cinematheque

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noun cin·e·ma·theque \ˌsi-nə-mə-ˈtek\

Definition of cinematheque

  1. :  a small movie house specializing in avant-garde films

Origin and Etymology of cinematheque

French cinémathèque film library, from cinéma + -thèque (as in bibliothèque library)


First Known Use: 1966


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