picture palace


noun

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

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Example sentences from the Web for picture palace

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

    Changing Winds|St. John G. Ervine
  • In Coventry every theatre and picture-palace was in full swing Sundays as well as week-days.