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Picture show   /pˈɪktʃər ʃoʊ/   Listen
Picture show

A form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement.  Synonyms: film, flick, motion-picture show, motion picture, movie, moving-picture show, moving picture, pic, picture.  "The film was shot on location"

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"Picture show" Quotes from Famous Books

... our American friends invited us to go to a picture show with them. We went, but at the door a gorgeously uniformed gentleman, who looked like a cross between a butler and an admiral, turned us back—that is, Ted and me. We had no collars on! The public had to be protected—he was sorry, but these were ...
— Three Times and Out • Nellie L. McClung

... contributed his remaining nickel to a picture show, countenanced upon the seventh day by the legal but not the moral authorities. Here, in cozy darkness, he placidly insulted his liver with jaw-breaker upon jaw-breaker from the paper sack, and in a surfeit of content watched the silent ...
— Penrod • Booth Tarkington

... investigation would prove embarrassing. The shallowness of the average review of current exhibitions is no more surprising, than that responsible editors of newspapers place such consignments in the hands of the all-around-reporter, to whom a picture show is no more important than a fire or a function. Mr. Hamerton in his essay urges artists to write on art topics, as their opinions are expert testimony, a suggestion practically applied by a small group ...
— Pictorial Composition and the Critical Judgment of Pictures • Henry Rankin Poore

... exclaimed, in sheer, sincere amazement. "To think of you, the Black Pearl, spending all these months up here in these dead old mountains without even a moving-picture show to look at. You got an awful ...
— The Black Pearl • Mrs. Wilson Woodrow

Words linked to "Picture show" :   sequence, credit, coming attraction, short subject, infotainment, three-d, synchronise, home movie, feature film, subtitle, show, talking picture, telefilm, videotape, silents, silent picture, musical comedy, product, shot, feature, 3D, final cut, scene, skin flick, documentary film, tape, slow motion, rough cut, dub, collage film, cinema verite, 3-D, reshoot, film noir, credits, take, documentary, shoot-'em-up, musical, musical theater, silent movie, synchronize, caption, docudrama, production, episode, shoot, talkie

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