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 And then came the megaplex, with bigger screens, stadium seating and reserved seating. James B. Stewart, New York Times, "Movie Theaters Are on the Brink. Can Wine and Cheese Save Them?," 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, "Backpass: Is there a path to pro women’s soccer in Colorado?," 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,, "From Spider-Man to Midsommar, 10 movies to see this Fourth of July weekend," 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, "As Castle Rock looks to evolve beyond a bedroom community, the old town dump will be key," 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, "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

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First Known Use of megaplex

1986, in the meaning defined above

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“Megaplex.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of megaplex

US : a large building that contains many movie theaters

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