a motion-picture theater, often part of a university or private archive, showing experimental or historically important films.
Also, cinémathèque [French see-ney-ma-tek] .

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 Unabridged
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cinematheque (ˌsɪnɪməˈtɛk)
a small intimate cinema
[C20: from French cinémathèque film library, from cinema + (biblio)thèque library]

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His quietly fanatical scrupulousness makes the scene worth preserving in any moviegoer's imaginary cinematheque.
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