house lights

houselights

[hous-lahyts]
plural noun
the lamps providing illumination of the auditorium or seating area of a theater.

Origin:
1915–20; house + light1 + -s3

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house lights
 
pl n
the lights in the auditorium of a theatre, cinema, etc

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