pretheater (not comparable)
- Before attending the theater (especially of drinks or a meal).
1999 March 29, Enid Nemy, “Metropolitan Diary”, in New York Times:
- We picked up our tickets and stopped next door to have a pretheater drink.
2000 February 9, Rick Marin, “Fashionably Early: New York Starts Buzzing Before Dusk”, in New York Times:
- Metrazur, in Grand Central Terminal, throws in a free miniature "suitcase" with its pretheater meal, filled with cookies to munch on during intermission and a $3 MetroCard for the commute to Broadway.
2002 November 3, Bruce McCall, “NEW YORK OBSERVED; For Every Light on Broadway, a Case of Indigestion”, in New York Times:
- If time just doesn't allow for a pretheater restaurant dinner, some places -- Broadway Sal's is one -- can arrange to deliver dinner right to your theater seat.
- Preceding the formation of theater.