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    #1

    see a movie (present progressive)

    They were seeing a movie then.

    Is the above sentence acceptable?
    I need native speakers' help.

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    #2

    Re: see a movie (present progressive)

    No. "They were watching a movie."

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    #3

    Re: see a movie (present progressive)

    "Watching" is more common, but "seeing" is used.

    See here: Ngram

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    #4

    Re: see a movie (present progressive)

    "Seeing a movie" is used. "They were seeing a movie" might not be used.
    A: What are you doing this weekend?
    B: Seeing a movie. (
    Fine)

    A: What were they doing on the weekend?
    B: They were seeing a movie. (
    Not quite as obviously fine.)

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