art house



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

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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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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