Origin of cinema
Examples from the Web for cinema
In response to the screen quota cut, South Korea established a “cinema tax” on the box office.
Forty-two years after its debut, The Godfather casts a long shadow over American cinema.The Alterna-‘Godfather’: ‘A Most Violent Year’
December 30, 2014
President Park understood the power of cinema as propaganda.
Cinema Services gave him the heads-up that Sony was going forward with the December 25 release.The Inside Story of How Sony’s ‘The Interview’ Finally Made It to Theaters
December 23, 2014
He was able to move back and forth from the stage to the cinema.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
I suspected a false idea of this rude life had been given by the cinema dramas.Ruggles of Red Gap
Harry Leon Wilson
If I had my way I'd be as pretty as a cinema star and twice as soulful.
No theaters, cinema shows but three nights a week, and this an off night.
As it is, she had the greatest difficulty in keeping them, because there's no cinema near.A Boswell of Baghdad
E. V. Lucas
I know you affect to scorn the cinema, and this was it, tremolo and all.Coming Home
- mainly British
- a place designed for the exhibition of films
- (as modifier)a cinema seat
- the cinema
- the art or business of making films
- films collectively
Word Origin and History for cinema
1899, "a movie hall," from French cinéma, shortened from cinématographe "motion picture projector and camera," coined 1890s by Lumiere brothers, who invented it, from Latinized form of Greek kinemat-, comb. form of kinema "movement," from kinein "to move" (see cite) + graphein "to write" (see -graphy). Meaning "movies collectively, especially as an art form" recorded by 1914. Cinéma vérité is 1963, from French.