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cin·e·ma

 (sĭn′ə-mə)
n.
1. A movie theater.
2. Movies collectively, especially when considered as an art form.

[French cinéma, short for cinématographe; see cinematograph.]

cin′e·mat′ic (sĭn′ə-măt′ĭk) adj.
cin′e·mat′i·cal·ly adv.

cinema

(ˈsɪnɪmə)
n
1. (Film) chiefly
a. a place designed for the exhibition of films
b. (as modifier): a cinema seat.
2. (Film) the cinema
a. the art or business of making films
b. films collectively
[C19 (earlier spelling kinema): shortened from cinematograph]
cinematic adj
ˌcineˈmatically adv

cin•e•ma

(ˈsɪn ə mə)

n., pl. -mas.
1. the cinema, motion pictures, as an art or industry.
2. a motion-picture theater.
[1905–10; short for cinematograph]
cin`e•mat′ic (-ˈmæt ɪk) adj.
cin`e•mat′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cinema - a medium that disseminates moving picturescinema - a medium that disseminates moving pictures; "theater pieces transferred to celluloid"; "this story would be good cinema"; "film coverage of sporting events"
cut-in, insert - (film) a still picture that is introduced and that interrupts the action of a film
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
business enterprise, commercial enterprise, business - the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; "computers are now widely used in business"
MacGuffin, McGuffin - (film) a plot element that catches the viewers' attention or drives the plot; "the McGuffin was a key element of Alfred Hitchcock's films"
medium - a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information
silver screen - the film industry
2.cinema - a theater where films are showncinema - a theater where films are shown  
bioscope - a South African movie theater
fleapit - an old shabby movie theater
multiplex - a movie theater than has several different auditoriums in the same building
theater, theatre, house - a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented; "the house was full"

cinema

noun
1. pictures, movies, picture-house, flicks (slang) They decided to spend an evening at the cinema.
2. films, pictures, movies, big screen (informal), motion pictures, silver screen Contemporary African cinema has much to offer in its vitality and freshness.
Quotations
"Photography is truth. The cinema is truth 24 times per second" [Jean-Luc Godard Le Petit Soldat]
"A film must have a beginning, a middle and an end. But not necessarily in that order" [Jean-Luc Godard]
"To wish the movies to be articulate is about as sensible as wishing the drama to be silent" [George Jean Nathan]
"Pictures are for entertainment, messages should be delivered by Western Union" [Sam Goldwyn]
Translations
سينماسينِما
kino
biograf
kinejo
elokuvaelokuvateatterifilmi
kino
filmmozi
kvikmyndahús
映画館
영화관
kino
biograf
โรงภาพยนตร์
rạp chiếu phim

cinema

[ˈsɪnəmə] (esp Brit)
A. Ncine m
the silent/talking cinemael cine mudo/sonoro
B. CPD cinema complex Ncine m multisalas

cinema

[ˈsɪnɪmɑː] (mainly British) n
(= place) → cinéma m
I'm going to the cinema this evening → Je vais au cinéma ce soir.
(= film) → cinéma mcinema complex (British) ncomplexe m multisalle(s)cinema-going [ˈsɪnɪmɑːgəʊɪŋ] (British) adj
the cinema-going public → le public cinéphile

cinema

n (esp Brit) → Kino nt; (= films collectively also)Film m; at/to the cinemaim/ins Kino

cinema

(esp Brit):
cinema complex
nKinocenter nt
cinemagoer
nKinogänger(in) m(f)
cinema-going
n the popularity of cinemadie Beliebtheit des Kinos
adj the cinema publicdas Kinopublikum, die Kinogänger pl
cinema-loving
adjkinofreudig

cinema

[ˈsɪnəmə] ncinema m inv

cinder

(ˈsində) noun
a piece of burnt coal, wood etc. the cinders in the fireplace.
cine-camera (ˈsinikӕmərə) noun
a camera for taking moving pictures.
cinema (ˈsinəmə) noun
a building in which films are shown. He enjoys going to the cinema but he prefers the theatre.

cinema

سينِما kino biograf Kino κινηματογράφος cine elokuvateatteri cinéma kino cinema 映画館 영화관 bioscoop kino kino cinema кинотеатр biograf โรงภาพยนตร์ sinema rạp chiếu phim 电影院
Cinema 
References in classic literature ?
It was his boast that he had never been inside a theatre in his life, and he classed cinema palaces with theatres as wiles of the devil.
Here, if anywhere, might she forget the heady joys of the cinema. Tucked away in the corner of its little bay, which an accommodating island converts into a still lagoon, Millbourne lies dozing.
There was once a time when the city offered film aficionados choices from a range of cinema houses, some of which dated back to the pre-Partition era.
The Capital Cinema was an old picture house on Arbab Road that was the last one to shut down in the area.
There will be a display of local cinema memorabilia from The Roger Shone Collection of The Cinemas of Chester, narrated by Dee 106.3 presenter Simon Davies, which tells the story of Chester's much-loved picture palaces while taking a nostalgic look back at some of the films that came to the silver screen in the city over the years.
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The cinemas in Sialkot City whose buildings have been demolished by their owners to avert further financial losses include: Pervaiz Mehal Cinema Shahabpura Road, Venus Cinema China Chowk, Khan Mehal Cinema near Talaab Sheikh Maula Bakhash, Garrison Cinema Sialkot Cantt, Mughal Mehal Cinema Hajipura, Rex Cinema on Railway Road, Nishat Cinema Kutchehry Road, New Pearl Cinema on Maha Raja Road and Gulistan Cinema Kotli Behram area.
Organised byC[macron]EyesC[macron]of Cities in collaboration withC[macron]Great Minds Event Management, Cinema Build KSA - which concludes today (April 15) - saw leading entertainment project owners, government decision-makers, regional and international retail developers explore opportunities in the cinema sector.
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"For Park Cinema, it has always been extremely important to meet the requirements and desires of film and art lovers, in general.