what does 'movie' mean?
I always thought that 'movie' meant a film. Duolingo seems to think it means the cinema. I think you need a UK English version of this lesson (Arts)
it can mean both, just go with what duolingo has it as. duolingo does a lot of things like that.
Duolingo uses US english for their courses. However, UK English should be accepted in answers. If not, report it.
Take clues from the context. "Let's go to the movies" Means lets go to the cinema. But "Let's go see some movies" means let's go see some films
a cinema is a movie theatre and a movie is the thing that the movie theatre plays
Movie productions were originally called motion pictures and were shown in motion picture theaters.
Over time the phrase motion pictures was shortened to movies. Movie theaters simply became movies.
In today's world many movies are not produced on film and many are not seen in theaters.