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re: Which way do you like to spell theatre/theater?

Deena Jones
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Which do you prefer? I like theatre myself.
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THEATRE - with the 're' that's how I have always spelt it and that's how it's spelt in Oz and UK:)
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theatre- i think thats how it technically IS supposed to be spelled if you are referring to a live performance venue (and i thought you spell a cinema like "movie theatER")

i dunno
but i like theatre!

:)
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Theatre.
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Do you like to spell it "who cares" or "who cares less"?
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I love you Rathy. You totally beat me to it.

Besides...this belongs off topic. In the Banal thread. This is a TRIBUTE to banality.
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I'm Canadian so...the RIGHT way.

Theatre.

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i also am canadian so i saw to LLWannabe....HELL YES.

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EG zaclee Akiva! theatre.
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I always thought theatre was the venue where the preformance is held and theater is the art form.
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theatre- no matter what
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i just recently had this debate...i've always believed that no matter what, it was "THEATRE", and someone recently tried to tell me that "THEATRE" is actual live theatre, and THEATER refers to a movie house.
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LaVieHilary
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theatre makes it sound classy. And i think the context is different for different spellings.

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Theatre. It looks more classy.
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Depends on my mood...if I'm feeling sophisticated, I'll use "theatre." Usually it's "theatre" anyway, though.
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Theatre. Just because I do.
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WalveMalve
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I like to use theater for an actual place like: tonight I'm going to the theater.

I use theatre for the more abstract term like: theatre is more intimate than cinema.

That way it's comparable to a theater like a movie theater and still makes sense when spelling 'theatrical.'
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I use theatER when referring to theate in general terms, but TheatRE when referring to a specific theater i.e. the Majestic Theatre or St. James Theatre, etc.
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Isabella2
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i spell theatre because of habit, not just because it looks classier.
bwaymyway84
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My vote is with you WalveMalve. I think that it technically the correct way to use the different spellings, Theatre when referring to the genre and aspects of Theatre, and TheatER when referring to an actual place where it happens.
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The Distinctive Baritone
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Well, here's how I do it:

Theater = the subject itself, as in "I love theater." Also used for the cinema--a movie THEATER.

Theatre = a theater for live performance, i.e. The Minskoff Theatre. Can also be used in regards to the subject of theater if you want to be slightly pretentious. For extra pretentiousness, spell it with a capital "T."
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haha good one.
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Well over here in England, there is only one spelling, 'theatre' and that is used for everything. 'Theater' is non-existant. According to our dictionary 'theater' is the US form.
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Theatre, because I'm a pretentious a$$.
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