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Catch 'Finest Hours' in its hometown


“The Finest Hours,” the account of the event and the bravery of four Coast Guardsmen on the 36-foot CG36500 rescue boat who braved a violent storm in February 1952 to save the crew of the Pendleton, has come to life on the silver screen on Cape Cod.

The Chatham Orpheum, located only a few miles inland from where the massive tanker that had broken in half and just over a mile from where some of the flick was filmed, began hosting the film yesterday. Shows start at 10 a.m. today.

However, if you want to catch it at the Orpheum anytime in the next few days, you’ll have to go off-hours. According to the theater’s website at 9 a.m. this morning, the 4 and 7 p.m. shows for today and Saturday, as well as Sunday’s 4 p.m. show, are already sold out.

The film, which also had a star-studded premier in Boston last night, is based on the best-selling book by Michael Tougias and Casey Sherman.


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