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.
"The story, the spectacle, the spirituality, the beauty – this is moviemaking and storytelling at its absolute finest." Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER once again centers on Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldaña), now parents who are forced to protect their family from a new threat to Pandora. James Cameron's boundless imagination and pristine visual effects illuminate the story of the Sully family, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, and the battles they fight to stay alive. PG-13, 190 min.
EO is a beautiful, brilliant, and uncommon tale that'll stubbornly stick with you long after the credits roll. A gorgeously hypnotic drama about a donkey whose journey will break your heart, this potent Polish film follows EO as he meets good and bad people on his life's path, experiences joy and pain, and endures the wheel of fortune randomly turn his luck into disaster and his despair into unexpected bliss. Winner of the Jury Prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Polish with subtitles. NR, 88 min.
Do nothing. Stay and fight. Or leave. "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 sexual assaults committed by the colony's men. Frances McDormand, Rooney Mara, and Claire Foy deliver brilliant and devastating performances as they mine humor and humanity from the best-selling novel that inspired this riveting film. PG-13, 104 min.
YOU RESEMBLE ME takes one of the darkest issues of our time and deconstructs it in an intimate story about family, love, sisterhood, and belonging. Cultural and intergenerational trauma erupt in this story about two sisters on the outskirts of Paris. After the siblings are torn apart, the eldest, Hasna, struggles to find her identity, leading to a choice that shocks the world. French with subtitles. NR, 90 min.
Directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras, ALL THE BEAUTY AND THE BLOODSHED is an epic, emotional and interconnected story about internationally renowned artist and activist Nan Goldin told through her slideshows, intimate interviews, ground-breaking photography, and rare footage of her personal fight to hold the Sackler family accountable for the overdose crisis. NR, 117 min.
Beloved director Steven Spielberg tells his most personal story yet in this dazzling autobiographical film. After discovering a shattering family secret, young Steven finds solace and inspiration in his own backyard with a Super 8 camera and a cadre of friends. Featuring spectacular performances by Michelle Williams and Paul Dano as his parents. "Spielberg's funniest movie...[with] a winningly rambunctious spirit." - NPR PG-13, 151 min.
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. Riveting soprano Sonya Yoncheva 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. Part of the Metropolitan Opera Live Series. 2 hrs, 45 min. Sung in Italian with subtitles.
Our annual free screening for the community in honor of MLK Day returns on January 16, 2023! This isn’t a story of hope but of action. Through first person accounts and searing archival footage, LOWNDES COUNTY AND THE ROAD TO BLACK POWER tells the story of the local organizers who fought not just for voting rights, but for Black Power in a county that was 80% Black but had zero Black voters. NR, 89 min. Tickets will be available starting January 11, 2023, on a first come, first served basis. Limit of 2 tickets per person.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.