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Old May 25th, 2007, 08:22 AM   #21
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Yep... I thought of the same thing... REAL theaters.

...not that I don't like going to the movies.
You are right. Theatres have traditionally meant a building where live theatrical performances occur, not cinema. In Canada and the USA, the distinction has been misunderstood and eventually blurred where the terms are interchangable. Even the big cinema chains now use the word theatre to describe themselves.

It's either pretentious or plain ignorance, but beyond reversible at this point. Many still mean plays and other dramatic performances when they say theatre, but be careful when talking to North Americans. Many don't recognize the difference. Ask them if they like theatre, and they will name off a dozen Hollywood flicks they have seen recently.

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Old May 30th, 2007, 06:50 AM   #22
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That's because film is so much younger than drama. In the beginning going to see a film meant an entire performance, with music performed live, introduction etc. That is still the case in arthouse cinemas. Besides many theaters now show both film and drama. At least they do here - NL.

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Old May 30th, 2007, 09:34 AM   #23
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You are right. Theatres have traditionally meant a building where live theatrical performances occur, not cinema. In Canada and the USA, the distinction has been misunderstood and eventually blurred where the terms are interchangable. Even the big cinema chains now use the word theatre to describe themselves.

It's either pretentious or plain ignorance, but beyond reversible at this point. Many still mean plays and other dramatic performances when they say theatre, but be careful when talking to North Americans. Many don't recognize the difference. Ask them if they like theatre, and they will name off a dozen Hollywood flicks they have seen recently.

Generally it comes from the word "movie theatre" which is used in the US. From what I understand (maybe I'm wrong) but in the US a stage theater is spelt "er" at the end, and a movie theatre, "re". The rest of the english speaking world uses cinema from memory.
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Old May 30th, 2007, 10:31 AM   #24
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COLON THEATER

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Wow! Amazing pictures everyone!
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I really like the German and Greek theatres. They look so comfortable, classy, and upscale.
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Have there been posted German theaters on this thread so far?

Perhaps you refer to the Viennese Burgtheater I posted on page one? But thats an Austrian theater.
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