bioscope

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bioscope

1. a kind of early film projector
2. a South African word for cinema
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Apart from the puppet shows, the party is also organising bioscope tours and street plays across the Capital.
In a style that revealed not only a principled passion concerning this matter but also the author's sharp wit, it concluded with the plea: 'Will not our parents realise that in these modern times we would prefer a good sound education which would equip us to face the future, rather than have them shower on us gifts of clothes or sending us to bioscopes [cinemas, a common South African usage] or weddings as recompense?
(17) At the time there were very few theaters, and only in the cities, while the number of cinemas, or "bioscopes" as they were known, was steadily increasing and offering competition to live theater productions.