a movie theater specializing in the exhibition of art films.
- Also called art house the·a·ter [ahrt-hous thee-uh-ter], /ˈɑrt ˌhaʊs ˌθi ə tər/, art the·a·ter [ahrt-thee-uh-ter] /ˈɑrt ˌθi ə tər/ .
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How to use art house in a sentence
CGI-heavy spectaculars tend to dominate conversations about the state of the movie business, but there are a whole slew of indies and art house fare on the horizon that are worth seeking out when available.
Both enjoyed successful runs at off-Broadway’s Vineyard Theatre, a more modest and, in that sense, conventional venue for these kinds of art house projects.
No sooner do critics and art house dwellers discover an edgy new voice, it seems, than it is immediately co-opted by the great flattening force of Big Comic Book.Comic books have taken over the movies. Must they take our indie auteurs, too? | Ann Hornaday | July 8, 2021 | Washington Post
But all the studios like Paramount that do art house films passed on it.Coffee Talk with Ethan Hawke: On ‘Boyhood,’ Jennifer Lawrence, and Bill Clinton’s Urinal Exchange | Marlow Stern | December 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There was an art house in the town way upstate in New York where I was teaching and I went to every movie that opened there.
I think Waiting for ‘Superman’ played to a pretty sophisticated art-house audience.Davis Guggenheim Wants to Know, ‘What is a Teacher?’ | Caitlin Dickson | September 5, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Except that it was published by little-known Minneapolis art-house company Coffee House Press.Are Indie Presses the Minor Leagues of Publishing? | James McGirk | June 13, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
[Laughs] Much to the dismay of my agent at the time, I was choosing some curious art-house films.Billy Zane Opens Up About ‘Titanic,’ ‘Zoolander,’ and the Lost Decade | Marlow Stern | April 4, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for art house
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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