The Rose is a jewel of a cinema with a world-class line-up of movies, plays, 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. Since 1907.
A "visually spellbinding plea," THE TERRITORY provides an immersive on-the-ground look at the tireless fight of the Indigenous Uru-eu-wau-wau people against the encroaching deforestation brought by farmers and illegal settlers in the Brazilian Amazon. With awe-inspiring cinematography showcasing the titular landscape and richly textured sound design, the film takes audiences deep into the Uru-eu-wau-wau community and provides unprecedented access to the farmers and settlers illegally burning and clearing the protected Indigenous land. NR, 84 min.
In the devastating first film of the THREE COLORS trilogy, Juliette Binoche gives a tour de force performance as Julie, a woman reeling from the tragic death of her husband and young daughter. But BLUE is more than just a blistering study of grief; it’s also a tale of liberation, as Julie attempts to free herself from the past while confronting truths about the life of her late husband. Shot in sapphire tones by Sławomir Idziak, and set to an extraordinary operatic score by Zbigniew Preisner, BLUE is an overwhelming sensory experience. R, 98 min. French with subtitles.
The most playful and also the grittiest of Kieślowski’s THREE COLORS films follows the adventures of Karol Karol, a Polish immigrant living in France. The hapless hairdresser opts to leave Paris for his native Warsaw when his wife sues him for divorce (her reason: their marriage was never consummated) and then frames him for arson after setting her own salon ablaze. WHITE, which goes on to chronicle Karol Karol’s elaborate revenge plot, manages to be both a ticklish dark comedy about the economic inequalities of Eastern and Western Europe and a sublime reverie about twisted love. R, 91 min. French with subtitles.
Starlight Classics Night! When Dixon Steele (Humphrey Bogart), a gifted but washed-up screenwriter with a hair-trigger temper, becomes the prime suspect in a brutal Tinseltown murder, the only person who can supply an alibi for him is his seductive neighbor Laurel (Gloria Grahame). Certain her new love interest is innocent, Laurel stands by Dixon, but as the police continue pressing him, Dixon begins to act increasingly erratically. The blossoming love affair suffers as Laurel begins to wonder if Dixon really might be a killer. NR, 91 min. The Starlight Room 21+ Venue, ID required. Only 40 seats; advance tickets recommended.
Kieślowski closes his THREE COLORS trilogy in grand fashion, with an incandescent meditation on fate and chance, starring Irène Jacob as a sweet-souled yet somber runway model in Geneva whose life dramatically intersects with that of a bitter retired judge, played by Jean‑Louis Trintignant. Meanwhile, just down the street, a seemingly unrelated story of jealousy and betrayal unfolds. RED is an intimate look at forged connections and a splendid final statement from a remarkable filmmaker at the height of his powers. R, 99 min. French with subtitles.
"The cinematic equivalent of a deep breath and a cool drink." Faye is a lone traveler biding her time fishing, birding and stargazing at a rural Colorado campground as she awaits the arrival of Lito, a figure from her past who is navigating his own tentative and nomadic journey across the rugged West. Providing a brilliant showcase for veteran actors Dale Dickey and Wes Studi, A LOVE SONG weaves a lyrical and ultimately joyful refrain out of the transformative act of being alone —and reminds us that love can nourish and mystify at any age. PG, 81 min.
From the extraordinary mind of Palme D’or winning director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and starring Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton, comes a bewildering drama about a Scottish woman, who, after hearing a loud ‘bang’ at daybreak, begins experiencing a mysterious sensory syndrome while traversing the jungles of Colombia. "Wildly beautiful and imaginative," MEMORIA is "a beautiful work of cinematic concentration." PG, 136 min.
The free-spirited Badri family escapes the toxic pollution and social unrest of Beirut by seeking refuge in a utopic mountain home they’ve devoted years to building for themselves. Unexpectedly, the government begins construction on a garbage landfill right outside their fence, bringing the trash and corruption of a whole country to their doorstep. As the landfill rises, so do family tensions, and the Badris are left with a choice: stay off the grid and stay true to their ideals, or leave their idyllic home and face the reality they fled. NR, 107 min. Arabic with subtitles.
Part of the Theatre from London Series: Ralph Fiennes leads the cast in David Hare’s blazing account of the most powerful man in New York, a master manipulator whose legacy changed the city forever. For forty uninterrupted years, Robert Moses exploited those in office through a mix of charm and intimidation. Faced with resistance by protest groups campaigning for a very different idea of what the city should become, will the weakness of democracy be exposed in the face of his charismatic conviction? 3 hrs.
Part of the Metropolitan Opera Live Series: Having triumphed at the Met in some of the repertory’s fiercest soprano roles, Sondra Radvanovsky stars as the mythic sorceress who will stop at nothing in her quest for vengeance. Joining Radvanovsky in the Met-premiere production of Cherubini’s rarely performed masterpiece is tenor Matthew Polenzani as Medea’s Argonaut husband. 3 hrs, 10 min. Sung in Italian with subtitles.
Part of the Theatre From London Series: A rollicking new comedy by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night). After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to win the heart of his old flame, Lydia Languish. Back on British soil, Jack’s advances soon turn to anarchy when the young heiress demands to be loved on her own, very particular, terms. 3 hrs.
Part of the Metropolitan Opera Live Series: Soprano Nadine Sierra stars as the self-sacrificing courtesan Violetta—one of opera’s ultimate heroines—in Michael Mayer’s vibrant production of Verdi’s beloved tragedy. Tenor Stephen Costello is her lover Alfredo, alongside baritone Luca Salsi as his disapproving father and Maestro Daniele Callegari on the podium. 3 hrs, 15 min. Sung in Italian with subtitles.
Part of the Theatre from London Series: Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) makes her West End debut in this 21st century retelling of Anton Chekhov’s tale of love and loneliness. A young woman is desperate for fame and a way out. A young man is pining after the woman of his dreams. A successful writer longs for a sense of achievement. An actress wants to fight the changing of the times. In an isolated home in the countryside, dreams lie in tatters, hopes are dashed, and hearts broken. With nowhere left to turn, the only option is to turn on each other. 3 hrs.
Part of the Theatre From London Series: The legendary family-run Hotel Messina on the Italian Riveria has been visited by artists, celebrities and royalty. But when the owner’s daughter weds a dashing young soldier, not all guests are in the mood for love. A string of scandalous deceptions soon surround not only the young couple, but also the adamantly single Beatrice and Benedick. Katherine Parkinson and John Heffernan lead the cast in Shakespeare’s romcom of sun, sea and mistaken identity. 3 hrs.
Part of the Metropolitan Opera Live Series: Renée Fleming makes her highly anticipated return in the world-premiere production of Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Kevin Puts’s THE HOURS, adapted from Michael Cunningham’s acclaimed novel. The powerful story follows three women from different eras who each grapple with their inner demons and their roles in society. 3 hrs, 15 min.
Part of the Metropolitan Opera Live Series: Packed with memorable melodies, showstopping arias, and explosive confrontations, Umberto Giordano’s exhilarating drama returns to the Met for the first time in 25 years. Soprano Sonya Yoncheva, one of today’s most riveting artists, stars as Fedora, the 19th-century Russian princess who falls in love with her fiancé’s murderer. The ingenious fixed set that, like a Russian nesting doll, unfolds to reveal the opera’s three distinctive settings is a sight to behold. 2 hrs, 45 min. Sung in Italian with subtitles.
Part of the Metropolitan Opera Live Series: Wagner’s soaring masterpiece makes its triumphant return to the Met stage after 17 years. Director François Girard unveils an atmospheric staging that weds his striking visual style and keen dramatic insight to Wagner’s breathtaking music. Tenor Piotr Beczała leads a supreme cast in the title role of the mysterious swan knight. 4 hrs, 55 min. Sung in German with subtitles.
Part of the Metropolitan Opera Live Series: Baritone Michael Volle stars as the caddish knight Falstaff, gleefully tormented by a trio of clever women who deliver his comeuppance, in Verdi’s glorious Shakespearean comedy. Maestro Daniele Rustioni takes the podium to oversee a brilliant ensemble cast. 3 hrs. Sung in Italian with subtitles.
Part of the Metropolitan Opera Live Series: A dream cast assembles for Strauss’s grand Viennese comedy. Soprano Lise Davidsen is the aging Marschallin, opposite mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as her lover Octavian and soprano Erin Morley as Sophie, the beautiful younger woman who steals his heart. Maestro Simone Young takes the Met podium to oversee Robert Carsen’s fin-de-siècle staging. 4 hrs, 45 min. Sung in German with subtitles.
Part of the Metropolitan Opera Live Series: Six-time Grammy Award–winning composer Terence Blanchard returns to the Met after his FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES triumphantly premiered with the company to universal acclaim in 2021. Bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green is the young boxer Emile Griffith, who rises from obscurity to become a world champion, and bass-baritone Eric Owens portrays Griffith’s older self, haunted by the ghosts of his past. 3 hrs, 20 min.
Part of the Metropolitan Opera Live Series: Tony Award–winning director Ivo van Hove makes a major Met debut with a new take on Mozart’s tragicomedy, re-setting the familiar tale of deceit and damnation in an abstract architectural landscape and shining a light into the dark corners of the story and its characters. This star-studded cast is led by baritone Peter Mattei as a magnetic Don Giovanni, while sopranos Federica Lombardi, Ana María Martínez, and Ying Fang make a superlative trio as Giovanni’s conquests. 3 hrs, 15 min. Sung in Italian with subtitles.
Part of the Metropolitan Opera Live Series: One of opera’s most beloved works receives its first new Met staging in 19 years—a daring vision by renowned English director Simon McBurney that The Wall Street Journal declared “the best production I’ve ever witnessed of Mozart’s opera.” Nathalie Stutzmann conducts, with the pit raised to make the Met Orchestra visible to the audience and allow interaction with the cast. 3 hrs, 30 min. Sung in German with subtitles.