art house

[ ahrt-hous ]

  1. a movie theater specializing in the exhibition of art films.

Origin of art house

First recorded in 1950–55
  • 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/ .

Words Nearby art house Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use art house in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for art house

art house

  1. 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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