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

Definition of filmgoer

: one who frequently attends films

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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 In the same way that most consider Frankenstein to be a story about a horrifying monster instead of a look at childbirth and the anxiety experienced while pregnant, the professor felt filmgoers were misled in the focus of Mary Shelley. Lexy Perez, The Hollywood Reporter, "Dissecting 'Mary Shelley': How Accurate Is the Biopic?," 31 May 2018 Turns out, filmgoers had no idea what a treat Peyton and co. delivered. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Rampage is the awesome Jurassic World sequel we got—but didn’t deserve," 4 July 2018 Indie filmgoers, some of them knew him, and other actors knew him. Bill Goodykoontz, azcentral, "'Sorry to Bother You' auteur Boots Riley: 'The world has made my script too on the nose'," 14 July 2018 Singaporean star Han is one of the many Asian actors who populate the film, which is clearly fashioned to appeal as much to Chinese filmgoers as American ones, though their roles are largely peripheral. Jake Coyle, Detroit Free Press, "Review: ‘Skyscraper’ delivers stunts, dumb summer fun," 12 July 2018 In the theater, director Gary Ross welcomed filmgoers with brief remarks. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "All the Stars Turned Out for the World Premiere of Ocean’s 8," 6 June 2018 The screening is recommended for filmgoers 16 and older. Hal Boedeker,, "Asbury Short Film Concert returns to Winter Garden," 4 June 2018

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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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