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[Sep. 5th, 2005|11:06 pm]
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theatre or theater?

[User Picture]From: darxus
2005-09-06 03:09 am (UTC)
Theater, obiviously, you terrorist.
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[User Picture]From: dariusk
2005-09-06 03:11 am (UTC)
I don't know, but we should go to the theat?? to see that movie Aprotim was talking about.
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[User Picture]From: herbie
2005-09-06 03:18 am (UTC)
re usually, especially when live-action. More of a toss-up when it's a cinema.
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[User Picture]From: lucky_otter
2005-09-06 03:31 am (UTC)
Aluminum or aluminium? Or, more parallely, centre or center?
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[User Picture]From: minkrose
2005-09-06 03:41 am (UTC)
theatre for people on a stage. theater usually for movie/film but I use theatre for everything.

but i also say colour and favourite and grey.
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[User Picture]From: supercheesegirl
2005-09-06 03:56 am (UTC)
Hmm. I told you what I had been taught was the difference. I'll be interested to see what other people say.
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[User Picture]From: msbutterpecan
2005-09-06 03:58 am (UTC)
Theater is a building.

Theatre is what you see in the building. Hopefully, it won't be sucky.
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[User Picture]From: allthefishies
2005-09-06 01:09 pm (UTC)


That's always what I was taught, too. 'er' is the physical structure, 're' is the craft performed therein. One of my tech directors in college was vehement about that distinction.
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From: agnosticoracle
2005-09-06 04:29 am (UTC)



Main Entry: the·ater
Variant: or the·atre
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From: agnosticoracle
2005-09-06 04:32 am (UTC)

Re: yes

The traditional spelling of this word is "theatre", which is used in Britain and Commonwealth Countries.

In the United States, due to the spelling reform efforts of Noah Webster, "theater" has become more common, however both spellings are in use. The general consensus of most American style guides is to use "theater", unless the word is part of the proper name of a performing arts facility or company [1][2][3]. However, both "theater" and "theatre" are widely accepted when referring to the branch of the arts.

For some people in the U.S., "theatre" denotes a branch of the performing arts, whereas "theater" refers to the building in which performances or other entertainment is presented. Among theatre professionals in the U.S., "theatre" is common for both the art and the building, and some venues are branded with "theatre".

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[User Picture]From: woodwardiocom
2005-09-06 03:08 pm (UTC)

Re: yes

-I agree with the green-feathered one.
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[User Picture]From: mabfan
2005-09-06 10:43 am (UTC)
"Theatre" unless I can't get away with it.
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[User Picture]From: sleepyworm
2005-09-06 10:29 pm (UTC)
As an american, it's my duty to spell things patriotically. That's why I spell it AMERICA. No, wait! I mean, THEATER.
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[User Picture]From: laserhen
2005-09-07 04:16 am (UTC)
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