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AMUSEMENTS

PRINCESS THEATRE. The arrangements for tho reopening of tho Princess Theatre cn Monday evening next by the Fuller-Erenanfi firm have hoen completed. The hex plans are filling steadily, and everything points to a successful week. Vaudeville entertainments have a great attraction for all classes of the oomnmnity, and the programme promised for next week will, no doubt, find many patrons. Mr Leslie Holmes, comedian and producer, is at the head of a strong party of entertainers, both vocal and humorous, while tho specialty acts, all different in character, are claimed to he of first-class rank. Miss Rosa Loader, A.T.0.L., comes with a great reputation from tho North as one of the. cleverest monologuists that have appeared there. Gifted witli groat musical attainments, her representation of “The Slavey at the Piano” has made hosts of admirers for her. Baun and Sorlie are nothing if not mirth-pro-vokers, and their comedy work, combined with their fine singing, is one of tho features of the bill. Seat-s aro to bo reserved at the Dresden. ‘SIXTY YEARS A QUEEN.’ Monday night will see the first screening at the Octagon Theatre of Barker’s AJI-British 7,000 ft film success, 4 Sixty \ears a Queen.’ The Auckland 1 Star ’ said of the represent ation in that city: “Apart altogether from the excellence of the portraiture, i and the mteyst winch would always bo i manifested in a faithful representation | of the life of a favorite sovereign, the i showing of tiiis picture comes at a most opportune time. Nearly all the outstanding deeds which helped to win the Empire are woven into the story, and last night it was good indeed to fee! that tho wave of patriotic fooling which passcd > through tho building during the screening _«f stirring scones of the Crimean M nr. of the Indian Mutiny, of the South African "War, etc. . Events of Imperial significance—such ns tho purchase by England of the Hudson Bay Territory, tho finding of tho first nugget of gold in Australia felso its subsequent presentation to the Queen), the purchase bv Disraeli of a rnntrolJivo- Amro iu tb*- Sue:'; Cans! — lend a historical significance to the picture which renders it superbly intoiosting to old and young." A lecture byMr Barrio Mnrsr-bel will add to the educational value of tho film. Seats may be reserved at the Dresden. ‘RUNTY PULLS THE STRINGS.’ The pawky comedy ‘Runty Palin the Siring© ’ will be played for the lan time '■■' l Dunedin to nicln 'ey the pr<sent- Scottish company, “wha ken wed hco to get at the hearts o' hnineU- folk." Each night of a sii'-cc-slvl jiyfcn in this for-flung nock of Scotland Mr ard Mrs Graham Moffat and 1 licit Scottish company have delighted a large audience with a charmiug icuipnny. The last opportunity of rccuring real merriment should be unset d by the public 10-cuglu. PLAZA PICTURES. The current programme at the Plaza Piitnr'-s. which wii! be shown for the last time to-night, includes, amongst other attractions, ‘Our Helpless Millions Saved.’ a thrilling story of how London was saved tom invasion. The supporting pictures arc all of good quality and worthy of their places on the programme. QUEEN'S THEATRE. ‘Love Versus Duty,’ a- very fine dramatic film, heads the- current programme at the Queen's Theatre. A very interesting series of pictures depicts the operations of tho Servian army and the everyday life of (ho troops. The programme, wlnch also ire! ndes two extremely humorous eomoily film?, will bo .shown for the la*t time to* night. KING’S THEATRE. Tho splendid friries of pictures which have attracted big audiences to the Kind's Theatre durins the week will be submitted lor the last time tonight. The war pictures are alone well worth seeing. CHILDREN’S CONCERT. A really splendid children’s concert to Avon in the Early Settlers’ Hall last evening under the auspices of the Otago Early S-tilers’ Lady Descendant*’ Club, with the commendable object, of raising funds in aid of the local orphanages. Frequently a big audience signalled their appreciation of the efforts of tho juveniles in v.nmistnkable fashion. The- following contributed ;—Monica Christie- /piano solo), Daphne Stokes (song), CHvn Vivian (recitation), Mary M’Oonnoll (Highland ’ling), Clive. ar,d Sophie Vivian fduetj. Edwin Sfwphord (recitation i, Kensington School girls inhvsicnl drill). Dork- Duckworth iftwi. !. ’ Ralph Vivian (recitation). Mips ■li'-lintton.c’r. t-las? (recitation), George Street- School girls (ribbon dance). M. M Tonne!! or.d C. Morris (duet). Menu a Ciiri'-ti'- (recitation!, CTivc Vivien 'songn Mies Black’s Forbury School put lift (hornt Ipo), Sophie Vivian' (s-.iiii'l. DourT-m Swift; italic n), Forhtny School girls (fling rwi reel;. Ica Duff frecitft'.i-rnb r.nd Sophie vf■dan (rf-cilation). A. little led named V rho it cited. Dnrin;: tho evening ; ’’A; M'Lsren acted as ncumipanttt. The ‘ ert- v.-as an unqualified success. and ti>: l .Ini, u'uv bo well pleased w:!!i 100 eflc-rt. j 'I);-' R.-v. F. G. Gumming presided. j

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AMUSEMENTS, Evening Star, Issue 15650, 14 November 1914

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AMUSEMENTS Evening Star, Issue 15650, 14 November 1914

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