art house

art house

noun
a motion-picture theater specializing in the exhibition of art films.
Also called art theater.


Origin:
1950–55

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art house
 
n
1.  a cinema which specializes in showing films which are not part of the commercial mainstream
 
adj
2.  a.  of or relating to such films or a cinema which specializes in showing them
 b.  (as modifier): the surprise art-house hit of the season

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