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The Return of Old-time Cinema

The Orpheum is an old-time small-town movie theatre that was brought back from the dead through... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Seth T
Chatham, Massachusetts
Local theater

Great local theater with bar and restaurant. The restaurant has a small menu with good burgers... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Chatham, Massachusetts
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The Orpheum Theater opened in 1916 as Chatham's first and only movie house. Our Main Street movie theater was a magical place for 72 years - a year-round destination where generations of Chatham families and summer visitors could enjoy gripping...more
637 Main St, Chatham, MA 02633-2233
+1 508-945-4900
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All reviews first run movies comfortable seats movie house current movies big screen great place to see a movie small town theater ticket prices are reasonable special events great popcorn order food wine and beer small menu local artists main street bite to eat off season
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

The Orpheum is an old-time small-town movie theatre that was brought back from the dead through community support and activism. It has revitalized the West-end of Chatham's Main Street, and draws audiences from the entire mid-Cape area. With its mix of first-run flicks and outstanding...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Seth T
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Great local theater with bar and restaurant. The restaurant has a small menu with good burgers. Current movies as well as Indie and local movies.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank depomedrol
Reviewed 15 October 2018

What a cute little small town theater! It seems to be one run by the local community. There are little brass name tags on the back of each chair with the name of someone who donated for it. It was run by volunteers. Very clean...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kathi V
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Terrific venue to see both current hit movies and recent independent/smaller films. Comfortable seating, really great popcorn (made fresh). They also boast a schedule of other events- films, lectures, simulcasts. A must go to when in Chatham or nearby

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CapeEscape_43
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

So we got out of our motel room and went to the movies! Good choice; Good movie! The theater is just what you would expect in a town with so much charm! This was a nice diversion from the gloomy weather that has plagued our...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank judym698
Reviewed 30 April 2018

In addition to being the cleanest, most welcoming theater I've been to it offers great current and past movies and wonderful special events. This past winter's Art & Music Series showcases local artists and had receptions open to the public. In addition to art on...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jean C
Reviewed 8 March 2018

This may sound strange but we were having a girls night in since the weather was so bad, I decided to stop and see if I could get some movie snacks, not only did they have plenty of great treats but I was able to...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank cjbrossi
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

The Orpheum is probably the most intimate comfortable and inviting movie house where I have enjoyed watching a movie! Not only does the house play all of the first run movies it also sponsors cultural films on musicians, composers, artists, and gardens that attract a...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank lefrancophile
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

A small movie theater in a small town which offers both “old fashioned” ambience and a contemporary feel. It features a small cafe (with wine and beer and light meals) in the lobby and first run and classic and special interest films in its two...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank macdent1
Reviewed 29 December 2017

My favorite movie theater! Excellent choice of movies including award winning foreign films. Warm and friendly with plenty of showing times. Nice concession choices but there is always coffee brewed for the theater goers. Local artists exhibit on the walls. And the film starts after...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Christine B
6 July 2016|
Response from timjsebastian |
Hi Christine, Our current and upcoming movies and showtimes can be found on our website (google: Chatham Orpheum Theater). Ticket prices and a cafe menu can also be found on our website. Thanks!