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: 1918-06-08
Summary:

The first and second episodes of 'The Seven Pearls,' a popular 'episode' film, in which Molly [sic] King and Creighton Hale take part was shown at the Victoria Theatre last night before a large audience. It is a play with a mystery and the burning question throughout is…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-06-26
Summary:

The chief feature of Victoria Theatre last night was the very fine five-part film 'The Last of the Carnaby's' [sic].Miss Gladys Hulette is the star figure of the film. Other features of the programme were a very interesting American Gazette and a picture of the Empire Day…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-07-05
Summary:

Last night at the Victoria Theatre, the British Gazette is peculiarly interesting. Molly [sic] King is the star of the two episodes of the 'Seven Pearls'; while the comedy is amply provided for in 'We Never Sleep,' a two-part Lonesome Luke absurdity in which this eccentric…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-07-16
Summary:

Tonight and tomorrow night, the Victoria Theatre has a special programme which should make a big appeal to its patrons. The star feature is the great 'Gold Rooster' five-part drama, 'The Spender,' which is one of the most powerfully-acted films ever screened in the Colony.…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-07-17
Summary:

The very fine programme put on at the Victoria Theatre last night drew a most appreciative audience. The main feature was the five-part film 'The Spender,' which is one of the most exciting and strongly-acted dramas screened in Hong Kong for a long time past. The beautiful Pathe colour…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-07-31
Summary:

There should be a large attendance at the Victoria Theatre tomorrow night when the final episodes of the 'Seven Pearls' are to be screened. All the mysteries of this serial will then be unravelled, and an unexpected ending is promised. There will also be shown a very pretty two-part…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-08-02
Summary:

The programme showed last night at the Victoria Theatre was excellent. It will be continued tonight and tomorrow. The principal feature is the fifteenth episode of 'The Seven Pearls.' Another most enjoyable item of the programme is the photoplay 'The Little Sisters,' which is…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-04-04
Summary:

The high standard of excellence at which the Coronet has always aimed and has succeeded in well establishing is sustained by the pleasing programme being given tonight and tomorrow. This includes an absorbing drama entitled 'The Children of the House.' Film synopsis included. In…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-11-05
Summary:

The Shell Game' is another remarkable Metro production. It was screened at the Coronet last night to a good audience when an additional attraction was provided in the string hand from the s.s. Colombia. Another acceptable item in last night's programme was a Rolin comedy in which the…

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Headline: The Coronet
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-11-17
Summary:

The Come Back,' now being shown at the Coronet, is another Metro production. Film synopsis included. As a story, the film is rather stereotyped, but there are numerous passages providing plenty of humour and excitement. To add to the attractiveness of the programme, there is a Harold Lloyd…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-04-12
Summary:

Yesterday was commenced the first two episodes of 'Pirate Gold' at the Coronet, and, as promised by the management, the film is a welcome departure from the usual serial story hitherto shown in Hong Kong. Of the dramatic variety, the film is relieved by flashes of humour which come and…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-06-08
Summary:

The development and growth of the film industry and its place in modern life were discussed by Mr. Wilmer with a reporter of the Telegraph yesterday. Mr. Wilmer is well-known as a leading figure in the cinema trade, being a partner in the firm of Wilmer and Vincent of New York, an enterprising…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-01-04
Summary:

New Scala Theatre screened a 'super' production film entitled 'Passion.' This will be the first screening of a German film in London since the outbreak of the war in November. The film was screened in Germany under the name of 'Madame du Barry' [sic] featuring Mlle…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-04-21
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen 'Passion' this evening. The story revolves around the life of Madame du Barry, the celebrated favourite of Louis XV. The film boasts its wonderful acting, scenic grandeur and the majestic beauty. Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-04-22
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is currently screening a screen classic 'Passion.' The story revolves around the life of Madame du Barry.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-04-23
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is currently screening the great historical film 'Passion.' Appropriate music by the Coronet Orchestra has been provided.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-04-25
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen Pola Negri's historical film entitled 'Passion,' for the last time this evening. The story revolves around the life of Madame du Barry. The film is filled with good acting, dramatic setting and superb settings.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-05-07
Summary:

Local cinema-goers have their last chance this evening of seeing Pola Negri in her great historical film 'Passion.' The picture is at the Star Theatre.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-09-09
Summary:

Star Theatre will be screening a Paramount picture 'A Full House,' tomorrow night. The film features Bryant Washburn. Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-09-10
Summary:

Today, Star Theatre will be screening 'A Full House' starring Lois Wilson and Bryant Washburn.