double feature


Definition of double feature

: a movie program with two main films

Examples of double feature in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The website advertises all of the current double features at the drive-in as well as the showtimes for the Granada 3. Gerry Frank,, "3 Oregon drive-in movie theaters worth a stop: Gerry Frank’s picks," 28 July 2019 Richard Harris had come into town for a double feature -- first to see a film his son made and then to watch his play in the evening. Sandra Gonzalez, CNN, "That time Jared Harris maybe helped a murderer get away and other stories," 22 Aug. 2019 Strand Theater in Seymour often has fun double features of vintage genre films. Susan Dunne,, "’Bloody Summer Camp’ double feature at Strand in Seymour," 9 Aug. 2019 Like Someone in Love/24 Frames A four-day salute to Abbas Kiarostami gets underway with a double feature that pairs the late Iranian director’s offbeat 2012 relationship drama set in Tokyo with his 2017 exploration of filmmaking and photography. Matt Cooper, Los Angeles Times, "SoCal movie events & revivals, Aug. 4-11: Salutes to filmmakers John Singleton, Abbas Kiarostami and more," 4 Aug. 2019 This park is a quick hour’s drive from Lexington, and a visit here can be easily combined with the neighboring Red River Gorge for a double feature of jaw-dropping scenery. Patti Nickell,, "Kentucky resort parks serve up authentic, regional eats along the state’s culinary trail," 25 July 2019 One of the best classic rock double features of the year is set for the Concord Pavilion on Aug. 24. Jim Harrington, The Mercury News, "Jim the Critic’s Top Bay Area Concert Picks of the Week (Aug. 22-28)," 15 Aug. 2019 Admission to double features, when bought online at before 7 p.m. the day of the show, is $9.99, $6.99 for seniors, military and children. Susan Dunne,, "Car show precedes new ‘Fast & Furious’ showing at Mansfield Drive-In," 29 July 2019 Honestly, just go see all three — and make Toy Story 4 and Child's Play a double feature. Kaitlin Reilly,, "Should You See Toy Story 4 Or Child's Play?," 20 June 2019

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First Known Use of double feature

1928, in the meaning defined above

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22 Oct 2019

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“Double feature.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of double feature

US : two movies that are shown one after the other

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