Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A filmgoer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who visits a cinema in order to watch a film.

Etymologies

cinema goer (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • While it might be fair to assume that the average comic reader is something of a geek (however that term might be described), the same can't be said about the average cinemagoer.

    [GUEST POST] Gabriel McKee on Mark Millar's Kick-Ass...and Why it Stinks

  • Howard's screenwriter for the whole shebang is Akiva Goldsman, who won an Oscar for A Beautiful Mind but was also responsible for The Da Vinci Code and sequel Angels and Demons – two films the average cinemagoer would rather be burned as a heretic than sit through again.

    Stephen King's The Dark Tower gets the green light from on high

  • Would anyone actually ever tell a cinemagoer they could only enjoy a particular 'genre' (and I'm not sure motherhood movies could even constitute a genre, since there are barely any of them) if he or she were a member of the exact group being explored?

    Katherine Dieckmann: Motherhood Is Not Just For Mothers

  • The film, and Part Two particularly, does assume a lot of prior knowledge or assumptions and at times feel like it is made for those who are interested in Guevara rather than the casual cinemagoer.

    Mike ponders the end of CHE in PART TWO | Obsessed With Film

  • I just wonder if one of your readers, investors, sponsors could consider my idea seriously so as to make it true, (Hollywood-Bollywood) knowing that this event could be hosted by any country in the world this coming summer in saturday,2007. allal-cinemagoer. blogspot.com holly-bolly-allal40. blogspot.com

    GreenCine Daily: Short shorts, fests and all, 3/13.

  • They're challenging, no doubt about it, and they'll certainly turn off the average cinemagoer who's just looking to be entertained by a good movie.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • But then again, Band of Outsiders would probably alienate the average cinemagoer as well, and that's Godard's most straightforward and fun 60s genre flick.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • Thus, he explained, if he had shown the Stasi cadets in uniform, no ordinary cinemagoer would have identified with them.

    The Stasi on Our Minds

  • Even before the film had been seen by one single cinemagoer the director had made clear that his aim was to tell how the failures of British imperialism in Ireland could be used to analyse the failures of British and American imperialism in the Middle East today.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • I'm not really a blockbuster type cinemagoer but IMHO I thought it was mostly well written - it's just a victim of it's own hype.

    London SE1 community website

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.