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

Examples of filmgoer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What was your opinion of the movie as a filmgoer, rather than a doctor? Nate Jones, Vulture, 13 June 2023 The filmmaking duo will be on hand to chat with filmgoers on a cross-country tour discussing outdoor gear reuse and environmental stewardship. Dakota Kim, Los Angeles Times, 1 June 2023 Theater owners are beyond excited to be back in business with Cruise coming off the success of Top Gun: Maverick, which introduced him to a new, younger generation of filmgoers. Pamela McClintock, The Hollywood Reporter, 30 Apr. 2023 The exec points to New York’s Angelika Cinema, which analyzes ticket buyer data and maintains a robust website and newsletter, as an example of a theater that thoroughly targets filmgoers. Pat Saperstein, Variety, 19 Apr. 2023 Several generations of filmgoers have been so coarsened by dull routine that the unpretentious John Wick brawls directly please their visceral connoisseurship. Armond White, National Review, 24 Mar. 2023 The Michigan premiere will feature an in-person appearance by Elvis Mitchell followed by a reception open to all filmgoers in the Rivera Court at the Detroit Institute of Arts, co-sponsored by the Friends of the Detroit Film Theatre. Detroit Free Press Staff, Detroit Free Press, 24 Mar. 2023 Its hybrid format assures that as one festival winds down, another winds up—the flocks of filmgoers suddenly replaced by music lovers arriving to catch a show or 10. A.a. Dowd, Chron, 16 Mar. 2023 For the sake of filmgoers. Milan Polk, Men's Health, 10 Mar. 2023

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'filmgoer.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of filmgoer was in 1914

Dictionary Entries Near filmgoer

Cite this Entry

“Filmgoer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!