- motion picture.
- a motion-picture theater.
Origin of picture show
1865–70, in sense “exhibition of pictures”; 1910–15 for current senses
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for picture show
The fact is, I have got a job to do in the provinces, which will prevent me from having my picture-show at the usual time.Hide and Seek
We went to a picture-show at Sligo, that night, and I have never seen a livelier audience.The Charm of Ireland
Burton Egbert Stevenson
And naturally Ursula never in her life looked higher than the first line at a picture-show.The Glimpses of the Moon
Laura stood across the street waiting for the people to come out from the picture-show.
It's the retirin' kind that like to sit at home in their carpet slippers instead of goin' to a picture-show.Just Around the Corner