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Rose Theatre

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A historic cinema in downtown Port Townsend, with the best in current film, cult flicks and classics. The auditorium and facade feature gorgeous details from the Rose's day as a vaudeville house, dating back to 1907. With delicious popcorn, plus...more
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235 Taylor St, Port Townsend, WA 98368-5716
+1 360-385-1039
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It’s like watching fabulous movies in your own living room on a huge screen! Not only can you have popcorn and draft beer, but restaurant bar snacks-sliders, cheese plates, fine wine etc. You sit in huge arm chairs or couches with pillows/cushions. The film selections...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 442geofff
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visits to Victorian Port Townsend are not complete without a movie at "The Rose." It's an icon that's been around since the early days of film-making. Although it's in a century-old building, there's nothing stale about the Rose. It offers an eclectic array of films,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jillbuhler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Rose Theatre is one of the cultural gems of Port Townsend playing the kind of memorable, but lesser-known films that often are overlooked by chain operators. Surprisingly, the Rose boasts several screens, although one would never know that from a street view; each theater...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank John M
RoseManager, Manager at Rose Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting, John! This is a lovely review.

Reviewed January 21, 2019 via mobile

Had to make a stop at this beautiful old gem. Lots of yummy offerings at the front counter. Prior to the movie starting we were treated with a brief, informative introduction given by an employee standing in front of the stage. Our movie was in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank gow2014
Reviewed January 15, 2019

This theater consistently has films that intelligent people love! Need I say more? the people who run this are also involved with the Port Townsend Film festival.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank George D
RoseManager, Manager at Rose Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2019

Thanks so much for visiting, George!

Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

Nicely restored, modernized theater that shows recently “past run” films. We saw two shows on two different nights. Neither show was crowded but both fairly well attended. They started each show with a bit of information about each film and that was both interesting and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank robertmQ959GJ
Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

I love the Rose. Whenever I am in Port Townsend, WA, I drop by the Rose for a movie. It is one of the coolest theaters around.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mikekennedyauthor
RoseManager, Manager at Rose Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2019

So glad we're on your Pt. Townsend list! Thanks for stopping by.

Reviewed December 31, 2018

The Rose Theatre shows current films as well as some old classics. Someone discusses the movie prior to show time and they have great popcorn.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank louisetw2017
Reviewed December 9, 2018

I can't believe I haven't written a review for this iconic place. They have the old Art Deco decor, popcorn with real butter, and someone that reads an entertaining preview before the show...what's not to love?! My fav is the Starlight room, where you can...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lisa W
RoseManager, Manager at Rose Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2019

Oh wow! Thanks so much for visiting and leaving this great review. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed November 13, 2018

My husband and I have been to the Rose Theatre a few times. It's pretty old and the seats are, too. It has a lot of charm. There is an old rolled shade that has a bunch of ads from long ago businesses printed on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MarciaH275
RoseManager, Manager at Rose Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2019

Thanks so much for visiting! Hope to see you again soon.

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Response from RoseManager | Property representative |
Hi Kelly, You can find out information about the film festival on their website (TripAdvisor doesn't allow these responses to include links so just Google "Port Townsend Film Festival"), or by calling the office at (360... More