mega·​plex ˈme-gə-ˌpleks How to pronounce megaplex (audio)
: a large multiplex typically housing 16 or more movie theaters

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Many of us equate Peak Vampire with the late 2000s/early 2010s, when the Twilight franchise had teenagers lined up at the megaplex for midnight premieres. Claudia Guthrie, ELLE, 20 Oct. 2022 Regal Cinemas was founded in 1989 in Knoxville, Tenn. and rode a wave of megaplex and multiplex construction in the 1990s. Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times, 7 Sep. 2022 As is its wont, Comme des Garcons’ retail megaplex Dover Street Market—which already has outposts in New York, London, and Tokyo, to name a few—chose a trendy yet far-flung neighborhood for its West Coast debut. Max Berlinger, Robb Report, 9 Mar. 2022 Despite skipping the megaplex this time, Perry is still a believer in the theatrical experience. Angelique Jackson, Variety, 11 Feb. 2022 That movie, or some imaginary version of it, is still unfurling as a shadow play in the megaplex of my mind. Owen Gleiberman, Variety, 3 Oct. 2021 This megaplex of spooky spots includes the Chaos Haunted House, Mayhem Manor and the Oddities Museum. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, 1 Oct. 2021 Lavigne lives in the Fifth District, where nine plants are in operation, two are under construction, and four more, including Formosa’s megaplex—which itself includes 14 unique facilities—are proposed. Anya Groner, The Atlantic, 7 May 2021 Consider the opening weekend box office of Tom & Jerry, a movie that was available on HBO Max and at the megaplex. Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes, 21 Mar. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1986, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of megaplex was in 1986

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“Megaplex.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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mega·​plex -ˌpleks How to pronounce megaplex (audio)
: a large multiplex typically housing 16 or more movie theaters

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