Any performance scheduled during daylight hours could be called a matinee. Family fare was often scheduled for the Saturday matinee slot. Full-week engagements by touring stars usually included two matinee performances, a Saturday and a weekday, often Wednesday.
   See also Matinee girl; Matinee idol.

The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater. .

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