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Bioscope

Sit back and relax as you enjoy a film taken from our selection of some the earliest programmes in existence.

Great, old fashioned fun for any age family!

The Poulters, Waterlooville

Sit back and relax in the Bioscope as you enjoy a film taken from our selection of some of the earliest programmes in existence.

The Bioscope is typical of the travelling shows which brought the very first films to the public. A steam showman's engine generated electricity for the arc lamp projectors of the day and our Garrett showman's tractor represents this. However, today it generates electricity for some of the children's rides.


The Bioscope normally has a 98 key Marenghi 'Peacock' organ which fills the fairground with lively period music. It is currently being repaired and a volunteer's own organ is substituting on occasions.

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