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Which one of the following sentences sounds more natural to you native speakers if you want to invite someone to a cinema:

-1- What is your opinion about going to the movie theater?

-2- What do you think about going to the movie theater?

-3- What do you think of going to the movie theater?

-4- How do you like going to the movie theater?

-5- How do you feel about going to the movie theater?

-6- How about going to the movie theater?

Here I found their hierarchical usage, but I doubt which one is used in this specific sentence by a native.

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  • None sound natural to me. Let's go watch a movie! Let's go see a movie!
    – EllieK
    Aug 23, 2016 at 12:53
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    At least in my experience (US native) people rarely say "movie theater" in this context - it's almost always "go see a movie" or "go to a movie". Since you're suggesting going somewhere, the "theater" part is implied.
    – user812786
    Aug 23, 2016 at 16:04

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What sounds natural depends on the context:

If you and a buddy are looking for something to do:

How about a movie?

If your partner is upset:

In know you're disappointed about the ballet getting cancelled. How do you feel about going to a movie?

1-4 are asking more about someone's opinion of the concept of going to a movie theater, not to actually go to a theater.

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  • What about #5? What does it mean? I though at least #5 is like the first 4 sentences. And please let e know if the first 4 sentences mean the same.
    – A-friend
    Aug 24, 2016 at 7:15
  • #5 is my second example.
    – Johns-305
    Aug 24, 2016 at 11:10

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