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

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

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Recent Examples on the Web The company, the largest independent theater chain in the region, hopes to entice moviegoers to return with $5 admission throughout June and free popcorn during reopening week. cleveland, "Movie theaters can reopen in Ohio on June 10, but will they?," 5 June 2020 And the condiments only came in individual packets to limit any possible exchange of germs between snacking moviegoers. Julia Jacobs, New York Times, "At the Drive-In: Thrills, Chills, Popcorn and Hand Sanitizer," 16 May 2020 Some commentators, filmmakers and critics among them, have argued that Hollywood’s focus on blockbusters has left many moviegoers with few other films to watch in theaters. Matthew Ball,, "Hollywood Box Office Booms Even as Americans Stay Home and Chill," 1 May 2020 However, those anxieties didn't deter moviegoers from turning out en masse to see what all the fuss was about. NBC News, "'Joker' smashes October box office record with $93.5M debut," 6 Oct. 2019 De La Fuente and his wife were avid moviegoers, usually on opening night, and often to a show that featured fast cars, cops and robbers. John Maccormack,, "De La Fuente loved being a peace officer," 6 May 2020 But even if theaters can widely reopen by July, which would involve operating at a limited capacity, the question remains, will moviegoers feel safe returning right away? TheWeek, "Russell Crowe movie moved up to a July theatrical release as studio says 'we are the canary in the coal mine'," 12 May 2020 The greatest declines have come from the most active moviegoers. Matthew Ball,, "Hollywood Box Office Booms Even as Americans Stay Home and Chill," 1 May 2020 Americans between the ages of 18-29 — a demo that includes the most frequent moviegoers — appear to be the most inclined to return to the cinema across all categories, according to the poll. Pamela Mcclintock, The Hollywood Reporter, "Many Americans Would Return to Theaters if New Protocols Were in Place," 30 Apr. 2020

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1916, in the meaning defined above

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“Moviegoer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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

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