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AMUSEMENTS

HAYWARDS’ PICTURES, The programme at the Octagon Hall includes the highly-diverting comedy 1 Mabel at the Wheel,’ the march of the Auckland troops, and the war picture ’ The Capture of Louvain.’ FULLERS’ PICTURES. At the King’s Theatre nightly the headline {retraction is ‘ Louvain,’ a film disclosing the heroic defence of the Belgians—the burning houses and the fate of the innocent peasants. Another good subject is the Nordisk drama ‘As You Sow.* HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE. The well-named “ Monarch® of Mystery, ’’ Leroy, Talma, and Bosoo, again succeeded in completely bewildering a large audience in Hus Majesty’s Theatre last night. The tricks and illusions of the wonderful trio are performed so neatly and so rapidly that one_ gasp of astonishment follows another in quick succession. The necessary touch of humor is supplied by “ Bosco,” whose one-act melodrama, ‘ The Disappearance of Amelia,’ was highly diverting. Bosco’s recipe for cracking a nut, too, though it cannot be called simple, is extremely ingenious. The juggler billed as ‘‘Tim Unknown’ gave another skilful exhibition, the up-to-date act in which a young lady seated in an airship is balanced on a rod rearing on the performer’s chin and forehead being a very effective piece of work. Mr Santo Santucci’e accordian turn again proved popular, and the audience were loth to allow him to leave the stage. “ The last word ” in eccentric dancing is supplied by Messrs Warner and White, To describe what these two performers do with their legs would foe impossible. It is an exhibition of the grotesque, and nothing of this kind has been so cleverly done on a Dunedin stage before. There will foe two performances by the company to-day. PLAZA PICTURES.' The Plaza Picture Palace maintains its popularity. The star picture just now is ‘ Rights of the Heart,’ a drama of intense interest. ‘ The World and the Woman, another drama, is also full of. absorbing situations. The supporting films comprise scenic and comic pictures of high merit. QUEEN’S THEATRE. The star film at the Queen’s to-day is ‘ The Trapper’s Mistake, 5 a deeply-inter-esting .story of Canadian life. The supports are well up to the standard. On Monday a special attraction is to be offered in the form of the film ‘Orders Under Seal.’ This picture, which is in six reels, is said to be a veritable triumph, and when shown in the Northern centres the rush to view it was so great that thousands of people were turned/ away for lack of accommodation. The story deals largely with naval matters, but love and intrigue, plot and counterplot weave themselves into as sensational a drama as one could wish to see. The management have arranged to commence the daily sessions at 10 am., and to maintain the usual popular prices of admission. HALLOWEEN . A novel entertainment is being arranged, as announced in our advertising columns, by the Burns Club to celebrate Halloween by a gathering in the Garrison Hall on the 30th inst. Old Scottish customs and ceremonies associated with this festival will he revived. A programme of Scottish songs, music, dances, etc., is in course of rehearsal, and will prove exceedingly interesting and entertaining. Tickets are obtainable from all members of the committee. ‘ORDERS UNDER SEAL.’ A military and naval boom, which at present holds a world's interest, bearing the above title, will be the principal attraction at the New Queen’s Theatre on Monday next (Labor Day), and, judging by the sensational success which attended the screenings o! the picture in Wellington, seating accommodation during th« next few days at the popular Queen’s will no doubt be at a premium. The management announce that on Monday next they will commence the daily session at 10 o’clock a.m. in order that mothers may bring the children in the mornings, thereby avoiding the almost certain afternoon and nightly crush. Pictures form a language everyone, from the smallest child to the grown-up, can read. Men of every race can sit in our cosy picture palace and enjoy the best news of the world graphically told, but ‘ Orders Under Seal’ should be" seen by every Britisher, demonstrating, as it does, the wisdom of Lord Kitchener’s methods and the value of “secrecy” in war. In spite of the great royalty attached to this wonder picture, the usual tariff of admission will be adhered to PIANOFORTE RECITAL. Arthur Alexander, whose recital takes place at the Burns Hall on Thursday, the 29th inst., at 8.15, has made quite a name for himself in English and Continental musical circles as one of the few artists who make a point of introducing good modern works into their programmes, some as soon as they are. published, and others while still in manuscript. In fact, at his last London recital no farmer than five numbers were being played for the first time. Dunedin music-lovers will be interested to note that on Thursday he is playing several famous compositions never before heard in this country, notably the Bach-Busoni Chaconne, two Scriabine items, and the astoundingly difficult study ‘ Lesghinka,’ by Liapounow, a composer who is looked upon as having raised pianoforte technique to a height 'not attained even by Xjlszt. From this it will be seen that the programme is one of especial interest and novelty. SCHOOL CONCERT. The annual concert in' aid of the prize fund of the George Street School, which was held in the gymnasium last evening, E roved an unqualified success, the hall eing packed to the point of overflow. The programme was a capital one, and the audience more than once showed their appreciation of the fare offered by vigorous applause. The first part was contributed by the school children as follows :—Standard VI. pupils (two-part song, ‘ Here’s a Health Unto Hi# Majesty,’ and song and tableaux, ‘ Red, White, and Blue *); Standard V. pupils (song, ‘ Roll Up, Roll Up, says Kitchener’); Standard 111. pupils (song); Standard I. boys (recitation); Stands id I. pupils (recitation, ‘Our Flag’); infant class (ribbon drill and action song); Ossie Williams and Standard I. boys (song and chorus); Nellie Williams (piano solo) ; Olive and Lily Emerson (Welsh, dance, in costume); Olive Clayton (recitation); Hazel Dunne (‘Slumber Song*); Lizzie M‘Donald (sword dance); Nellie Osborn (recitation) ; Winnie Robinson, Nita Frame, Eileen King, and Jean Riddell (Highland fling); Isa Duff (song) ; Erie Ennis (song, ‘ New Zealand to the Front’) ; George Thomson and Jim Thomas (song, ‘Union Jack’). The patriotic items were Earticularly good, and reflected credit on oth. teachers and scholars. The second part of the entertainment was provided by Misses Mackintosh and B. Praer (piano duet), Miss E. MacDougali (vocal solo). Miss L. Ford (recitation), Miss Jessie Dundon (vocal solo), Miss Mackintosh (vocal solo), Miss Mabel Loudon (Highland fling). Mr C. W. Hannah (vocal solo), Mr Mackenzie (violin solo), Mr G. MTlroy (humorous recitation). The hit of the evening was undoubtedly made by Mr T. W. Dobbie, with, the British “Tommies’” famous marching song ‘ Tipperary,’ the juvenile portion of the audience being ‘particularly enthusiastic in the chorus, while everybody threw small coin on the stage, the collection amounting to £2 10s, exclusive of the committee’s donation of (£1 Is. The sum of £3 11s wiil be forwarded to the Patriotic Committee. Miss Mackintosh was accompanist during the evening. Before the concert commenced the school dram and fife band played a number of patriotic airs outside the hall. Mr J. Wallace (chairman of the School Committee) presided at the concert, and briefly returned thanks to parents and frienu for i be Jfvtwoius support |ta(| ib*

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AMUSEMENTS, Issue 15632, 24 October 1914

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AMUSEMENTS Issue 15632, 24 October 1914

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