What does the word matinee mean?

Usage examples for matinee

  1. Without tea, what would become of women, and without women and tea, what would become of our domestic literary men and matinee idols? – The Little Tea Book by Arthur Gray
  2. She had that moment come in from tea after a matinee. – The Grain Of Dust A Novel by David Graham Phillips
  3. Her and Sarah goes to a matinee last Saturday afternoon together and Sarah asks her to dinner to- morrow. – The Competitive Nephew by Montague Glass