film·​go·​er | \ ˈfilm-ˌgō-ər How to pronounce filmgoer (audio) \

Definition of filmgoer

: one who frequently attends films

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From left, Kara Hoffman, Emily Browning and Liam Aiken.(Francois Duhamel / Paramount / Kobal/Shutterstock) While such backdrops transported filmgoers into new worlds, the scenic artists who made them remained behind the scenes. Los Angeles Times, "End of an era: One of Hollywood’s last scenic painters can’t quite put down his brush," 15 Aug. 2019 Each movie competed for honors in three categories: Jury Awards, voted on by a panel of film experts and industry insiders; Festival Honors, given by the event's staff; and Audience Awards, determined by ballots from filmgoers. Kathleen Luppi,, "‘All Square’ and ‘Ride’ among Newport Beach Film Festival winners," 8 May 2018 But Japón, Battle in Heaven, and Silent Night (Stellet Licht) were movies of such private self-involvement that their spiritual speculation — and explicit, if illicit, heterosexuality — attracted few American filmgoers. Armond White, National Review, "Franco Zeffirelli: Unlikely Conservative Hero," 20 June 2019 Filmmakers from both films will be in attendance for a Q&A session with filmgoers. Lisa Herendeen, The Mercury News, "S.F. Bay Area calendar: Beauty and the Beast Jr., jazz and more," 22 July 2019 For any Neil deGrasse Tyson-like filmgoers who obsess over a logic gap or factual inaccuracy to the point of ruining a filmgoing experience, Stuber may not be for you, either. Nathan Mattise, Ars Technica, "Stuber review: The world’s worst Uber ride becomes pure popcorn comedy," 12 July 2019 Free parking for filmgoers is available in CIA Lots 73 and 74, both off East 117th Street south of Euclid Avenue. Greg Burnett,, "Cleveland Cinematheque honors Italian director Ermanno Olmi in a seven-part film series," 4 July 2019 Ohanian compares Searching to how early film relied on a stationary camera and action unfolding before it, while modern filmgoers expect a certain level of composition, editing, point of view, and other aesthetic thought. Nathan Mattise, Ars Technica, "Searching: You’ve never seen Windows XP and load screens like this," 25 Aug. 2018 One caveat: Those forecasts include the effect of higher ticket prices, rather than just a stampede of filmgoers to the cinema. Anousha Sakoui, The Seattle Times, "Despite Netflix, movie theaters had best summer in decades," 3 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of filmgoer

1914, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of filmgoer

: a person who often goes to movies or who is at a particular movie

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