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Dennis Theater and Entertainment

The Cape Cinema has been one the premier destinations for entertainment on Cape Cod since 1930 and continues to be committed remaining such. While most of the website features upcoming events ranging from movies and theatrical performances to concerts and the ballet, this page can fill you in on some of the building history.


The Cape Cinema has been entertaining locals of Dennis and the rest of Cape Cod, Massachusetts for nearly one hundred years. The building was constructed in 1930 and founded by Edna Tweeny and Raymond Moore just a couple years after the Cape Playhouse. The exterior of the cinema often confuses new guests who ask us how long the building has been a theater and when it stopped being a church. To the surprise of many, the building has always been a cinema. However, it was designed by Alfred Easton Poor who modeled it after the South Congregational Church which is located in Centerville, just a few towns over. Eric Hart purchased the Cape Cinema business in 1985 and oversaw its operations for 35 years, screening premium art house films, simulcasts of the Metropolitan Opera, National Theatre, and even began hosting live music performances in 2008.