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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Safety Protocols

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 hope to welcome non-vaccinated guests soon, thank you for your patience! Click link for full Covid safety protocols.


Rose Theatre & Starlight Room

The Duke

THE DUKE is set in 1961 when Kempton Bunton (Jim Broadbent), a 60-year old taxi driver, stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. It was the first (and remains the only) theft in the Gallery’s history. Kempton sent ransom notes saying that he would return the painting on condition that the government agreed to provide television for free to the elderly. What happened next became the stuff of legend. R, 96 min. Some showings are in The Starlight Room 21+ Venue, ID required. Only 40 seats; advance tickets recommended.

Showtimes

Playing in the Rose Theatre
Date Time
Wed, 5/18 4:30, 7:00
Thu, 5/19 4:30
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Showtimes

Playing in the Rosebud Cinema
Date Time
Fri, 5/20 - Sun, 5/22 4:00
Wed, 5/25 - Thu, 5/26 4:00
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Showtimes

Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Date Time
Wed, 5/18 - Thu, 5/19 7:00
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Starlight Room - Ends Thursday 5/19

Petite Maman

A delicate observation about childhood, motherhood and friendship, PETITE MAMAN is being hailed as "transportive" and "enchanting". From Céline Sciamma, director of the ravishing PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE comes this tender story of 8-year-old Nelly, visiting her mother's childhood home and befriending a young neighbor. PG, 72 min. In French. The Starlight Room 21+ Venue, ID required. Only 40 seats; advance tickets recommended.

Showtimes

Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Date Time
Wed, 5/18 - Thu, 5/19 4:30
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Rosebud Cinema

Everything Everywhere All At Once

A hilarious and big-hearted sci-fi action adventure about an exhausted Chinese American woman (Michelle Yeoh) who can't seem to finish her taxes. "It's not just destined to be one of the best films of the year, but also a classic comedy, sure to be treasured for decades to come." – Mashable. R, 132 min.

Closed Captioned Described Video

Showtimes

Playing in the Rosebud Cinema
Date Time
Wed, 5/18 - Thu, 5/19 6:30
Fri, 5/20 - Sun, 5/22 6:45
Wed, 5/25 - Thu, 5/26 6:45
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Rosebud Cinema - Ends Thursday 5/19

Happening

France, 1963. Anne is a bright young student with a promising future ahead of her. But when she falls pregnant, she sees the opportunity to finish her studies and escape the constraints of her social background disappearing. With her final exams fast approaching and her belly growing, Anne resolves to act, even if she has to confront shame and pain, even if she must risk prison to do so. French with subtitles. R, 100 mins.

Showtimes

Playing in the Rosebud Cinema
Date Time
Wed, 5/18 - Thu, 5/19 4:00
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Starts 5/19 - Rose Theatre & Starlight Room

Downton Abbey: A New Era

From award-winning creator Julian Fellowes comes the motion picture event DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA. The much-anticipated cinematic return of the global phenomenon reunites the beloved cast as they go on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess' newly inherited villa. PG, 125 min.

Showtimes

Playing in the Rose Theatre
Date Time
Thu, 5/19 7:00 (SNEAK PREVIEW!)
Fri, 5/20 - Sun, 5/22 4:30, 7:30
Wed, 5/25 4:30, 7:30
Thu, 5/26 4:30
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Showtimes

Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Date Time
Fri, 5/20 - Sat, 5/21 4:00, 7:15
Sun, 5/22 4:00
Wed, 5/25 - Thu, 5/26 4:00, 7:15
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5/21 - Rose Theatre

The Metropolitan Opera Live: Lucia Di Lammermoor

Part of the Metropolitan Opera Live Series: On May 21, soprano Nadine Sierra takes on one of the repertory’s most formidable and storied roles, the haunted heroine of Lucia di Lammermoor, in an electrifying new staging by in-demand Australian theater and film director Simon Stone, conducted by Riccardo Frizza. Show-stopping tenor Javier Camarena adds to the bel canto fireworks as Lucia’s beloved, Edgardo, with baritone Artur Ruciński as her overbearing brother, Enrico, and bass Matthew Rose as her tutor, Raimondo. 3 hrs, 45 min. Sung in Italian with subtitles.

Showtimes

Playing in the Rose Theatre
Date Time
Sat, 5/21 9:55 am
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5/21 - Rosebud Cinema

Mississippi Masala

Years after her Indian family was forced to flee their home in Uganda by the dictatorship of Idi Amin, twentysomething Mina (Sarita Choudhury) finds herself helping to run a motel in the faraway land of Mississippi. It’s there that a passionate romance with the charming Black carpet cleaner Demetrius (Denzel Washington) challenges the prejudices of their conservative families and exposes the rifts between the region’s Indian and African American communities. Tackling thorny issues of racism, colorism, culture clash, and displacement with big-hearted humor and keen insight, Nair serves up a sweet, sexy, and radical celebration of love’s power to break down the barriers between us. R, 118 min.

Showtimes

Playing in the Rosebud Cinema
Date Time
Sat, 5/21 1:00
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5/22 - Starlight Room

Shane

Starlight Classics Night! Enigmatic gunslinger Shane (Alan Ladd) rides into a small Wyoming town with hopes of quietly settling down as a farmhand. Taking a job on homesteader Joe Starrett's (Van Heflin) farm, Shane is drawn into a battle between the townsfolk and ruthless cattle baron Rufus Ryker (Emile Meyer). Shane's growing attraction to Starrett's wife, Marian (Jean Arthur), and his fondness for their son Joey (Brandon de Wilde), who idolizes Shane, force Shane to realize that he must thwart Ryker's plan. NR, 118 min. The Starlight Room 21+ Venue, ID required. Only 40 seats; advance tickets recommended.

Showtimes

Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Date Time
Sun, 5/22 7:30
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5/26 - Rose Theatre (Sneak Preview tickets available now!)

Top Gun: Maverick

After more than 30 years of service as one of the Navy's top aviators, Pete "Maverick" Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. Training a detachment of graduates for a special assignment, Maverick must confront the ghosts of his past and his deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who choose to fly it. PG-13, 131 mins.

Showtimes

Playing in the Rose Theatre
Date Time
Thu, 5/26 7:30 (Sneak Preview!)
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Featured Streaming Films

$10 / $6 Members

Play Serious

This behind-the-scenes documentary follows the production of choreographer Alexander Ekman’s work “Play,” staged at the Paris Opera in 2017. Ekman gives himself the job of creating—and transmitting to the public—a sense of real, unbridled play, and soon finds that it’s no small task. A film about meeting artistic crises on the world’s most famous and intimidating dance stage, filled with wild joy, magical choreography and stunning visuals.


$10 / $6 Members

Rare Birds

RARE BIRDS tracks every phase of production during the creation of Alexander Ekman’s groundbreaking A Swan Lake, providing an intimate view into the process of choreography and the ingenuity at work in a world-class theater. Screening with Exquisite Corps, in which forty-two American contemporary choreographers link together in a chain love letter to dance.


$10 / $6 Members

Tim's Vermeer

Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did 17th century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer ("Girl with a Pearl Earring") manage to paint so photo-realistically – 150 years before the invention of photography? The epic research project Jenison embarks on to test his theory is as extraordinary as what he discovers. Spanning eight years, Jenison's adventure takes him to Delft, Holland, where Vermeer painted his masterpieces, on a pilgrimage to the North coast of Yorkshire to meet artist David Hockney, and even to Buckingham Palace to see a Vermeer masterpiece in the collection of the Queen.


Coming Soon

6/4

The Metropolitan Opera Live: Hamlet

Part of the Metropolitan Opera Live Series: When Australian composer Brett Dean’s HAMLET had its world premiere at the Glyndebourne Festival in 2017, The Guardian declared, “New opera doesn’t often get to sound this good … Shakespeare offers a gauntlet to composers that shouldn’t always be picked up, but Dean’s Hamlet rises to the challenge.” On June 4, this riveting contemporary masterpiece appears live in cinemas, with Neil Armfield, who directed the work’s premiere, bringing his acclaimed staging to the Met stage. 3 hrs, 35 min.


Select shows in the Starlight Room
Foothpaths | A Poetry Reading with Kathryn Hunt and Maryna Ajaja
6/4

Foothpaths | A Poetry Reading with Kathryn Hunt and Maryna Ajaja

The Starlight Room is proud to present a LIVE poetry reading with Kathryn Hunt & Maryna Ajaja. Tickets are $10. Kathryn lives on the coast of the Salish Sea and is author of Long Way Through Ruin and Seed Wheel and a chapbook, The Country I Come From. Maryna lives in the PNW and is author of Empatheia and In Deep, books informed by all of the landscapes, disciplines, and people that have made up her life.


6/5, 6/11

National Theatre Live: Henry V

Part of the Theatre from London Series: Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) plays the title role in Shakespeare’s thrilling study of nationalism, war and the psychology of power. Fresh to the throne, King Henry V launches England into a bloody war with France. When his campaign encounters resistance, this inexperienced new ruler must prove he is fit to guide a country into war.


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The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg
6/5

The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg

Starlight Classics Night! **Introduction by Patrick Jennings, children’s book author.** An angelically beautiful Catherine Deneuve was launched to stardom by this dazzling musical heart-tugger from Jacques Demy. She plays an umbrella-shop owner’s delicate daughter, glowing with first love for a handsome garage mechanic, played by Nino Castelnuovo. When the boy is shipped off to fight in Algeria, the two lovers must grow up quickly. Exquisitely designed in a kaleidoscope of colors, and told entirely through the lilting songs of the great composer Michel Legrand, THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG is one of the most revered and unorthodox movie musicals of all time. NR, 92 min. French with subtitles. The Starlight Room 21+ Venue, ID required. Only 40 seats; advance tickets recommended.


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I Married A Witch
6/12

I Married A Witch

Starlight Classics Night! **Introduction by Samantha Ladwig, owner of the Imprint Bookstore.** Veronica Lake casts a seductive spell as a charmingly vengeful sorceress in this supernatural screwball classic. Many centuries after cursing the male descendants of the Salem puritan who sent her to the stake, this blonde bombshell with a broomstick finds herself drawn to one of them - a prospective governor (Frederic March) about to marry a spoiled socialite (Susan Hayward). I Married a Witch is a comic confection bursting with playful special effects and sparkling witticisms. The Starlight Room 21+ Venue, ID required. Only 40 seats; advance tickets recommended.


Starts 7/1

Official Competition

A billionaire businessman in search of fame and social prestige decides to make a unique, groundbreaking film. To achieve this goal, he hires the best of the best: A stellar team consisting of the famous filmmaker Lola Cuevas and two well-known actors, played by Penélope Cruz and Antonio Banderas, who boast not only an enormous talent, but also an even bigger ego: Hollywood star Félix Rivero and aging theater thespian Iván Torres. They're both legends, but not exactly the best of friends. Through a series of increasingly hilarious tests set by Lola, Félix and Iván must confront not only each other, but also their own legacies. NR, 114 min. Spanish with subtitles.


Date TBD

Hit the Road

A family speeds through the Iranian desert toward the Turkish border: Where are they going? Why is mom paranoid about being followed? Is the dog acting funny? At the wheel is the family's brooding elder son, with an over-attentive mother riding shotgun, and a bearded, full-bellied pops (one leg immobilized in a cast) in the backseat losing a battle of wits with his younger son – whose rascally energy keeps everyone both entertained and exasperated. Over the course of the trip, they bond over memories of the past, grapple with fears of the unknown, and fuss over their sick dog. Unspoken tensions arise and the film builds emotional momentum as it slowly reveals the furtive purpose for their journey. NR, 93 min. Persian with subtitles.


Date TBD

JAZZ FEST: A New Orleans Story

JAZZ FEST: A NEW ORLEANS STORY weaves together live performances and interviews from the 50th anniversary of the iconic festival, featuring some of the biggest names in the music industry, along with a wealth of archival documentary footage from the past half century. This high-stepping, hand-waving, spirit-lifting film not only captures the Festival in all of its beauty and glory, but also delves deep into the rich culture of The Big Easy. PG-13, 94 min.


7/23, 7/31

National Theatre Live: Prima Facie

Part of the Theatre From London Series: Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) makes her West End debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s award-winning play. Tessa is a young, brilliant barrister. She has worked her way up from working class origins to be at the top of her game; defending; cross examining and winning. An unexpected event forces her to confront the lines where the patriarchal power of the law, burden of proof and morals diverge. PRIMA FACIE takes us to the heart of where emotion and experience collide with the rules of the game.


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. Motivated at first by a determination to improve the lives of New York City’s workers, he created parks, bridges and 627 miles of expressway to connect the people to the great outdoors. 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?


10/22, 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.


12/3, 12/11

National Theatre Live: Much Ado About Nothing

Part of the Theatre From London Series: Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd) and John Heffernan (Dracula) lead the cast in Shakespeare’s romcom of sun, sea and mistaken identity. 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.