the big screen

noun phrase

: movies and the movie industry especially when they are being compared to television
She was a star of the big screen.
The television show was adapted for the big screen.

Examples of the big screen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Blue Angels has a more ambitious rollout, showing in IMAX theaters for one week before streaming on Amazon Prime, and this is one film that’s definitely worth catching on the big screen. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 May 2024 According to the official release, much of the main cast will return to the big screen in the third film, including Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael, Joely Richardson, Alessandro Nivola, Simon Russell Beale and Arty Froushan. Rebecca Aizin, Peoplemag, 13 May 2024 Audiences will get to see films on the big screen from animation legends such as Friz Freleng, Tex Avery, William Hanna & Joseph Barbera, Chuck Jones and Genndy Tartakovsky. Jamie Lang, Variety, 13 May 2024 In the last decade, there’s been a whole roster of motion pictures or limited series about tech companies that have appeared on the big screen: From WeWork and Theranos to Uber and Facebook. Jessica Mathews, Fortune, 10 May 2024 The visuals on the big screen were also new — but still very purple, of course. Lauren Huff,, 9 May 2024 The sheer scope of the storytelling and the sophisticated world-building is awe-inspiring on the big screen. Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, 9 May 2024 In preparing to bring that story to the big screen, Miller wrote not just one movie, but three. Eliana Dockterman, TIME, 8 May 2024 Shown on the big screen during Friday’s game, Burrell received a rousing ovation but didn’t offer any acknowledgment back. Evan Webeck, The Mercury News, 6 May 2024

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“The big screen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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