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AMUSEMENTS.

HIS MAJESTY'S THEATRE. The farewell presentation of "The Flood Tide," by the Bland Holt Company, at His Majesty's Theatre on Saturday evening, was marked by an enthusiastic demonstration on the part of the audience, Mr Holt being called before the footlights at the conclusion, to tender a brief adieu. The members of the company and audience afterwards joined in singing Auld Lang Syne." The company leaves for Sydney to-night en. route for Brisbane. Another tcur of the Dominion is to be made in two years' time.

"A MINER'S TRUST." A new Australian drama, entitled "A Miner's Trust," will be staged at His Majesty's Theatre by Meynell and Gunn's Dramatic Company. The author, Mr. Jo Smith, is said to hare written a play of thrilling interest, with a plot that is not allowed to lose its grip to the end. It deals with the impersonation of a young prospector by his mate, who assumes the identity of the other, who i* killed, and goes to England to marry his mate's blind eweetheart. The deception is Tendered possible by the great resemblance between the two men. The play is said to be not only effective from t-lie dramatic point of view, but has some capital scenes, one of which, the rescue ctf people from a wreck by means of the rocket apparatus, is most sensational. Miss Beatrice Holloway, Miss Lillian Meyers and Mr. Herbert J. Bentley aTe the leading members of the Company, who arrived by the Manuka yesterday (Sunday). The box plan is on view at WUdman and Arey'e.

OPERA HOUSE.

There was a very large audience at the Opera House on Saturday night, when another change of programme was presented by the Fuller proprietary. The pictures are varied in character and exceptionally clear and well defined, wjilch adds much to their effect. Amongst the moie serious pictures are films showing the date industry, life on the Zambesi, life in Algiers, and scenes in Burmah. The dramatic pictures are exceptionally good. They include:—"The Fatal Telegram," a story of poetic justice with exciting duel scenes and denouement; "Nick Carter"; "Bandits in Evening Dress"; "Leah., the Forsaken," a tale of Jewish persecution; whilet the comic relief is afforded at intervale with some amusing pictures. The programme will be given again to-night.

ROYAL PICTURES.

The new programme at the Royal Albert llnll drew a. bumper house on Saturday night. The programme was one of absorbing interest from start to finish, being representative of every department of kinematograpHng. One of the finest scenic films yet screened in Auckland is entitled, '"The Lakes of Bala.tb.on," .the moonlight effects being really beautiful. "The Avenger," and "The Incendiary," are touching stories vividly repreeented. "The Straw Man," "Afraid of Microbes," and "When Casey Joined the Lodge," provided the lighter vein of humour, and were much enjoyed. "The Hooligans," an episode of the West, was a thrilling picture narrative, and gave a grand dieplay of horsemanship. Other fine films weTe: —"An Arabian Desert," "A Trip Through China," and "The Hen that Laid the Golden Eggs" (beautifully coloured). The management are to be congratulated on the results of its enterprise, and the euccess of the new programme is assured.

TTVOLT.

The current programme was repeated at the Tivoli on Saturday night, and will be presented again to-nighit.

THE MALLINSONS.

On Thursday evening next these accomplished artiste ■will give the first of their two farewell Tecitals. The programme has been so arranged as to enable the public to hear the greatest range of Mr. and Mrs. Mallinson's versatile and wonderful work. One has only to hear a song-Tecital to know what great work Mrs. Mallinson is doing to interpret Mr. Mallin*on's songs. The box plan is open at Wildman and Arey's.

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AMUSEMENTS. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 63, 15 March 1909

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