- a motion-picture theater specializing in the exhibition of art films.
Origin of art house
First recorded in 1950–55
Also called art theater.
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Examples from the Web for art house
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- a cinema which specializes in showing films which are not part of the commercial mainstream
- of or relating to such films or a cinema which specializes in showing them
- (as modifier)the surprise art-house hit of the season
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