matinee n : a theatrical performance held during the daytime (especially in the afternoon)
EtymologyFrom French, in turn from Latin.
Matinée (French: feminine form of matin meaning "morning"), or matinee, may refer to:
- Theatre matinée, a midday stage performance usually on a Saturday, a Sunday, and perhaps midweek
- Movie theater matinée, a daytime showing of a movie, typically in the afternoon, usually priced less expensively; see movie theater pricing
- A practice used in many U.S. movie theaters in the 1930s through the 1940s on Saturdays: Coming attractions, followed by a short (cartoon or comedy), that was then followed by a newsreel, then an episode of a movie serial, and finally a feature movie. Reproduced for TV in the PBS series Matinee at the Bijou
- "The Dark of the Matinée," a song by Franz Ferdinand
- Matinée, the debut album of Jack Peñate.
- Matinee, a 1993 comedy movie about a small-time movie promoter who releases a kitschy horror film during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962; stars John Goodman and Cathy Moriarty
- Matinée, a 1976 Mexican movie directed by Jaime Humberto Hermosillo
- A software tool for producing machinima
matinee in German: Matinee
matinee in Italian: Matinée
matinee in Swedish: Matiné