- having to do with the theater, the drama, a play, actors, etc.
- characteristic of the theater; dramatic; esp. (in disparagement), melodramatic, histrionic, showy, or affected
- designating or of a film, usually a feature (), produced for first exhibition in a commercial theater as distinguished from one made for showing first on TV, as home video, etc.
< LL theatricus (< Gr theatrikos) + -al