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Difference: at/on the corner? at/in the theatre?

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    The thing to remember is that "on" and "in" are static. You need some kind of border or limit to use "in" (eg. the walls of the theatre building).

    You use "at" if you or someone else is going to (or coming from) that place. "At" indicates a point in a journey through time or space.

    In USA, "at the corner" and "on the corner" usually mean the same thing.

    "In the theater" means inside the theater building. "At the theater" can mean either inside the building or just outside of it, close by.

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