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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Starlight Room - 21+ Venue, ID required

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.


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EMILY imagines Emily Brontë’s own Gothic story that inspired her seminal novel, Wuthering Heights. Haunted by the death of her mother, Emily struggles within the confines of her family life and yearns for artistic and personal freedom, and so begins a journey to channel her creative potential into one of the greatest novels of all time. "Emma Mackey is remarkable as Emily Brontë in this virtuoso literary biopic. A stark and plaintive elegy for the best of all Brontës." – Times UK R, 130 min.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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


For the first time, fashion designer Dries Van Noten allows a filmmaker to accompany him in his creative process and rich home life. For an entire year, Reiner Holzemer documented the precise steps that Dries takes to conceive four collections, the rich fabrics, embroidery, and prints exclusive to his designs. The emblematic fashion shows that bring his collections to the world and have become cult “must-sees’ at the Parisian Fashion week.

Coming Soon

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.