cinema · noun /ˈsɪn.ə.mə/Full view
cinema (BUILDING)
A1 C a building where you go to watch films
Dictionary examples:

We could go to the cinema.

The town no longer has a cinema.

a cinema ticket

Learner example:

If she ha[s] a[ny] free time she [likes] going to the cinema. (Skills for Life (Entry 1); A1; Kurdish)

cinema (ART)
C1 U the art or business of making films
Dictionary example:

an article about French cinema

Learner example:

In my opinion, this is a really fascinating film, not only for nature and wildlife lovers, but for everybody who likes good cinema. (Certificate in Advanced English; C1; Spanish)

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