from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An entertainment, such as a dramatic performance or movie, presented in the daytime, usually in the afternoon.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A showing of a movie or theatrical performance in the afternoon.
French matinée, from matin, morning, from Old French matines, matins; see matins.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French matinée. (Wiktionary)