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ENTERTAINMENTS

"ALADDIN." "Aladdin," the bright and tuneful extravaganza, as produced by the Willoughy Pantomime Company^ continues to attract crowded houses at the Opera House. Last night standing loom only was again available, and the pantomime scored another big success. "Aladdin" will be repeated this evening, and to. morrow afternoon there will be a matinee performance, the final production being given at night. HIS MAJESTY'S THEATRE. The current programme of vaudeville at His Majesty's Theatre is well up to standard and is nothing if not 'I diversified. The performers include Sidney Bach, the Welsh entertainer ; George Rowley, American dancer ; Tom Leonard, comedian ; and Miss Agnes Rawes. soprano balladist. The last two appearances of the Musical Lassies are announced. THE KING'S THEATRE. The dramatic feature, "Between Man and Beast," is attracting considerable attention at The King's Theatre. The supporting films include a laughable farce, "A Bad Game," "Floating Woods in North Sweden," "New Zealand Animated Review,' 1 "Daddy's Soldier Boy." I "THE MIRACLE."- 1 J Monday night's reproduction at Th& King's Theatre of Professor Max Rheinharat's mystery play "The Miracle," will be screened to the accompaniment of Humperdinck's music, played by The King's Orchestra, which _ has been strengthened for the occasion. "The Miracle being the first Lyricscope play of magnitude marks an epoch in kinematography. The play is based on an old German legend. At the tolling of a cathedral bell Humperdinck's prelude is given by the orchestra, after which the dream of a young nun, Sister Megildis, is thrown on the screen. In the dream, the nun sees herself as the chosen instrument of her Church, sent forth into the world, there to pass through many vicissitudes for the purpose of demonstrating the power of the Church to ultimately recall its erring children back to sanctity. The great success of "The Miracle" at the Roya.l> Opera House at Covent Garden, London, and at Sydney, where it has held the screen for three months, and is' still showing, is recorded by reputable journals. Something of an exceptional nature may, therefore, be anticipated. Owing to the increased cost of presenting such a production the management has found it necessary^ to make a very slight increase in the price of admission to the dress circle. Box plans for the season are open at the Dresden, and intending patrons are counselled to book early THE NEW THEATRE. The "star" subject now appearing at The New Theatre continuous pictures is the Imp Company's feature drama, "John Sterling, Alderman." The story Telates how a criminal is reformed through a little child. King Baggott, a noted picture-player, figures in the title role. Special mention is also merited by "Nobody's- Boy" (Selig masterpiece), "The Gift of the Storm" (Lubm drama), and "A Peep at the Zoo." , STAR THEATRE— NEWTOWS* Two excellent dramas, "The Open Door" and "A Shroud of Snow," with a strong supporting programme, attracted a full house last evening, all the pictures being well received. The same subjects will be repeated to-night and for the last time to-morrow evening. PEOPLE'S PICTURE PALACE. " Life for a Life," a cleverly-conceived story. of ihe rich,- and the poor, is the star tilm at the People's Picture Palace. Other items include "Cap of Destiny " (drama), "A Rural 'Inird Degree" (comedy), "Eclair Journal," and " Making Motor Tires." THE BRITANNIA. Interest at the Britannia Theatre mainly centres round a two-reel Vitagraph drama, "The Lost Millionaire," aim an A.B. drama, " The Broken Doll." Other films include "The Tomboy Race" (comedy), and "The Calcutta Pageant." SHORTT'S THEATRE. Sensation and adventure are crowded into "The Diamond Mystery,'* which is at present being screened at Shortt's Theatre. "Matrimonial Adventures" (Vitagraph) is another film. The supporting films are of a high standard. ST. THOMAS'S HALL. The current programme of pictures at St. Thomas's Hall, Newtown, includes " Pro tea," a drama of the Court and secret service, and " Fisherman's Luck." OLYMPIA SKATING RINK. Judging from the attendances at the Olympia Rink skating promises to be a favourite pastime this season. Numbers are taking advantage of the learners' session, when skates* are provided free. Arrangements are almost complete for tho citizens' fancy dress and poster carnival, to be held next Thursday.

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ENTERTAINMENTS, Evening Post, Volume LXXXVII, Issue 55, 6 March 1914

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ENTERTAINMENTS Evening Post, Volume LXXXVII, Issue 55, 6 March 1914

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