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British Dictionary definitions for picture palace

picture palace

noun
  1. British an old-fashioned name for cinema (def. 1a)
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Historical Examples

  • Couldn't we go to a music-hall or a picture-palace or something?

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine

  • From time to time we read in the papers of some terrible accident in a picture-palace, or in a theatre.

    The Nervous Child

    Hector Charles Cameron

  • In Coventry every theatre and picture-palace was in full swing Sundays as well as week-days.