teata, ‘are teata

teata, ‘are teata, n.

1. Cinema, theatre.

I ‘aere teata ana koe i tō‘ou no‘o‘anga ki reira?
Did you go to the theatre while you were there?;

Kua kī te ‘are teata.
The cinema was full. Teata ora, the living theatre.

2. A film.

Ka ‘akaāri ‘aia i te teata.
He is going to show a film. Teata mārōki‘aki‘a, stills, slides.

‘E teata mārōki‘aki‘a tāna, kāre i te mea oriori.
They are stills he’s showing, not cine-films.

3. (-‘ia). Show a film, stage a performance.

Ka teata ‘ua ki va‘o.
The film will be shown out of doors;

Ka teata ki ‘ea i teia pō?
Where is the film on at tonight?;

Kua teata‘ia ki Avarua i te pō Varaire.
It was shown at Avarua on Friday.
[Eng. theatre.]

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