the movies

plural noun

chiefly US
: a showing of a movie in a theater
We are going to the movies tonight.
also : a movie theater
What's (playing/showing) at the movies?
: the business of making movies : the film industry
He wants to work in the movies.

Examples of the movies in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The trailers — and titles — were often better than the movies themselves. Neda Ulaby, NPR, 12 May 2024 One of young Sol’s first experiences in the city was going to the movies at Crown Center with his family and seeing Wheeler making his rounds for the first time. J.m. Banks, Kansas City Star, 10 May 2024 Whether the movies are set in 18th century France, 1960s Tennessee, or modern-day Manhattan, there is an achingly beautiful, unmistakable continuity in the Sofia Coppola Cinematic Universe. Rashida Jones, TIME, 17 Apr. 2024 There’s no point to doing any of this if people aren’t going to see the movies and care about the movies. Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, 16 Feb. 2024 From returning favorites to brand new adventures, 2024 is shaping up to be a big year for family fun at the movies. Lauren Brown West-Rosenthal, Parents, 5 Feb. 2024 Grogu goes to the movies Lucasfilm this week announced that the next Star Wars movie will be titled The Mandalorian & Grogu, as the Disney+ series makes the jump to theaters. Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Jan. 2024 For the second straight year, each screening comes with an exclusive, insightful introduction by Leonard Maltin, who knows a thing or two about the movies. Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Dec. 2023 In the movies, there are the origin stories of Darth Vader and the Joker. WIRED, 17 Nov. 2023

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“The movies.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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