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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Film
cinemacin‧e‧ma /ˈsɪnəmə/ ●●● S3 noun  1 [countable] especially British EnglishAMF a building in which films are shown syn movie theater American English It’s on at the local cinema.2 the cinema3 [singular, uncountable]AMF the skill or industry of making filmscinematic a leading figure in Italian cinemaCOLLOCATIONSverbsgo to the cinemaWhy don’t we go to the cinema tonight?be on/be showing at the cinemaDo you know what’s on at the cinema?adjectivesa multiplex cinema (=with several different screens for showing films)You can see the movie now at your local multiplex cinema.a 6-screen/12-screen etc cinemaThe new leisure complex includes a 12-screen cinema.cinema + NOUNa cinema audience (=the people who watch a film)His new movie is sure to bring in big cinema audiences.a cinema screen (=the large white surface on which films are shown)The film was much better on the cinema screen than on TV.cinema advertisinga cinema advertising campaign for Levi jeansa cinema chain (=a group of cinemas owned by the same company)He works for a well-known cinema chain.cinema release (=the showing of a new film at the cinema)His film was banned from cinema release for some years.
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cinemaThe main purpose of Levin's article, however, is to reclaim Debord for the aesthetic discourse of avant-garde cinema.D"rrie is an important director in German cinema.Which 1956 film caused riots in cinemas all over the world? 02.They liked violent, even pornographic films, and there was one at the local cinema.Or rediscover the drama of the big screen at one of Brighton's luxury cinemas.the MGM cinema in Leicester SquareAll that Sunday he had brooded on the episode in the cinema.Who goes to orchestral concerts, who goes to opera, to ballet, to the cinema?Television and videos are replacing trips to the cinema.To beguile some of the time in Malvern, they went to the cinema.He appears to be offering a total cinema in which technique, story, social setting, and spiritual values came together.
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