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I don't see how we can accept that an ... and operating theatres, but am not sure it would help.)

It seems to me that it's natural for a multiplex to refer to a film "screening in theatre 4", so I'd agree with Areff on this one.

Hmm. I don't mind conceding that a multiplex cinema isn't "a" theatre; but I'd like to know what to call it, please. Note also that they often refer to each sub-unit as "Screen (n)".

It occurs to me that a three-ring circus is a circus.

Mike.
It seems to me that it's natural for a multiplex ... theatre 4", so I'd agree with Areff on this one.

Hmm. I don't mind conceding that a multiplex cinema isn't "a" theatre; but I'd like to know what to call it, please. Note also that they often refer to each sub-unit as "Screen (n)". It occurs to me that a three-ring circus is a circus.

Well, sure, but you're not limited to watching just one of those three rings when you enter the tent.
I think we're back to the word of choice when I were a lass: movies. Don't fool with "theaters," "theatres," "screens," "-plexes," or "units." Just go to the movies.
Maria Conlon ("Emcee")
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Hmm. I don't mind conceding that a multiplex cinema isn't ... occurs to me that a three-ring circus is a circus.

Well, sure, but you're not limited to watching just one of thosethree rings when you enter the tent. I think ... were a lass:movies. Don't fool with "theaters," "theatres," "screens," "-plexes," or "units." Just go to the movies. Maria Conlon ("Emcee")

Well, sure, Miz Maria. But do you say "There used to be six movies in this town, but now there's only two"?
Emell.
Well, sure, but you're not limited to watching just one ... or "units." Just go to the movies. Maria Conlon ("Emcee")

Well, sure, Miz Maria. But do you say "There used to be six movies in this town, but now there's only two"? Emell.

Sure, but it would be better to say "there used to be six shows in this town.." if you want to follow the usage that prevailed when I were a lass.
Emcee (a name which doesn't look like a mispronunciation and misspelling of email).
Well, sure, Miz Maria. But do you say "There used to be six moviesin this town, but now there's only two"? Emell.

Sure, but it would be better to say "there used to be six shows in this town.." if you want to follow the usage that prevailed whenI were a lass.

"The show burned down"?
Emcee (a name which doesn't look like a mispronunciation and misspelling of email).

Huh!
Emgee-ell.
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I think we're back to the word of choice when I were a lass: movies. Don't fool with "theaters," "theatres," "screens," "-plexes," or "units." Just go to the movies.

When I was a laaitie we used to go to the scopes.
Ag, SIS Deddy, if we can't graft to bioscope
Or go off to Durban life's a hang of a bore
If you won't take us to the zoo then what the heck else can we do But go on out and moera all the outjies next door?
(Gets into brown paper bag, crawls under desk, adopts foetal position in anticipation of fallout from Raymond "Eye Dialect" Wise).

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When I was a laaitie we used to go to the scopes. Ag, SIS Deddy, if we can't graft to ... door? (Gets into brown paper bag, crawls under desk, adopts foetalposition in anticipation of fallout from Raymond "Eye Dialect" Wise).

Ray-Wise-wise, you very wisely, I think, didn't go on to the bit about ***-balls and eskimo pie. But perhaps you could soothe him with some Pipsee-Cahla, [email protected]* and Cunuda Drrahy.

*I love QuoteFix, but I do wish it wouldn't do that when I throw it an atpersat.
Mike.
Sure, but it would be better to say "there used ... follow the usage that prevailed when I were a lass.

"The show burned down"?

Yes. Among other things, "the show" meant the building in which the movies were shown.
"Did you go to the show?" (1)
"Yeah."(2)
(1) This question would often include some "givens," and thus would mean: Did you go to the Dale (name of the "movie theater" that the neighborhood kids usually went to) on Saturday afternoon (the usual time the neighborhood kids went) and see the main feature (whatever current film was making the rounds), the serials (usually westerns), the cartoons (usually six of them), and the 'Previews of Coming Attractions" (the "trailers" of today, I think)?
(2) The answer would mean "Yes" to all that is included in (1).

Actually, I can't remember if the show was called the "Dale" or the "Dell." There was another one just as close called the "Model," but it showed only Spanish-speaking movies. And the "Bagley" was just as close, too, but you had to cross a busy street to get there. Most of us went to the Bagley only when our mothers had us go with them on Tuesday night ("dish night"). And the only reason they'd have us go with them would be because there was no one at home at the time and they wouldn't leave us home alone.
We've discussed this before in aue, but damned if I can find it through the enhanced Google Groups Search. Maybe soon.
Emcee (a name which doesn't look like a mispronunciation and misspelling of email).

Huh! Emgee-ell.

Better. What's the "g" for? George? Gregory? Graeme? Graham? Googly-eyes? (But you could just put Em-El, you know.)

Emcee (or Em-Cee, or MC: Mistress (not "Master") of Ceremonies) Hoping I haven't left out a crucial word, thereby looking like a total fool.
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Mike Lyle wrote (to Steve Hayes):
Ray-Wise-wise, you very wisely, I think, didn't go on to the bit about ***-balls and eskimo pie. But perhaps you ... and Cunuda Drrahy. *I love QuoteFix, but I do wish it wouldn't do that when I throw it an atpersat.

Do what? Ah, now I see the underline. It didn't show up when I read your post, only when I went to "reply."
Does it show up as you read this?
EmmieCee
(Still experimenting with an "Areff" type sig.)
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