dinner theater

noun

Definition of dinner theater

: a restaurant in which a play is presented after the meal is over

Examples of dinner theater in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bill Bateman, who had appeared in 10 shows at the 46-year-old dinner theater, came from Manhattan to reminisce, joining others at what was at once a family reunion and a funeral. Sarah Bahr, New York Times, "Dinner Is No Longer Served: Theater That Built Careers Is Gone," 23 Nov. 2020 The concert raised $500,000, and both Dollywood and Parton’s Dixie Stampede dinner theater pledged $250,000 each to the project, for a total of $1 million. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "A Timeline of Dolly Parton's Good Deeds," 20 Nov. 2020 When Prince decided in the 1980s to buy property and build a recording complex in Chanhassen, then a sleepy town known mainly for its dinner theater, his friends were baffled. Katy Read, Star Tribune, "Longtime Prince associate wants to rename Chanhassen streets in his honor," 11 Nov. 2020 Think of it like dinner theater but from the safety of your car. Lorraine Ali, Los Angeles Times, "‘Stranger Things’ turned a slice of L.A. Upside Down. And it’s campy, nostalgic fun," 30 Oct. 2020 The center is planned to be home to both visual and performing arts spaces, including a 350-seat dinner theater, two black-box theaters, galleries, artist-in-residence studios, classrooms and offices. Ana Faguy, baltimoresun.com, "‘The moment we’ve been waiting for’: Residents voice support for building of new Columbia cultural center," 20 Oct. 2020 Derby Dinner Playhouse, a dinner theater in Clarksville, Indiana, has temporarily canceled all shows after an employee tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. Deborah Yetter, The Courier-Journal, "Derby Dinner Playhouse cancels shows after employee tests positive for COVID-19," 16 Oct. 2020 The Lukes decided to open their own dinner theater in Slidell. Sharon Edwards, NOLA.com, "A final run before it's curtains at Cafe Luke Dinner Theatre in Slidell," 9 Aug. 2020 Prior to that, Beef & Boards had been open at 50%, which reduced the dinner theater's seating to a maximum of 250. Domenica Bongiovanni, The Indianapolis Star, "Beef & Boards shuts down again temporarily, saying capacity restrictions are unsustainable," 5 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of dinner theater

1959, in the meaning defined above

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29 Nov 2020

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“Dinner theater.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dinner%20theater. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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dinner theater

noun

English Language Learners Definition of dinner theater

US : a restaurant in which a play is presented after the meal is over

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