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A small movie theater showing classic or avant-garde films.

[French cinémathèque : cinéma, cinema; see cinema + (biblio)thèque, library (from Latin bibliotheca; see bibliotheca).]


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


or cin•é•ma•thèque

(ˌsɪn ə məˈtɛk)

a motion-picture theater showing experimental or historically important films.
[1965–70; < French: film archive =cinéma cinema + -thèque, as in bibliothèque library; see theca]


- A small movie theater specializing in art or classic films.
See also related terms for specializing.
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