Definitions

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  • n. A specialist cinema showing films that are unlikely to be screened at more populist venues.
  • n. Amateur filmmaking on a low budget.

Etymologies

micro- +‎ cinema (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • STATUS: Currently playing in microcinema presentations.

    Current Movie Reviews, Independent Movies - Film Threat

  • Flying Saucers (1956) at the new microcinema (seats 50) that shows old films.

    Birthday Party

  • Out to the Trylon microcinema for Buster Keaton movies with live accompaniment.

    7.17.2009 « Photo-a-Day

  • Dubbed the "microcinema movement," it's the biggest technological change in moviemaking since the arrival of lightweight 16mm cameras in the '50s and' 60s, which made possible the New Wave and cinema verite.

    Now At A Desktop Near You

  • Independent Exposure, a worldwide microcinema screening program for filmmakers of all kinds, is now accepting submissions for their 2008 showcase, which will be curated by indie record label Asthmatic Kitty.

    Independent Exposure 08 Call For Entries « Drawn! The Illustration and Cartooning Blog

  • I just saw the film last night in a rather splicy 16mm print as a midnight movie at a local microcinema.

    Seth Holt’s The Nanny (1965)

  • Simplifying the system could help what Bachar describes as the "microcinema network" become larger and more cohesive.

    Feature Films Without Wires

  • Establishing either a wired or wireless system of distribution, Bachar added, would be "the final step of the building-out of the microcinema network -- it would make content more readily available and delivery that much easier and cheaper."

    Feature Films Without Wires

  • The DIY ethos of a microcinema also encourages more risks and idiosyncrasies than institutional settings might allow.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Its founders, Thomas Beard, who programmed the Williamsburg microcinema Ocularis, now defunct, and Ed Halter, a former director of the New York Underground Film Festival, described Light Industry as a crossroads destination.

    NYT > Home Page

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