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AMUSEMENTS

PLAZA PICTURES. Already the cinematographer has been inspired by the big war and has pm-dm-ed a, creditable picture, displaying with startling realism ami vividness, views of the opening acts of the titanic war drama, entitled ‘The Groat War of 1014.' The picture, has been produced at great eo-t and with the av-istance of a large number ~f leading actors, is a pictorial review of the incidents leading up to the outbreak of hostilities and of the first stages of the campaign, < Ipening with views of the minder of the .Austrian Crown Prince, n leads on to the scenes of activity in Die diplomatic centres of the countries which been me involved. No'cd British statesmen are shown, and also the Kaiser, who is tieen receiving news of the Ibitish ultimatum and of Belgian successes. Then follow representations of scenes in the line of battle, portrayed in a graphic manner. What lias been attempted by the picture is nurely a pictorial representation of the news given out 1. v the Dfhcial Bureau.

‘ The Great European War of 1914 ’ is a film that can hardly fail to arouse enthusiasm at the present time, and should prove popular with patrons, who are exceedingly fortunate in having such a picture portrayed for their entertainment. Supporting pictures are : ‘ Ashes of Hope’ (2,000 ft drama). 'Eclair .Journal’ (a budget fit' interesting and important events in other lauds), ‘ Fanny and the Fortune Teller,’ and • You’re Wanted on the ’Phone ’ (comedies). The current programme will he shown daily and nightly for the rest, of the week. FULLERS' PICTURES. The numerous audience which attended the Ring’s Theatre were obviously delighted with the fine entertainment offered. The up-to-date scries of views of nations preparing for war are alone a big attraction. The other films, particularly a splendid comedy featuring Asta Neilson, are well worth seeing. HA Y WAR OS’ PICTURES. The big picture at tho Octagon litis week is the pictorial version of the life of General Villa. The war pictures are exceedingly interesting, and those depicting the farewell function to our own Khaki lads at Wellington cannot fail to arouse enthusiasm. QUEEN’S THEATRE. The remarkable military film. ’ Orders Under Seal,’ has proved such an attraction at the Queen’s Theatre that the management have decided to continue showing it to-day and to-night to enable those who have been unable to gain admission during the eaxdier part of the week an opportunity of seeing what is undoubtedly a great photo-play. The change of programme usually introduced on Thursday will therefore take place tomorrow.

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AMUSEMENTS, Evening Star, Issue 15636, 29 October 1914

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AMUSEMENTS Evening Star, Issue 15636, 29 October 1914

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