuous for a film anchored in a rather arcane area of scientific research, writer-director Mike Cahill's follow-up to his impressive, Sundance multi-award-winning 2011 debut Another Earth, puts exciting filmmaking skills at the service of a story with romantic, biological and metaphysical dimensions. The matter of personal chemistry is provocatively covered. 113 min.

Fri, 8/1 - Thu, 8/7 4:00, 7:00
Wed, 8/6 4:00 Open Caption
The Grand Seduction
Starred s shows in the Starlight Room · 21+ venue

The Grand Seduction

The Grand Seduction is a hoot: a harbor village is in such desperate financial shape that its leaders will play almost any game to snag their own doctor, required to gain a lucrative business contract. The movie is a showcase for gifted comics, including Brendan Gleeson as the town's chief mischief-maker and Gordon Pinsent as a whisker-covered malcontent. 112 min.

Fri, 8/1 - Thu, 8/7 4:15s
Wish I Was Here

Wish I Was Here

Writer-director-actor Zach Braff (Garden State) stars as Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor, father and husband, who at 35 is searching for his identity, a purpose for his life. He winds up trying to home school his two children when his father can no longer afford to pay for private education. Through teaching his children about life, Aidan gradually discovers some major life lessons. 120 min.

Thu, 7/31 4:30, 7:20
Fri, 8/1 - Thu 8/7 4:20
Life Itself

Life Itself

Life Itself recounts the inspiring, entertaining and colorful life of world-renowned film critic Roger Ebert--a story that turns personal, funny, moving and transcendent. Based on his best-selling memoir of the same name, the film explores Ebert's legacy, his Pulitzer Prize-winning criticism at the Sun-Times, and his ascension as one of the most influential cultural voices in America. 115 min.

Thu, 7/31 4:00
Begin Again
Starred s shows in the Starlight Room · 21+ venue

Begin Again

The latest film from the director of Once, Begin Again is a soul-stirring comedy about what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together. Gretta (Keira Knightley) is struggling with heart-break when she meets Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a disgraced record-label exec who stumbles upon her performing in the East Village and is captivated by her raw talent. 104 min.

Thu, 7/31 4:15s7:15s
Fri, 8/1 - Thu, 8/7 7:30s


Foodies who feasted on Big Night, Babette's Feast and Eat Drink Man Woman, will no doubt devour this confection in which the actors (Jon Favreau, Dustin Hoffman, Scarlett Johansson, Sofia Vergara, Oliver Platt) often run the risk of being upstaged by all manner of scrumptious-looking cuisine. About a professionally frustrated chef who finds happiness in a food truck. 115 min.

Thu, 7/31 7:00
Fri, 8/1 - Thu, 8/7 7:20

Coming Soon

The Hundred-Foot Journey
8/8 - 8/14

Helen Mirren stars in this delightful story about an Indian family who moves to France and opens a restaurant directly across the street from a Michelin-starred French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Mirren). Directed by Lasse Hallstrom (What's Eating Gilbert Grape, My Life as a Dog, Chocolat, The Cider House Rules).

8/15 - 8/21

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's Boyhood is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents.

Magic in the Moonlight
8/15 - 8/21

Set in the 1920s in the French Riviera, Woody Allen's latest is a romantic comedy about a master magician (Colin Firth) trying to expose a psychic medium (Emma Stone) as a fake. What follows is a series of events that are magical in every sense of the word and send the characters reeling. In the end, the biggest trick Magic in the Moonlight plays is the one that fools us all.

Playing in the Starlight Room
The Graduate

"Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me." One of the greatest movies from the '60s is still one of the best movies of all time. And when was the last time you saw it on the big screen? One show only, in the Starlight Room. Grab a martini and enjoy Mike Nichols' classic film, featuring a score by Simon & Garfunkel. Starring Anne Bancroft and Dustin Hoffman. 106 min.

Land Ho!
8/22 - 8/28

The road movie is such a durable American genre that you can fly the idea half way around the world, drop it in on Iceland and still make it work. Land Ho!, is a delightful tale of two longtime friends of a certain age, who embark on a journey generously embellished with laughter, otherworldly beauty and inquiries into the nature of existence, perfumed by the aroma of cheerfully smoked joints. 95 min.

What If
Dates TBD

The story of Wallace (Daniel Radlcliffe), a med school drop out who's been repeatedly burned by bad relationships. Then that he meets Chantry (Zoe Kazan), an animator with a boyfriend with whom he forms a close friendship. There is no denying the chemistry between them, leading the pair to wonder, what if the love of your life is actually your best friend. 102 min.

We Are the Best!
Dates TBD

Lukas Moodysson's adaptation of his wife Coco's graphic novel about three young misfits growing up in early '80s Stockholm. Pixieish mohawk-sporting KIara and her best friend Bobo are 13-year-old rebels looking for a cause and form and all-girl punk band. 102 min.

Night Moves
Dates TBD

Kelly Reichart's (Wendy and Lucy, Meek's Cutoff) suspense thriller follows three passionate environmentalist whose homegrown plot to blow up a controversial dam unravels into a journey of doubt, paranoia and unintended consequences. 112 min.

Song of the New Earth: Tom Kenyon and the Power of Sound
9/5 - 9/11

Port Townsend filmmakers Ward Serrill and Sophie Jane Mortimer follow the transformative life journey of renowned sound healer and psychotherapist Tom Kenyon on his quest to integrate modern science and ancient mysticism through sound.

Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory
9/5 - 9/11

Alive Inside is a joyous celebration of music's capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. Filmmaker Michael Rosatto-Bennett chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music.

Love is Strange
9/26 - 10/2

A beautifully modern love story. Ben and George take advantage of New York's new marriage laws and tie the knot after being together for 39 years. Unfortunately the Catholic school where George teaches does not approve and they reluctantly fire him, forcing the couple to navigate some very new territory. 98 min.

A Streetcar Named Desire
10/4, 10/5, 10/8, 10/12

The fastest-selling production in the Young Vic’s history, Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire will be broadcast live from their London home by National Theatre Live. With Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, The Fall) as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster (Lone Survivor, Kill Your Darlings) as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby (BBC’s Great Expectations, Three Sisters at the Young Vic) as Stella.

10/19, 10/25

Helen McCrory (The Last of the Huaussmans) returns to the National Theatre to take the title role in Euripides' powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, and directed by Carrie Cracknell.

Bolshoi Ballet
Oct 2014 - Apr 2015

Seven stunning ballets from Moscow's Bolshoi, not to be missed!

11/2, 11/8

Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan star in this highly anticipated West End production broadcast by National Theatre Live. One evening, a young schoolteacher receives an unexpected visit from her former lover. The two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.

1/10, 1/18

Internationally renowned DV8 Physical Theatre bring their powerful new production to the National Theatre. An authentic depiction of real-life stories, combining movement and spoken word to create an intense and moving theatrical experience. JOHN contains adult themes, strong language and nudity. Suitable for ages 18 and up.

Treasure Island
2/15, 2/21

Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery. It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins. For ages 10 and up.