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Recent Examples on the Web The Santikos Bijou, which was then an art house, was his theater of choice. Deborah Martin, San Antonio Express-News, 17 Nov. 2021 The 80-year-old cinema began focusing on art house content in the early 1990s and quickly became one of southeast Michigan's essential spots for seeing indie and foreign titles. Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, 13 Nov. 2021 Family moviegoing is still sluggish, as are ticket sales at art house theaters. Jake Coyle, USA TODAY, 3 Oct. 2021 But for those who deem the risk within their comfort zone, Chicago’s art house cinemas are open for business this fall. Nina Metz,, 16 Sep. 2021 For the second time, the Tokyo festival is cooperating closely with the Tokyo Filmex festival, which used to take place a few weeks later and compete for key Asian art house titles. Mark Schilling, Variety, 30 Oct. 2021 Netflix was planning to screen some of its original movies in a select group of art house movie theaters across France. Sheena Scott, Forbes, 29 Oct. 2021 The result is that the core of the traditional art house business model — specialty films that open small, earn gradual word-of-mouth and play for weeks on end — has been in flux. Washington Post, 21 Oct. 2021 That program started in response to the pandemic, simulating the art house experience to stream at home. Sean P. Means, The Salt Lake Tribune, 21 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of art house

1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Art house.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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: a movie theater that shows mostly foreign movies and movies that are made by small companies : a building where art films are shown

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