art theater


Definition of art theater

: a theater that specializes in the presentation of art films

Examples of art theater in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But Stein said most historic art theaters haven't been so lucky. Elizabeth Depompei, Indianapolis Star, "'We're the anchor': Why Franklin's Historic Artcraft Theater must survive the pandemic," 24 Apr. 2020 The new theater, to be known as Touchstar Luxury Cinemas MidCity, will be a state-of-the-art theater that's the latest announcement for the $850 million development. Paul Gattis |, al, "Huntsville’s MidCity getting Alabama’s largest movie screen," 12 Dec. 2019 None of those folks would come to our art theater in downtown Dayton even to see our movie. Rebecca Keegan, The Hollywood Reporter, "Finding the Truth in a Time of Media Mistrust: The Documentary Roundtable," 7 Nov. 2019 Also featured is a state-of-the-art theater with an 11-by-6-foot screen and a professional grade recording studio. Kenneth R. Gosselin,, "Here’s a look at the 10 most expensive homes that sold in Connecticut last month," 31 Oct. 2019 The center’s new building has two state-of-the-art theaters, 450 and 275 seats, and will host productions by Crossroads, the American Repertory Ballet, the George Street Playhouse and Rutgers University’s Mason School of the Arts. NBC News, "Washington will be honored with the theater's inaugural Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee Living Legends Award," 17 Oct. 2019 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

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First Known Use of art theater

1879, in the meaning defined above

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“Art theater.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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