art theater

noun

: a theater that specializes in the presentation of art films

Examples of art theater in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Constructed in 1963, the three-screen Cinema Village is billed as the oldest continuously operating movie theater in Greenwich Village and one of the oldest art theaters in the city. Katie Kilkenny, The Hollywood Reporter, 5 Apr. 2024 The film released last week to widespread fanfare and critical acclaim, in Indianapolis and beyond, that has shattered the art theater box initially placed around it, propelling it into chain theaters and early award conversations. Rory Appleton, The Indianapolis Star, 13 Apr. 2022 But Stein said most historic art theaters haven't been so lucky. Elizabeth Depompei, Indianapolis Star, 24 Apr. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of art theater was in 1879

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“Art theater.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/art%20theater. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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