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Cinema vs. Theatre

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Cinemanoun

(countable) A movie theatre, a movie house

‘The cinema is right across the street from the restaurant.’;

Theatrenoun

alternative spelling of theater

Cinemanoun

Films collectively.

‘Despite the critics, he produced excellent cinema.’;

Theatrenoun

a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented;

‘the house was full’;

Cinemanoun

The film and movie industry.

‘In the long history of Spanish cinema....’;

Theatrenoun

the art of writing and producing plays

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Cinemanoun

The art of making films and movies; cinematography

‘Throughout the history of cinema, filmmakers....’;

Theatrenoun

a region in which active military operations are in progress;

‘the army was in the field awaiting action’; ‘he served in the Vietnam theater for three years’;

Cinemanoun

the art of creating motion pictures; as, this story would be good cinema; - often used in the phrase the cinema.

Theatrenoun

a building or outdoor area in which plays and other dramatic performances are given.

Cinemanoun

a theater where motion pictures are shown.

Theatrenoun

the activity or profession of acting in, producing, directing, or writing plays

‘what made you want to go into the theatre?’;

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Cinemanoun

same as motion picture.

Theatrenoun

a play or other activity or presentation considered in terms of its dramatic quality

‘this is intense, moving, and inspiring theatre’;

Cinemanoun

a medium that disseminates moving pictures;

‘theater pieces transferred to celluloid’; ‘this story would be good cinema’; ‘film coverage of sporting events’;

Theatrenoun

a cinema.

Cinemanoun

a theater where films are shown

Theatrenoun

a room or hall for lectures with seats in tiers.

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Theatrenoun

an operating theatre

‘respiratory function is carefully controlled and monitored throughout the patient's stay in theatre’; ‘the theatre nurse’;

Theatrenoun

the area in which something happens

‘a new theatre of war has been opened up’;

Theatrenoun

denoting weapons intermediate between tactical and strategic

‘he was working on theatre defence missiles’;

Theatre

Theatre or theater is a collaborative form of performing art that uses live performers, usually actors or actresses, to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place, often a stage. The performers may communicate this experience to the audience through combinations of gesture, speech, song, music, and dance.

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