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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The new 40,000-square-foot Marcus theater, which includes a bar with a gigantic TV screen that can be patronized by both moviegoers and those who aren’t there to see a film, is set to open Oct. 11. Paul Gores, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "So long, Sears. WhirlyBall and Movie Tavern are about to debut at Brookfield Square," 4 Sep. 2019 The Roanoke Times/AP Aurora Shooting, Aurora, Colo. — July 2012: 12 Dead Police examine the car of James Eagen Holmes behind the theater where a gunman opened fire on moviegoers in Aurora, Colo. July 20, 2012. Mahita Gajanan, Time, "Searing Photos From 20 Years of Mass Shootings in America," 6 Aug. 2019 This prevented smaller studios from distributing their films and moviegoers from seeing them. Mark Weinstein, WSJ, "I Compete With Facebook, and It’s No Monopoly," 27 June 2019 The movie has just a 45% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes—a number that likely would’ve scared off moviegoers. Dan Reilly, Fortune, "Netflix's 'Murder Mystery' Would've Killed With a $120 Million Opening Weekend—If the Adam Sandler Comedy Ran in Theaters," 20 June 2019 Clearly, moviegoers were ready for a female superhero to take charge in her own piece of the franchise. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Captain Marvel Broke Box Office Records With a $455 Million Opening Weekend," 11 Mar. 2019 Ticket prices keep rising, and moviegoers have plenty of cheaper alternatives, including Netflix. Tali Arbel, Houston Chronicle, "Unlimited movie-theater deal could be too good to survive," 10 Feb. 2018 That opening should make Once Upon a Time... the destination title for seriously minded moviegoers looking to break from the mega-franchise machine after enduring a summer overrun with Marvel entries and big-budget sequels. Isaac Feldberg, Fortune, "‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Overperforms With $40 Million Debut—But Can Its Spell Last?," 29 July 2019 Subscription plans are tiered based on theater locations, with moviegoers in larger cities like LA and New York having to sign up for the Regal Unlimited All Access plan to find theaters that are participating in the service. Dami Lee, The Verge, "Regal Cinemas is launching an unlimited movie subscription service," 26 July 2019

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First Known Use of moviegoer

1916, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of moviegoer was in 1916

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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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