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

Examples of megaplex in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In essence, the Kirkland becomes just another department at an art megaplex that already wrangles 11 of them, from European art to the rapidly growing area of Latin American art. Ray Mark Rinaldi, The Denver Post, 20 May 2024 Once a regular date-night megaplex staple, most seem to wind up buried on streaming platforms, easily lost soon after their release. Murtada Elfadl, Variety, 31 Mar. 2023 Only this time, instead of taking place on the sideline of a youth sports megaplex off the interstate, the complaints were filed with the highest soccer authorities in the country, during the biggest tournament in the world. Sean Gregory, Time, 5 Jan. 2023 The ancient city is throttling into modernity with a museum megaplex celebrating French food and wine, plus new restaurants, hotels, and cocktail bars. Lanee Lee, Condé Nast Traveler, 5 Jan. 2023 This megaplex of spooky spots includes the Chaos Haunted House, Mayhem Manor and the Odditorium Museum. Dallas News, 7 Oct. 2022 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

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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 20 Jun. 2024.

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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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