mov·​ie·​go·​er | \ -ˌgō-ər How to pronounce moviegoer (audio) \

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moviegoing \ -​ˌgō-​iŋ How to pronounce moviegoing (audio) , -​ˌgȯ(-​)iŋ \ noun, often attributive

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When the film originally aired, many moviegoers walked out upset. Rachel Syme, The New Republic, "Picnic at Hanging Rock," 22 May 2018 Studios are embracing the year-round blockbuster schedule, and massive hits can emerge in any month, but nothing can beat the potential of summer, when moviegoers are enjoying work and school vacations. Lindsey Bahr, kansascity, "Your guide to summer movies, from ‘Avengers’ to ‘Solo’ to ‘Mamma Mia’ | The Kansas City Star," 26 Apr. 2018 And maybe your local theater is populated by moviegoers who are happy to take out their phones and text their friends or talk during a film. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Roma is coming to Netflix on Friday. You should still see it in a theater.," 11 Dec. 2018 Mark Hamill, who has played Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars movie franchise, might be considered royalty to moviegoers and nerds alike. Megan Friedman, Town & Country, "Mark Hamill Wishes He Made Eye Contact When He Met Princess Margaret," 19 Sep. 2018 The numbers are based on estimates of awareness among moviegoers and interest in the franchise and film, among other metrics. Don Reisinger, Fortune, "'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Could Set Box Office Records on Opening Weekend," 4 May 2018 Hollywood and entertainment technologies that thrill moviegoers and gamers are becoming more available to those who create fake news. Scott Edwards, Washington Post, "Fake news is about to get a lot worse. That will make it easier to violate human rights — and get away with it.," 3 Apr. 2018 In doing so, MoviePass has struck a chord with moviegoers and a nerve with the movie industry. Tali Arbel, Houston Chronicle, "Unlimited movie-theater deal could be too good to survive," 10 Feb. 2018 Since its opening in 2016, the $5.5 billion Shanghai Disneyland Resort has helped drive revenue growth in Disney’s theme-parks division, and the country’s moviegoers have flocked to superhero offerings from its Marvel Studios. Erich Schwartzel, WSJ, "Chinese Approval Keeps Disney-Fox on Track to Close Early," 19 Nov. 2018

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1916, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of moviegoer

chiefly US : a person who goes to a theater to watch movies

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