Movie theater

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A movie theater (American English), cinema (British English), or cinema hall (Indian English), also known as a picture house, the pictures, or the movies, is a building that contains auditoria for viewing films (also called movies) for entertainment.wikipedia
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Digital cinema

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In the 2010s, most movie theaters are equipped for digital cinema projection, removing the need to create and transport a physical film print on a heavy reel. The availability of 3D movies encourages exhibitors to adopt digital cinema and provides a way for theaters to compete with home theaters.
Whereas film reels have to be shipped to movie theaters, a digital movie can be distributed to cinemas in a number of ways: over the Internet or dedicated satellite links, or by sending hard drives or optical discs such as Blu-ray discs.

National Association of Theatre Owners

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However, some US theaters opt to use the British spelling in their own names, a practice supported by the National Association of Theatre Owners, while apart from North America most English-speaking countries use the term cinema, alternatively spelled and pronounced kinema.
The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) is a United States-based trade organization whose members are the owners of movie theaters.

Projection screen

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The film is projected with a movie projector onto a large projection screen at the front of the auditorium while the dialogue, sounds and music are played through a number of wall-mounted speakers.
Projection screens may be permanently installed, as in a movie theater; painted on the wall; or portable with tripod or floor rising models.

Soft drink

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Movie theaters often sell soft drinks, popcorn, and candy, and some theaters sell hot fast food.
Soft drinks are widely available at fast food restaurants, movie theaters, convenience stores, casual-dining restaurants, dedicated soda stores, and bars from soda fountain machines.

L'Idéal Cinéma Jacques Tati

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Prior to the re-opening, another claimant was the L'Idéal Cinéma Jacques Tati which showed its first film on 23 November 1905, and closed in 1977.
L'Idéal Cinéma Jacques Tati is a movie theater in Aniche, France, is one of the oldest active public movie theaters in the world.

Film poster

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Other features included are film posters, arcade games and washrooms.
Film posters are displayed inside and on the outside of movie theaters, and elsewhere on the street or in shops.

Auditorium

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A movie theater (American English), cinema (British English), or cinema hall (Indian English), also known as a picture house, the pictures, or the movies, is a building that contains auditoria for viewing films (also called movies) for entertainment.
For movie theatres, the number of auditoria (or auditoriums) is expressed as the number of screens.

Korsør

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The Korsør Biograf Teater, Denmark, opened in August 1908 and is the oldest movie theater still in continuous operation.
The Korsør Biograf Teater, which opened in August 1908, is the world's oldest movie theater in continuous use that is still operating,

Movie palace

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In the 1970s many large 1920s movie palaces were converted into multiple screen venues by dividing their large auditoriums, and sometimes even the stage space, into smaller theaters.
A movie palace (or picture palace in the United Kingdom) is any of the large, elaborately decorated movie theaters built between the 1910s and the 1940s.

Concession stand

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Movie theaters also often have a concession stand for buying snacks and drinks within the theater's lobby.
A concession stand (American English), snack kiosk or snack bar (British English, Irish English) is a place where patrons can purchase snacks or food at a cinema, amusement park, zoos, aquariums, fair, stadium, beach, swimming pool, concert, sporting event, or other entertainment venue.

Elgin Theatre (Ottawa)

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The Elgin Theatre in Ottawa, Ontario became the first venue to offer two film programs on different screens in 1957 when Canadian theater-owner Nat Taylor converted the dual screen theater into one capable of showing two different movies simultaneously.
The Elgin Theatre was a historic movie theatre located at the corner of Lisgar and Elgin Street in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Cineplex Odeon Corporation

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Taylor is credited by Canadian sources as the inventor of the multiplex or cineplex; he later founded the Cineplex Odeon Corporation, opening the 18-screen Toronto Eaton Centre Cineplex, the world's largest at the time, in Toronto, Ontario.
Cineplex Odeon Corporation (formerly known as Cineplex Corporation) was one of North America's largest movie theatre operators, with theatres in its home country of Canada and the United States.

Multiplex (movie theater)

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The largest theater complexes, which are called multiplexes—a concept developed in Canada in the 1950s — have up to thirty screens.
A multiplex is a movie theater complex with multiple screens within a single complex.

Drive-in theater

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A drive-in movie theater is an outdoor parking area with a screen—sometimes an inflatable screen—at one end and a projection booth at the other.
A drive-in theater or drive-in cinema is a form of cinema structure consisting of a large outdoor movie screen, a projection booth, a concession stand and a large parking area for automobiles.

Film

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A movie theater (American English), cinema (British English), or cinema hall (Indian English), also known as a picture house, the pictures, or the movies, is a building that contains auditoria for viewing films (also called movies) for entertainment.
Dedicated theaters and companies formed specifically to produce and distribute films, while motion picture actors became major celebrities and commanded huge fees for their performances.

Popcorn

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Movie theaters often sell soft drinks, popcorn, and candy, and some theaters sell hot fast food.
Popcorn is a popular snack food at sporting events and in movie theaters, where it has been served since the 1930s.

Movie projector

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The film is projected with a movie projector onto a large projection screen at the front of the auditorium while the dialogue, sounds and music are played through a number of wall-mounted speakers.
It is the complete automation of projection that has enabled the modern "multiplex" cinema – a single site typically containing from 8 to 24 theaters with only a few projection and sound technicians, rather than a platoon of projectionists.

Stadium seating

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"Stadium seating", popular in modern multiplexes, actually dates back to the 1920s.
In addition to sports venues and performing arts venues, many other venues that require clear audience views of a single area use stadium seating, including religious institutions, lecture halls, and movie theaters.

Mobile cinema

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In 1967, the British government launched seven custom-built mobile cinema units for use as part of the Ministry of Technology campaign to raise standards.
A mobile cinema is a cinema on wheels.

Home cinema

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The availability of 3D movies encourages exhibitors to adopt digital cinema and provides a way for theaters to compete with home theaters.
Home cinema, also called a home theater, a home theatre, and a theater room, are home entertainment audio-visual systems that seek to reproduce a movie theater experience and mood using consumer electronics-grade video and audio equipment that is set up in a room or backyard of a private home.

Movie theaters in the Netherlands

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For example, in Pathé theaters in the Netherlands the extra fee for watching a 3D film consists of a fixed fee of €1.50, and an optional fee of €1 for the glasses.
There are 137 movie theaters and 31 arthouse cinemas in the Netherlands, with a total of ca.

Warner Bros.

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1953 saw two groundbreaking features in 3D: Columbia's Man in the Dark and Warner Bros. House of Wax, the first 3D feature with stereophonic sound.
The three elder brothers began in the movie theater business, having acquired a movie projector with which they showed films in the mining towns of Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Nat Taylor

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The Elgin Theatre in Ottawa, Ontario became the first venue to offer two film programs on different screens in 1957 when Canadian theater-owner Nat Taylor converted the dual screen theater into one capable of showing two different movies simultaneously.
As head of Twentieth Century Theatres, the Ontario branch of Famous Players Canadian Corporation, he built one of the world's first cineplex movie theatres in Ottawa, Ontario at the Elgin Theatre.

Arcade game

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Other features included are film posters, arcade games and washrooms.
In the 2010s, some movie theaters and family fun centers still have small arcades.

National Science and Media Museum

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At the IMAX cinema attached to the National Media Museum in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, visitors to the museum's sixth floor can observe the IMAX projection booth via a glass rear wall and watch the large format films being loaded and projected.
The venue has three cinemas, operated in partnership with Picturehouse Cinemas, including an IMAX screen.