A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1914-07-17
Summary:

Mr. Allen Watt is making a tour of the world on behalf of Universal Film Company of New York to get cinematograph pictures. This company is the first to send photographers to China from America for Graphic purposes. Mr. Watt was now considering to start a branch manufactory in or near Hong Kong…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-01-27
Summary:

The Victoria Theatre management last night gave a successful entertainment under the patronage the Hon. the Captain Superintendent of Police, to the Hong Kong Police Reserves – 50 percent of the gross proceeds going towards the Police Reserves' band fund. The Band, under Mr, Da Costa,…

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Headline: Bijou Theatre
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-07-05 - 1916-07-07
Summary:

Performance by Miss Violet Bonetta and screening of 'Jack the Terror' (3 parts) and 'Diana's Decision' (3 parts) for 3 nights

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-08-15 - 1916-08-17
Summary:

Tonight: 'The Secret of Monte Carlo', 'The Passing of Diana' by Vitagraph, 'The Cowboy Samaritan', 'The Wager', 'Tilly and the Football Match' and 'The Awakening of Jones'

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-08-15 - 1916-08-17
Summary:

Tonight, 'The Secret of Monte Carlo' in 3 parts, a highly interesting and exciting story written about this well-known resort; 'The Passing of Diana' in 2 parts by Vitagraph; 'The Cowboy Samaritan' (drama); 'The Wager' (drama); 'Tilly and the Football…

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Headline: Palisade
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1916-08-15 - 1916-08-17
Summary:

(Out-of-door pictures, location near post office, Kowloon) 'The Secret of Monte Carlo' in 3 parts tonight. 'The Passing of Diana' in 2 parts by Vitagraph. Drama including 'The Cowboy Samaritan' and 'The Wager.' Comedies including 'Tilly and the…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-10-13
Summary:

It was evident from the packed condition of the Victoria Theatre last night that local people are prepared to open their purses for no worthy an object as the 'Our Day' Fund. Everybody was there, including H. E. the Governor, Lady and the Misses May and H. E. Major General Ventris and…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1917-04-16
Summary:

A select party attended the Victoria Theatre at the invitation of the management as a new series of films, instructive picture and drama were exhibited. The 'Paramount Pictures' have been brought to Hongkong by Mr. J. W. Allen, the foreign agent of the Progressive Motion Picture…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1917-06-20
Summary:

Special performances are being given tomorrow afternoon and evening in the Victoria Theatre in aid of the funds of the Portuguese School in this colony. Among those who will contribute to the entertainment are Mr. Bruno Rocha, Mr. F. Latymer, Mr. Morbey, Mr. Louis Meo, Mr. A. B. Allen, Mr. E. G…

10
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1917-07-21 - 1917-07-21
Summary:

Screening of 'The Broken Faith', 'The Pasing of Diana' and Comics

11
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-07-21 - 1917-07-24
Summary:

On July 21, showing two powerful dramas: The 'Broken Faith' in 4 parts and 'The Passing of Diana' in 2 parts; also comics.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1917-07-23 - 1917-07-24
Summary:

Tonight: Screening of 'The Broken Faith', 'The Pasing of Diana' and Comics

13
Headline: Coronet Theatre
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-11-05
Summary:

A magazine story by Kenneth L. Roberts entitled 'Good Will and Almond Shells' forms the basis for the Metro five-reel feature, 'The Shell Game,' now being shown at the Coronet Theatre. Henry Kolker and Emmy Wehlen played the main roles. The supportive cast included Joseph…

14
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1921-03-26
Summary:

Milan, March 24 – In the Diana Theatre outrage 17 persons were killed and 93 injured. It is believed that the bomb was carried in a portmanteau to the emergency door.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-04-14
Summary:

An explosion at the Diana Theatre in Milan is believed by the police to be a protest against Malatesta's imprisonment. Enrico Malatesta is in prison on the charge of having instigated the charge of having instigated the bombing of the Hotel Cavour in Milan in 1919.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1921-10-08
Summary:

The Man in the Moonlight' will be shown at the Hongkong Theatre. The film starring Monroe Salisbury, Colleen Moore, William Stowell and Alfred Allen. Film plot included.

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Headline: Real Reels
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1921-10-17
Summary:

The cinema could help us out of our ignorance. The writer suggested that the cinema should show them specimen days out of the lives of any and every kind of Dick, Tom, and Harry in the Kingdom.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1922-02-23
Summary:

This week's premiere at Convent Garden marks the apotheosis of the film. It was the first showing in London of a 'natural colour' film, the serious artistic merits of the cinema drama. 'The Glorious Adventure,' played by Lady Diana Manners.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1922-06-15 - 1922-06-24
Summary:

At 5.15 and 9.15 p.m. only, tickets $2.00 and $1.00, 'Man-Woman-Marriage,' Allen Holubar's drama starring Dorothy Phillips, a First National attraction. Illustration included.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1922-06-16