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AMUSEMENTS, Issue 15670, 8 December 1914
For some time past the latest war pictures have been the drawing card at the King's Theatre. The public have come to realise that they can depend on something special in this respect, and for weeks past the evening sessions at this theatre have been very Largely attended. Again last evening war films were among the principal attractions, and were witnessed ov largo and enthusiastic audiences. Ihe Ifetreat from Antwerp' and the Pathe 'War Gazette' were ot particular interest, and arc- alone well worth seeing. For instance, they show tho French marines and Belgian troops retiring into Ghent, the arrival of British reinforcements, the famous battle of tho Aisne, the Germans attack on Antwerp, and aeroplanes and aeroplane guns ready for action. The remaining pictures on the programme all go to make up a most enjoyable evening s entertainment 'Tho «ky Pirate' is a Keystone comic that had everybody in roars of laughter. It is one of (he funniest that has yet been shown. 'Johanna the Barbarian ''is a dramatic subject, capably acted. Johanna, the heroine, unmercifully thrashes a drunken desperado of whom* everybody else is in terorr, and saves disaster" in many remarkable ways. There is still apother good drama in "A Counterfeiter's Plot.' An interesting industrial picture shows how incandescent mantles aro manufactured. Altogether this Week's programme is an excellent one. Tho subjects are varied, and have been selected to suit all tastes. HAYWAUDS' PICTURES. An entirely now series of photo plays and topical .subeets will bo disclosed at tho Octagon Hall to-night-, including, tho third of tbe war series, 'Scenes in Antwerp '; an Australian drama, ' Tho Shepherd of xtho Southern Cross,' played by Australian actors, the latest War Gazette, and many other good subjects. KING EDWARD THEATRE. Tho King Edward Theatre, which wars thrown open to tho public yesterday as a continuous picture house, attracted big business day and night. Tho main attraction of the present programme- is the drama 'The Geisha,' which describes the fall and regeneration of an American naval officer. In addition there are many good subjects, including a War Gazette. The theatre is open daily from 1.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. PLAZA PICTURES. The Bison production ' The I si© of Abandoned Hope,' u powerful drama taken amid magnificent scenery at Honolulu, is the headline attraction of the George street theatre. The latest serios of war pictures include snaps of tho arrival of British reinforcements in Belgium. QUEKN'S THEATRE. Tho latest edition of war pictures contains much that is interesting, and the big audiences which attended the Queen's Theatre last evening bestowed on Mr Thomas Atkins tho full measure of applause which is his due. ' The Shattered Tree,' a dramatic story, is well supported by other interesting films.
'HUMPTY DBIMT' PANTOMIME. A pantomime comprising So people, with entirely now scenery, drosses, ballots, marches, mnl effects, together with an imported "dame" and 1)!;: specialty team, is what .Messrs George Stephenson nud All'. Limey are about to offer at His Majesty's Theatre,_ commencing next Tuesday, for five nights, at popular prices. Snob cntcrprifc really deserves a just reward. ' Jlumpt,. Dumpty.' the opening bill, is claimed to be- full of catchy songs, ballets and marches, ami diverting specialty sets. The dancing alone will be an attraction, for the ladies of the ballet have been specially trained by Miss Ethel Clifford. 'flie Plarry Whaite Studio is said to have excelled themselves on the scenery, especially in the transformation seen;! depicting 'Dreamland.' The_ music. h.\ Mr Harry Taylor (.who also is the conductor of the orchestra), is said to contain faseinaiin.*.; melodies. A feature of tho pantomime will be the ' March of the Allies,' showing the iarinus nations in their national colors, and introducing a patriotic soul: entitled • New Zealand "Will He There.' sung by Miss Olive Kohinson. Tho bo\ plan ..,vhs at the Dresden on Friday at t.i a.m.
AMUSEMENTS, Issue 15670, 8 December 1914
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