art house

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art house

n.
A movie theater that shows films from unusual sources or genres, often including foreign films, independent films, and classic revivals.
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art house

n
1. (Film) a cinema which specializes in showing films which are not part of the commercial mainstream
adj
2. (Film)
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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art′ house`


n.
a motion-picture theater that shows primarily art films, classic movies, foreign films, and the like.
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