art theater


Definition of art theater

: a theater that specializes in the presentation of art films

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The mountain state had the fewest performing-arts theaters per capita (behind Mississippi) and fewest fitness centers per capita (behind Hawaii). Julia Thompson, USA TODAY, "These US states are the most fun ⁠– and the least ⁠– according to WalletHub," 10 June 2019 Through a grass-roots effort, historical society members encouraged city officials to purchase the Alex and turn it into a community arts theater. Katherine Yamada,, "Verdugo Views: Two local organizations to hold joint anniversary bash at Alex Theatre," 14 June 2019 A few dozen contractors, upward of 400 construction workers and the center’s 200 employees have all managed to make this work while still running a state-of-the-art theater. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, "One year after the fire, Kentucky Center is still picking up the pieces," 12 June 2019 Scott borrowed lights and microphones from Moonlight, then gradually built a state-of-the-art theater with help from the drama boosters club and federal Career Technical Education grants. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Two retiring Vista teachers reflect on a lifetime in the arts," 9 June 2019 Sugar Hill broke ground in 2016 on the E Center, which includes the 387-seat performing arts theater, gymnasium, and 43,000 square feet of restaurant, retail, office and meeting space, all overlooking The Bowl. Karen Huppertz, ajc, "Sugar Hill’s performing arts theatre nearing completion," 4 July 2018 California also tied with New York, the second most fun state, for the highest number of fitness centers and performing arts theaters per capita. N'dea Yancey-bragg, USA TODAY, "These are the most (and least) fun states in America, report says," 1 May 2018 Its public art arm sponsors artists in residence and plans to open a performing arts theater in fall. Elaine Glusac, New York Times, "36 Hours in Memphis," 22 Mar. 2018 The Times previously acknowledged the trio of Queen City performing arts theaters in August, when reporters spent 36 hours exploring Cincinnati from head to toe. Mallorie Sullivan,, "The New York Times listed 52 places to go in 2018. Cincinnati is No. 8.," 10 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of art theater

1879, in the meaning defined above

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