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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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A Quiet Place - Starlight Room - Ends Thursday 4/26

In the modern horror thriller A QUIET PLACE, a family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival. If they hear you, they hunt you. Starring Emily Blunt and John Krasinski. PG-13, 95 min. "A tight thrill ride, the kind of movie that quickens the heart rate and plays with the expectations of the audience, while never treating them like idiots. In other words, it's a really good horror movie." Rated PG-13, 90 min. 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
Wed, 4/25 - Thu, 4/26 4:15, 7:15
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Outside In - Rosebud Cinema - Ends Sunday 4/29

After serving 20 years for a crime that spun far out of his control, 38-year-old Chris (Jay Duplass) is granted an early release thanks in large part to the tireless advocacy of Carol (Edie Falco), his former high-school teacher. As he struggles to adapt to the outside world, the digital age, and the challenges of finding employment as an ex-con, Chris confesses his romantic love for Carol — a love that, given her marital status, Carol cannot reciprocate. Or can she? Directed by Seattle's Lynn Shelton. Not rated, 1 hr, 49 min. Skype Q&A with director Lynn Shelton following the Saturday evening show.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Wed, 4/25 1:15, 4:00
Thu, 4/26 4:00
Fri, 4/27 No Show
Sat, 4/28 - Sun, 4/29 1:15
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Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey - Rosebud Cinema

Fred Beckey is the original American “dirtbag” climber whose name has evoked mystery, adulation and vitriol since the 1940s. Beckey’s stubborn, singular quest to conquer peaks meant a solitary life on the road, where he left a long trail of scorned climbing partners and lost lovers in his wake. Hailed as one of the most prolific, influential climbers of all time, Beckey’s adventures began in Washington’s North Cascade range with his brother Helmy in the 1930s. Not rated, 96 min.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Wed, 4/25 - Thu, 4/26 7:00
Fri, 4/27 - Thu, 5/3 4:30
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Isle of Dogs - Rose Theatre

The newest film from Wes Anderson (The Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Royal Tannenbaums, The Grand Budapest Hotel). Atari, the 12-year-old ward of corrupt Mayor Kobayashi, sets off alone to collect his bodyguard dog, who along with all other dogs was exiled from his hometown. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey. With the voices of Greta Gerwig, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Liev Schreiber, Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray and more. PG-13, 101 min.
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Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Wed, 4/25 1:45, 4:30, 7:30
Thu, 4/26 4:30
Fri, 4/27 7:00
Sat, 4/28 1:40 (Rose), 7:00 (Rosebud)
Sun, 4/29 1:50 (Rose), 7:00 (Rosebud)
Mon, 4/30 - Tue, 5/1 7:00
Wed, 5/2 1:15, 7:00
Thu, 5/3 7:00
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Avengers: Infinity War - Rose Theatre & Starlight Room

As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment - the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain. Rated PG-13, 156 min. 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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Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu, 4/26 7:30
Fri, 4/27 - Sat, 4/28 4:00, 7:30
Sun, 4/29 4:15, 7:30
Mon, 4/30 - Tue, 5/1 4:30, 7:30
Wed, 5/2 12:45, 4:30, 7:30
Thu, 5/3 4:30, 7:30
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Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Fri, 4/27 - Tue, 5/1 6:45
Wed, 5/2 No Show
Thu, 5/3 6:45
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Lives Well Lived - Starlight Room

Forty people aged 75 to 100, with a collective life experience of 3000 years, share their secrets, wit, and wisdom on how to live a meaningful life. Through their intimate memories and inspiring personal histories encompassing over 3000 years of experience, these men and women open the vault on their journey into old age through family histories, personal triumph and tragedies, loves and losses - seeing the best and worst of humanity along the way. Starlight Room is a 21+ venue, ID required. Seats 46 and sells out quickly. Seating begins 45 minutes before show time.

Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Fri, 4/27 - Thu, 5/3 4:15
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Cendrillon - Rose Theatre

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.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 4/28 9:55 a.m.
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Julius Caesar - Rose Theatre

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. 2 hrs, 31 min.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 4/29 11:00
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From Here to Eternity - Starlight Room

Starlight Classics Night! FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953) is the powerful, realistic story (and fierce indictment) of the lives of American military men (and their women) stationed in peacetime Hawaii in the summer and fall before the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in late 1941 and the US entrance into WW II. With Deborah Kerr, Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Frank Sinatra and Donna Reed. Starlight Room is a 21+ venue, ID required. Seats 46 and sells out quickly. Seating begins 45 minutes before show time.

Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Wed, 5/2 7:30
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Coming Soon

Starts 5/4

In TULLY, the third collaboration between director Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody, Charlize Theron plays a suburban mom with two kids who’s about to give birth to her third. It would be hard to think of another movie that dug into the messy, overwhelming, how-the-hell-am-I-gonna-get-through-this aspects of motherhood the way that this one does. Theron’s performance is something to see​. R, 96 min.

Dates TBD

Michael And Dafna are devastated when army officials show up at their home to announce the death of their son Jonathan. While his sedated wife rests, Michael spirals into a whorilwind of anger only to experience one of life's unfathomable twists, which rival the surreal military experiences of his son. "Funny and beautiful, truly profound." - Vanity Fair

5/5 & 5/6

Hailed as ‘a masterpiece of 21st century dance' from English National Ballet, Akram Khan’s GISELLE comes to cinemas for the first time with Tamara Rojo dancing the role of Giselle, one of a community of migrant workers cast out of their jobs in a condemned garment factory. One of the greatest romantic ballets, it has been reimagined, and received rapturous 5-star reviews in London. 113 min.

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The iconic 60s musical about hippies in New York at the time of the Vietnam war comes to the Starlight. Directed by the late Milos Forman (1932 - 2018). Featuring all the classic songs: "Hair", "Let the Sun Shine in", "Aquarius", "I Got Life", "Easy to Be Hard", "Electric Blues", "Manchester" and more.

Peter Rabbit and Tales of Beatrix Potter

This beloved classic 1971 film plays on Mother's Day! Choreographed by Frederick Ashton, considered the founding father of British ballet, the classic tales of Beatrix Potter come to life with music performed by the Orchestra of the Royal Opera and dance performances by the Royal Ballet.

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Ball of Fire

Another screwball classic from director Howard Hawks! Starring Barbara Stanwyck and Gary Cooper. The pursuit of knowledge leads to the pursuit of love in this zany film. The plot revolves around eight professors working on an encyclopedia, including grammar expert Bertram Potts (Cooper). In performing some field research into slang terminology, Bertram meets nightclub performer "Sugarpuss" O'Shea (Stanwyck). Intrigued by her colorful language, Bertram asks for her help, but Sugarpuss is actually the one in need of help, as the police are looking for her.

Starts 5/18

At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg 's exceptional life and career.

Meet Me at the Movies - Rose Theatre
5/22, 8/21, 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.

Select shows in the Starlight

The 90s cult classic starring Alicia Silverstone comes to Late Night @ the Starlight! Socially successful Cher (Silverstone) is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school's pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher decides to give hopelessly klutzy new student Tai (Brittany Murphy) a makeover. When Tai becomes more popular than she is, Cher realizes that her disapproving ex-stepbrother (Paul Rudd) was right about how misguided she was -- and falls for him.

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The Awful Truth

Starlight Classics Night! Jerry (Cary Grant) and Lucy (Irene Dunne) are a married couple who doubt each other's fidelity: Jerry suspects Lucy and her music teacher of spending an evening together, and Lucy is convinced Jerry lied about a business trip. When the jealous pair file for divorce, both rush into new relationships, but quickly realize their love never died.

Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Dates TBD

From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 FEET FROM STARDOM), WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? takes an intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination.

6/2 & 6/10

National Theatre of London. The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

Lean on Pete
Dates TBD

From acclaimed filmmaker Andrew Haigh and based on the beloved novel by Willy Vlautin, comes LEAN ON PETE—a deeply moving story about love, loneliness, family, and friendship, told through the unique prism of one boy’s connection to a very special racehorse. Starring Steve Buscemi, Chloe Sevigny and a breakout turn by Charlie Plummer.

The Seagull
Dates TBD

Anton Chekhov's timeless tale of love, humor, theatre, longing and dashed dreams comes to vivid new life in this new adaptation. Starring Saoirse Ronan, Annette Bening, Corey Stoll, Elisabeth Moss and more.

The Most Unknown

Dark matter, the deep sea and extraterrestrial life are just some of the phenomena we find most difficult to observe and understand. In THE MOST UNKNOWN, nine scientists from multiple disciplines meet each other for the first time in a series of encounters rooted in their work. By tossing scientists who'd never met into a petri dish of the filmmaker's own design, we learn something about what it means to dedicate one's life to questions we're not yet sure can be answered. 95 min.

Christopher Robin
Dates TBD

CHRISTOPHER ROBIN has arrived, reintroducing two of the most beloved characters in children’s literature: the boy and his bear. This time, however, that boy is all grown up and played by Ewan McGregor, and it’s been a very long time since he’s seen his old friend Winnie the Pooh. But, as the now-adult Christopher Robin soon realizes, he could use a little more magic in his life, and he still has a lot to learn from his kindly ursine companion.

The Rider
Dates TBD

After a tragic riding accident, young cowboy Brady (Brady Jandreau), once a rising star of the rodeo circuit, is warned that his competition days are over. Back home, Brady finds himself wondering what he has to live for when he can no longer do what gives him a sense of purpose: to ride and compete. In an attempt to regain control of his fate, Brady undertakes a search for new identity and tries to redefine his idea of what it means to be a man in the heartland of America.

Dates TBD

From a screenplay by Sebastián Lelio and Rebecca Lenkiewicz, and based on Naomi Alderman’s book, the film follows a woman (Rachel Weisz) as she returns to the community that shunned her decades earlier for an attraction to a childhood friend (Rachel McAdams). Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
9/8 & 9/9

Nat'l Theatre of London. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out? A "thrilling revival" (New York Times). Starring Sienna Miller.

9/29 & 10/7

National Theatre of London. Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival. This new version of August Strinberg’s play Miss Julie, written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London.

King Lear
10/21 & 10/27

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.

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.