For more than 80 years, the Cape Cinema in Dennis, Massachusetts has operated as a truly unique venue for movies, performance events and live music. Raymond Moore, founder of the historic Cape Playhouse, opened the Cinema in 1930 with funding from Edna B. Tweedy. The building’s façade was designed by prominent New York architect Alfred Easton Poor and modeled after the Congregational Church in Centerville, Mass. The auditorium is designed in the style of Art Deco and includes 317 individual arm chairs of black lacquer and tangerine suede produced by the Frankl Galleries in New York. The Cinema is perhaps most famous for the 6,400 square foot mural on the auditorium ceiling, designed by American painter, printer and illustrator Rockwell Kent, depicting a vision of the heavens offering comets, galaxies and constellations alongside pairs of dancing lovers.

The Raymond Moore Foundation oversees the 26-acre grounds surrounding the Cape Cinema, the Cape Playhouse and the Cape Cod Museum of Art.



Email or call 508-385-5644.


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Please note that we do not offer online ticketing for our regularly-scheduled films. However, online ticket purchases are available for special events (e.g. Met in HD, NT Live). The box office opens 1/2 hr prior to every show.

Adults: $9.50 | Senior (62+) and Adult Cinema Club Card Members: $7.50 | Children under 12 and Senior Cinema Club Card Members: $6

Open Captioning

Every Tuesday early matinee is shown in open captions (the words will appear on the screen during the film).


The Cape Cinema has wheelchair spaces with companion seating, and wheelchair accessible bathrooms.

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