mov·​ie·​go·​er | \-ˌgō-ər \

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

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And that means moviegoers are in for some big changes. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "MoviePass isn’t dead yet, but it’s banking on a risky strategy to stay afloat," 3 Aug. 2018 The new plan isn’t going to make things any clearer for the average moviegoer. Bryan Bishop, The Verge, "Now Jared Leto’s Joker is apparently getting his own movie, too," 5 June 2018 Tales of moviegoers overcome with emotion have been rampant. Washington Post, "The unexpected superheroes of summer? Mister Rogers and RBG," 27 June 2018 It's become something for every generation of moviegoer. Sonaiya Kelley,, "'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' takes $150-million chomp out of the box office," 24 June 2018 But the tastes of Chinese moviegoers have rapidly diversified in recent years, making the Middle Kingdom arguably the world's biggest market for select foreign filmmaking. Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, "Cannes Palme d'Or Winner 'Shoplifters' Acquired by Road Pictures for China (Exclusive)," 23 May 2018 How many millions of moviegoers have been tempted to come over to the classical side by virtue of hearing the scores to those self-replicating popcorn epics? John Von Rhein,, "John Williams explores galaxies far and near in enjoyable CSO program of his film music," 27 Apr. 2018 Now, the inspiring and heartbreaking story is reaching the hearts of moviegoers with The Miracle Season — a tear-jerking retelling playing in theaters. Ale Russian,, "The Miracle Season True Story: How a Devastating Loss Led a Girls Volleyball Team to Victory," 6 Apr. 2018 MoviePass is growing increasingly popular among moviegoers with a base of over 3 million subscribers. Alexia Fernandez,, "AMC Rolls Out $20 Monthly Subscription to Rival MoviePass," 20 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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