mov·ie·go·er | \-ˌgō-ər \

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moviegoing \-ˌgō-iŋ, -ˌgȯ(-)iŋ \ noun often attributive

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Tales of moviegoers overcome with emotion have been rampant. Jake Coyle, Detroit Free Press, "Mister Rogers and RBG are box office’s unexpected stars," 29 June 2018 The movie's opening is a reminder that fanboys aren't the only moviegoers that matter during summer. Pamela Mcclintock, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Ocean's 8': How the Female-Fronted Film Stole the Box-Office Crown," 11 June 2018 Critics were won over by Mazzello's performance, but the film didn't win favor with moviegoers, posting an audience score of 35% on Rotten Tomatoes. Charles Stockdale And John Harrington, USA TODAY, "The 24 most forgettable superheroes in movies," 5 July 2018 The poster is a humble but crucial piece of advertising that helps define a moviegoer’s mental image of a film. Matt Schudel, Washington Post, "Bill Gold, designer of movie posters that helped shape Hollywood’s mystique, dies at 97," 28 May 2018 The new theater also includes an MX4D auditorium, where moviegoers must be 40 inches or taller. Cortlynn Stark, kansascity, "Liberty B&B Theatre opens with one of the largest screens in the world," 11 July 2018 The service is also a terrific budget option for money-conscious moviegoers. Aric Jenkins, Fortune, "How AMC's Version of MoviePass Stacks Up Against Its Competitor," 20 June 2018 For moviegoers, the subscription service raises some questions. Jake Coyle, azcentral, "AMC Theatres is launching $20 subscription service. But who is it for?," 20 June 2018 But for moviegoers who cherish the Oscar winning 2004 original that introduced Bob and Helen Parr, a.k.a. Author: Kenneth Turan, Anchorage Daily News, "Review: ‘Incredibles 2’ is the superhero family saga we need right now," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of moviegoer

1916, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of moviegoer

: a person who goes to a theater to watch movies

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