mega·​plex | \ -ˌpleks \

Definition of megaplex

: a large multiplex typically housing 16 or more movie theaters

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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, "20 Best Things to Do in Los Angeles," 1 Mar. 2018 At Kendall Square, Coolidge Corner, megaplexes in Boston and suburbs. Ty Burr,, "‘Ocean’s 8’ is a different take on the bling ring," 6 June 2018 At megaplexes in Boston, suburbs; Jordan’s Furniture IMAX in Natick and Reading. 119 minutes. Ty Burr,, "Biting one-liners are a hallmark of Deadpool’s return," 16 May 2018 Esparza is erecting megaplex movie theaters in rural Latino areas in California. Russell Contreras, The Christian Science Monitor, "Latino movie producer builds theaters in low-income California towns," 4 June 2018 At megaplexes in Boston, suburbs; Jordan’s Furniture IMAX 3D in Reading and Natick. Ty Burr,, "‘Solo’ turns an iconic character’s backstory into a decent B-movie," 22 May 2018 This is the beginning of a boom in theater construction, and particularly in multi-screen megaplexes. Eric D Snider,, "40 Things That Happened Because of Star Wars," 25 May 2017

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First Known Use of megaplex

1986, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of megaplex

US : a large building that contains many movie theaters

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