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AMUSEMENTS, Issue 15630, 22 October 1914
QUEEN’S THEATRE. Otie of the most arresting features of the Pathe Indian production ‘ The Trapperis Mistake,’ which heads the new bill submitted at the Queen’s Theatre to-day, is the magnificent grandeur of the. Canodiari scenery, amid which a fascinating story is unfolded. Away up amid the mountain wilds a drama true in almost every detail to life is enacted, on© mart and one woman being surrounded and tortured by .false friends, hypocrites in the best sense of tho word, and open enemies. Many a novelist has found material for a brilliant work in that- seductive land, and of th© picture it only needs to be said that the numerous scenes furnish a brilliant delineation of Canadian life and sentiment-. Another excellent drama is ‘The White. Feather,’ one of the latest Vitagrnph releases, which tells of how a youth overcame a natural timidity by a strenuous resolve to prove to tho “one and only girl ” that he is made of sterner stuff than ho has been given credit for. The brief but intensely interesting scenes depicting incidents in the heroic efforts of
the Belgians to stem the tide of tho German advance on Louvain provide a big attraction, and should prove a trump card in the hands of the management. The latest edition of the topical budget also contains a number of war pictures. A Keystone comedy, ‘ Her Friend the Bandit,’ and a Gaumont scenic, ‘Lake Lucerne,’ complete a really capital programme. Next week the management will present a 6,000 ft Dnnsk production entitled 'Orders Under Seal,’ an intensely interesting drama, said by Northern papers to be one of tho finest pictures or its kind yet screened. PLAZA PICTURES. Heading tho new series of pictures screened at the Plaza Pictures in George street to-day was ‘ Bights of the Heart,’ an absorbing dramatic film cf society life on the Continent. The story of the picture is a powerful one, and sustains the onlooker's close attention from beginning to end. Throughout it abounds in sensationalism, and it is all the more realistic because of the admirable setting. The picture next in rank is ‘The World and <he Woman,’ a- dramatic study by the A.B. Company. 31 any interesting views of events in the Home countries, and particularly interesting at tho present time—are shown in the ‘Eclair Journal.’ ‘ Madras,’ tho Indian city which was recently -bombarded by the German cruiser Emden, is portrayed in a most interesting scenic film. ‘Fruits of Evil’ is a drama by the Keeton Company. The comedy side of the programme has not in any way been neglected. ‘ Not Likely ’ and ‘ Jones’s Flowery Offer ’ will suffice to make the spectator laugh healthily and heaifily. All round, this programme is a most enjoyable one, and should prove popular with patrons of the Plaza. Tho pictures are accompanied by appropriate music. The manager (Mr Lawrence) asks us to state that this theatre is the only theatre in Australia which shows picture's that have not been shown elsewhere. The Plaza will be open as usual to-night and to-morrow. ’ KING’S THEATRE. The big attraction at the King’s Theatre this week is the series of pictures depicting incidents in the stern defence of the Belgians at Louvain, This film is supported by a splendid Nordisk drama, ‘As You Sow,’ and quite a number of other excellent films. HAYWARDS’ PICTURES. The splendidly-produced Keystone comedy ‘Mabel at the Wheel’ is proving a big magnet in the hands of the management at the Octagon Hall this week. The mere statement that- Mabel Ncnnand and Charles Chaplin manufacture the fun is sufficient- recommendation of the merit of the production. Gaumout’s special war news edition contains many interesting snaps, and the. management are also screening the pictures taken around Louvain, showing the heroic attempts of the Belgians to stem the tide of the German advance. , HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE. His Majesty’s Theatre was well filled again last evening, when the company headed by Leroy, Talma, and Bosco gave their second performance. The trio as mystery makers,, are most original and amusing, and the audience were delighted with the entertainment provided. It is a bright, spectacular show from beginning to end, and one that can be thoroughly enjoyed by old and young alike. Tho other members of the company are capable performers in their own particular lines. “The Unknown” is a skilful juggler. and Messrs Warner and White are eccentric dancers of the first order. The company will appear a,gain this evening. BURNS CLUB. The monthly meeting of the Dunedin Burns Club last evening was largely attended. Mr J, Loudon," who presided, referred to the approaching Halloween gathering, and intimated that some of the old Scottish dances would be introduced at the function. The programme contained a bagpipe selection by Piper M‘Kay; part songs by the choir, under the conductorship of Mr J. Paterson; songs bv Miss Bunn, Mr Cbas. L. James, Miss Roy, Mr Chapman, Mrs W. J, P. Harvey, Mr G. C. Porteous, Mr J. Paterson (assisted by the choir), and Miss Ness. Recitations were given by Miss Caddie, Air K. Webster, and a humorous sketch by Mr A. G. Crerar. A vocal duet was also contributed by Misses Roy and Shepperd. The accompaniments were played by Miss Jessie Christie, and at the conclusion of the concert a danea was held.
AMUSEMENTS, Issue 15630, 22 October 1914
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