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AMUSEMENTS

QUEEN’S THEATRE. A picture that should arouse considerable interest is that of tho cruiser Sydney, which is included in the content programme at the Queen’s Theatre. Another film of local interest is the ‘ Australian Gazette,’ in which the Minister of Defence'is steen reviewing the New Zealand Expeditionary Force prior to embarkation. ‘Codes of Honor’ anti ‘The Power of Women’ (dramas), ‘Tight Shoes’ and ‘ Qualifying for Lena ’ (comedies) are a few of the other pictures. Tho same programme will be shown to-night. PLAZA PICTURES. ‘ The Bronze Idol,’ a drama in which there is a well-connected story of villainy which in tho end is unmasked by the hero, heads the current programme at the Plaza Pictures. The ‘Animated Journal' includes views of Sonlis, the town that suffered so cruelly in the battle of the Marne, the views including tho railway station, tho chief streets, the under-pre-fect’s house, and other buildings reduced to irreparable ruin by tho modem Huns. The same programme will bo shown tonight. KING EDWARD THEATRE. There wore .good attendances at the new King Edward Theatre yesterday and in the evening, when a new programme was submitted. A thrilling dramatic film entitled, ‘ Codes of Honor,’ heads the current programme. Other pictures are ‘ Australian Gazette,’ including views of H.M.S. Sydney, ‘Power of Women’ (drama), * Tight Shoes’ and ‘Qualifying tor Lena’ (comedies). These pictures will bo shown again to-night. HAYWARDS’ PICTURES. Tho Octagon theatre received its fair share of patronage last evening, the hull being comfortably full. The programme contains a film picturing a story of life in the “ Never Never ” Land entitled 1 Shepherd of the Southern Cross.’ Tho theatre will bo open again at 8 o’clock this evening. KING’S THEATRE. The programme submitted to the large attendance last evening at “ Fullers’ ” gave entire satisfaction, the scries being of an exceptionally interesting character. The war picture is ‘ Retreat from Antwerp,’ showing all the incidents in this terrible retreat. Other pictures are ’* Johanna the Barbarian,’ ‘ Tho Sky Pirate,’ and many others, all of which will bo screened today. ‘ HUMPTY-DUMPTY ’ PANTOMIME. Messrs G. Stephenson and A. Linley intend to present at His Majesty’s Theatre next Tuesday a pantomime comprising 85 people, .with entirely new scenery, dresses, ballets, marches, and cffccte, together with an imported dame and big specialty team. ‘Humpty Dumpty,' the opening bill, is claimed to lie full ot catchy songs, ballets, and marches, and diverting speciality sets. Tho dancing alone will bo an attraction, for the ladies of the ballet have been specially trained by Miss Ethel Clifford. The Harry Whaite Studio staff are said to have excelled themselves on tho scenery, especially in the transformation siene depicting ‘Dreamland.’ Tho music by Mr Harry Taylor (who also is tho conductor of the orchestra) is said to contain irresistible fascinating melodics. Tho comedy element is in the able hands of genuinely funny comedians. A matinee will bo hold on Saturday week, when children will be admitted at specially reduced prices. There was a good demand for seats when the plan was opened at the Dresden this wgSPIRITUAL SCIENTISTS’ SOCIETY. Tho above society hold a very pleasant social on Tuesday at the Oddfellows’ Hall. Albany street. Advantage was taken of the occasion by members and friends to bid Mrs Morrison farewell and to make her a present of a travelling rug. The evening was spent with songs, recitations, and musical items. A dance followed, Mi Fox supplying the music.

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AMUSEMENTS, Issue 15673, 11 December 1914

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AMUSEMENTS Issue 15673, 11 December 1914

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