matinee matinee  /ˈmæ tɪ ˌneɪ/


  • (n) a theatrical performance held during the daytime (especially in the afternoon)


  1. A: Originally when I wrote Star Wars, it was meant to be one episode of a Saturday-matinee serial and you came in in the middle of it.
  2. The series wasand remainsLucas' elaborate reconstruction of his Saturday-matinee memories and fantasies.
  3. Ever since Rumsfeld became something of a matinee idol with his daily war briefings, his relationship with the military he leads has become more complicated.


  1. Marvel's 'Iron Man 3' shows at Brush's Sands Theatre

    The American superhero film will show at Brush's Sands Theatre beginning the night of Friday, June 14, "Iron Man 3" is rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence throughout, and brief suggestive content and will show nightly at the Sands during new summer hours of 8 p.m. nightly, with a 3 p.m. Sunday matinee.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Brush News-Tribune

  2. The Bryce Harper bobblehead

    The first 15,000 fans at Sunday's matinee get one. I'd get there early, personally.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Washington Post

  3. Don't Miss It: Matinee Monday

    Matinee Monday debuts today at University United Methodist Church.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Wichita Falls Times Record News


  1. "It's memories -- I went to every matinee," recalled Minnelli.
    on Nov 26, 2008 By: Liza Minnelli Source: Reuters UK

  2. "We have a show that treats the subject of marriage and family in a funny and heartbreaking way not to be found in any other show around and the matinee ladies - the backbone of Broadway - have found their way to our theater," Fierstein said.
    on Jun 19, 2008 By: Harvey Fierstein Source: USA Today

  3. "The first half was sort of like a matinee. ...... The second half I got my chance to shine," Owens said. "Me wanting the ball, I was starting to be impatient. But I knew we had another half."
    on Sep 9, 2007 By: Terrell Owens Source:

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