a motion-picture theater, often part of a university or private archive, showing experimental or historically important films.
Also cin·é·ma·thèque [French see-ney-ma-tek] /French si neɪ maˈtɛk/.
Origin of cinematheque
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Contemporary Examples of cinematheque
The Cinematheque Francaise had the genius idea to bring over this exhibit.
He returned home to Venice, and the Cinematheque show went on for six months.
a small intimate cinema
Word Origin for cinematheque
C20: from French cinémathèque film library, from cinema + (biblio) thèque library
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