ANYTHING new is bound to be ridiculed by a certain
section of the populace. Scoffers of this description
declare that the cinematograph is only a passing
phase, like roller-skating and ping-pong. As yet
the cinematograph is in its infancy, and yet it has
attracted at least eighty per cent, of pleasure-seeking
people the world over. I should not like to say that
every town is so infatuated with it as one I heard
of in America, merely a hamlet" of some twelve
hundred inhabitants, which supports no less than
four moving picture theatres, each holding three
hundred people, and all four have the " House Full "
boards up every night!