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Rose Theatre

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Address: 235 Taylor Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368
Phone Number:
+1 360-385-1039
15:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 15:30 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

A historic cinema in downtown Port Townsend, with the best in current film,...

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 beer and wine and and a beautiful collection of film photos, the Rose is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. Like no other small town theatre you've seen. Worth a visit even if you're not going to a movie!

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Great films, great owner

First week in town I visited the Rose Theater. They are an upscale and old time Theater with a fantastic lineup of films. My friend introduced me to the proprietor, Rocky who has... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
West Palm Beach, Florida
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First week in town I visited the Rose Theater. They are an upscale and old time Theater with a fantastic lineup of films. My friend introduced me to the proprietor, Rocky who has been in charge for decades. This Theater is a little treasure. Film shirts before the major attraction. Bathrooms are downstairs, very clean and food is in the... More 

Thank DoloresJacoby
Kent, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Starlight theater is for 21 and older. Couches and comfy chairs are of your selection. Food and drinks can be ordered, or popcorn and beer for your pleasure. Very nice way to watch a movie.

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What could be better than the Rose? It is a treasure in Port Townsend I am sure and we loved our time there on a Sunday evening. We ordered our tickets online as the shows were selling out all weekend - and we got there in time to pick our a lovely couch in the middle of the room -... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was like a beautiful serene clean dream ......one of my favorite little gems of all time ~*~ Port Townsend is a favored spot for me in general . The locals all feel like they have all found their true home on earth ' They all feel like the rose theater is their family living room * They gather together to... More 

Thank Peter N
Port Townsend, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

The proprietor Rockie Friedman brings in great movies, large and small. His selection is flawless, and in tune with current sensibilities. Some art movies, some current Hollywood movies, and some small movies you may see nowhere else. There are three screening rooms - two on the ground level, and one on the 3rd floor - the Starlight Room - for... More 

Thank William H
Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

I love vintage movie theaters, and the Rose is the best I've ever visited. First of all, the movies are first run. You can tell the community loves this theater; on the day I went it was sold out. Come early or be prepared to make friends with strangers! I will definitely be back to see a movie in the... More 

Thank katetahirahsumers
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Fairly small venue but clean and well maintained. The upstairs Starlight room was fully booked so we were in a downstairs theatre.

Thank RogueRiver
Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We saw "eagle huntress" which was sort of a documentary. We were given a preview that indicated it might have been "westernized" a bit too much. However, we did enjoy it. The theatre had 3 choices - all great. They were each small but nicely done & made you feel like on of the locals! Recommend it highly. Also concessions... More 

Thank jimgull
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Every time we come to Port Townsend, we take in a movie at the Rose Theatre. Although the building has not changed in many years, the movies are current. The building is well maintained with interesting architecture, photos, and small details. Will definitely be back!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

I love the Rose Theatre. Everytime I visit the Rose it brings me back to Sunday afternoons in the 70's with my parents with our trips to Seattle at the Harvard Exit. I treasure those memories and enjoy every visit to the Rose. This theater is perfect for the movie experience. The food , the ambience, the quality and care... More 

Thank Mark W

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