double feature

noun

Definition of double feature

: a movie program with two main films

Examples of double feature in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The first screening is Tuesday, Nov. 17, with a double feature. Will Coviello, NOLA.com, "Pyrtania at Canal Place and Zeitgeist drive-in theater open in the next week," 12 Nov. 2020 Zeitgeist Theatre & Lounge debuts drive-in screenings with a crime movie double feature Tuesday, Nov. 17. NOLA.com, "Drive-in movies at the Zeitgeist, virtual pop-up plays and more events coming up this week," 16 Nov. 2020 For a while, my go-to brain massage was either a double feature of Spice World and The Parent Trap (the Lindsay Lohan version, of course) or getting lost in a Flavor Of Love rewatch. Sumiko Wilson, refinery29.com, "10 Netflix Canada Treats To Watch This Weekend If You Need A News Break," 5 Nov. 2020 Each weekend of October, the theater features a different mix of Halloween films, with a family-friendly double feature on one screen, and a horror pairing on the other. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "29 last-minute Halloween events to check out this spooky season," 21 Oct. 2020 For Burkett, who hopes the Detroit Public Theatre will be back indoors next fall, the double feature is a way to connect with loyal playgoers. John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Public Theatre, DPTV team up to bring 2 plays to the small screen," 21 Oct. 2020 This weekend, Netflix has quite the double feature, with Radha Blank's breakthrough directorial debut and an Adam Sandler Halloween film. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "What to stream this weekend: Netflix's 'The Forty-Year-Old Version,' 'Hubie Halloween'," 8 Oct. 2020 Each weekend, the theater will feature a different mix of Halloween films, with a family-friendly double feature on one screen, and a horror pairing on the other. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "16 things to do in Cleveland this weekend," 1 Oct. 2020 Advance tickets for the double feature are recommended and can be purchased online for $10 ($7 Cinematheque members). John Benson, cleveland, "Cinematheque schedules first Halloween-theme drive-in double feature at Aut-O-Rama in North Ridgeville," 30 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of double feature

1928, in the meaning defined above

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“Double feature.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/double%20feature. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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double feature

noun

English Language Learners Definition of double feature

US : two movies that are shown one after the other

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