The Rose and Starlight Room have a very busy week ahead. NO TIME TO DIE, our first bona fide hit since re-opening in July, begins its final week in the Rosebud this Friday 10/22.
And what is likely to be our second bona fide hit - DUNE - opens in the Rose Friday as well. For those of you who might be unaware, DUNE author Frank Herbert lived in Port Townsend in the 1970s and 80s. I never had the pleasure of meeting him, but I wish I had. The Wikipedia profile of his life is worth a read. He lead a very full and fascinating life. And if you haven't read the book, but intend to see the movie, the profile will shed light on subjects important to him.
At long last, the Starlight Room officially re-opens next Friday, October 29th with Wes Anderson's new film THE FRENCH DISPATCH. We can't wait to welcome you back. Tickets go sale this Friday, 10/22 at 3:30, both online and at the box office. As I mentioned in my newsletter last week, there are big changes in the Starlight. Because of labor shortages nationwide, the Silverwater Cafe needed to step away from the partnership to focus all their energy on their first-floor operation. In lieu of their prepared meals, we will feature an expanded concession.
To get our feet wet and to give some of our crew a chance to settle into their new digs, we're having a soft opening on Thursday, October 28th at 7:30 for 40 Rose Theatre members. A special newsletter about this will be dropping into member email boxes this Thursday, October 21st with details as to how to secure tickets. The movie that evening will be JULIA, the soon-to-be-released feature about Julia Child, from the directors of RBG.
FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES, this week's live simulcast from the Metropolitan Opera is generating outstanding reviews. Terence Blanchard received a seven-minute standing ovation after the opening night performance, marking his becoming the first Black composer to step onto the stage of New York City's Metropolitan Opera House. "A watershed moment for American opera." -Washington Post