double feature


: a movie program with two main films

Examples of double feature in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Maybe there's something to be gleaned from the double feature mania: More than 200,000 people purchased tickets to see Barbie and Oppenheimer on the same day, according to the National Association of Theatre Owners. Time, 25 July 2023 The double feature inspired lively commentary from both conservative pundits and avid fans of film, while also inciting criticism for cultural insensitivity. Carita Rizzo, Rolling Stone, 19 Sep. 2023 The film is based on a faux trailer Roth, 51, created that ran in theaters during the 2007 Robert Rodriguez-Quentin Tarantino double feature Grindhouse. Tommy McArdle, Peoplemag, 7 Sep. 2023 The makings for the next big crazy movie double feature were there. Lillian Rizzo, NBC News, 31 Aug. 2023 The next time friends with an amazing home theater invite you over for a double feature, bring along this Movie Night Popcorn Set as a token of thanks. Belle Duchene, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Aug. 2023 Do this as a double feature with Penny Dreadful (in which Dracula is Lucifer’s angel brother) to get all your heretical zoomies out before church. Vulture, 13 Aug. 2023 Individuals who may have been inclined to just see one of the two films may have been cajoled into watching the second by friends, family, or partners who wanted to participate in the double feature. Time, 25 July 2023 Some have rented out entire theaters, or attended an Oppenheimer-Barbie double feature in a look that represents the contrast between the films. Tess Garcia, Harper's BAZAAR, 25 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of double feature was in 1928

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“Double feature.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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