The calm before the crowds in Chatham

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Known best for its beaches and lighthouse, this town at the elbow of Cape Cod is sleepy at this time of year. But the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge yields lovely views on a sunny winter day, restaurants offer creative and upscale cuisine, and there’s room to browse in the many shops and galleries. Be sure to check out the Orpheum Theater, the culmination of a two-year effort to bring movies back to Main Street in a restored a 1916 cinema that stands as a monument to the town’s artistic sensibilities and community spirit.

Movies are back on Main Street at the renovated Chatham Orpheum Theater (637 Main St., 508-945-4900, www.chathamorpheum.org). After raising $3.4 million in less than two years, Chatham Orpheum Theater Inc. restored the 1916 building and opened it last July. In the lobby a 240-square-foot mural depicts scenes from Hollywood’s classic films. Along with first-run movies, the Orpheum shows independent films, classics, and documentaries on its two screens. Seats are comfortable, with high backs and plenty of leg room. orpheumexterior(1)

For Ellen Albanese’s full article in the Boston Globe Travel Section, click here.

The Inn is just an easy 20 minute drive to Chatham.  Spend your day in this great little town and then head back to the Inn for a restful respite from the hustle and bustle.

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