mega·​plex | \ ˈme-gə-ˌpleks How to pronounce megaplex (audio) \

Definition of megaplex

: a large multiplex typically housing 16 or more movie theaters

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Recent Examples on the Web 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 And then came the megaplex, with bigger screens, stadium seating and reserved seating. James B. Stewart, New York Times, 15 May 2020 Observers have noted that Kroenke’s attention over the past several years has been overwhelmingly devoted to his new $5 billion LA Rams sports-megaplex — Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park. Mark Goodman, The Denver Post, 12 July 2019 Fireworks aren’t just exploding in the sky this holiday weekend; From superhero blockbusters to critical darlings, sparks are flying at the megaplex, too. Joey Nolfi,, 5 July 2019 On the north end of Castle Rock, the 166-acre Promenade at Castle Rock retail megaplex is about 70 percent built out four years after getting started, according to Bill Detweiler, the town’s director of development services. Joe Rubino, The Denver Post, 13 June 2019 The Broad Where the city's other museums often play out like indie theaters or revival cinemas, the Broad is the megaplex that shows only tentpole action features. Maxwell Williams, Condé Nast Traveler, 1 Mar. 2018 At Kendall Square, Coolidge Corner, megaplexes in Boston and suburbs. Ty Burr,, 6 June 2018

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1986, in the meaning defined above

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“Megaplex.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of megaplex

: a large building that contains many movie theaters

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