the silver screen

the silver screen

dated Movies, or the movie industry collectively. The phrase originally referred to a type of movie screen. The silver screen was once acting's highest stage, but television has become the new destination for many A-list stars. Nothing compares to seeing an action blockbuster on the silver screen—it's larger than life!
See also: screen, silver

the silver screen

the cinema industry; cinema films collectively.
In the early days of cinematography, a projection screen was covered with metallic paint to give a highly reflective, silver-coloured surface.
See also: screen, silver

the silver ˈscreen

(old-fashioned) the film industry: the heroes and heroines of the silver screen
See also: screen, silver
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Songs of the Silver Screen will be running at the Macrobert on Saturday February 17.
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In the meantime, the laughter-powered TV formula does not transfer well to the silver screen aside from odd good line (Mrs Brown: "I'm In the meantime, the laughter-powered TV formula does not transfer well to the silver screen aside from odd good line (Mrs Brown: "I'm not paying tax.
This company was proud to have introduced not only Dilip but also Ashok Kumar, Mehboob, Raj Kapoor and a few other leading film stars including Madhubala the veteran Queen of the Silver Screen at the time who continued a long time love affair with Dilip Kumar.
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