bughouse, noun

A run-down or second-rate cinema.
Also Australian and British English, but first used in South African English (see Beale quotation 1984).
1967 E. Partridge Dict. of Slang & Unconventional Eng. 1030bug house,..A second-rate cinema: South Africa: since ca. 1920. Cyrus A. Smith, in letter of July 17, 1946.
1994 Style May 14Clarence is something of a kung fu movie junkie and takes in chop-socky triple features at the local bughouse when he’s not working at a Detroit comic book shop.
A run-down or second-rate cinema.

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