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E0W1 IN DAI "Irene" Was Wonderful Hit, But Lights Went Out on 2 Different Occasions Although "Die sweet little Alice Blue Gown" of Irene fame flitted and danced about on the stage of the Ma jestic Theatre in all its captivating j beauty last night, no one saw even ι the tiniest part of it—not even the I most interested in the baldheaded row. «Just at that critical moment when Irene Dunn in the leading role as Irene O'Dare was about to exhibit the much talked of and sung about gown, after a quick change on the front of the stage, and just at that moment when every one of the large audience were straining and craning their necks for that first ef fect on her charming person, just then, the Majestic became the thea tre of darkness. On the instant everyone thought it was an error in the lighting effect but as the performance continued and the actors finished the scene of Bong and dance in total darkness, it became evident that there were no Jights. And the sweetest of all gowns did not appear again. Through no fault of the theatre or the theatre management but just at one of those unfortunate mo ; ments, which nearly every family, kwhose home is illuminated with elec f trie -lights, has experienced, the fuse l'on the street pole blew out and at a most unfortunate moment for those who had come to see the comedy. At the end of the secene, William Uounihan, manager of the treatre, anhouncec? an intermission of ten minutes during which time an elec trician put a new l'use in the trans former box 011 the pole just in front dI the ireatre. The lights came υη and the play continued for nearly another scene when the fuse blew Dut again. Everyone became exas perated, even the manager himself, and tills time the fuse was iixed bo that it did not happen again. Bach intermission was over fifteen minutes, leaving no time for the proper intermission between the acts ro that the play lacked the finish that was expected by the audience. However, this was not the actors' nor the management's fault. The actors continued their performance In a finished manner even in the darkness and the management took but a comparatively short time to illuminate the theatre again. For tunately the exit lights and the lights in the lobby of the theatre were not affected by the earn ο fuse and any confusion which might have resulted from such an occurrence was awarded by the opening of the lobby doors. The comedy itself was a treat to the people of Perth Amboy, many Df whom had not been able to see !t in New York but took the oppor tunity to see and hear it because of Its local interest. The music which was written by Harry Tierney, a ' lormer Perth Amboyan, was espe 1 lially pretty and the entire comedy Without doubt was one of the best tver '/>ut on this stage. ■mm THEATRES Biff Holiday Hill at Dit mas There's a "Main Street," that runs through "Canaan," the myth ical city which Booth Tarkington wrote about in "The Conquest of Canaan." In Canaan were some who were respectable and others who were not. Once you were placed in the latter class, it was next to impossible to live down the dis grace. Here, the respectables looked up lei Judge Pike as their i*ader. His word was law. The unrespectable accepted him because they knew that he owned their homes, their saloons and had their lives in the hollow of his hand. As the title suggested, Main Street In Canaan was conquered and by two of the unrespectables, Joe Lou den and Ariel Tabor. Ariel was fortunate enough to inherit money which took her to Paris. Joe could not brine: himself to conform with the Main street conventions which aroused .such prejudice within him that he was forced to leave town to carve out a better career. The development of this interest ing plot, which brings out the big ness as well as the pettiness of a middle-size town, is illustrated in the Paramount picturization of "The Conquest of Canaan," which will b# shown at the Ditmas theatre on Monday. Thomas Meighan, as Joe Louden, stars in the picture and Doris Kenyon in the role of Ariel Tabor plays the leading feminine part. "Single Handed Sam" featuring Edna May Sperl and Edgar Jones, a fit ver picture of real life, is also included in this program. At Majestic Today Today, September 3, the attrac tion jit the Majestic theatre will be "The Emperor Jones," that stirring drama of Eugene G. O'Neill's which, with the Provincetown Players and Charles Gilpin, was brought up out of the semi-obscurity of the Players own theatre on MacDougal street to the brilliancy of a Broadway set ting. And the electric lights of the Great W hite Way scintillated no more brightly than did this master piece of dramatic writing through the medium of the uncommonly powerful and imaginative acting of the negro artist, Charles Gilpin. Provincetown Players displayed vi sion and inspiration when they de rided to produce O'Neill's odd play, but of even more importance, they acquired an actor who had it in him to project the pit, the terror and the indescribable foreboding which are part of the secret of "The Em peror Jor.es." When Adolph Klaii ber journeyed down to Greenwich Village to see a performance of the play, he was so enthralled by the piece itself and even more by the remarkable acting of Mr. Gilpin that he immediately set foot plans to bring tfcie entire production up town. The success of this venture is known to everyone. "The Em peror Jones" finished the season out at the Princess theatre and was taken for a short tour, meeting with the wildest enthusiasm everywhere. At fhe Grand Theatre Γ.Ι ρ/ιπηηα fni· "'Pho Τ «1Π Π fi of Regeneration," by Cyrus Town send Brady, a Vitagraph production featuring Antonio Moreno, which will be shown at the Grand theatre today, it was necessary to show a ship burning at sea. Home of the leading characters of this famous story by Cyrus Townsend Brady are victims of the disaster. They escape into a small boat and find themselves marooned on a South Sea island. Vitagraph went to no end of ex pense to secure the ship and burn it to tlie water's edge. The production :>f the fire at sea is one of the most iramatic scenes ever filmed. It was taken at great risk to the lives of members of the company who were photographed leaping into the water from the burning decks and clinging Lo wreckage in the water. Monday at tlie Crescent Λ drawbridge tender asleep at his I post, an open bridge and a motor [ crashing into the inky waters below, t child's scream and a man's brave | plunge to the rescue! This is one of the smashing scenes in "The Whistle"—a picture pro duced by William S. Hart and writ ten by Lambert Hillyer who also di rected it. The original story is by May Wilmoth and Olin Lyman. In this new Paramount offering, which will bo shown at the Crescent theatre next Monday, Mr. Hart has a new role—that of a factory work er, a man accustomed to "jump to the sound of the whistle." His attempt to mete out justice to a man whose selfishness has resulted in the death of the worker's beloved child, develops a series of situations that come as a completely satisfying train of events which round out to a conclusion that is distinctly com pelling. In every way this is a powerful drama and one that should satisfy the most exacting. Three famous juvenile players appear in the cast. Frank Brownlee has the "heavy" | role. Mr. Hart appears as Robert Evans, a factory worker, and has a wonder fully strong supporting cast. Myrtle Steadman, always a favorite, has the loading feminine role—virtually the only woman's part in the picture. It is a rugged story, one dealing with human souls and the hearts of men and women, making and breaking. "Ivadies' Night" Coming Although it camo in the heat of last season, "Ladies' Night," which A. H. Woods will present at the Majes tic Theatre on Wednesday, Septem ber 7, for an engagement oi one night, proved to be more than a mere hot weather show. It proved to be a lasting success. Although it has all the earmarks of ;» summer-teaser, light, mirthful and playfully naughty it continued to draw crowds right through the fall and winter, and is counted among the big successes New York has had this past season. The play is by Avery Hopwood, au thor of "The Gold Diggers," "Fair and Warmer," and co author of "The Bat," "Spanish Love" and many other successful plays, and C arlton Andrews. The authors take for their locale, .-is the title indicates, a Turk ish Bath on "Ladies' Night." The plot is a series of farcial misadven tures. It is the kind of play to s^e when you want a good, hearty laugh at the end of a tiresome day. "If you can restrain your mirth you're a wonder," said Alan Dale in the New York American. "Over the Hill" Coming ι j A theatrical event of much more than ordinary interest and import- « ance is the forthcoming engagement ; of the William Fox production, "Over the Hill," which will open at ; the Majestic on September 5. "Over the Hill" is one of the most remarkable attractions ever shown ! on Broadway, where it has been playing for over a year. The theme of "Over the Hill" is mother love, and the story is based upon the work of Will Carleton, the poet. The action is drawn from an incident which occurred during the boyhood of Carleton, who lived on a farm and knew intimately the char acters that have been made immor talfcupon the screen. The incident of Carleton's early life impressed him so vividly that he never forgit it, and when he had grown to man's estate he made it the theme of two of his best loved poems. The poems in question eventually found their way to the motion pic ure screen of today, because of the ippreciation and foresight of Mr. •'ox. Like many another great the itrical production, it appeared to ust happen along—until the people voke up to its greatness. "Over the -1111" owes its existence to a simple, îomely incident in the early life of a armer boy. For more than a year t provided wholesome and substan-· tial entertainment for the New York playgoer. To a young· writer wan entrusted the task of gathering up the threads of Carleton's famous story and weav ing them into a substantial fabric for the screen. The success Paul H. Sloane scored in this assignment is apparent from the first moment of the story's unfolding. First Feature He 's Here Again WILLIAM S. HART IN "The Whistle" The tale of a big man's fight for justice. Of a great, sacrifice that turned blind hate into understanding and terrible revenge into for giveness. A play that gives Hart the role of liis life, warm with pathos, tingling with hu manity. It will open your heart to things you never felt before. ^THEATRE IEMIER J°ICTURE J^RESENTATÎONS CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE, 2 TO 11 The Crescent Is Cool These Hot Days. Come in and See TODAY LAST SHOWING OF "The Kentuckians" WITH MONTE BLUE A Story of Hearts and Love 'La Rue of Phanton Valley" WITH TOM SANTSCHI A Story of the West ALSO A LATE NEWS MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY GRAND HOLIDAY BILL—TWO BIG FEATURES Second Feature "Caught In The Rapids" WITH EDGAR JONES and EDNA MAY SPERL Here's a picture that's a thrill from start to finish; j one of those few that make I you grip the seat from the : start to the finish. Don't miss it. ί ALSU LAXxj JNJÛWS J ^ ItAMMQ wcniia » W MATINEE 2.00 P. M. NIGHTS 7 AND 9 CONTINUOUS SATURDAY, 2 TO 11 Thousands Visit the Ditmas Every Week WHY DON'T YOU? TODAY ^AST SHOWING OF ROSCOE (FATTY) ARBUCKLE IN 'The Dollar a Year Man' A Laugh a Second WILL ROGERS IN "GUILE OF WOMEN'' A Wonderful Picture of Thrills and Love. ALSO PATHE NEWS MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY A GREAT HOLIDAY BILL—TWO BIG FEATURES ^— t ττι m...·. I; ir cai/ui c vue Thomas Meighan IN "The Conquest Of Canaan" The story of a typical American town Of the "better sort" of folks who were "in." Of the "other sort" who were "out." Of a man of the people who come back home and set some wrong things right. A rousing fighting story with a heart of love. Λ. VUI U MA V Λ II V "Single Handed Sam" Featuring EDNA MAY SPEARL And EDGAR JONES A picture that you will en joy. The management of the Ditmas believes this the greatest holiday bill in the city. li ALSO PATHE WEEKLY M Τ MAJESTIC £5ί annon s ■* ·™ Year 2/ie Greatest Humain Story Evei lold! During the Year That It Ran In New York City, Nearly a Mil lion New Yorkers Sat Spell bound Under Its Powerful Sway With Tears Close to Their Eyes One Minute and Laughter Shak ing Them Next. WILLIAM FOX PRESENTS Acclaimed By Ν. Y. Critics: "WILLIAM FOX HAS MADE ONE OF THE FEW GREAT PICTURES OF THE YEAR. HE HAS ACHIEVED NOT ONLY ONE OF THE FEW BEST PHOTODRAMAS, BUT HAS GIVEN US THE GREATEST CINEMA DRAMA OF ITS KIND EVER PRODUCED."—NEW YORK TELEGRAM. "IT GETS YOU. IT WILL GO ON AND ON."—NEW YORK GLOBE. NOTE—OWING TO "LADIES' NIGHT" PLAYING SEPT. 7TH, THE ABOVE PICTURE WILL BE SHOWN AT THE STRAND FOR ONE DAY ONLY AT THE MAJESTIC THE BALANCE OF THE WEEK PRICES—$1.00, 50c, 25c MATINEE 2:30 EVENINGS—8 P. M. - !.. ... a- ' . - - GRAIN D j CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE, 2 TO 11 P. M. TODAY ONLY ALBERT E. SMITH PRESENTS "The Island Of Regeneration" Featuring Antonio Moreno and an All Star Cast "A POWERFUL STORY OF THE SOUTH SEAS What would be likely to happen with two men with one woman, for whom each cares according to his own na ture, alone on an island to which no ship has come in j twenty-one years? See "The Island of Regeneration." TOM MIX FEATURING IN "LOVE IN THE WEST" "A VERY INTERESTING LOVE STORY ALSO A SUNSHINE COMEDY WHICH IS ALWAYS KNOWN TO BE THE BEST AN EXTRA ADDED ATTRACTION, HIGH CLASS High Class VAUDEVILLE Best Music Money Can Secure. A Special Selected Good Show. You Will Enjoy It From Start to Finish. Vaudeville Performance, 4, 7 and 9 P. M. Counihan and Shannon's WEDNESDAY NIGHT MAJESTIC SepteA™" 7th A.H.WOODS \12/fontfis m /Yew Vorfc> WfeCTvpoliioTL B>\1 AVERY HOPWOOD and CHARLTON ANDREWS Prices, $2.00, $1.50, $1.00, 75c, 50c—Seats Now Selling THE HOUSE OF VARIED PROGRAMS Counihan & Shannon's STRAND Follow the Crowd to the Strand—There's a Reason Visit the STRAND and Hear Oui New Mammoth Concert Organ With the Strand Augmented Orchestra TODAY, CONTINUOUS Alice Brady IN "The Land of Hope" PATHE NEWS, COMEDY, TOPICS, ETC. MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY MONDAY, LABOR DAY, CONTINUOUS, 2 TO 11 P. M. REALART PICTURES PRESENTS JUSTINE JOHNSTONE IN "Sheltered Daughters" BY GEORGE BRONSON HOWARD "Sheltered Daughters" is a play that every parent and every boy and girl in this city should see. PATHE NEWS. SNUB POLLARD COMEDY AND OTHER PHOTO NOVELTIES MATINEE—2 P. M. EVENINGS—7-9 P. M. SATURDAYS AND HOLIDAYS—CONTINUOUS NOTICE! Wednesday, September 7th "Over The Hill" WILL BE SHOWN AT THE STRAND FOR ONE DAY ONLY—MATINEE AND NIGHT On Account of "LADIES' NIGHT" Playing at the Majestic that Day The Following Thursday, Friday and Saturday it will be shown again at the MAJESTIC THEATRE MATINEE AND NIGHT—PRICES $1.00, 50c COUNIHAN AND SHANNON'S Majestic Theatre The Artistic Sensation Of the Year | TODAY I Saturday, Sept. 3rd, Matinee, Night TICKETS ON SALE NOW PRICES—$2.00, $1.50, $1.00, 75c, 50c Matinee, 2.30. Evening 8.30 P. M. IF YOU want something, tell every» body by using a classified ad.