Cape Cinema

35 Hope Lane,
Dennis, MA 02638

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Cape Cinema - 2001

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Opened in 1930, the Cape Cinema’s quiet, colonial exterior belies the beautiful murals that adorn the walls of this historic theater. The Art Deco treatments indoors are hidden by the Cape’s church-inspired design.

Inside the theater on the ceiling is a mural which is one of the largest indoor murals in the U.S. It was designed by Rockwell Kent and Jo Melzner. The mural depicts Kent’s visions of heaven. To go along with this, the original curtain, which is still very much functional, is
painted with a large sunburst covering it.

The theater is located on an arts complex which also includes the Cape Playhouse and a museum. The theater seats around 315 and is modeled nearly exactly after a church located in Centerville, MA.

The Cape continues to show the best art house films and is closed during the winter.

Contributed by Ross Melnick, "E.E."

Recent comments (view all 24 comments)

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 6, 2009 at 6:35 pm

A 2009 interior photo can be seen here.

MPol
MPol on March 20, 2009 at 6:28 pm

It looks like a sweet little cinema theatre. Thanks for the photos, Lost Memory.

kevinp
kevinp on April 25, 2009 at 5:47 am

have just purchased 4 postcards from ebay : herewith two lo-res links

: higher to follow : what an amazing cinema !

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevp/3473379556/

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on January 16, 2011 at 10:57 am

The Cape Cinema in Dennis was named one of the 5 top movie theaters in New England by Yankee Magazine.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on July 19, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Featured in this 1962 trade article: Boxoffice

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on August 9, 2012 at 8:17 am

Described in this 1930 trade article: archive

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