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matinee

ma ti nay

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

  • 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.
  • American matinee idol Buster Crabbe, star of Tarzan and the Flash Gordon movies and a two-time Olympic freestyle medalist, spotted Clare Dennis' talent when she swam the fastest .
  • Well before the 1 o'clock matinee of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on a Wednesday, the 30-something woman driving the pink Vespa scooter with the license plate "Tonks" had .
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 14, 2013 - Brush News-Tribune
  • The Bryce Harper bobblehead
    The first 15,000 fans at Sunday's matinee get one. I'd get there early, personally.
    June 13, 2013 - Washington Post
  • Don't Miss It: Matinee Monday
    Matinee Monday debuts today at University United Methodist Church.
    June 10, 2013 - Wichita Falls Times Record News
Quotes

  • Liza Minnelli in Reuters UK
    It's memories -- I went to every matinee,recalled Minnelli.
  • Harvey Fierstein in USA Today
    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.
  • Terrell Owens in SportingNews.com
    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."

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