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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Temporary Prohibition Notice

We are still waiting for our liquor license to be approved. As many of you know, we are navigating through an ownership transition. We appreciate your patience and understanding and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause - luckily we have many non-alcoholic options so we promise you won’t be thirsty as you enjoy your freshly popped (non-GMO and organic) corn!


Starlight Room & Rose Theatre

Living - Academy Award Nominee

Academy Award Nominee: Best Actor. Bill Nighy delivers a beautiful performance in LIVING, the story of an ordinary man, reduced by years of oppressive office routine to a shadow existence, who at the eleventh hour makes a supreme effort to turn his dull life into something wonderful. LIVING sets a high bar for itself in setting out to remake a Kurosawa classic, adapted from a novel by Kazuo Ishiguro. PG-13, 102 min. Some showings are in the Starlight Room, a 21+ venue, ID required. Seats 40 and sells out quickly.

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Showtimes

Playing in the Rose Theatre
Date Time
Wed, 2/8 **Vaccination Required** 7:00
Thu, 2/9 7:00
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Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Date Time
Wed, 2/8 **Vaccination Required** 4:00
Thu, 2/9 4:00
Fri, 2/10 - Sun, 2/12 4:00, 7:00
Wed, 2/15 **Vaccination Required** 4:00, 7:00
Thu, 2/16 4:00, 7:00
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Updated Safety Protocols

Wednesdays Only: proof of covid-19 vaccination required; masks required in lobby, concession & restrooms. Masks encouraged in the auditorium; children under 5 must be accompanied by a vaccinated adult.

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Rose Theatre, Starlight Room & Rosebud Cinema

Women Talking - Academy Award Nominee

Academy Award Nominee: Best Picture. "Beautifully performed and gripping in a chewy, nuanced, contemplative way," WOMEN TALKING follows a group of women in an isolated religious colony as they struggle to reconcile their faith with a series of assaults committed by the colony's men. Frances McDormand, Rooney Mara, and Claire Foy deliver brilliant performances as they mine humor and humanity from the best-selling novel that inspired this riveting film. PG-13, 104 min. Some showings are in the Starlight Room, a 21+ venue, ID required. Seats 40 and sells out quickly.

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Showtimes

Playing in the Rose Theatre
Date Time
Wed, 2/8 **Vaccination Required** 4:00
Thu, 2/9 4:00
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Wednesdays Only: proof of covid-19 vaccination required; masks required in lobby, concession & restrooms. Masks encouraged in the auditorium; children under 5 must be accompanied by a vaccinated adult.

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Playing in the Rosebud Cinema
Date Time
Fri, 2/10 - Sun, 2/12 4:00, 7:00
Wed, 2/15 **Vaccination Required** 4:00, 7:00
Thu, 2/16 4:00, 7:00
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Wednesdays Only: proof of covid-19 vaccination required; masks required in lobby, concession & restrooms. Masks encouraged in the auditorium; children under 5 must be accompanied by a vaccinated adult.

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Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Date Time
Wed, 2/8 **Vaccination Required** 7:00
Thu, 2/9 7:00
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Updated Safety Protocols

Wednesdays Only: proof of covid-19 vaccination required; masks required in lobby, concession & restrooms. Masks encouraged in the auditorium; children under 5 must be accompanied by a vaccinated adult.

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Rosebud Cinema - Ends Thursday, 2/9

A Man Called Otto

A heartwarming and funny story about love, loss, and life, A MAN CALLED OTTO shows that family can sometimes be found in the most unexpected places. Tom Hanks stars as Otto Anderson, a grumpy widower whose only joy comes from criticizing and judging his exasperated neighbors. Otto is ready to end it all when a lively young family moves in next door, and he meets his match in quick-witted Marisol, leading to an unexpected friendship that will turn his world upside-down. PG-13, 126 min.

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Showtimes

Playing in the Rosebud Cinema
Date Time
Wed, 2/8 **Vaccination Required** 4:30, 7:30
Thu, 2/9 4:30, 7:30
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Updated Safety Protocols

Wednesdays Only: proof of covid-19 vaccination required; masks required in lobby, concession & restrooms. Masks encouraged in the auditorium; children under 5 must be accompanied by a vaccinated adult.

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Starts 2/10 - Rose Theatre

The Whale - Academy Award Nominee

3 Academy Award nominations including Best Actor. The critics are saying: "A deeply touching experience. Brendan Fraser gives the performance of a lifetime" and "The Brenaissance is here." From Darren Aronofsky comes THE WHALE, the story of a reclusive English teacher who attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter. Starring Fraser in a comeback that inspired a six-minute standing ovation at the Venice Film Festival, THE WHALE is a piercing, compassionate tale of grace and reconciliation. R, 117 min.

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Showtimes

Playing in the Rose Theatre
Date Time
Fri, 2/10 - Sun, 2/12 4:30, 7:30
Wed, 2/15 **Vaccination Required** 4:30, 7:30
Thu, 2/16 4:30, 7:30
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Updated Safety Protocols

Wednesdays Only: proof of covid-19 vaccination required; masks required in lobby, concession & restrooms. Masks encouraged in the auditorium; children under 5 must be accompanied by a vaccinated adult.

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2/14 - Starlight Room

Moonstruck

Tickets are $25, include a glass of champagne & a chocolate dessert! The 7:30pm screening sold out in less than 30 mins so we added a 4:30pm screening as well! One of the most deliciously romantic movies of all time, starring Cher (who won an Oscar for her performance), Nic Cage, Olympia Dukakis and Danny Aiello. No sooner does Italian-American widow Loretta (Cher) accept a marriage proposal from her doltish boyfriend, Johnny, then she finds herself falling for his younger brother, Ronny. PG, 102 min. Starlight Room is a 21+ venue, ID required. Seats 40 and sells out quickly.

Showtimes

Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Date Time
Tue, 2/14 4:30, 7:30 (SOLD OUT)
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Updated Safety Protocols

Wednesdays Only: proof of covid-19 vaccination required; masks required in lobby, concession & restrooms. Masks encouraged in the auditorium; children under 5 must be accompanied by a vaccinated adult.

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Covid Safety

MERV-13 filters installed in HVAC system to combat airborne pathogens. Masks are encouraged, but not required. If you are experiencing symptoms (coughing, sore throat, etc.) please stay home, we are happy to refund your ticket. Wednesdays only: proof of covid-19 vaccination required; masks required in lobby, concession, restrooms.


Featured Streaming Films

$12 / $8 Members

Nowhere In Africa

A love story spanning two continents, NOWHERE IN AFRICA is the extraordinary true tale of a Jewish family who flees the Nazi regime in 1938 for a remote farm in Kenya. Abandoning their once-comfortable existence in Germany, Walter Redlich, his wife Jettel and their five-year-old daughter Regina each deal with the harsh realities of their new life in different ways.


$10 / $6 Members

David Crosby: Remember My Name

A revealing and deeply personal documentary exploring the life and creative renaissance of music icon David Crosby. A cultural force for over fifty years, Crosby faced uncertain future after the 2015 dissolution of Crosby, Stills and Nash. Racked with health issues and personal obstacles, Crosby forged a new path at the age of 77. Seeking out younger musicians and recording a pair of critically-praised new albums, Crosby now sets out to make a mark in a world now so different from the generation he came to define in the 60’s.


$10 / $6 Members

The Gold Rush

In this classic silent comedy, the Little Tramp (Charles Chaplin) heads north to join in the Klondike gold rush. Trapped in a small cabin by a blizzard, the Tramp is forced to share close quarters with a successful prospector (Mack Swain) and a fugitive (Tom Murray). Eventually able to leave the cabin, he falls for a lovely barmaid (Georgia Hale), trying valiantly to win her affections. When the prospector needs help locating his claim, it appears the Tramp's fortunes may change.


$10 / $8 Members

Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly

Following Ai Weiwei’s detention by Chinese authorities, the outspoken artist and activist transformed the former penitentiary of Alcatraz into an artistic platform. The exhibition launched a companion piece in which visitors sent over 90,000 postcards to prisoners of conscience around the world. In deeply moving interviews, AI WEIWEI: YOURS TRULY follows these postcards across the globe.


Coming Soon

Starts 2/17

2023 Oscar Nominated Shorts

For the 18th consecutive year, ShortsTV presents the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 17th. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 12th.


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Close - Academy Award Nominee

Academy Award Nominee: Best International Feature Film. Leo and Remi are two thirteen-year-old best friends, whose seemingly unbreakable bond is suddenly, tragically torn apart. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Lukas Dhont's second film is an emotionally transformative and unforgettable portrait of the intersection of friendship and love, identity and independence, and heartbreak and healing. PG-13, 105 min.


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Broker

Grounded by its warm, tenderly melancholic approach, BROKER follows two brokers who sell orphaned infants, circumventing the bureaucracy of legal adoption, to affluent couples who can't have children of their own. After an infant's mother surprises the duo by returning to ensure her child finds a good home, the three embark on a journey to find the right couple, building an unlikely family of their own. Korean with subtitles. R, 129 min.


Date TBD

Turn Every Page

TURN EVERY PAGE explores the remarkable 50-year relationship between two literary legends, writer Robert Caro and his longtime editor Robert Gottlieb. Now 86, Caro is working to complete the final volume of his masterwork; Gottlieb, 91, waits to edit it. The task of finishing their life’s work looms before them. With humor and insight (a vigorous debate over Caro’s use of semicolons is a hilarious highlight), this unique double portrait reveals the peculiarities and professional joys of these two ferocious intellects at the culmination of their spectacular, shared journey. PG-13, 112 min.


3/11/23, 3/19/23 – Rose Theatre

National Theatre Live: The Crucible

Arthur Miller’s gripping parable of power and its abuse returns in an urgent new staging as "THE CRUCIBLE burns bright once more." A witch hunt is beginning in Salem. Raised to be seen and not heard, a group of young women suddenly find their words have a terrible power. As a climate of fear spreads through the community, private vendettas fuel public accusations and soon the truth itself is on trial. Part of the Theatre From London Series. 3 hrs.


Select shows in the Starlight Room
Divorce, Italian Style
Date TBD

Divorce, Italian Style

Who can turn down the brown eyes of Marcello Mastroianni? Come downtown for Starlight Classics Night for a true romantic Italian romp. This fizzy classic won the Best Comedy award at Cannes the year it premiered, and we promise you'll leave laughing. A smoldering movie for a cool winter's night. NR, 108 min. Italian with subtitles. The Starlight Room 21+ Venue, ID required. Only 40 seats; advance tickets recommended.


3/18/23 – Rose Theatre

The Metropolitan Opera Live: Lohengrin

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. Part of the Metropolitan Opera Live Series. 4 hrs, 55 min. Sung in German with subtitles.


4/1/23 – Rose Theatre

The Metropolitan Opera Live: Falstaff

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 conducts this brilliant ensemble cast. Part of the Metropolitan Opera Live Series. 3 hrs. Sung in Italian with subtitles.


4/15/23 – Rose Theatre

The Metropolitan Opera Live: Der Rosenkavalier

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 podium to oversee Robert Carsen’s fin-de-siècle staging. Part of the Metropolitan Opera Live Series. 4 hrs, 45 min. Sung in German with subtitles.


4/29/23 – Rose Theatre

The Metropolitan Opera Live: Champion

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. Part of the Metropolitan Opera Live Series. 3 hrs, 20 min.


5/20/23 – Rose Theatre

The Metropolitan Opera Live: Don Giovanni

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. Part of the Metropolitan Opera Live Series. 3 hrs, 15 min. Sung in Italian with subtitles.


6/3/23 – Rose Theatre

The Metropolitan Opera Live: Die Zauberflöte

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. Part of the Metropolitan Opera Live Series. 3 hrs, 30 min. Sung in German with subtitles.