1 place where you go to see a film
ADJ. packed The cinema was packed every night for ‘Shrek’. | multiplex a new multiplex cinema on the edge of town
VERB + CINEMA go to How often do you go to the cinema? | be on at What's on at the cinema tonight?
CINEMA + NOUN screen | audience | advertising, commercial | chain
2 films in general
ADJ. commercial, Hollywood, mainstream, popular | art, arthouse, independent | avant-garde, modernist, realist, social | silent She started making films in the last years of silent cinema.