megaplex (multiplex)

A megaplex, or multiplex, refers to movie chains (i.e., Loews, AMC Theatres) with movie theatres that screen more than one film at a time, as opposed to single-screen theatres. A multiplex has from 2 up to 16 screens, a megaplex has 16 or more screens. "Plex" is the abbreviation for a multiplex theatre.