[ noun ] (performing arts) a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented
"the house was full"
Used in print(Chicago Daily Tribune...)
Remember how by lack of two big theaters Chicago missed the first visit of the Royal_Danish_Ballet ?
Well , now we have two big theaters .
The engagement was_supposed_to be all set for the big theater in McCormick_Place , which Sol_Hurok , ballet booker extraordinary , considers the finest house of its kind in the country - and of_course he does n't weep at the capacity , either .(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)
`` Designs , plans and furnishes interiors of houses , commercial and institutional structures , hotels , clubs , ships , theaters , as_well_as set_decorations for motion_picture arts and television .(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)
The drama in the theater and the concert in the hall both have a fixed time , but the time is fixed by the director and the players , the conductor and the instrumentalists , subject , therefore , to much variation , as record collectors well know .
[ noun ] (theater) the art of writing and producing plays
Used in print(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)
The effort produced a valuable record of stage techniques in the early years of the century and some interesting records of great theater figures who would otherwise be only names .
[ noun ] (military) a region in which active military operations are in progress
"the army was in the field awaiting action" "he served in the Vietnam theater for three years"