a motion-picture theater specializing in the exhibition of art films.
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- art film,
- art for art's sake,
- art form,
- art glass,
- art historical,
- art lining,
- art mobilier,
- art music,
- art nouveau,
- art of love, the
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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The film was supposed to be distributed by Paramount Vantage, the art-house label that folded last year.
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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