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    The movie is still showing to a packed theater.

    ‘The movie is still showing to a packed theater on most evening.

    In the above sentdnce, I wonder why ‘to‘ is used before ‘packed theater‘.

    Why not ‘in‘ ?


    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: The movie is still showing to a packed theater.

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    ‘The movie is still showing to a packed theater on most evenings.

    In the above sentence, I wonder why ‘to‘ is used before ‘packed theater‘.

    Why not ‘in‘ ?


    Thank you.
    By "packed theater" they mean "audience".

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    #3

    Re: The movie is still showing to a packed theater.

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    ‘The movie is still showing to a packed theater on most evening.

    In the above sentdnce, I wonder why ‘to‘ is used before ‘packed theater‘.

    Why not ‘in‘ ?

    Thank you.
    Hi, I'm pretty comfortable with the preposition "to", but what really made me wonder was the part that says "the movie is showing" and, because I would have preferred a passive construction there, I'm a bit curious if "the movie is being shown" is possible instead and how common/idiomatic the active version is. Thank you for your help.
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    #4

    Re: The movie is still showing to a packed theater.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bennevis View Post
    By "packed theater" they mean "audience".
    ...especially 'capacity audience'.

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