The history of Cape Cinema in Dennis is as dramatic as many of the concerts and films — and filmed performances – that run here.
A church-barn design houses a vast, surreal, and colorful 6,400-square-foot mural of the heavens. The mural was underwritten by founder Raymond Moore’s lover, whom he later secretly wed. In protest over the Sacco and Vanzetti trial in the 1920s, the mural’s designer, Rockwell Kent, refused to enter Massachusetts to install it. Instead, a phalanx of art students used Kent’s detailed designs to paint it in a New York theater. It arrived by train. It was refurbished in 1981.
Come here for a huge range of films: indies, foreign films, operas and plays broadcast (sometimes live). The Wizard of Oz premiered here in 1940. Come here, too, for the experience of theatrical grandeur, Cape-style.