chapter  III
THE CAPTIOUS CRITICS OF CINEMATOGRAPHY
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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!