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cinematheque

[sin-uh-muh-tek] /ˌsɪn ə məˈtɛk/
noun
1.
a motion-picture theater, often part of a university or private archive, showing experimental or historically important films.
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[French see-ney-ma-tek] /French si neɪ maˈtɛk/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; < French cinémathèque film archive, equivalent to cinéma- prefixal use of cinéma cinema + -thèque, as in bibliothèque library, discothèque collection of phonograph records; see theca
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  • His quietly fanatical scrupulousness makes the scene worth preserving in any moviegoer's imaginary cinematheque.
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cinematheque

/ˌsɪnɪməˈtɛk/
noun
1.
a small intimate cinema
Word Origin
C20: from French cinémathèque film library, from cinema + (biblio)thèque library
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