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AMUSEMENTS

NEW QUEEN'S THEATRr

The present programme at the New Queen's Theatre, which was disclosed for the first time this morning, includes a drama of superlative merit entitled ' Codes of Honor.' In this film Marie Bovvditch, a shop-lifter, is taken in the act ot ;in adventure (in which her husband is killed), and her baby is removed to a foundling home, and later adopted by the Mortons. After five years' imprisonment Marie leaves the institution a reformed and devout woman, and takes her littlo son Robert to the We6t, where she makes a fresh home, marrying a banker named Harrison, who also has a little son named James. Twenty-rive years later Robert becomes the cashier of his step-father's bank, and James district attorney. Both are suitors for the hand of a charming girl named Mildred Earlv. daughter of the District Judge, but blackmail is levied, which seems to inculpate Robert. The exciting finish to this drama, which is one of the latest Lubin releases, it would not be fair to disclose. Amongst other notable subjects on a particularly good programme is the 'Australian Gazette' (209), which includes a picture of H.M.A.S. Sydney, which sank the Emden in the Indian Ocean. The programme will be repeated at both sessions to-night, when all the principal election results will be announced. KING'S THEATRE. Fullers' Pictures still continue to attract a fair share of public favor. The current week's series is excellent. The war pictures, which include scenes connected with the retreat from Antwerp, being well supported by a capital assortment of other films. Election results will be announced during the evening. lIAYWARDS* PICTURES. Election results combined with an interesting series of pictures should furnish an attractivo programme at The Octagon to-night. The principal picture is an Australian production, ' Shepherd of the Southern Cross.' CONCERT AT BURNS HALL. A vocal and instrumental concert i 3 to b-i given in the Burns Hall to-morrow evening, and an excellent programme, to which many of our leading vocalists and singers will contribute, is to be presented. The proceeds of the concert were at first intended to go towards purchasing instruments for the proposed Tramways Band, but as two of the men have fallen into bad circumstances the Band Committee decided to forego all the work they had done and demote the profits of the entertainment to relieving the necessities of their comrades We are sure this worthy object will receive the support of the public. KINO EDWARD THEATRE. The second series of pictures screened at thti new King Edward Theatre at South Dunedin this afternoon should prove- a big attraction. Chief among the attractions is one of the latest Lubiu releases entitled 'Codes of Honor,' which is submitted in two parts. The story is not new, but time in its ceaseless flight dees not rob it of any of its poignant fascination. The edition of the 'Australian Gazette' contains many interesting views, but none claims more attention than a fine picture of H.M.A.S. Sydney, which ended the remarkably successful career of the notorious Emden. The other films include 'Power of Women' (drama), 'Qualifying for Lena' (Edison comedy), 'Fight Shoes' (Kalem comedy). The theatre, which is decidedly up to date in every respect, is open continuously from 1.30 to 10 p.m. PLAZA PICTURES. The Plaza Pictures in George street continue to attract large attendances of the | public, and the quality of the pictures that are screened certainly merits this patronage Dramatic, scenic, and comic pictures all find a place in the programme, and there is also the latest budget of war news from the front. _ Anything associated with the great war is of special interest, and a film of cartoons dealing with tho Kaiser, which is included in the new programme screened to-day, should afford much pleasure." A strong drama, entitled •The Bronze Idol,' repleto with thrills sufficient for those who favor this type ot film, is the leading dramatic subject Other pictures iiro 'Toll of the Desert' (drama), 'Eclair Journal' (topical), and ' Secret Nest' and ' Boarding - house Scramble' (comedies), all of which are of a highly entertaining character, and well worth a pla"c"a in the. programme. The beauty competition, as usual, is attracting a good deal of interest. Complete arrangements have been made by which election results will be screened as they come to hand to-night. ' HUMFI'Y DUMMY' PANTOMIME. Pleasurably anticipated by young and ] old, the Stephenson-Linley pantomime exI travaganza ' Humpty Dumpty ' i* to bo ! presented at His Majesty's Theatre j tor a few nights only, commencing j next Tuesday. The' "company conJ eist of 85 people, and como well j accredited from Australia, where the prini cipal States have been visited with great | success. The principal humorist is Mr Con j Meroni, and he will be associated <vith Mr '; Ernie Laehbrook, both of whom are said to | be excellent pantomimist3 and exeeption- ! ally clever eccentric dancers. The other ' principals will be Charles Howard (King : Dazzlum). Miss Olive Robinson (Jack Buti tercup), Miss Mollie King (Lolita), Miss j Ida Ingersole (Humpty Dumpty), Miss J Stella Cazalla (Hassarac), Miss Pear Smaille (Conrad), Miss Alice Whittle (Hadji), and Miss Bertha Ashman (Saji). The dressing, scenery, ballets, marches, and effects will bo on an elaborate scale. The specialties are in the able hands of The Three Rubes and Lennon, Hyman, and Lennon". Another feature of 'Humpty Dumpty* will be the March of the Allies, introducing in national colors Britain, Russia, Belgium, France, Japan, _ Australia, and New Zealand. Two patriotic songs will also be sung—' Empire is Calling' and 'New Zealand Will Be There.' A matinee will be given on Saturday week. The box §lan opens to-morrow at the Dresden at a.m.

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AMUSEMENTS, Evening Star, Issue 15672, 10 December 1914

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AMUSEMENTS Evening Star, Issue 15672, 10 December 1914

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