[ US /ˈsɪnəmə/ ]
[ UK /sˈɪnəmɐ/ ]
  1. a medium that disseminates moving pictures
    theater pieces transferred to celluloid
    film coverage of sporting events
    this story would be good cinema
  2. a theater where films are shown
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How To Use cinema In A Sentence

  • There's precious little on contemporary cinema screens that means a great deal to my life. Times, Sunday Times
  • This is a movie with a distinct and startling cinematic language, but with uncomfortably coercive mannerisms.
  • John Sayles is often hailed as the king of independent cinema, so it is little wonder that his latest movie, Silver City, was able to attract such a mouth-watering cast.
  • It also provides a condensed primer to some of the issues at stake in American avant-garde cinema, which, partly because of its historical opposition to the dictates of commercial mainstream moviemaking and partly because it resists commodification unlike, say, abstract painting, oppositional cinema doesn't rack up big sales at Sotheby's, has been relegated to the status of museum pieces and festival marginalia. NYT > Home Page
  • But it is nonetheless another intriguing work from one of the true auteurs currently working in cinema.
  • Working with Ford closely, I fell in love with the cinema.
  • While it's no surprise that this script is based on Nelson's own play, given the perfectly measured arguments, the film is never short on cinematic virtues.
  • Contemporary African cinema has much to offer in its vitality and freshness.
  • Many cinema groups offer membership schemes with priority booking. Times, Sunday Times
  • A stream of people was going into the cinema.
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