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HIS MAJESTY'S THEATRE. Tho largo audience which attended His Majeety'a Theatre laat uight followed w'th tens© interest the story of 'The Ever Open Door.' Tfie principals were accorded hearty applause, for their excellent rendering of the variou.i character*. The comedy part* met with particular favor, being exceedingly well done. * Tho Ever Open Door' will bo withdrawn after to-night to make room for the great war drama, ' Under Two Flags.' which is an adaptation of Ouida's famous i»>vol. PLAZA PICTURES. A ?pe--iallv attractive, lilm : s beingscreened at the Plaza Picture Palace just jiow. It depicts the life, and work of tho America-.! soldier, and is interesting a- a comparison wit ft the routine by which tho life of the British soldier ; s -eguluted. 'The Stepmother" is a particularly interesting Victor drama featuring two favorites in Florence Lawrence and Matt Moore. The sunportii's films are all good. Last nidtt t!# winners of the beauty <ompet'tion were announced. The First prize v.,-is won b- Miss Mabel Louden (Castle street l. and" the second by Miss Carvasso. The prizes-- a gold and silver watch—will "lie presented at a later date. Qt'EEN'S THEATRE. •From the Land of Shadows' is the principal picture at the Now Queen's Theatre. It is ono of those intense drama.-; that cannot fail to hold th? attention. A second drama in 'The Kjas ' is -,i?o an interesting film. The war films, ilv.ays an attraction, are particularly strong in this programme, ono series showthe steps beiiiL,' taken to protect the slioros of Britain. The support* are all KING KDWAItn THEATRE. The management of tho King Fdward Theatre hive struck popular taste with the drama ' Ono is Business, One is Crime.' which is the leading film in a fine holiday programme. A long list of supports include drama, and comedy ; iiiciustria! and topical pictures; all of undoubted merit. Tho theatre is open daily from 1.30 to 10 p.m. THE KEN NED VS. Tho clever Kennedy family attracted a numerous audience to the Burns Hall last evening, when, as on previous occasions, they scored repeatedly with their undoubtedly clever entertainment. To-night ft change of programme will be submitted which, including as it does fhiii" very popular items, should be the means of altractini: a. big audience to the Bums Hall. The Kennedys aro certainly a. talt-uted combination, and one well worthy of the best- patronage. PRINCESS THEATRE. Vaudeville is booming at. the Print.--?* Theatre, which was crowded again last evening. "Tho Magpies," a clever mu.-i----(ril combination, provide the that part. Tn the second half the principal turn j<; the acrobatic exhibition given by Herman and Shirley. Another •"star" artiste is Mis.Jvy. vocalist and comedienne. The same company will appear again to-night. HAY WARDS' PICTL'R ES. The Octagon Theatre was well patronised last evening, when tho chief attraction was ''Jess of the Storm Country.' The film dealing with war incidents is also well worth seeing. The- same pr''gram me will be shown again tonight. FULLERS' PICTURES. The attendances at tho afternoon and evening sessions at the King's Theatre yesterday were large. The chief dramatic 'subject is 'The Sacrifice of Kathleen.' There arc also fonie very good wnr films shown at this picture house. FLORENCE YOUNG COMPANY. The amusement-loving public of Dunedin will be pleaded to >am of the approach in _' vi.-u of the Florence Young Alusua! Company, who make their appeurr.nce at His Majesty's Theatre on Monday m-xt under tho direction of Messrs ?tephen.-on and Linley, on which occasion '.ho musical comedy 'The Climax' will ho produced for the first time in Dunedin. In addition to Miss Florence Young iwho will bo remembered in comic opera for a number of years with the J. C. Williamson companies) is Mr Reginald Roberts, -Mr C' Bantock. Mr Edward Sherras. and company —all of whom are well and favorably known in New Zealand. The interesting story of 'Th? Climax' concerns a girl who is studying for a musical career. and shows how she loses her voice (hut eventually regaijis itL Miss Young, who plays this part, has three splendid sor.g opportunities, of which she makes excellent u.-e. Mr Reginald Roberts represents a young doctor, and Mr Claude Rantoik an old professor of music. Roth are well known to Dominion playgoers for their fine work in leading parts. The Dunedin season is limited to three nights. Reserved ,;oats at Dresden, and day sales

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AMUSEMENTS, Evening Star, Issue 15688, 30 December 1914

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AMUSEMENTS Evening Star, Issue 15688, 30 December 1914