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AMUSEMENTS, Issue 15678, 17 December 1914
'HUMPTY DUMTTY' PANTOMIMF. Brightness is the outstanding feature of the ' Humpty Dumpty' Pantomime, which pleased a large audience at His Majesty's Theatre last ni«ht, and after brightness wholesome merriment. The principals are exceptionally clever, and Uwp the pantomime "on thio rails." Mr Con as Widow Buttercup is the happiest of all. and stands alone in funmaking. His wit. is original and sham, like a cloin wind. He is ably supported by the other principals. A "wonderfidlv clover turn is prnvidivi by I.ennon, Hvman, and Lennnn, acrobatics ri>» tiniouc and bril'iant. The spcctariiiar ootiipmcnt of tbp panlomimo is excellent. 'Humpty Dumpty' i* worth seeing. It will be staged to-night. TTAYWARDS' PTCTI7RES. 'The Battle of Lehbrke' pictures at. the Octagon Hall are attracting a. deal of attention. iMid arc well wort!: seeing. Tlio Toledo scenic is a. very fun* | one, and the shipwreck of Heeza Liar I catises unbounded meri'iment. The story 'of 'Tho Wratli of the Gods' is thrilling j in the extreme, thr 1 volcano in action being [ a great sight. ! I FFLLERS* PJCTURFS. This week's programme at tin 1 Kind's Theatre is a good one, thero; can be do mistake about that. The drama. "A Woman's Way,' is of absorbing interest, while the war pictures are such as .o bring home, to the observer some touch of the glory and the horror of the great conflict now raging. These special war p:c----t-lirs are screened at 6.30 and 8.20 each : evening. j KI.NO EDWARD THEATRE. I The new of pictures which were I refolded at the new Kinir 1-xlwa.rd Theatre j at Sfiuth Dunedin to-diiy furnish an aitoI gather attractive programme. Cliief j tht; laU.'St releases is tho Vitagra.ph pioI duct ion entitled 'His Kid Sister,' whirli, | ;•■; i-: chaiacK] 'siic of ih<> famoua Ameri- ! i.in company, is splendidly produced by a | lh.i:d o: nio.-t. capable nctor*. The <lrama is ftot in the midst, of the charming .-vei.-r-ry of the West Virairia Mouiitoins. and discloses a story which, while perfectly simple. ]z yei compelling. Tlie new programme iilso includes a Keystone comic, which •>>- picts the fortunes and misfortunes of a hagpasre smasher. The. other films are • Pathe Gazette' (topical). ' H;<m the Lineman' eninic). and 'The Puritan' (Luhin drama), which i* founded nit "he f.-.mous hynm 'Abide With Me. - The theatre, which since its opening ha*_ been accorded its fair measure of public favor, is open daily from 1.30 to 10 o\!o<k. QUEF.XS THEATRE. The management of the Xaw Queen's Theatre made a wise, decision when they arranged to continue showing the Keystone comedy 'The Property Man' for the remainder of tho week. This film is without doubt one of the greatest laugh-ter-provokers that have been screened for many a day, aDd the patrons of picture palaces who have neglected to sec it, avid many of those who Tiave already seen it, will make it their business to attend tha Queen's on one of the three remaining d'jys and night of the week. _ Another Keystone comedy, entirely new, is one of the m'ctures in the new part of the/ programme. This is entitled 'Those Happy Days,' and is a story which interests and amuses from start to finish. In addition to these two big things there are two dramas, one an under the title of ' His Reputation at Stake,' and another a "Vita," 'Tho Girl from Prosperity.' Both have the necessary dramatic touch, and may bo relied upon to hold the interest of the looker-on. The 'Australian Gazette,' too, is particularly interesting, and altogether the programme can be recommended with every confidence. PLAZA PICTURES. ' Blue Pete's Escape,' a sensational detective story, is portrayed in the leading film of the. new programme that was submitted at the Plaza Pictures to-day. This picture is, as is usual with 'detective films, of a most thrilling character, and fraught with enough excitement to absorb the keenest attention of the onlooker. Pete is the leader of a gang of notorious criminals, whose ultimate arrest after very wild careers is detailed in a most graphic manner by the cinematograph. An incident of an arresting nature m this picture is the escape ot one of the criminals by jumping neadJong from a fast express train. Other dramas are ' Tho Animal' and ' Field Foreman.' There is also a budget of most interesting war views, including pictures of the heroic Belgians in action, tho wounded in Belgium, German guns captured by the French, H.M.S. Crystal Palace, and naval reservists in training. The supporting films are ' Bloomer. Stableman' (comedy), 'Motor Bug (comedy), and 'Eclair Journal' (topical). This programme is to be shown for the rest of tho week.
AMUSEMENTS, Issue 15678, 17 December 1914
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