film·​go·​er ˈfilm-ˌgō-ər How to pronounce filmgoer (audio)
: one who frequently attends films

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web While crowd-pleasing blockbusters have also earned best picture nods in recent years (contrary to the perennial criticism that the Oscars are out of touch with what the average filmgoer is consuming), none has won the category. Tyler Coates, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 Dec. 2022 The average filmgoer sees maybe five movies per year, at roughly $9 per ticket, for about $45 per viewer per year in ticket sales. Mark Hughes, Forbes, 19 May 2022 In some places, filmgoer communities have returned in a big way. Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times, 13 July 2021 Alec Guinness always expressed mixed feelings about playing Obi-Wan Kenobi, the role that’s served as the actor’s introduction to virtually every filmgoer born after the release of Star Wars. Keith Phipps, Vulture, 26 May 2021 For Koresky, that is in no small part thanks to his mother, Leslie, an avid filmgoer who passed her love of cinema to her son, a filmmaker, writer and editor for The Criterion Collection, Film at Lincoln Center and other publications. Barbara Vandenburgh, USA TODAY, 5 May 2021 The company has built up a devoted fan base over the years thanks to the chain’s quirky film offerings, a strict code of conduct about filmgoer behavior, high-end menu offerings and unique theme nights. Carlie Porterfield, Forbes, 3 Mar. 2021 Mainstream Chinese filmgoers appear to be responding favorably to the new feature, despite its somewhat slow pacing and meandering storyline. Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Dec. 2019 Rooster was so strong a character that a new generation of filmgoers and Oscar voters welcomed him back. Dallas News, 18 Feb. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of filmgoer was in 1914

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“Filmgoer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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