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movie theater

noun
1.
a motion-picture theater.
Origin of movie theater
1910-1915
1910-15
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  • But in the darkness of the movie theater he brooded that he'd "gone and tied himself up to Myra all over again."

    Babbitt Sinclair Lewis
  • But it seems to me there was two of us, and I think we were at a movie theater, as my mind goes on.

    Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • The Blue and Orange—it was the only movie theater in town—was almost full when the boys arrived.

    The Plastic Age Percy Marks
  • Irkundisyun ang sinihan, The movie theater is air-conditioned.

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