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double feature

noun
1.
a motion-picture program consisting of two films shown one after the other for the price of a single ticket.
Also called double bill.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35, Americanism
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  • Here's the first batch, a double feature of teachers and librarians.
  • The first-run double feature is apt to create a certain unavoidable havoc in the mind of a conscientious reviewer.
  • To celebrate the holidays, the city will be hosting a double feature each night.
British Dictionary definitions for double feature

double feature

noun
1.
(films) a programme showing two full-length films Informal name (US) twin bill
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Idioms and Phrases with double feature

double feature

Also, double bill. A program consisting of two full-length films shown for the price of a single ticket. For example, It was a double feature and lasted five hours, or The women's conference had a double bill, first speakers from China and then visiting guests from the rest of the world. This expression is occasionally loosely used for other paired events (as in the second example). [ c. 1930 ]
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