#225 New Owners of the Rose Theatre

(Airdate: June 27, 2023) Maryanne interviews George Marie and Michael D’Alessandro, the new owners of the Rose Theatre in Port Townsend. This local couple stepped up to run the iconic theatre after founder Rocky Friedman decided that – after 30 years – it was time to retire. They are young and full of energy and vision. They share much of Rocky’s devotion to the cinematic format. They know all theatres face multiple challenges after years of pandemic, but they are determined the Rose will serve future generations of locals. As parents of young children, they also want a family-friendly movie house. They’re certainly not forgetting about so-called “art” movies, but they also want young customers to enjoy their popcorn at fun movies.