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BOXING NIGHT'S PROGRAMMF, An excellent programme of pictures was screened on Boxing Night, in eluding the great star film, " Conn the Bhraughran," This picture, which is a reproduction of Dion Boucicault's great play, is full of scenes of the keenest interest. To anyone who has read the Irish history of the last century the story is mo3t fascinating, and the important part played by the Shravigban in saving the Ufa of the unfortunate hero gives an idea of the wisdom underlying Conn's dull appearance, Tbe play is< full of tragedy, with comic seems interwoven, and the scenery on the wikl coast was very fine indeed. A very fine scenic was that entitled " Oasia of tbo Zebans," a picture of Egypt, showing the most beautiful country for motor travelling. " The Adopted Son," "A Business Buc cancer " and "Lieutenant Daring and the Ship's Mascot" were excellent dramas, while " Something Wrong with Bessie" and "On tbe Tip of His Nose" were comics full of ami 8 ing incidents. Altogether the programme was a most Brausing one, , and muoh appreciated by the audience. WARNING TO OFFENDERS. Hayward's Management has re ceiverl a number of complaints about

the throwing of sweets. It appears that a number of onlookers threw aniseed balls at the members of the audience in the body of the hall. This nuisance cannot be allowed, and anyono throwing sweets will be ejected in future. Another annoyance is (he stamping of feet during parts of tbe music, This ia never allowed in the large centres, and the local manage ment baa decided to put it down in Akaroa,


Another grand holiday programme has been secured, including the star film, "Siege of Petersburg," 2500 fet long. Tbe various assaults on Petersburg, Virginia, while that city was besieged by Federal troops, have been made tbe basis of a powerful gwv The fortitude of both armies IB Shown ill the most realistic manner. Oil* of pcenen depicts the collapse of a burning bridge, which ia occu pied by fighting soldiers. The explosion of a gigantic mino and the battle which ensues offer a series of undeniable thrills. Other films are : " Inhabitants of Jungletown," " A Romance on Bar," " After the Ball," " Age versus Youth," " Early Morning Reflections," "The Eternal .jfown " and " The Inherited Saint."

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AMUSEMENTS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4360, 30 December 1913

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AMUSEMENTS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4360, 30 December 1913

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