Movie Theaters

Movie Theaters

About Movie Theaters

A movie theater (also called a cinema, movie house, film house, film theater or picture house) is a venue, usually a building, for viewing film. Most but not all movie theaters are commercial operations catering to the general public, who attend by purchasing a ticket. The movie is projected with a movie projector onto a large projection screen at the front of the auditorium. Most movie theaters are now equipped for digital cinema projection, removing the need to create and transport a physical film print. Outside of North America, English-speaking countries use the term cinema (/snm/), alternatively spelled and pronounced 'kinema' (/knm/). Both terms, as well as their derivative adjectives 'cinematic' and 'kinematic,' ultimately derive from Greek , , (kinema, kinematos) 'movement', 'motion'. In these areas the term 'theatre' is usually restricted to live-performance venues.

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