Are Theatre Shows Recorded?

Are theatre shows actually recorded? Is it usual for that to happen? For interest at the cinema, there was a showing of a stage show, because it had Patrick Stewart in, I went to see it, ,it was clearly a recording of a theatre show/play Is it usual for a play to be shown on stage, recorded and then shown in... show more Are theatre shows actually recorded? Is it usual for that to happen?

For interest at the cinema, there was a showing of a stage show, because it had Patrick Stewart in, I went to see it, ,it was clearly a recording of a theatre show/play

Is it usual for a play to be shown on stage, recorded and then shown in cinemas?

This is the only time I have heard of such a thing?
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