- mainly British an old-fashioned name for cinema (def. 1a)
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Historical Examples of picture house
The picture-house and the bicycle have damaged the brewer and the publican.Progress and History
It was just like any other picture-house except that it had a small organ built into the wall high up in one corner.
I was aware that this question had been waiting for an answer ever since we had left that picture-house in Shaftesbury Avenue.