bioscope


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bi·o·scope

 (bī′ə-skōp′)
n.
An early movie projector.

bioscope

(ˈbaɪəˌskəʊp)
n
1. (Film) a kind of early film projector
2. (Film) a South African word for cinema

bioscope

1. a film projector of the early 20th century.
2. British. a motion-picture theater.
See also: Films
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bioscope - a South African movie theaterbioscope - a South African movie theater  
movie house, movie theater, movie theatre, picture palace, cinema - a theater where films are shown
2.bioscope - a kind of early movie projector
cine projector, film projector, movie projector - projects successive frames from a reel of film to create moving pictures
References in periodicals archive ?
Bioscope introduces cinema lovers to three segments -- theatre , skill studio and 'katta' -- that will be organised through the course of the festival by the Entertainment Society of Goa.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Nov 25 (ANI): Sushant Singh Rajput, who has always pushed boundaries and taken risks every step of the way through the course of his career, will now be part of an interactive session for Bioscope at the 48th International Film Festival of India.
The daughter of actor Shakti Kapoor talked about her career when she inaugurated Bioscope Village, as part of the ongoing 48th International Film Festival of India (Iffi), in Goa.
And in Kolkata, he entertains children with his bioscope, giving them hours of joy by allowing them to fly across continents and peep into the world of Indian films.
Entertainment-driven and incorporating musical theatre and folk theatre, in early 1900s, some Parsi theatre producers switched to new media like bioscope and subsequently many became film producers.
Madan's Elphinstone Bioscope published the name of Miss Savaria, a well-known name of the Parsi stage, in its advertisement for the film.
Before long, the pier offered visitors a theatre of wonders, alpine railway, shooting gallery, park swings, merry go round, tea and coffee rooms, bar, bandstand, photographic studios, waterchute, flying machine, helter skelter, maze, bioscope, cake walk and zigzag slide.
Boxing shows, which had been a staple of the fair, were outlawed in the early 1900s by order of the town council, but other well-known showmen presented Gallopers, Gondolas, Motor Car Switchbacks and Bioscope Shows.
Arthur Segal, Personal communication, 9 November 2013; Kenneth Segal, Interview with author, 9 November 2013; David Marks, Facebook post 'The Bioscope called Ben', 30 November 2013, 04:23 mins, accessed November 2013.
While a university student in Calcutta, she saw her first Bioscope and immediately fell in love with the medium.
His Bioscope projector and camera, his "Urban Film Printing Machine," and his "Film Measuring Machine" (46) all made him "the human embodiment" for Britons "of the American technology that he espoused" (12).