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.


Now Playing

Starts 11/24

Julia

The story of the legendary cookbook author and television superstar who changed the way Americans think about food, television, and even about women. Using never-before-seen archival footage, personal photos, first-person narratives, and cutting-edge, mouth-watering food cinematography, the film traces Julia Child's surprising path. PG-13, 95 min.


Starts 11/24

House Of Gucci

HOUSE OF GUCCI is inspired by the shocking true story of the family empire behind the Italian fashion house of Gucci. Spanning three decades of love, betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately murder, we see what a name means, what it's worth, and how far a family will go for control. R, 157 min.


Covid Safety

As per Jefferson County mandate, all movie patrons must provide 1) Full Covid-19 vaccination documentation and 2) Photo ID. Masks required when not eating. MERV-13 filters installed in HVAC system. Thank you for keeping our community safe! Click link for full Covid safety protocols.


Featured Streaming Films

$12 / $8 Members

Shipwrights On The Crane

It’s December in Port Townsend, Washington; grey days, rain and temperatures in the 30’s. A small crew rips rotten planks off an 85 foot fishing vessel down from Juneau, Alaska. Then on a swaying scaffolding they precisely measure new three inch thick planks of yellow cedar, securing them with 9” lag bolts. The new planks are caulked with oakum and driven into the seams while the boat’s crew helps where they can. An ode to work and the intersections of skill, cooperation and physical strength; a deep dive into the reality of shipwright work. Directed by Charles Espey of Port Townsend.


$10 / $6 Members

Life Itself

Acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and executive producers Martin Scorsese (The Departed) and Steven Zaillian (Moneyball) present LIFE ITSELF, a documentary film that recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert – a story that is by turns personal, funny, painful, and transcendent.


$10 / $6 Members

Buffaloed

Buffalo is the debt collection capital of America, though Peg Dahl (Zoey Deutch) never saw herself in that world. She's bet on her sharp mind —and even sharper mouth — to get her out of town and into an Ivy League university. But when an acceptance letter to the school of her dreams arrives, she quickly realizes the cruel impossibility of paying tuition. A chance phone call changes everything and leads her into the lucrative yet complex and shady business of delinquent debt collection. She's a natural and soon running her own shop, but at what cost?


$10 / $6 Members

Searching for Sugar Man

This cult classic documentary captivated audiences when it was released in 2012. It follows the increasingly bizarre search for legendary musician Sixto Rodriguez, whose folk music brought him stardom halfway across the world, and who seemingly vanished without a trace...or did he? Roger Ebert says it best in his review of the film: "I hope you're able to see this film. You deserve to...It exists because we need for it to."


$12 / $8 Members

My Darling Supermarket

Grocery store employees, today’s essential workers, get star treatment in MY DARLING SUPERMARKET (made prior to the pandemic). Set within a bright, colorful supermercado in São Paulo, Brazil, this charming, funny documentary glides through a seemingly endless array of vibrantly designed shelves and displays, but it’s the store’s employees who take center stage. A panoply of individuals with fears, hopes, and questions about their place in the universe are celebrated in a quirky portrait that juxtaposes their idiosyncrasies with the assumed mundanity of bringing food to our table. (Written by Film Forum)


Coming Soon

12/4

The Metropolitan Opera Live: Eurydice

Part of the Metropolitan Opera Live Series: The ancient Greek myth of Orpheus, who attempts to harness the power of music to rescue his beloved Eurydice from the underworld, has inspired composers since opera’s earliest days. Brilliant American composer Matthew Aucoin now carries that tradition into the 21st century with a captivating new take on the story—a product of the Met’s commissioning program. 3 hrs, 5 min.


Coming 12/10

West Side Story

Actors renowned in theatre and film, those new to the silver screen, and a host of talented singers an dancers will join Steven Spielberg and his crew in bringing a new adaptation of the original, beloved stage musical from 1957, WEST SIDE STORY to the cinema. A musical in which a modern day Romeo and Juliet are involved in New York street gangs - the Sharks, a Puerto Rican gang, and the Jets, a gang made up of "American" boys. PG-13, 156 min.


Starts 12/10

C'mon C'mon

In this soft-spoken yet casually profound family drama, Johnny (Joaquin Phoenix) and his young nephew forge a tenuous but transformational relationship when they are unexpectedly thrown together in this delicate and deeply moving story about the connections between adults and children, the past and the future, from writer-director Mike Mills. R, 108 min.


12/11

The Metropolitan Opera Live: The Magic Flute

Part of the Metropolitan Opera Live Series: Now a holiday tradition, Julie Taymor’s beloved production of Mozart’s enchanting fairy tale returns in its abridged, English-language version for families. Soprano Erin Morley, last seen at the Met as a brilliant Olympia in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, is the empowered Pamina, and tenor Ben Bliss is the valiant Tamino. Baritone Nathan Gunn is the comic birdcatcher Papageno, and soprano Kathryn Lewek reprises her hair-raising rendition of the malevolent Queen of the Night. Harry Bicket conducts. 2 hrs.


12/19

Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker

Part of the Bolshoi Ballet Series: On Christmas Eve, Marie and her whole family are gathered around the tree in celebration of the holiday. She receives a magical gift from her godfather Drosselmeyerand soon enough this Christmas eve will take an unexpected turn for her. Marie's new doll comes alive and carries her into a whirlwind adventure. 2 hrs, 15 min.


1/1/2022

The Metropolitan Opera Live: Cinderella

Part of the Metropolitan Opera Live Series: In this New Year’s Day performance, Laurent Pelly’s storybook staging of Massenet’s Cendrillon, a hit of the 2017–18 season, is presented with an all-new English translation in an abridged 90-minute adaptation, with mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as its rags-to-riches princess. 1 hr, 50 min. Sung in French with subtitles.


Coming 1/17/2022

MLK / FBI - Free Screening

TICKETS AVAILABLE 1/7/2022: Our annual free screening for the community in honor of MLK Day is back in-person on January 17, 2022! Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered today as an American hero: a bridge-builder, a shrewd political tactician, and a moral leader. Yet throughout his history-altering political career, he was often treated by U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies like an enemy of the state. NR, 102 min. Tickets are first come, first serve and only 2 tickets per person.


1/29/2022

The Metropolitan Opera Live: Rigoletto

Part of the Metropolitan Opera Live Series: Bartlett Sher’s bold new take on Verdi’s timeless tragedy arrives in cinemas on January 29. The Tony Award­–winning director resets the opera’s action in 1920s Europe, with Art Deco sets by Michael Yeargan and elegant costumes by Catherine Zuber, themselves boasting a combined 11 Tony Awards. Baritone Quinn Kelsey, a commanding artist at the height of his powers, brings his searing portrayal of the title role to the Met for the first time. 3 hrs, 30 min. Sung in Italian with subtitles.


Starts 2/4/22

New Worlds: The Cradle of Civilization

Filmed one summer night in Greece, New Worlds: THE CRADLE OF CIVILIZATION, captures screen legend Bill Murray and world-renowned cellist Jan Vogler's final performance of their European "New Worlds" tour. Both poignant and humorous, this uniquely entertaining program is filled with Murray's trademark charm. NR, 102 min.


2/6/22

Bolshoi Ballet: Jewels

Part of the Bolshoi Ballet Series: Emeralds for the elegance and sophistication of Paris, rubies for the speed and modernity of New York, and diamonds for an imperial St. Petersburg. Three sparkling scenes accompanied by the music of three essential composers, feature thestyles of the three dance schools that have contributed to making George Balanchine a legend of modern ballet. 2 hrs, 20 min.


Returning 2/12/22

The Metropolitan Opera: Fire Shut Up In My Bones

Back by popular demand! Part of the Metropolitan Opera Series: Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Grammy Award–winning jazz musician and composer Terence Blanchard’s adaptation of Charles M. Blow’s moving memoir, which The New York Times praised after its 2019 world premiere at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as “bold and affecting” and “subtly powerful.” The first opera by a Black composer presented on the Met stage and featuring a libretto by filmmaker Kasi Lemmons, the opera tells a poignant and profound story about a young man’s journey to overcome a life of trauma and hardship. 3 hrs, 15 min. Sung in English. Pre-recorded. Tickets on sale November 12th.


3/6/22

Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake

Part of the Bolshoi Ballet Series: Lured to the banks of a mysterious lake by his alter-ego, the Evil Genius, Prince Siegfried encounters the most beautiful swan Odette and swears his love to her. At the castle, prospective brides try to entertain the distracted Prince,but it is the ravishing swan Odile who threatens the promise Siegfried made to Odette. 2 hrs, 35 min.


3/12/2022

The Metropolitan Opera Live: Ariadne Auf Naxos

Part of the Metropolitan Opera Live Series: The exhilarating soprano Lise Davidsen makes her Live in HD debut in one of her signature roles, the mythological Greek heroine of Strauss’s enchanting masterpiece. The outstanding cast for this March 12 transmission also features mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as the Composer of the opera-within-an-opera around which the plot revolves, with soprano Brenda Rae as the spirited Zerbinetta and tenor Brandon Jovanovich as Ariadne’s lover, the god Bacchus. Marek Janowski conducts. 3 hrs, 5 min. Sung in German with subtitles.


3/26/2022

The Metropolitan Opera Live: Don Carlos

Part of the Metropolitan Opera Live Series: For the first time in company history, the Met presents the original five-act French version of Verdi’s epic opera of doomed love among royalty, set against the backdrop of the Spanish Inquisition. Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads a world-beating cast of opera’s leading lights in this March 26 performance, including tenor Matthew Polenzani in the title role, soprano Sonya Yoncheva as Élisabeth de Valois, and mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča as Eboli. 5 hrs, 15 min. Sung in French with subtitles.


4/16/22, 4/24/22

National Theatre Live: The Book of Dust

Part of the Theatre From London Series: Set twelve years before the epic HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, this gripping adaptation of THE BOOK OF DUST – LA BELLE SAUVAGE revisits Philip Pullman’s fantastical world in which waters are rising and storms are brewing. Two young people and their demons, with everything at stake, find themselves at the center of a terrifying manhunt. In their care is a tiny child called Lyra Belacqua, and in that child lies the fate of the future. And as the waters rise around them, powerful adversaries conspire for mastery of Dust: salvation to some, the source of infinite corruption to others.


5/7/2022

The Metropolitan Opera Live: Turandot

Part of the Metropolitan Opera Live Series: Superstar Anna Netrebko makes her long-awaited Met role debut as Puccini’s icy princess—seen live in cinemas on May 7. Tenor Yonghoon Lee is the bold prince determined to win Turandot’s love, alongside soprano Ermonela Jaho as the devoted servant Liù legendary bass Ferruccio Furlanetto as the blind king Timur. Marco Armiliato conducts Puccini’s stirring score. 3 hrs, 30 min. Sung in Italian with subtitles.


5/8/22, 5/14/22

National Theatre Live: Hex

Part of the Theatre From London Series: A vividly original retelling of Sleeping Beauty, HEX is a mythic, big-hearted new musical that goes beyond the waking kiss. Deep in the woods, a lonely fairy longs for someone to bless. When she is summoned to the palace to help the princess sleep, her dream turns into a nightmare and her blessing becomes a curse. Soon, she is plunged into a frantic, hundred-year quest to somehow make everything right.


5/15/22

Bolshoi Ballet: The Pharaoh’s Daughter

Part of the Bolshoi Ballet Series: While traveling in Egypt, Lord Wilson is caught in a sandstorm and finds refuge in the nearest pyramid where Aspicia, the daughter of one of Egypt’s most powerful pharaohs, lies entombed. When he falls asleep, lulled by the haze of opium, Aspicia comes to life and his passion for her will take him on a fantastic journey. 2 hrs, 50 min.


5/21/2022

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.


6/4/2022

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.