CAPE CINEMA, DENNIS, MA — check out this mural!

From THS Member Terry Hochmuth who lives on Cape Cod

See what artist Rockwell Kent put on 6400 square feet of the ceiling of what was originally the Cape Playhouse

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  1. Thanks for passing this on Terry! I remember the first time i saw this amazing mural (back in the Summer of 1990 something) – i actually burst out laughing! It’s such a shock.

    For those who have not experienced the Cape Cinema, you walk up to a building which looks more like a New England style country church, complete with a “marquee” that looks like those found outside of the church, really just a bulletin board type set up. You walk into a very dark and subdued lobby area and then….. WOW! You walk into the auditorium and it takes several blinks to realize what you are looking at!

  2. Gary Lee Parks

    My dad, Ed Parks, used to attend movies at the Cape Cinema in the 1930s when he and my grandmother spent several summers in the area. Dad moved to California in 1938 to work for Walt Disney. Dad also liked Rockwell Kent’s work, but I’m not sure if he knew Kent was the artist who designed and painted the murals that adorned the Cape Cinema.

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