The noun "cinema" can be both countable and uncountable.
Meaning: the making and marketing of films and movies
Example sentence: The main forms of cinema include documentary film and narrative film.
Meaning: a place in which films are shown on a big screen ("movie theater" is more common in American English)
Example sentence: The movie starts at 8 p.m., so let's be at the cinema by 7.45.
Test your understanding:
- Do you know much about the history of cinema?
- Do you know when the first cinema was opened?