What is another word for matinee?

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[ mˈatənˌe͡ɪ], [ mˈatənˌe‍ɪ], [ m_ˈa_t_ə_n_ˌeɪ]

Matinee is a term that is used to describe a performance that takes place in the afternoon. It is commonly used in the world of theatre and cinema to refer to an early showing of a movie or play. However, there are several other words that can be used instead of matinee to describe an afternoon performance. These include "afternoon showing", "daytime performance", "midday screening", "lunchtime theatre" and "early bird performance". All of these words can be used interchangeably with matinee, depending on the context and the preference of the speaker.

How to use "Matinee" in context?

The matinee is a short, classic film shown in the afternoon, at the end of the day's cinema screenings. These films, which were once a standard feature of American cinemas, are now relatively rare, but they remain popular with movie-goers.

The term is derived from the French matinee, meaning "morning show". In the early days of cinema, cinemas would open at 2pm, but often showed only first-run films until 7pm. So, from 7pm until 9pm, the cinema would show second-run films.

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