silver screen

noun
1.
motion pictures; the motion-picture industry: a star of the silver screen.
2.
a special screen on which motion pictures are projected.

Origin:
1915–20

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silver screen
 
n
1.  films collectively or the film industry
2.  the screen onto which films are projected

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silver screen
1921, originally in ref. to movie house projection screens colored with metallic paint to be more reflective. Transf. sense of "movies generally" is attested from 1924.
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Example sentences
If punters are similarly enthusiastic, other web firms could soon find themselves on the silver screen.
Now that case is settled and the story is likely headed for the silver screen.
He helped me realize that my questions were bigger than the silver screen and gave me the inspiration to enter the sciences.
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