What is the official spelling for the Carthay Circle Theater/Theatre?
I thought there was a photo of the original premiere, but I can't seem to find it again. All I can find are photos saying "Carthay Circle" without the Theater part.
I have found numerous articles from the time period (LA Times), architectural sites (Pacific Coast Architecture Database) as well as blogs (official Disney and others), some that use Theater, others that use Theatre and some that use BOTH in the course of one article.
Meanwhile, there are grammar/spelling sites (Bloody Well Write » Blog Archive » Theatre vs. theater, Theater vs. Theatre: A Lesson in Grammar) that go into detail and define Theater and Theatre in this way:
andTheatre = anything related to a performance or study of an art form, which is not a structure (e.g., a degree, a company, a troupe).
Theater = a structure that houses a dramatic production (e.g., movie, play, musical, opera, ballet, dance).
This is what I have always used and both of my parents with in the business. But I think Disney is using Theatre to refer to the actual structure.The word theater can refer to a theater building, the art of theater, or even a home theater system.
The word theatre should always refer to the art form and only the art form.
On top of that, there is the British spelling (re) and the American spelling (er).
So, which is it?