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.
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|Marlow Stern|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A Grimsby lady who has just celebrated her hundredth birthday states that she has never visited a cinema theatre.
If the cinema wants stories from novelists let it take them from the printed books.Roving East and Roving West|E. V. Lucas
Answer: The direct result of the American cinema acting upon a weak mind.Bliss, and Other Stories|Katherine Mansfield
In the years immediately preceding the war the cinema demands an evergrowing if not altogether appreciative attention.Mr. Punch's History of Modern England Vol. IV of IV.|Charles L. Graves
I cannot pretend to have learned much about the cinema on such a brief visit, but I acquired a few facts.Adventures and Enthusiasms|E. V. Lucas
British Dictionary definitions for cinema
- a place designed for the exhibition of films
- (as modifier)a cinema seat
- the art or business of making films
- films collectively
Word Origin for cinema
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.