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Differences between American and British English: theater
In both the U.S. and the U.K., a theater is a place where people watch plays or other performances. In the U.S., you can also use this word or the word movie theater to mean a place that shows movies. In the U.K., movies are shown in cinemas.
an area in the countryside where there are both housing developments and farms, and many people travel to work in nearby cities