||[Sep. 5th, 2005|11:06 pm]
theatre or theater?
Theater, obiviously, you terrorist.
I don't know, but we should go to the theat?? to see that movie Aprotim was talking about.
re usually, especially when live-action. More of a toss-up when it's a cinema.
Aluminum or aluminium? Or, more parallely, centre or center?
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.
Hmm. I told you what I had been taught was the difference. I'll be interested to see what other people say.
Theater is a building.
Theatre is what you see in the building. Hopefully, it won't be sucky.
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.
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 . 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".http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theatre#Theatre_or_Theater.3F
-I agree with the green-feathered one.
"Theatre" unless I can't get away with it.
As an american, it's my duty to spell things patriotically. That's why I spell it AMERICA. No, wait! I mean, THEATER.