nontheatrical

adjective
non·​the·​at·​ri·​cal | \ ˌnän-thē-ˈa-tri-kəl How to pronounce nontheatrical (audio) \

Definition of nontheatrical

1 : not theatrical : not of or relating to the theater or the presentation of plays a nontheatrical concert performance
2 : not intended for or involving performance in a motion-picture theater nontheatrical educational films a movie made for nontheatrical distribution the nontheatrical market

Examples of nontheatrical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And as for the five subsequent movies, Fox has theatrical, nontheatrical, and home video rights worldwide through May 2020. Lee Hutchinson, Ars Technica, "Could Disney finally give us the remastered, unedited Star Wars we want?," 6 Nov. 2017 But DreamWorks could never escape investor impatience with its rocky box-office returns, and the studio was too small for its nontheatrical department to pick up the slack. Erich Schwartzel, WSJ, "Trolls Everywhere: NBCUniversal Aims to Use Parent Comcast’s Reach to Spawn a Franchise," 10 Oct. 2017 Still, there’s already a long history of movies being cleaned up for nontheatrical viewers; the difference now is that viewers will be able to purchase them directly from Sony—albeit as bonus material. Laura Bradley, HWD, "Judd Apatow Tells Sony Where It Can “Shove” Its Sanitized Film Initiative," 13 June 2017 Still, there’s already a long history of movies being cleaned up for nontheatrical viewers; the difference now is that viewers will be able to purchase them directly from Sony—albeit as bonus material. Laura Bradley, vanityfair.com, "Judd Apatow Tells Sony Where It Can “Shove” Its Sanitized Film Initiative," 13 June 2017

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First Known Use of nontheatrical

1885, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Nontheatrical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nontheatrical. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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