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    #1

    a movie is not playing

    What should I say to mean that a movies is not playing in movie theaters anymore? It stopped playing or finished playing? Could I say that a movie is done playing?

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    Re: a movie is not playing

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    What should I say to mean that a movies is not playing in movie theaters anymore? It stopped playing or finished playing? Could I say that a movie is done playing?
    I would say, "It's no longer on at the cinema."

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    #3

    Re: a movie is not playing

    Take your pick:

    That movie is no longer playing.

    That movie has (now) closed.

    It's gone.

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    Re: a movie is not playing

    Another movie related question just came up. A movie is playing at a movie theater or in a movie theater?

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    Re: a movie is not playing

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Another movie related question just came up. A movie is playing at a movie theater or in a movie theater?
    In BrE we say that a film is on at a cinema.

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    #6

    Re: a movie is not playing

    We'd say that the movie is now in theaters or now showing (or now plowing) at the theater.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: a movie is not playing

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    We'd say that the movie is now in theaters or now showing (or now plowing) at the theater.
    Plowing?! Playing, perhaps?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: a movie is not playing

    Would it be wrong to say "A movie is playing in the theater."? Or "....in movie theaters."?

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    Re: a movie is not playing

    I seem to have changed a setting on my phone so that now the spell check feature works in an even more bizarre way. Yes, playing not plowing.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: a movie is not playing

    As to "playing in the movie theater",would it be wrong to use "in" in it?
    Last edited by ostap77; 27-Jul-2012 at 12:06. Reason: spelling mistake

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