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.


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All movie patrons must provide full Covid-19 vaccination documentation. Masks required in lobby, concession and restrooms. Masks are recommended in the auditoriums. MERV-13 filters installed in HVAC system. We follow guidance from Jefferson County Public Health, and the risk in Jefferson County remains high. We hope to welcome non-vaccinated guests soon, thank you for your patience! Click link for full Covid safety protocols.


Starlight Room

Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song

Leonard Cohen spent over seven years writing Hallelujah, initially an obscure track on an early 80s album rejected by his record label. Yet it enjoyed a new life in 1991 after being covered by John Cale, then Jeff Buckley on his Grace album, and evolved through countless versions to become one of the most beloved songs of all time. This majestic, feature-length documentary is a definitive exploration of Cohen as seen through the prism of his internationally renowned hymn, the meaning of which has transformed with each popular version. PG-13, 115 min. The Starlight Room 21+ Venue, ID required. Only 40 seats; advance tickets recommended.

Showtimes

Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Date Time
Wed, 8/10 4:00, 7:15 (SOLD OUT)
Thu, 8/11 4:00 (SOLD OUT), 7:15 (SOLD OUT)
Fri, 8/12 - Sun, 8/14 4:00, 7:15
Wed, 8/17 - Thu, 8/18 4:00, 7:15
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Rose Theatre

Fire of Love

Katia and Maurice Krafft loved two things — each other and volcanoes. For two decades, the daring French volcanologist couple roamed the planet, chasing eruptions and documenting their discoveries. Ultimately, they lost their lives in a 1991 volcanic explosion, leaving a legacy that forever enriched our knowledge of the natural world. FIRE OF LOVE tells a story of primordial creation and destruction, following two bold explorers as they venture into the unknown, all for the sake of love. PG, 93 min.

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Showtimes

Playing in the Rose Theatre
Date Time
Wed, 8/10 - Sun, 8/14 4:30, 7:15
Wed, 8/17 - Thu, 8/18 4:30, 7:15
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Rosebud Cinema

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

Marcel is an adorable one-inch-tall shell who ekes out a colorful existence with his grandmother Connie and their pet lint, Alan. Once part of a sprawling community of shells, they now live alone as the sole survivors of a mysterious tragedy. But when a documentary filmmaker discovers them amongst the clutter of his Airbnb, the short film he posts online brings Marcel millions of passionate fans, as well as unprecedented dangers and a new hope at finding his long-lost family. A beloved character gets his big-screen debut in this hilarious and heartwarming story about finding connection in the smallest corners. PG, 89 mins. Some showings are in The Starlight Room 21+ Venue, ID required. Only 40 seats; advance tickets recommended.

Closed Captioned Described Video

Showtimes

Playing in the Rosebud Cinema
Date Time
Wed, 8/10 - Thu, 8/11 6:45
Fri, 8/12 - Sun, 8/14 4:00
Wed, 8/17 - Thu, 8/18 4:00
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Rosebud Cinema - Ends Thursday 8/11

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

MRS. HARRIS GOES TO PARIS is the enchanting tale of a seemingly ordinary housekeeper in 1950s London who falls madly in love with a couture Dior dress, and decides that she must have one of her own. After she works, starves and gambles to raise the funds to pursue her dream, Mrs. Harris embarks on an extraordinary adventure to Paris which will change not only her own outlook, but the very future of the House of Dior. PG, 92 min. Some showings are in The Starlight Room 21+ Venue, ID required. Only 40 seats; advance tickets recommended.

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Showtimes

Playing in the Rosebud Cinema
Date Time
Wed, 8/10 - Thu, 8/11 4:00
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Starts 8/12 - Rosebud Cinema

Beba

Poetic, powerful and profound, BEBA is a courageous, deeply human self-portrait of an Afro-Latina artist hungry for knowledge and yearning for connection. Reflecting on her adolescence in NYC as the daughter of a Dominican father and Venezuelan mother, first-time feature filmmaker Rebeca “Beba” Huntt investigates the historical, societal, and generational trauma she’s inherited and ponders how those ancient wounds have shaped her, while simultaneously considering the universal truths that connect us all as humans. R, 79 min.

Showtimes

Playing in the Rosebud Cinema
Date Time
Fri, 8/12 - Sun, 8/14 6:45
Wed, 8/17 - Thu, 8/18 6:45
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8/21 - Starlight Room

Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles

**Special MEMBER-ONLY Event!** NEW SHOWING ADDED! Four years ago New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art enlisted Yotam Ottolenghi, the Israeli chef and celebrated cookbook author to organize a food gala inspired by the Met exhibit “Visitors to Versailles.” And Laura Gabbert was there to record every tasty moment. Join us for this exclusive film & culinary event where we take you on an epically sweet journey with special desserts prepared by Port Townsend local, Hanni Witzig. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, August 3rd! The Starlight Room 21+ Venue, ID required. Only 40 seats; advance tickets recommended.

Showtimes

Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Date Time
Sun, 8/21 1:00 SOLD OUT
Sun, 8/21 4:00
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Featured Streaming Films

$10 / $6 Members

Gravity Hero

Trey McIntyre was one of the busiest young choreographers of his generation when he mysteriously shuttered his dance company. This sudden end is the backdrop of McIntyre’s introspective documentary, which explores themes of creativity, loss, and transformation embodied in the dances choreographed during the company’s life. Excerpts from some of his best known pieces include “Ma Maison,” inspired by his encounters with the New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band.


$10 / $6 Members

Dark Horse

Set in Wales, DARK HORSE is the inspirational true story of a group of friends who decide to take on the elite ‘sport of kings’ and breed themselves a racehorse. Raised on a slagheap allotment, their foal grows into an unlikely champion, beating the finest thoroughbreds in the land, before suffering a near fatal accident. Nursed back to health by the love of his owners, he makes a remarkable recovery, returning to the track for a heart-stopping comeback.


$12 / $8 Members

Beyond the Visible - Hilma af Klint

Hilma af Klint was an abstract artist before the term existed, a visionary, trailblazing figure who, inspired by spiritualism, modern science, and the riches of the natural world around her, began in 1906 to reel out a series of huge, colorful, sensual, strange works without precedent in painting. The subject of a recent smash retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum, af Klint was for years an all-but-forgotten figure in art historical discourse, before her long-delayed rediscovery.


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Starts 8/26

The Territory

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.


9/3-9/4

Three Colors: Blue

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.


9/10-9/11

Three Colors: White

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.


Select shows in the Starlight Room
In a Lonely Place
9/11 - Starlight Room

In a Lonely Place

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.


9/17-9/18

Three Colors: Red

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.


Date TBD

A Love Song

"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.


Date TBD

Memoria

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.


Date TBD

Costa Brava, Lebanon

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.


10/1, 10/9

National Theatre Live: Straight Line Crazy

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.


10/22 – Rose Theatre

The Metropolitan Opera Live: Medea

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.


10/23, 10/30

National Theatre Live: Jack Absolute Flies Again

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.


11/5 – Rose Theatre

The Metropolitan Opera Live: La Traviata

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.


11/12, 11/20

National Theatre Live: The Seagull

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.


12/3, 12/11

National Theatre Live: Much Ado About Nothing

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.


12/10 – Rose Theatre

The Metropolitan Opera Live: The Hours

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.


1/14/23 – Rose Theatre

The Metropolitan Opera Live: Fedora

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.


3/18/23 – Rose Theatre

The Metropolitan Opera Live: Lohengrin

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.


4/1/23 – Rose Theatre

The Metropolitan Opera Live: Falstaff

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.


4/15/23 – Rose Theatre

The Metropolitan Opera Live: Der Rosenkavalier

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.


4/29/23 – Rose Theatre

The Metropolitan Opera Live: Champion

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.


5/20/23 – Rose Theatre

The Metropolitan Opera Live: Don Giovanni

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.


6/3/23 – Rose Theatre

The Metropolitan Opera Live: Die Zauberflöte

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.