/ˈsɪn ə mə/
collectively, as an art.
a motion-picture theater.
/ˌsɪn əˈmæt ɪk/
a. a place designed for the exhibition of films
a cinema seat
a. the art or business of making films
b. films collectively
[C19 (earlier spelling
): shortened from
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Likewise, cinema convinces us that dialogue comes from the actors' mouths rather than the surrounding speakers.
But if you know where to look, there are ways to get your fix of world cinema.
One of the landmark films in cinema can now be seen in color.
Digital cinema offers a better picture and bigger sound than traditional film.
Yet cinema-building is proceeding apace, and supply has created demand.
But the average cinema-goer probably won't notice anything different-same popcorn, same stars, same types of movies.
The number of cinema tickets sold actually increased during three out of the past four recessions.
They struck at government offices, a shopping centre, a cinema and a hotel frequented by foreigners.
The big draw at the cinema used to be the big-name actor.
Research has identified links between smoking in films and the consumption of cigarettes by those leaving a cinema.
Going to a cinema is pretty expensive for what you get.
Virtual worlds will be to the new century what cinema was to the last one and the novel to the century before that.
The effect works best over a narrow range of viewing angles, so it is ill suited to television or cinema screens.
He teases the standard forms of plotting, expanding the cinema's capabilities as a time machine.
To me, at age four or five, it seemed as large and dark and legit as any stand-alone cinema.
The film is a way-out, walleyed, wonderful exercise in cinema.
The play discusses with all the blatant bad taste of cinema cheapness the younger generation.
All the writing of the past century, and the cinema, and television have made us quicker.
But there's a lot more to cinema than simply entertainment.
This cinema shares release was the only one of the to have their lobby cards colored.
The theatre organ or cinema organ was designed to accompany silent movies.
The edge cinema offers visitors a panoramic view of the blue mountains.