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AMUSEMENTS

PLAZA PICTURES. * The Marine Mystery,’ a sensational and realistic film, headed a varied and interesting series of pictures presented at the Plaza Pictures to-day. It portrays how a stranger picked up in the street can give no particulars concerning himself or his condition. Ho appears to be dazed, as if under the influence of a drug. King, a clever detective, takes the case in hand, and by clever deduction and suggestion he obtains'a number of cluee as to the identity of the mysterious stranger. Later he proves that the man has been the victim of a villainous plot, instigated by an evil brother. King draws back the curtain and discloses the" nature of the crime, which is portrayed in a graphic and interesting way. Another good dramatic subject is ‘ The Girl Behind the Barrier, which tells of the adventures of a young woman, who, by the cruelty, of her foster parents, has to leave the home and seek refuge in the city. Hero she is seduced by a gang of counterfeiters, who prey upon her innocence and use her as the chief instrument of their scheme. The girl marries a man whom she believes to belong to the gang, but she afterwards finds that her husband is the leading factor of the secret service, and that she had innocently helped to bring about the capture and conviction of the unscrupulous counterfeiters. Other pictures are ‘ Eclair Journal,’ including the latest war views, ‘The Scout’s Motto,’ ‘Regeneration’ (dramas), ‘The Tale of the Shirt,’ ‘The Dancing Craze,’ and ‘Ju Jiteu (comedies). This programme will be shown again to-night. QUEEN’S THEATRE. No programme would bo. considered complete or up to date at the present time if it did not contain some reference to the mighty struggle of nations in Europe, and it is worthy of note that the management at the Queen’s have so far obtained a liberal share of war films which more than a few intrepid cinema men at the front have managed to secure without encountering the “ blue pencil” of an inexorable censor. And while most of the films which are permitted to be shown for the benefit of the public are taken, in many cases, well out of sound of the guns, yet they convey at least some idea of both the preparations for and the aftermath of battles. The headline attraction to the new series of pictures submitted at the Queen’s to-day Is furnished by a Russian military drama, entitled ‘War's Heart Blood,’ but while this is undoubtedly a very fine production, most people will prefer the views which are taken in and around Antwerp, chief among which are those showing the arrival of the British marines in Belgium, their march out of Ghent through St. Nicholas to Antwerp, and finally taking an honored position in the firing line. There are other pictures which cannot fail to excite interest. The ‘ Topical Budget’ also contains an up-to-date selection of war pictures. The supporting films include ‘Bird Life in Spring Times’ (nature study), ‘ Bill Squares it with the Boss ’ (comic), and ‘While Auntie Bounced’ (comic). HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE. The mysterious Hugard and Ching Lung Soo made their final appearance at His Majesty’s Theatre on Saturday night, when they and the other members of the company agreeably entertained a fair attendance. PRINCESS THEATRE. After a brief season of a fortnight, the Fuller Vaudeville Company closed their season on Saturday night before a largo attendance. It is expected that the theatre will reooen during the second week in December. HAYWARDS’ PICTURES. A varied and interesting programme of pictures will be shown at the Octagon Hall to-night. These include scenes at Antwerp, and numerous thrilling details of eventt that have been occurring in and about London. Other pictures are ‘ The Davis Cup,’ ‘ Ancient Egypt,’ ‘On the Hartz Mountains,’ ‘ The Inspector’s Story,’ ‘On the Border,’ as well as a thrilling Wild West film and several comedies. This programme promises to maintain the standard of excellence which patron* of the Octagon Hall expect, and invariably get. FULLERS’ PICTURES. The new programme to be screened at the King’s Theatre this evening contains two war specials (Pathe’s ‘ War Gazette’ and 'Antwerp Under Shot and Shell’). The latter film shows the arrival of British sailors and marines at Antwerp, armored cars, marines under fire, snipers at work, and many other exciting incidents of the defence of the city. Pathe’s ' War Gazette ’ is full of the latest war at Homo and on the Continent. _ The following excellent programme will also be screened : The Domino drama ‘Fires of Ambition’ Sa photo-play of intense interest powerully acted), ■ ‘ Accused ’ (Kalem drama), ‘ The Awakening of Barbara Dare ’ (Vita drama.}, and ‘Life Beneath the Sea’ (a Gaumont film of interest). The humprous side of the programme has not been neglected. ,Mr Charles Chaplin, the Keystone comedian, provides a fund of amusement in Ins latest farce ‘Recreation.* The first 1 eeesioa commences at-6.30 jj.m.

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AMUSEMENTS, Evening Star, Issue 15663, 30 November 1914

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AMUSEMENTS Evening Star, Issue 15663, 30 November 1914

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