I had promised her I'd go see a certain evening performance but I had had a matinee so I was late getting there.
They had just seen your matinee and were busily dissecting the performances.
At this point, Franco says an abrupt “goodbye” and rushes off to the theater for a matinee performance.
I remember going back to see her, after a matinee at the Young Vic of Anna Christie.
Four years old, and I was on the subway, the old BMT from Brooklyn to Manhattan, just making the matinee of Bye, Bye, Birdie.
It is worse than to be at a Wagner matinee with a woman who cares only for Verdi.
It was like coming out from the matinee and seeing the crowds on the street.
The matinee is over at a quarter of five, and those two have fooled away an hour.
He has invited the three of us to go to the matinee with him.
Are you and Constance going to take Charlie to the matinee to-morrow, dear?
"afternoon performance," 1848, from French matinée (musicale), from matinée "morning" (with a sense here of "daytime"), from matin "morning," from Old French matines (see matins). Originally as a French word in English; it lost its foreignness by late 19c.