Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A small movie theater showing classic or avant-garde films.

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  • noun A film archive with small cinemas, screening classic and art-house films.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French cinémathèque : cinéma, cinema; see cinema + (biblio)thèque, library (from Latin bibliotheca; see bibliotheca).]

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French cinémathèque

Examples

  • Alonso invited Misael and Vargas to Buenos Aires because he wanted to shoot how they fit into the cinematheque, which is a building that -- though it means little to anyone else -- means a lot to the people of Buenos Aires, and especially to him.

    Twitch

  • In the early days I thought of ourselves more as a cinematheque and maybe we had some interest in occasionally showcasing a new film to highlight it, in a buzzmaking fashion.

    Turnstyle: Smaller Is Better: New Models for the Indie Film Market

  • In the early days I thought of ourselves more as a cinematheque and maybe we had some interest in occasionally showcasing a new film to highlight it, in a buzzmaking fashion.

    Turnstyle: Smaller Is Better: New Models for the Indie Film Market

  • Cinematheque Francaise Until Aug. 1 www. cinematheque.fr Art

    Time Off Europe

  • I just saw this last night at our local cinematheque.

    Cool Stuff: The House of the Devil VHS Tape / DVD Combo Pack | /Film

  • The Hopefully Near Future: "Perhaps the most intriguing promise these [video-on-demand] sites hold, at least for those whose interest in film extends beyond the new, the recent and the aggressively hyped, is of a kind of virtual cinematheque," writes AO Scott.

    GreenCine Daily: NYT on online viewing.

  • I saw this at the cinematheque in Paris in 2003 but it was unsubtitled.

    The U.S. Premiere of Les Idoles (1968)

  • We are approaching an almost Borgesian situation in which a global, virtual cinematheque will be available at the spin of an iPod wheel or the click of a mouse.

    Archive 2006-01-01

  • We are approaching an almost Borgesian situation in which a global, virtual cinematheque will be available at the spin of an iPod wheel or the click of a mouse.

    Slate's Movie Club

  • So, here's the best compliment I can pay Rian Johnson's debut film, Brick: my friend Hagay and I drove to Jerusalem an hour's drive, where the film was playing as part of the Jerusalem film festival, battled the city's unfamiliar streets and mid-day traffic, paid an exorbitant amount of money for a parking place that turned out to be a ten minute walk away from the cinematheque, and missed the film's first few minutes.

    Archive 2006-07-01

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