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    The film was booked to play two theaters in New York.

    The film was booked to play two theaters in New York.
    The film was booked to play in two theaters of New York.Which is correct?Thanks!

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    Re: The film was booked to play two theaters in New York.

    Both are perfectly correct in any American town with the possible exception of New York. Americans generally use theater as a synonym for cinema. But New York is unique in that it has a lot of live theater. Probably MikeNewYork can explain to us how New Yorkers distinguish between cinema and live theater.

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    Re: The film was booked to play two theaters in New York.

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    Both are perfectly correct in any American town with the possible exception of New York. Americans generally use theater as a synonym for cinema. But New York is unique in that it has a lot of live theater. Probably MikeNewYork can explain to us how New Yorkers distinguish between cinema and live theater.
    We generally refer to plays as the theater, and films as movies. Plays are booked in theaters and films are booked in movie theaters. But the real clue in the examples is the word "two". No plays run in more than one theater at a time.

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    Re: The film was booked to play two theaters in New York.

    And movies do run in more than one.

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    Re: The film was booked to play two theaters in New York.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hiya Raymond View Post
    The film was booked to play two theaters in New York.
    The film was booked to play in two theaters of New York.Which is correct?Thanks!
    You would frequently see/hear the statement with or without "in" in that context.

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