the silver screen


: a screen in a movie theater
one of the greatest films ever to hit the silver screen
: movies in general
stars of the silver screen

Examples of the silver screen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In what may in fact be the biggest movie event of the season, Taylor Swift brings her concert event of the year to the silver screen, already breaking presale ticket sales records in the process. Dan Heching, CNN, 4 Sep. 2023 As the latter years of the 1980s unfolded, ESSENCE Magazine demonstrated its keen focus on emerging talents from the silver screen, individuals who were instrumental in shaping a new era of entertainment and cultural influence. Shelby Stewart, Essence, 25 Aug. 2023 Barbie's success has prompted Mattel, the toy company that owns the Barbie brand, to plan to adapt 14 additional Mattel properties for the silver screen, including a Polly Pocket movie directed by Lena Dunham and starring Lily Collins. Jen Juneau, Peoplemag, 17 Aug. 2023 The legacy continues to endure, 30 years later, on the silver screen. Clayton Davis, Variety, 6 Aug. 2023 If you are traumatized by the ending or are looking to understand more of the atomic bomb, thermonuclear warfare, and the impacts of the weapon Nolan leaves off the silver screen, here’s a collection of books, films, and pieces of pop culture that can serve as a crash course into atomic peril. Kelsey Atherton, Vulture, 26 July 2023 But the multiverse portrayed on the silver screen usually depicts a situation that is very different from the term’s scientific reality. Robert Lea, Popular Mechanics, 20 June 2023 Equal was, perhaps, a bit too glossy to get into the nitty gritty of liberation, but that means Rock Hudson, a god of the silver screen, might be Kijak’s perfect fit. Rebecca Alter, Vulture, 8 June 2023 Over the ensuing decades, the House of Chanel has become as essential to Hollywood stars as the Walk of Fame, bringing that signature elegance to red carpets and the silver screen alike. Anna Fixsen, ELLE Decor, 6 May 2023 See More

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“The silver screen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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