Definition of grind house in English:

grind house

noun

US
slang, historical
  • A cinema showing a variety of films in continuous succession, usually with low admission fees and frequently concentrating on material regarded as of poor quality or little merit.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Variety. Probably from grind + house.

Pronunciation

grind house

/ˈɡrʌɪnd haʊs/