picture show

noun Older Use.
2.
a motion-picture theater.

Origin:
1865–70, in sense “exhibition of pictures”; 1910–15 for current senses

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picture show

noun
a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement; "they went to a movie every Saturday night"; "the film was shot on location" 
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Example sentences
The light and shadows in the picture show that it either is morning or the end of the day when the sun is low.
We used to have dances and parties, but nobody ever thought of a moving picture show then.
We were going downtown to a picture show they had, never been to many, maybe one or two.
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