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Buildings and areas for entertainment and leisure

amphitheatre

noun

a large circular building without a roof and with rows of seats that slope up and away from a central area, used for entertainments such as sports competitions or plays

aquarium

noun

a building with aquariums where people can go to look at fish and other water animals

arena

noun

a large area that is surrounded by seats, used for sports or entertainment

art house

noun

a cinema that mainly shows films made by small or foreign companies

auditorium

noun

a large room or building used for meetings, lectures, or public performances

baths

noun

a building containing a swimming pool

bowling alley

noun

a building where people go bowling

bullring

noun

a place where a bullfight takes place

cinema

noun

a building where you pay to go and watch a film. The usual American word is movie theater

civic center

noun

a large public building where events, concerts etc are held

club

noun

the place where the members of a club meet

clubhouse

noun

a building used for meeting or relaxing in by members of a sports club, especially a golf club

community centre

noun

a building used by members of a community for meetings, social events, and other activities

concert hall

noun

a large building where people go to listen to concerts

country club

noun

a private club where the members hold social events and play sports such as golf and tennis

drive-in

adjective

used about a place where you can have a meal or watch a film without leaving your car

drive-in

noun

a cinema where you can watch a film without leaving your car

endless pool

a small swimming pool in which a machine produces a current you swim against for exercise

fat farm

noun

a place where people can go to try to lose weight by eating in a healthy way and doing a lot of exercise

fitness centre

noun

a place where people go to exercise, swim, or play sports

fleapit

noun

an old dirty cinema

fleshpots

noun

places where you can find sexual pleasure or entertainment

the flicks

noun

the cinema

guildhall

noun

in the past, a building used by members of a guild to discuss business. Guildhalls are now sometimes used as places of entertainment.

gym

noun

a large hall or room with special equipment for doing physical exercises

gym

noun

a building or club where you go to do physical exercises, swim, and play sports

hall

noun

a public building that has a large room in it

health club

noun

a club where members can go to do physical exercises

health farm

noun

a place where people can stay and do physical exercises, eat healthy food, and have beauty treatments

health spa

noun

a place similar to a hotel or inside a hotel with a swimming pool, gym and rooms where you can have beauty treatments and massage

leisure centre

noun

a large building that has a swimming pool and areas for exercising and playing different sports

mall

noun

a large building with a lot of shops, restaurants, and sometimes a cinema

massage parlour

noun

a place where you go to have a massage

movie theater

noun

a cinema

multiplex

noun

a large building that contains several cinema screens

music hall

noun

a theatre where music hall performances took place

oceanarium

noun

a building with oceanariums where people can go to look at fish and other water animals

opera house

noun

a theatre where operas are performed

palace

noun

a very large building, used especially as a museum or a place where performances can be seen

pavilion

noun

a building beside a sports field for players or club members to use

pavilion

noun

a building or tent at an exhibition or show

picnic area

noun

an area where people can eat picnics, usually in an attractive place with tables to sit at

pier

noun

a structure built out from the land over water, especially at the seaside, where people can go to walk and for entertainment

planetarium

noun

a building with a dome (=curved roof) where lights in the ceiling represent the movement of the planets and stars

playground

noun

a place where a particular group of people go to do things that they enjoy

playhouse

noun

a building where plays are performed. The word is now used mainly in the names of theatres

pool

noun

a swimming pool

rendezvous

noun

a restaurant, bar, or other place where a particular group of people frequently meets

repertory

noun

a group or theatre that uses this system

showground

noun

a large area of land used for exhibitions and other events that attract a lot of people

spa

noun

a health club, especially one that has a swimming pool and a steam room

sports centre

noun

a building where you can go to do different sports and other activities

spot

noun

a particular place where people go for entertainment

stadium

noun

a large building, usually without a roof, where people watch sports events such as football matches or races

swimming baths

noun

a public swimming pool inside a building

swimming pool

noun

a large structure filled with water for people to swim in

theatre

noun

a building, room, or outside area used for performing plays

theatre

noun

a cinema 1

vaudeville theater

noun

a music hall

youth club

noun

a place where young people can go to meet and take part in activities

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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