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AMUSEMENTS.

m OPERA HOUSE. There was a complete change of programme at Fuller's Opera House on Saturday, and an exceptionally fine entertainment was witnessed by a crowded audience. The chief attraction was the cinephone, an arrangement whereby a phonograph and cinematograph work together, giving one a realistic impression that the moving figures on the screen are actually singing and speaking. "Christmas Eve in the Barracks" was one of the subjects, and one sees the soldiers in the mess-room, arid hears them singing and the playing of the military hand The latest danee —the "Apache," by Fred Farren and Beatrice Collier—was* also shown. An exciting series of pictures illustrating Rider Haggard's sensational novel "She" proved of great interest, and the show was a judicious blending of humour, instruction, and more exciting fare. ROYAL PICTURES. The "full house" notice was early posted at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday evening, when the Royal Pictures Syndicate presented on their sheet a .vide variety* of interesting subjects both in comedy, drama, and mystical pictures. The new programme. muss rank with the best the Syndicate have given to its patrons. It contains some fine dramatic "studies, notably "The Algerian's Revenge," "The Coiner's Daughter,'* "The Slave," "The Sicilian Hermit," and "Saved by His Dog." These pictures are quite a feature of the entertainment. The comic pictures are also good. "The Wrong Flat," "He would do the Cake Walk," "The Servant Hypnotist," and "Champion All the_ Same being great laughter-raisers. Another fine film iB "Sheridan's Ride," which was loudly applauded by the audience. Old and young can he safely recommended to pass a night at the Royal Albert Hall during the coming week. THE TIVOLI. There was a large audience at the Tivoli on Saturday night, and a very high-class programme of pictures was much appreciated, the applause being frequent. During the evening Mr. Joe Climo, who recently arrived from England, made his first appearance in Auckland as a comic singer. He sang the "Coster's Nightmare" and 'Tie Wanted a Girl" in a manner which immediately won the audience, and he was loudly applauded. He will appear again tonight, when the current programme of pictures will be repeated. PATHE PICTURE COMPANY. The above company will appear at HU Majesty's Theatre on Good Friday evening, when they will submit a special programme of latest motion pictures. The entertainment will embrace music, pictures, song and story. The pictures will have the support of a full orchestral band and the Unique Vocal Quartot who have been specially engaged for the occasion, i Beautiful illustrated songs of "The Holy I City," " Nazareth," " Star of Bethlehem," and " Calvary " will be rendered by mem- ■ berß of the company.

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AMUSEMENTS. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 81, 5 April 1909

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