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AMUSEMENTS

PLAZA FUTURES The principal attraction offered at the. Pla/a Picture Palace this week-end is a, story based upon the occupation of Rheims bv 'the Herman forces. r,n<] called 'The ■Polls of Pb"iins.' The incidents worked into the story are apparently there to show the lengths 1o which brutal Uhlan oflb-ors are supposed to have gone. On the entry of the Chlaus into tho city, for instance; the ofiieer in charge shoots all those who oppose his advance, mea.nwh.il© refreshing himself with copious draught* from a champagne bottle. Another _ exhibition of German "culture" i« given when a. British Fed Cross nurse a.nd a. French surgeon attempt to attend to tlm German wounded, but are roughly stopped by .he, soldiery. The surgeon, however, shows fight, and he. and the nurse, are eventually allowed to carry out their mission of mercv. The brutal Uhlan is soon attracted by'the beauty of tho nuree, and makes unwelcome advances, which are repulsed, a muscular priest acting the part of rescuer. The defeated officer then _revenges himself by denouncing tho priest and the nurse as ypies. and they are, sentenced to be shot. But British troop* are on the way, the Germans are being router], and dire alarm spreads. The villain of the. play, the dastardly Uhlan, has a, terrific struggle with the priest- in the belfry, and is "finally hurled to destruction 'bv a German sliell. This is an outline of the story, which Appear* to ton- ■ tain all the elements of vivid melodrama, and picture patrons may bo left to judgi of its merits. Adequate eupports hi the form of drama.?, comics, and scenic pictures are included in the programme. KING FIIWAPD THEATRE. ' The Parsing of Diana,' an engrossing love story of a"young artist, is portrayed in the chief picture of the new programme that was presented for entertaoiment at the King Edward Theatre to-day. Finely-acted and admirably *=et, this picture makes, a strong appeal to the ("spectator, whose* at tent ion is absorbed throughout tho whole of its showing. James Morrison and Dorothy Kelly, two popular Vitagraph players, are. the chief characters of the dra.mati* persona- 1 oT this film, and the minor parts are also taken by other capable, actors of this company. ' Fatty's Debut.' a. Keystone comedy, -,n which the players of this popular company are seen at their best, provide* the onlooker with a hearty and hwdthy laugh. A sensational incident, in the story is can Fed by a inotor-rar falling over r precipice. Other pictures aro 'A Matter of Minute*'' (F.di.son drama), 'On Circus Day' (comedy), and 'Topical Gazette' including a. budget, of views of the important events that- are, happening at Home and in Europe. The same picture.-: will be shown, to-night arid for the rest of the week. NEW QUEEN'S THEATRE, As usual, an excellent projzramn' a provided in tho change of bill at the Queen's Theatre to-day. Tho leading film, 'Out of the Depths,' is a feature film of the firet rank. John Ha-vov, cashier of the National Bank of Ci ': forni.i. is affianced to Vera. Rogers, thda.urht.er of the president, but the latter, apprised of Harvey's gambling, at first insists upon hus daughter giving up ali idea of the marriage. Upon promise of reform, however, he relents. Irru ;diately afterwards a sum of 1,000 dollars disappear. l !, and the linger of suspiciou points ahriost. irresi.stibly at Harvey. lie us horror-stricken, and unable, to prove hi» iunocsrii* at law, joins tho navy, anr' after a sequence of eventa, «ais«uion.al and novel, is restored to his swectb.ca.rt. The Australian Gametic this week is of the grcd/sst interest, including the Launch of H.M.A.S. LWrwent *.i Cockatoo Island and a, groat swimming c«UTi.ival at Manly (.Sydney;, hi addition the.r« is the dram ' WhoTe. Mounteins Meet,' and other rnb« jeet*, topiiai and comic. The -theatre' u> open from noon onwards. ITAYWARDS' PICTURES. A I«Jiie atirjiciieo visited, the Hall last evening. The programme whicli j is being (".crcened cxmtaias many Interestins I ajid exiiio-tioiial filwus. ' The King and th J Man' is tho title of a fuse political 1. 9 uumce. feattuing Bruco Mllae, the lient picture s/yicr. Amongst the othri j pictures Ls 'The Bear Fact*,' a comedy 1 drama piling snother story of tho eve. 1 popuiAr'"Sonny Jim.' This excellent pro gj-ammo will be Teicreened this evening. FULLERS' PICTURES. Tlio chief topic of the ctrrrent programme at the King's Theatre deals -with, the 3.eb ventures of a gang of thieves, and. ho-w Urr. of them— a younjt man and his lover—decide to give up their life of crime and tt follow an honest career. Tho stipportins pictures are -ill of good quality. The sa.m« program -ne. -will b« *ho-wn agaia to-night. BURNS ANNIVERSABTThe Burns anniversary gathering is t< be held in the Garrison Hall on Mondax , evening nest. Every effort will be made in adequately honor the memory of Scotia'i immortal bard. Mr J. Craigie, M.1 J .. i Burns enthusiast, will give an address cod a iir.-it-cLasa programme of musical , >nd elocutionary items is being s>r«j*i*d» 2

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AMUSEMENTS, Issue 15706, 21 January 1915

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AMUSEMENTS Issue 15706, 21 January 1915

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