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picture palace

noun
1.
(Brit) an old-fashioned name for cinema (sense 1a)
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  • They, too, promenade until they "click" with some one, and are escorted to picture palace or hall or chocolate shop.

    Nights in London Thomas Burke
  • There was a temperance lodge and Workers' Union and a chapel and a picture palace.

    The Great Hunger Johan Bojer
  • The vogue of the picture palace has created a new profession.

    Practical Cinematography and Its Applications Frederick Arthur Ambrose Talbot
  • Sucking slowly, he walked down the road towards the picture palace.

    Just William Richmal Crompton
  • Directly this is done the picture palace will become a spirited rival of the theatre.

    Practical Cinematography and Its Applications Frederick Arthur Ambrose Talbot
  • Sadler's Wells is now a picture palace, and the Surrey is a two-house Variety show.

    Nights in London Thomas Burke
  • The picture palace, indeed, is assuming the functions of the illustrated newspaper, and is governed by like laws.

    Practical Cinematography and Its Applications Frederick Arthur Ambrose Talbot
  • It was a very wet night, so Bill and his sweetheart decided to visit the picture palace.

  • Good films of bacteria never fail to please a picture palace audience.

    Practical Cinematography and Its Applications Frederick Arthur Ambrose Talbot
  • Presently he shrugged his shoulders and went off to a picture palace by himself and thought wistfully of Jeanne.

    The Rough Road William John Locke

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