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Notwithstanding the fact that , the ■ " Panama Canal" has been pictorially presented on two previous occasions in Ashburton, its attractiveness in the public eye was again demonstrated by the largo attendance at His Majesty's Theatre last evening to witness the film's third season. The scenes were identical with those shown previously, but the picture was none the less enjoyable pn that account, it great deal has been written and published .in connection with the gigantic task which American engineers have set themselves and have almost accomplished, but nothing can convey a better idea of the difficulties, surrounding such a stupendous undertaking as the Panama Canal than the photographs shown: last evening. ' Hardly a thing of interest seems to have' been missed by the oparator, and the "> picture is brimful of interest. As a means of education the film is deserving of the highest praise; and those who take an interest in the doings in a great world beyond New Zealand should not fail to see the cinematographic production of this, the greatest engineering ■ , feat known to Time. Good scenic films have not been a prominent feature of the programmes screen locally lately, but ♦'Highways of the Alps" would be hard to beat. The country shown was that part of France known- as the Jura district, and many splendidly coloured views of waterfalls, lakes, and wooded country were, exhibited. The colours were toned in beautiful delicate shades. "Wamba," or "The Child of the Jungle," was a good dramatic film, telling the story of a jungle woman's love for her baby that nothing could overwhelm or quench, and which she lavished on a little white bairn placed in her charge, after her own little one had died. The Panama Canal will be screened again this evening, but the second part of the bill will be altered. <

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8809, 4 March 1914

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HAYWARD'S PICTURES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8809, 4 March 1914