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Movie Show Times

Listening Exercises
Listen to the conversation again by pressing the Play Audio button and read along with the conversation. Review the Key Vocabulary and the sample sentences.

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Hello and thank you for calling Riverview Cinemas, the city's finest theaters with stadium seating. Box office opens 45 minutes before show time.

Movies currently playing include: Return to Mars II, rated PG 13 with a run time of 1 hour 53 minutes, showing at 12:00, 2:15, 5:00, and 7:20; Road Trip. rated R, a run time of 1 hour 49 minutes at 11:15, 1:20, 3:45, and 6:05; Go for the Gold, rated PG. Run time, 1 hour 37 minutes. Playing at 11:50, 2:00, 4:15, and 6:30, and Friends Forever, rated G, at 12:10, 2:00, 3:50, 6:15, and 8:30. Run time, 1 hour 32 minutes. These times are valid through the 17th of the month.

Matinee tickets are $2.00 before 4:00 p.m. for all patrons. Regular tickets are $6.00 for adults, $2.50 for children 3-11, and $4.50 for ages 12-17. Seniors are only a buck fifty. All tickets on Tuesdays are $2.00. You can also purchase tickets online. No wait, no lines.

We're located downtown on 1313 South 260 East, kitty-corner the Richards Science Museum. Visit our website for up-to-date information.

Key Vocabulary [Top]

  • finest (adjective): best, superior quality
    - This is the finest theater you will find in all of the city.

  • PG 13 (adjective): parental guidance strongly suggested for children under 13. Some material might be inappropriate for these children
    - The movie is rated PG 13 for violence.

  • run time (noun): the length of time a movie plays
    - Why don't you call the theater and ask about the run time of the movie, so I know when to pick you up after it's over.

  • R (adjective): restricted, no one under 17 without a parent or guardian
    - We don't allow our kids to watch R-rated movies because they often contain strong language.

  • G (adjective): general audience
    - This movie is entertaining for all ages, and it's rated G.

  • valid (adjective): applicable, relevant, current
    - These movie coupons are valid until the end of the month.

  • patrons (noun): customers or attendees
    - Patrons are not permitted to bring their own drink and food into the movie theater.

  • senior (noun): an older person
    - Senior citizens receive discounts on movie tickets.

  • buck (noun): informal for dollar
    - Some popcorn and a drink only cost a few bucks at that movie theater.

  • purchase (verb): buy
    - Let's purchase the movie tickets online so we don't have to wait in line at the theater.

  • kitty-corner (adjective): slanted diagonally across two corners of a street intersection
    - The movie theater is kitty-corner the post office on First Street.

  • up-to-date (adjective): current or latest
    - I always check movie listings online for the most up-to-date information about show times and ticket prices.

Vocabulary Activities [Top]

Now, do these exercises to review the vocabulary. Then, return back to the Post-Listening Exercise to use the vocabulary in real conversations.

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