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

Definition of filmgoer

: one who frequently attends films

Examples of filmgoer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Each year, that list seems perfectly calibrated to strike the most passionate filmgoers as just out of step with cultural progress; the outrage about that chronic condition is also beginning to seem reflexive, like a button too easily pressed. Washington Post, 10 Feb. 2020 Rooster was so strong a character that a new generation of filmgoers and Oscar voters welcomed him back. Dallas News, 18 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of filmgoer

1914, in the meaning defined above

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“Filmgoer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of filmgoer

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


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