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flea·pit

 (flē′pĭt′)
n. Chiefly British Slang
A room or building, especially a movie theater, that is squalid or rundown.
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fleapit

(ˈfliːˌpɪt)
n
(Film) informal a shabby cinema or theatre
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flea•pit

(ˈfliˌpɪt)

n. Brit. Slang.
a run-down theater.
[1935–40]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fleapit - an old shabby movie theater
movie house, movie theater, movie theatre, picture palace, cinema - a theater where films are shown
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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Translations
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fleapit

[ˈfliːpɪt] Ncine m de mala muerte
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fleapit

[ˈfliːˈpɪt] n (fam) → teatrucolo
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References in periodicals archive ?
In those days, when all "fleapits" had a musty smell, the upholstery was so soaked in static that Bruce Lee's blockbuster was more Enter the Draylon.
In so doing, they summoned the unsavory reputation of the downtown fleapits that discouraged many females from movie-going at the time (see Kramer "What").
This took me back to the dark days of the 80s in Britain when wearing trainers often meant you were blocked from local fleapits, while slacks and a white shirt were waved through without any problems.
Well, for the next five weeks at least, the downtrodden masses from Cardiff and Portsmouth, whose regular excursions take them to arguably two of the three most rundown fleapits in the top two divisions (Colchester's Layer Road must be the worst) can talk of lording it at Wembley again.
A month after it went on nationwide release in the US, a newspaper columnist in Dubya's native Texas complained that he didn't have a view on the film because it wasn't showing at any of the local fleapits.
As well as changing exhibitions, like the Fleapits and Palaces one about the history of cinema-going that is on at the moment, the grounds of the house are a public park with a boating pond with boats for hire, pitch and putt, crazy golf, a go-karting area and trampolines for the kids and not a bad wee swing park.
THEY may have been 'fleapits' and 'penny gaffs' but once the lights went down girls swooned at the thought of being swept up in the arms of Valentino and boys dreamt of their very own 'It' girl.