art house



a motion-picture theater specializing in the exhibition of art films.

Nearby words

  1. art film,
  2. art for art's sake,
  3. art form,
  4. art glass,
  5. art historical,
  6. art lining,
  7. art mobilier,
  8. art music,
  9. art nouveau,
  10. art of love, the

Origin of art house

First recorded in 1950–55

Also called art theater. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for art house

art house


a cinema which specializes in showing films which are not part of the commercial mainstream


  1. of or relating to such films or a cinema which specializes in showing them
  2. (as modifier)the surprise art-house hit of the season
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